There was a story this week about one of the WEIRDER holiday foods we've ever seen . . . Christmas tree-flavored potato chips. Now let's get back to basics.
A new survey of 2,000 Americans looked at the most COMMON holiday foods we can't resist, including separate lists for savory and sweet. And the two foods we find the most tempting are . . . mashed potatoes and chocolate chip cookies.
The top ten SAVORY foods we can't resist around the holidays are mashed potatoes . . . turkey . . . stuffing . . . bread rolls . . . mac 'n cheese . . . ham . . . sweet potatoes or candied yams . . . green bean casserole . . . cranberry sauce . . . and creamed corn.
And the top ten SWEET foods are chocolate chip cookies . . . pumpkin pie . . . brownies . . . apple pie . . . ice cream . . . sugar cookies . . . cupcakes . . . snickerdoodles . . . pecan pie . . . and red velvet cake.
Here are three more stats from the survey . . .
1. 97% of us will give in to a craving at least once during the holidays. And 26% of people said they plan on giving in to EVERY craving they have this year.
2. When we do try to resist, the average person can only last 17 minutes before they buckle.
3. 75% of us think giving into food cravings makes the holidays more fun.