American dietary preferences are changing.
Research firm NPD Group has revealed the top 10 foods that have surged in popularity over the past decade.
The firm surveyed consumers about their eating habits and compared it with data from a decade ago, according to Nation’s Restaurant News, which first published the report.
Foods that fared the best were ones that could be easily prepared and consumed at home, NPD said in a news release.
“We are still leaving the cooking to others. With restaurant visits down, the manufacturers of our foods are filling more of the need,” NPD Vice President Harry Balzer said in the release.
Here are the 10 foods taking over the American diet.
The number of Americans who consumed pancakes at least once over 2 weeks increased 5.3%, according to NPD.
Chip consumption increased by 6.1%.
8. Ice Cream Sandwiches
The frozen treats increased by 6.2%.
Prepackaged bars, which could include granola or cereal, saw consumption grow by 6.7%.
6. Fresh Fruit
The Americans surveyed consumed 7% more fruit.
5. Mexican Food
Fuelled by a growing Hispanic population, consumption surged 8.3%.
4. Poultry Sandwiches
Consumption of chicken and turkey sandwiches grew by 8.3%.
Pizza’s popularity is up by 9.6%.
2. Bottled Water
Bottled water consumption grew by 10.7%.
Americans consuming the dairy staple at least once in 2 weeks grew by 12.5%.
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