Saturday, April 11, 2020

Returning to Comfort Foods

New York Times - "‘I Just Need the Comfort’: Processed Foods Make a Pandemic Comeback"

"“We don’t normally have chips at home. But now we have Doritos and Cheetos. Chips made with orange stuff and all sorts of seasonings that we normally don’t eat,” said Connie Huynh, an organizer with the grass-roots activist network People’s Action in Pasadena, Calif. “We are relaxing some of the rules during this stressful time just to get through it.”

For others, the food purchases are purely an emotional reaction. Consumers are reaching for foods that trigger a comforting childhood memory or are simply their go-to snack when they need to relieve stress."

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