According to research by myvouchercodes, the top ten guilty pleasures consumed most in terms of calories are:
- Chocolate biscuits – 32,256 calories per year
- Fast food – 30,177
- Crisps – 29,520
- Chocolate bars – 28,800
- Ice cream – 26,272
- Cakes – 25,272
- Cheese and biscuits – 16,450
- Alcohol – 15,456
- Pastries – 15,080
- Puddings – 14,650
Anders Nilsson, spokesperson at myvouchercodes, said: “When all the calories from all the treats we eat in a year are added up, it can look pretty shocking – the average biscuit-loving person goes through the equivalent of 389 chocolate digestives a year. But these salty, sugary, fatty foods are treats, and a bit of what you like every so often is just fine.
I was surprised to see chocolate biscuits beating fast food and pastries, which might say something about my own eating habits, but in a famously tea-drinking country perhaps it’s inevitable that a good, dunk-able chocolate biscuit will be the nation’s top indulgence.”
Now, where did we leave those Tim Tams?