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Here are America's favorite comfort foods as determined by region, gender and more

Mac n' cheese is Utah's fan favorite when it comes to comfort food.
Mac n' cheese is Utah's fan favorite when it comes to comfort food.
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SALT LAKE CITY — While foodie trends like sushi burritos and pho may be all the rage, Americans are still loyal to their comfort foods.

What's going on: A new study published by Treadmillreviews.net recently took a look at not only what certain comfort foods are popular, but they also broke things down by demographics like location, gender and age.

Regional trends: The study broke down favorites based on regions and states.

  • 34 states chose pizza, making it the overwhelming favorite.
  • Burgers came in second winning five states.
  • Four states (including Utah) chose mac n’ cheese.
  • Ice cream also won four states.
  • Two states (Texas and Hawaii) stated their preference for fried chicken.
  • Alabama was the only state to choose chocolate.

Gender: The study also broke down comfort food by gender.

Men's favorites included:

  1. Pizza
  2. Burgers
  3. Ice cream
  4. Mexican food
  5. Mac n’ cheese

Women's favorites included:

  1. Pizza
  2. Mac n’ cheese
  3. Ice cream
  4. Chocolate
  5. Italian food

Age and portion size: When turning to comfort foods most baby boomers tend to only eat a single serving.

  • Generation X and millennials like to indulge a little more.
  • 64 percent of generation x prefer to take a double serving or more.
  • 70 percent of millennials also take more than a single serving.

Reasons certain foods bring comfort: The study found three main factors that people consider when picking a favorite comfort food: nostalgia, taste, and the overall comfort it brings.

Here are the top five foods based on people's feelings of nostalgia.

  • Chocolate
  • Ice cream
  • Burger
  • Mac n’ cheese
  • Cookies

Here are the top five foods based on the taste of the food:

  • Mexican food
  • Mac and cheese
  • Fried chicken
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Here are the top five foods based on overall comfort:

  • Cookies
  • Mexican food
  • Pasta
  • Chocolate
  • Pizza

Read more at Treadmillreviews.net.