When scared, Germans reach for salty snacks
DPA/The Local · 15 May 2008, 14:09
Published: 15 May 2008 14:09 GMT+02:00
And forget about pairing champagne and caviar with a screening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" - it had better be chocolate instead.
Market research firm HumanLink surveyed 2,020 Germans in November about their movie snacking habits and found they were likely to reach for something salty while watching a horror movie and something sweet for a romance.
Some 46 percent of respondents said they were hungry for potato chips during scary films. Some 51 percent admitted to breaking out the chocolate during romantic movies.
"There exists a connection between the genre and the munchies," HumanLink spokesman Christiane Tramitz said.