Weekly household consumption of crisps and potato snacks in the UK 2006-2021
Savory snacks & eating habits
Crisps are savory snacks, commonly called chips in the United States. Particularly popular in Western countries, they constitute a significant part of the snack food market. They also generally are favorites among consumers. In 2021, almost 163 thousand tons of crisps were sold across the United Kingdom, an all-time high since 2006.
The U.S. snack foods industry
American companies can be found the top of the list of leading snack and bakery companies worldwide, establishing the country as a leader in this sector. When asked, American parents explain they purchase snacks for their children as a treat first, and to fill some nutritional gaps second. For more on the U.S. snack food industry visit our topic page here.