We’re approaching the dog days of summer: sunshine, beach days, floppy hats… and ice cream, pretzels, chocolate milkshakes…
Yes, summertime is the season of snacking, and snack foods are our featured topic for this month. Salty or sweet, snacks are an addictive treat with a surprisingly complex history.
- Food cravings in everyday life: An EMA study on snack-related thoughts, cravings, and consumption
- The Introduction of Chocolate into England: Retailers, Researchers, and Consumers, 1640–1730
- Constructing quality: The multinational histories of chocolate
- Ambiguity of ‘snack’ in British usage
- The Medicinal Use of Chocolate in Early North America
- Salty or Sweet? Nutritional Quality, Consumption, and Cost of Snacks Served in Afterschool Programs
Public Opinion Polls
From 1990-1995, National Angus Reid Polls Polls measure the opinions of Canadians on topics such as politics and current events. This particular poll includes a lengthy section measuring Canadians’ opinions on snack foods, including the wide variety of potato chip flavours available in 1994.
The Ontario health survey is designed to provide baseline statistical data on the health of the Ontario population. The survey includes an extensive set of questions about nutrition, including the consumption of various snack foods.
This map layer includes the locations of food distribution depots across Canada including, but not limited to, supermarkets, convenience stores, and restaurants. Click on a green dot to see the details about the location.