March 7/London/PRNewswire -- A whopping 80% of British workers choose junk food over healthy alternatives as a remedy for stress, a recent survey by office fruit delivery company Fruitdrop reveals. Only 7% of Brits eat fruit to raise their spirits on a bad day, instead choosing to reach for comfort foods, such as chocolate, chips and cookies.

Fruitdrop's survey reveals 65% of those choosing unhealthy snacks when stressed reach for sweet treats, with 53% of women favoring chocolate. Many Brits have also adopted the habit of routinely skipping lunch, so it seems natural that cravings for high-energy sugary snacks may surface.

Only 2% of 18-24 year olds say they eat fruit when their spirits are low, whereas over-55s are much more likely to opt for a fruity snack when stressed: 13% select this option.

 From the March 8, 2012, Prepared Foods' Daily News.