Using the Noodle
A survey found that 59% of U.S. adults eat noodles or a pasta dish at least once a week.
America’s Favorite Noodle Preferences
Italian (79%) noodle dish cuisine is the most popular type of noodle dish among those Americans who eat noodle or pasta dishes, trumping American noodle cuisines (52%) like Macaroni & Cheese. Not surprisingly, spaghetti (68%) was the number one noodle choice, with less than half of those who eat noodle or pasta dishes choosing fettuccine (42%), penne (41%) or elbows (40%). Nearly four out of five (78%) noodle or pasta eaters said meat, such as meatballs, is among their favorite topping for any noodle dish, and 74% said marinara/tomato based sauce was at the top of their list.
Noodle Preferences Tied to Personality Traits
Among those who eat noodle or pasta dishes,
• 82% of people who classify themselves as fashionable prefer Italian cuisine
• 69% of people who classify themselves as funny like cheese on their pasta
• 39% of those who classify themselves as artistic list Ramen as their favorite type of noodles