Mexico, Oct. 11 (Notimex).- During the day, Mexicans consume various foods, where there is always space to taste a sweet snack that ranges from cakes, puddings, jellies, typical sweets and plenty of pastries, said Kantar Worldpanel.
These appetizers are of great relevance to the palate of Mexicans, since two out of 10 eat desserts up to twice a week at home, which is why these foods have been granted as their special day on October 14.
In a statement, the consultant who studies consumer behavior explained that home consumption of these guilty pleasures occurs throughout the day, but especially at night, as it is during dinner when they ingest more, represent 41 percent, followed by between meals (especially in the afternoon) 37 percent and in the morning 22 percent, especially gelatin.
The study conducted by the firm revealed that 50 percent of the occasions that are ingested is in the company of someone, in fact, most of the times that Mexicans eat desserts are with five or more people.
Among the appetizers that are tasted in more occasions are: 25 percent cakes and pies, 21 percent gelatins in their different forms and flavors, 15 percent hot cakes, waffles, crepes and French bread (they are not only part of breakfast, also are consumed as desserts), 10 percent fruits with cream or chamoy, and 9.0 percent typical Mexican sweets.
The most relevant days to taste them are Saturdays and Sundays and on the contrary, Tuesday is the day that less times are eaten; while women are more fanatical, since they are the ones who consume them most times compared to men (56 percent against 44 percent), as well as people 50 years old and older.
As for the regions of the country, the places where they are most frequent to the desserts are Guadalajara and in the southeast area.