Many of us used to looked forward to getting a slice of pie or a warm chocolate chip cookie after dinner each night, but not so much anymore. Yes, we were shocked too!
These classic desserts everyone yearned for are disappearing from our dinner tables and nothing is replacing them. Why you ask? Health magazine reports that “according to a new report from market research firm NPD Group, just 12% of dinners eaten at home in the United States end with dessert, down from 15% a decade ago. That’s half as much as the highest dessert consumption the NPD Group ever recorded, 24% in 1986.”
And as much as we all loved homemade sweets, another recent study found that people aren’t purchasing packaged baked goods like pies, cakes, and cookies—sales dropped by 24% between 2005 and 2012.
Sure, people are trying to cut back on sugar consumption, but the real surprising reason dessert is on the decline is that many Americans don’t have time to sit down for a meal anymore. Dessert is also seen as the least important part of the meal anyway (so sad!)
But we think desserts should stay—and be enjoyed! What are you going to indulge in tonight?