Source: The Mercury, 27 October, 1997, p.4
MEN love Mars Bars and Snickers while wom- en snack on Smarties, Flake, Milky Way and Maltesers, research shows. And while women have sweeter teeth, men are more likely to eat meat pies, sausage rolls and icecreams between meals. Our snacking habits are revealed in the latest AMR: Quantum Harris AustraliaSCAN data of Australians over 18. It found the most popular snack foods were fruit (eaten by 79%) and cheese (59%) of peo- ple. Sweet biscuits were next (40%), followed by savoury biscuits (35%), chocolates (33%), salty potato chips (30%), ice cream (29%) raw veg- etables (21%), nuts (25%) and yoghurt (24%). Men ate more nuts, ice cream, pies and sausage rolls than women. Women ate more yog- hurt, raw vegetables savoury biscuits, fruit and rice cakes than men. Despite their rela- tively healthy snacks, women had sweeter teeth than men. While men ate more Snickers and Mars Bars than women, women ate more Smarties, Flake, Milky Way, Cadbury block chocolate, Maltes- ers, European Bars, Vi- olet Crumble, Crunchie and Allen's bags. When it came to over- all chocolate taste, the old favourites won out. Cadbury block choc- olate was the most popu- lar brand of chocolate eaten by 50% of people in the past year. It was followed by Mars Bar (42%), Kit Kat (41%), Cherry Ripe (33%), Maltesers (26%) Smarties (25%), Picnic (23%), Crunchie (22%) Time Out (22%) and Snickers (21%).
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