RICARDO’s Great Canadian Survey in collaboration with Leger Marketing

RICARDO’s Great Canadian Survey
in collaboration with Leger Marketing

We are powerless against chocolate
19% of Canadians say chocolate is their guilty pleasure.
“I’m not surprised—chocolate’s popularity has exploded over the past couple of years and we’re attributing all of these benefits to dark chocolate. Plus the quality of chocolate available in grocery stores and specialty shops has seriously increased.”— Ricardo

7% chose cake

7% chose ice cream

6% chose chips

41% of men replied that they DIDN'T have a guilty pleasure.

“41% of men say they don’t have a guilty pleasure… because they don’t feel guilty when they eat chocolate or chips!” — Brigitte


72% of Canadians eat breakfast just about every morning.
22% of Canadians say pasta is the dish they eat most as a family.
14% of Canadians surf the web while at the dinner table.
60% of Canadians learned to cook with their mothers.
12% of Canadians set a budget before going to the grocery store.
62% of Canadians consult grocery store flyers.
76% of Canadians use a slow cooker.
27% of Canadians grow their own vegetables.
51% of Canadians order takeout at least once a week.
56% of Canadians look at the nutritionals facts label when shopping.
31% of Canadians drink wine at least once a week.
43% of Canadians make their own preserves.

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Illustrations: Melanie Lambrick
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