Snackccidents Happen: A 2021 Snack Food Survey
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Snackccidents Happen: A 2021 Snack Food Survey

Written by Kasey Moss on March 02, 2021


Have you ever experienced a “snackccident? We know we have, and it seems we’re not alone!

The average American experiences 416 “snackccidents” every year, according to new research.

The survey of 2,000 Americans revealed that these snacking-related mishaps come in several tasty varieties that plague hungry respondents regularly.

Over half (57%) of respondents admitted that they’d accidentally eaten a full-sized bag of snacks in one sitting, and over one in three have sprung for a snack that they later realized contained ingredients that weren’t exactly healthy.

Happy “snackccidents,” though, were also more than common, with 66% of respondents confirming they’d stumbled upon a new snack they enjoyed entirely by accident.

The survey also attached some numbers to the phenomenon of “snack attacks.”

Respondents reported an average of 10 snack attacks, or sudden urges to snack, per week.

Our CEO and co-founder Pete Maldonado says the best way to combat snack attacks – and avoid surprises when that snack that was billed as ‘healthy’ turns out to be anything but – is to look for snacks with simple, nutritious and whole food ingredients.

Chomps meat snacks offer a high quality, protein-packed snack with no additives or artificial ingredients, so you can stay energized and feel good about what you’re feeding yourself and your family.

Half of respondents reported that their snacking has increased since the start of the pandemic.

Changes in lifestyle brought on by the pandemic – such as working from home, or children attending school virtually – may be playing a role in the uptick in snacking, as 54% of respondents say their schedule is so variable that they find it difficult to eat at consistent times.

Nearly seven in 10 respondents admitted that they tend to eat more than the recommended serving size of their favorite snack.

And roughly half of respondents (46%) reported that they feel more “at ease” when their favorite snack is in the pantry.

Snacks that serve a purpose are more important than ever. Having a snack on-hand that not only tastes good but is satiating and keeps you full between meals will help eliminate those mindless snacking incidents.

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