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Washington state's 'Most Popular Junk Food' is zero percent shocking

Doughnuts, they're sweet, they're (sometimes) savory, they're downright delicious — they're also Washington's most popular "junk food."

National Junk Food Day is Wednesday, July 21, and Bid-On-Equipment found each state's most popular junk foods for the occasion. They used Google Trends and more than 5,000 terms and keywords to find the results.

According to this analysis, Washington's Top 3 are:

  • Doughnuts
  • Hot Cakes
  • Tillamook Ice Cream

Doughnuts also happen to be #1 nationwide! And we would like to say right now, we don't love their categorization of doughnuts as "junk food" — we have TONS of doughnut options here in Seattle, and these small batch, handcrafted, artisanal pieces of heaven that are often labored over by culinary artists are NO WHERE NEAR "junk."

Ok, impassioned mini-rant over.

You can find the full report online.


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