Revealed: How the French have developed a growing appetite for snacking

Now this is a sad kettle of fish (Nabisco cheddar cheese fish crackers, in this case!) When we visit France, Linda and I always enjoy the long, unhurried meals and relative scarcity of available snack food.
This piece from THE LOCAL suggests the French resistance to snacking is ending.
Pas de merde!

It appears the French resistance to snacking is finally breaking.

A discussion on French food culture will always include the observation that the French avoid all kinds of snacking in order to save their appetite for their sacred meal times.

But times are changing, a new study has revealed.

For some 86 percent of French people snacking or “le snacking” as it is referred to in French is no longer taboo, according to the survey by Credoc (Center of research for the study and observation of living conditions) for food giant Mondelez International.

The survey that saw around 1,200 French people interviewed, found that some 38 percent of the French snack at least once during the day. Back in 2010 similar studies put that figure at between 20 and 30 percent.

The main reason why the French have taken to snacking is hardly shocking

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MORE AT Source: THE LOCAL Revealed: How the French have developed a growing appetite for snacking – The Local

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