When it comes to frozen, ready-made meals, some of us are keeping secrets! According to a new survey by Nestle USA, 25 percent of Americans confess to having passed off frozen meals as their own culinary creation. Another 14 percent admit to having “accidentally” taken a co-worker’s frozen meal in the workplace. Check out these odd statistic/survey results:
1) One in four (25%) of those surveyed said they’ve passed off frozen food as their own. Among this group, the trend is even higher among younger home cooks: 69% of 18- to 24-year-olds and 38% of 25- to 34-year-olds admit to taking credit for a frozen meal.
2) 72% said serving frozen food with a freshly made side dish or presenting it on a nice plate (65%) helps make it more believable as homemade.
3) 64% said their meals often consist only of frozen food.
4) 23% said they prepare frozen meals at work.
6) While 72% called their freezer neat and tidy and well-organized for easy access, 44% said they often find a U.F.O., or Unidentifiable Frozen Object, in their freezers.
7) Survey participants report unusual items are stored in America’s freezers, including fish bait, glow sticks, bras, cigarettes, candles, batteries, money as well as credit cards, paintbrushes and even small family pets frozen until proper burial arrangements can be made.