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Fat chance, 'gorengan'. Indonesians crave healthier snacks

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Sun, December 15, 2019  /  11:06 am
Fat chance, 'gorengan'. Indonesians crave healthier snacks

Two in three Indonesian adults want healthier snacks. (Shutterstock/SherSor)

Snacking is a way of life for many Indonesians, according to the State of Snacking survey released by snack company Mondelez International, conducted in partnership with independent research company Harris Poll. The inaugural report involved 6,068 participants in 12 countries aged 18 and above. The survey found that 77 percent of Indonesian respondents preferred to eat many small meals throughout the day rather than a few large ones, while 53 percent said that they did not have time to consume large meals. For the respondents, snacking was more than just filling their bellies between meal times; 93 percent of respondents said snacking helped boost their mood, and 86 percent said it was a way to connect with others. Interestingly, in a greasy sea of gorengan (fried foods), martabak (sweet or savory traditional pancakes) and other sinfully delicious local snacks, the study fo...