The Nation Voted: UK’s Favourite Office Snacks

The chocolate digestive has been crowned the most-loved office snack in a nationwide poll, whilst Graze boxes have been ranked the worst snack.  

The digestive was a favourite for over half (57%) of the country, seeing off stiff competition from the likes of Hula Hoops (43%) and Kit Kats (42%), who also came high on the list of worktime treats.  

The all-important study, by furniture suppliers, Furniture At Work asked 1,000 office workers and ran social media polls to create definitive tiers of biscuits, crisps and other office snacks. But do you agree? 

Bounties were named one of the least popular snacks, as well as Snickers and Mars Bars. It may come as a surprise to some that Quavers, Wotsits and Nik Naks also joined them in the lowest tier. 

The top-tier is made up of many familiar choices like Dairy Milk, Walkers crisps and Jaffa Cakes. Making up the mid-tier, McCoys, Bourbons and Monster Munch are less popular amongst workplace snackers. 

Top five office snacks, as voted for by the nation 

  1. Chocolate digestive (57% liked these) 
  2. Hula Hoops (43%) 
  3. Kit Kat (42%) 
  4. Fruit (25%) 
  5. Doritos (23%) 

Worst office snacks 

  1. Graze (3% liked these) 
  2. Nuts (3%) 
  3. Space Raiders (6%) 
  4. Wotsits (7%) 
  5. Nik Naks (7%) 

Helping us delve into the reasons why snacking in the office is so common, Furniture At Work spoke to Professor in Health Psychology, Jane Ogden.  

She said:“Snacking goes hand-in-hand with making the working day more fun. It serves many functions and can help the day pass by more easily. First, snacking can act as punctuation to mark the passing of time; it can reflect a mid-morning treat or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.  

“Snacking is also a break from work if it involves popping to the kitchen and can justify time away from your desk to socialise. A snack is the excuse, and a chat is the reward.” 

To view more reasons why people snack you can visit our blog page here.  

Author: Editorial Team

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