A. Elizabeth Sloan

Super-stressed and pleasure-seeking Americans are sending sales of sweet goods, desserts, and sweet snacks soaring.

According to the Consumer Network of Philadelphia, Pa., sweets and chocolate top the list of Americans’ favorite foods, ahead of steak and pizza. Bon Appetit’s “What America Eats” survey found that nearly half of all evening at-home meals and 90% of casual dining restaurant dinners end with dessert. Snacking frequency is also on the rise. RoperASW reports that 26% of Americans eat t…

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