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Average American gets ‘hangry’ almost every day

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THE AVERAGE AMERICAN GETS “HANGRY” ALMOST EVERY DAY. 

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THAT’S ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY OF 2,000 ADULTS CONDUCTED BY ONEPOLL ON BEHALF OF FARM RICH.

THEY FOUND THREE IN FOUR (74%) ADMIT THEIR HUNGER GETS THE BEST OF THEM FIVE TIMES A WEEK.

REGIONALLY, THE NORTHEAST IS THE “HANGRIEST” OF ALL, WITH NEARLY HALF (46%) SAYING THEY “ALWAYS” OR “OFTEN” EXPERIENCE THIS FEELING. 

NATIONWIDE, ONE IN THREE (32%) MEN SAY THEY HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED “HANGER,” WHEREAS ONLY ONE IN FIVE (20%) WOMEN SAY THE SAME.

THE MOST COMMON REASONS FOR PEOPLE’S HUNGER-RELATED IRRITABILITY INCLUDE MEALTIME DELAYS (44%), A BUSY WORK SCHEDULE (37%) AND NOT HAVING TIME TO GROCERY SHOP (29%).

NOT SURPRISINGLY, FOOD SHOPPING WHILE “HANGRY” OFTEN RESULTS IN IMPULSE SPENDING, WITH THE AVERAGE RESPONDENT SHELLING OUT $51 TO $100 MORE DURING A TRIP TO THE STORE. 

AMONG THE TOP IMPULSE FOOD BUYS ARE THE 4CS: CHEESE, CHIPS, CHOCOLATE AND COOKIES.

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