New research suggests that when it comes to food, Americans’ love stories are truly unmatched.
A survey of 2,000 U.S. adults found more than half love food more than anything and would marry their favorite food if it were a person.
Meanwhile only 1 in 3 describe their actual romantic love lives as “spicy” and “juicy,” and 1 in 4 describe theirs as “bitter” and “bland.”
When presented with the statement, “I’d do anything to enjoy my favorite foods,” 54 percent of Americans said they agreed.
Some would willingly subject themselves to their worst fears like public speaking (27 percent), thunder and lightning (26 percent), heights (25 percent) and spiders or insects (25 percent) if it meant free, unlimited access to their favorite food.
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of TUMS, the survey found that more than half of Americans would be willing to give up valuable pieces of their lifestyle, such as vacation days or social media, and some would attempt wild stunts, such as skydiving (29 percent) or running with the bulls (27 percent), if it meant free and unlimited access to their favorite food.
Over half (52 percent) said they love food more than anything. The top foods that hold a special place in people’s hearts are: pizza (59 percent), cheese (55 percent), fried chicken (55 percent), and pasta (55 percent).
Americans’ love for food knows no bounds, with many going above and beyond to enjoy their favorite meals.
A third admit to stealing food that wasn’t theirs from the office refrigerator because it looked too delicious to pass up, with women being the most likely offenders (34 percent). What’s more, 1 in 5 shared that they’ve resorted to eating a food they love out of the trash can.
On average, respondents also said they’d be willing to pay as much as $437 to enjoy an unlimited amount of their favorite food for a month and would travel an average of 254 miles to eat it. Additionally, 62 percent noted that they enjoy trying new, diverse cuisines as well.
Top 5 Cuisines Americans Couldn’t Live Without
- American – 32 percent
- Italian – 27 percent
- Mexican – 24 percent
- Spanish – 22 percent
- Chinese – 22 percent
Fears People Would Face to Get Favorite Food Free for Life
- Public speaking – 27 percent
- Thunder/lightning – 26 percent
- Heights – 25 percent
- Spiders/insects – 25 percent
- Flying – 24 percent
- Snakes – 24 percent
- Enclosed spaces – 23 percent
- Mice/rats – 23 percent
Produced in association with SWNS.
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.