The top 10 comfort foods that got us through 2020.

I’m not saying I ate any worse during the last year, but I don’t think I ate any better, either.

I still try to eat some fruit in the morning at work, a couple of tangerines, a banana, an apple. Maybe a granola bar.

But by lunch, I’m hungry for a burger, a sandwich, pizza, pasta…chips. Anything salty. And lots of it.

I think my go-to comfort foods are chips, mac-n-cheese, Bacon, and cereal. I’ll eat two or three bowls at a time.

Which is what surprises me about this list of the top 10 comfort foods that got us through 2020. None of my choices made the list.

The top ten are:

  1. Grilled Cheese
  2. Fried chicken
  3. Chicken & waffles
  4. Chili
  5. Pot roast
  6. Baked potato soup
  7. Chicken & dumplings
  8. Chicken noodle soup
  9. Mashed potatoes
  10. Strawberry shortcake

Lotta chicken on that list. Now, the list is compiled by looking at Google search trends from around the country, and I’m a bit puzzled about their loose definition of “comfort foods”.

I always refer to comfort food as snacks that are easy to make & eat quickly. Chili seems like a lot of work. So does a good pot roast or some chicken & waffles. Obviously, you can just open a can of chili & nuke it, but is that comforting?

According to the data in this “study”, we find comfort in chicken & mushroom soup here in WI, and in MN they are comforted by some Swedish meatballs.

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Brian Simpson

Unapologetic fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins & Celtics. Lover of powerful, dark beers. Married with NO kids. Ever. Lover of doggos. Not so much cats.

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