Raise Your Snack I.Q.: International Snacker

Want to maintain your Snack Genius cred while traveling abroad? We’ve got you covered. According to a Nielsen global survey, while popular foods like chocolate and cheese place highly on every list, certain regions have a significant preference and specific tastes.


Who doesn’t love chocolate? Not many people in the Asia-Pacific region. 69% of respondents listed chocolate as their go-to snack of choice. Besides being simply delicious, chocolate is extremely versatile and finds its way into pastries, cookies, ice cream flavors and toppings, and even on fruit.

If you’re a chocoholic, you might enjoy these recipes.

Europe / Middle East / Africa

If you enjoy snacks of the healthier variety, you’ll feel right at home in the regions above. Fresh fruit tops of the list for Europeans (62%), Middle Easterners, and Africans (52%). 

Latin America

We’re not sure there’s any correlation between Latin America’s reputation for spicy foods and its love of yogurt, but Snack Geniuses know the creamy food can soothe the taste buds after a fiery meal. 66% of respondents there love yogurt and list it as their number one snack.

North America

63% of the North Americans polled like a crunchy snack and we’re 100% okay with that for reasons it doesn’t take a Snack Genius to figure out. A snack with a satisfying crunch is half the fun!