New research has looked at the snacking habits of 1,940 people and found that the nations’ most popular guilty pleasure is chocolate biscuits. In fact, the odd biscuit here and there actually mounts up to an average of over 32,000 calories per year – enough to fuel at least 13 marathons.
According to research by myvouchercodes, the top ten guilty pleasures consumed most in terms of calories are:
- Chocolate biscuits – 32,256 calories per year
- Fast food – 30,177
- Crisps – 29,520
- Chocolate bars – 28,800
- Ice cream – 26,272
- Cakes – 25,272
- Cheese and crackers – 16,450
- Alcohol – 15,456
- Pastries – 15,080
- Puddings – 14,650
Anders Nilsson, spokesperson at myvouchercodes, said: “When all the calories from all the treats we eat in a year are added up, it can look pretty shocking – the average biscuit-loving person goes through the equivalent of 389 chocolate digestives a year. But these salty, sugary, fatty foods are treats, and a bit of what you like every so often is just fine."
I was surprised to see chocolate biscuits beating fast food and pastries, which might say something about my own eating habits, but in a famously tea-drinking country perhaps it’s inevitable that a good, dunk-able chocolate biscuit will be the nation’s top indulgence.”
Now, where did we leave those Tim Tams?
This article originally appeared in Men's Health.