Why People Love Crunchy Snacks
From chips to popcorn; to Cheetos, pretzels and more – crunchy snacks are loved the world over and are a great choice for any occasion. Not only are they incredibly tasty, they also provide a sensory experience unlike any other. Read on to discover some of our top crunchy snacks and what research has to say about why we love them so much.
5 Reasons why Crispy Snacks are So Enjoyable
The Crunch Factor
The familiar ‘crunch’ as you chomp down on a packet of chips, M&M’s, popcorn or other snack brings a feeling of satisfaction, and once you start it can be hard to stop! It would be difficult to do this with any other type of food, as you would soon grow tired of the flavour. Yet people will have no trouble demolishing an entire large bucket of popcorn during a 2-hour movie. It’s all about the sensory experience of the crunch, and some researchers believe that the crunchy sound can be just as important as flavour!
The Power of Words
According to researcher John S. Allen, onomatopoeic words such as ‘crispy’, ‘crunchy’ and ‘crackly’ are enough to activate the whole system and get your mouth watering in anticipation. This explains why you might feel an immediate craving when you see or pick up a pack of your favourite snack.
The Irresistible Flavour
All the best crispy food has been either seared, roasted or fried. When you cook something using heat, delicious flavours and aromas are formed during a chemical reaction known as the Maillard reaction. Combine these delicious flavours with satiating carbohydrates, fats and salt and you have a very tasty snack too good to resist.
Crisp = Fresh
No one enjoys a soggy chip or biscuit, as this indicates they are well past their prime and should be tossed out. Humans associate crisp and crunchy food with being fresher, and this applies to both packaged and fresh produce such as apples, celery and carrots. Crispness is an indicator for freshness, and that’s why we love crunchy snacks whether they are an indulgent treat or nutritious fruit and veg.
Anthropologists have also suggested that we have an innate desire to seek out crispy foods, and this extends all the way back to our early ancestors who enjoyed cooking with fire in addition to munching on raw insects and stalks. Thankfully we have a much tastier selection of snacks to enjoy nowadays!
Give in to Temptation – Shop the Tasteful Delights Range
There’s certainly a lot to love about crunchy snacks, and we’ve all got our favourites. Whether your tastes tend towards sweet or savory, you’ll find a crunchy treat to suit here at Tasteful Delights. We carry everything from M&M’s to Flaming Hot Cheetos, Ajitas Vege Chips, Thins Chips, Nobby’s Nuts, Arnott’s Biscuits, Kettle Popcorn, Pretzels, CC’s Corn Chips and much more. Enjoy as they are straight from the pack, or use to create delicious crunchy coatings for your home cooking - the choice is up to you.
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