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So what is the most popular food in America? I was a little surprised by this one, but I actually kind of agree with the top 10!

It’s no secret (around the world I feel) that Americans LOVE food.  Most of our portion sizes are way larger than you find in other countries.  And most of our social interactions involve food.  I think this may be even MORE true in the South!

We could ask all day about favorite types of food… but this recent survey from YouGov got right down to the single most popular food- with a list of 20 top food items.  A whopping 84% said MASHED POTATOES!  Which, I agree, are AMAZING!

Coming in at number two, French fries.  Apparently Americans REALLY like potatoes in multiple forms. Tater tots also made it into the top 20! Interestingly, women’s favorite food was French fries at 86% of the vote, while men prefer hamburgers (86%).

When it came to the top 10 favorite foods in America, this was the list:

10. Apple Pie

9. Corn on the cob

8. Hashbrowns

7. Steak and baked potato

6. Cheeseburger

5. Fried chicken

4. Grilled cheese

3. Hamburgers

2. French fries.

1.  Mashed potatoes


Do you agree with these?  What would you add to the list?

Personally, I’m pretty good with most of these… the only one I don’t eat is corn on the cob. I am pretty disappointed that macaroni and cheese didn’t make the list at all!  Although chicken shows up twice on the top 20 list, I was surprised that hot wings didn’t make it in there.  Or pizza… I mean, I guess that’s considered an Italian dish, but still.  Oh and BACON!  Who doesn’t love bacon?!

Obviously the list is solely American foods… I’d have to have tacos, queso, pizza, hot wings on my list, along with cheeseburgers, fries and mashed potatoes!

Did your favorite food make it on the list of most popular foods in America?

Source: Best Life

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