I’ve noticed that there are range of expressions that are common to most adult humans as they are being presented with, or starting to eat, a particularly decadent dessert. The unbridled enthusiasm of childhood (howls of delight and feet stomping, e.g.) is no longer appropriate, so most grown-ups keep their expressions and body language limited to jaw dropping and/or heart clutching. Women will also frequently cover their mouths with their hands. Once the hand and mouth are busy consuming the dessert, expression becomes limited to the eyes alone. They are frequently closed to indicate ecstatic delight or are rolled in a certain way that seems to say “I know I just made a bad choice, but please don’t judge me… or at least wait until I have this thing digested” This “dessert guilt” expression is definitely limited to adult members of the species, and most assuredly warrants further research
What’s YOUR dessert face?