On a recent trip to London, I happened to walk past The Ritz Hotel. It's not the same one referenced in the song Puttin' On The Ritz, but i bet it was the original. I could have stopped to have a $45 cup of tea for tea time, but I decided to pass on that one.
According to a survey by a market-research firm called the Brand Index, America's favorite snack is Ritz Crackers. Here are the top 10:
#1.) Ritz crackers: They finished first for the second year in a row. The list is based on how many more people say they like a food than say they DON'T. And 55% more people like Ritz than hate them.
#2.) Lay's potato chips.
#4.) Fritos. They moved up from fifth place last year.
#5.) Orville Redenbacher popcorn. They're down from fourth place last year.
#6.) Wheat Thins.
#9.) Pringles. They moved up from tenth last year.
#10.) Triscuits. They moved down from ninth place last year.
I'd easily pass any of these up if presented with Kettle Chips, but I will admit previous addictions to Triscuits and Cheetos. (not at the same time, but now that's sounding like a good idea for a sandwich)