Is ice cream "fell out of favor" in the United States?

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, July 18th. The latest data from the Ministry of Agriculture of the United States shows that ordinary ice creams seem to gradually "fall in love" in the United States in recent years.

The United States Cable Television News Network quoted data on the US Department of Agriculture on the 16th that the per capita consumption of ordinary ice cream in the United States is declining year by year.In 1986, an average American ate about 18 pounds (8.16 kg) ordinary ice cream; by 2021, this data would be reduced to 12 pounds (5.44 kg).

Ordinary ice cream does not contain frozen yogurt, juice, and zero or low -fat ice cream.

On July 2, 2018, in the New York City Times Square, people eat ice cream to cool down.Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Yingwang

Ice cream has special significance in the United States.In the 1920s and 1930s, the wine merchants "renewed their lives" by making ice cream.During the Second World War, the U.S. army encouraged morale with ice cream.By the 1950s, ice cream became "treasure" desserts in the United States.

With the improvement of Americans’ health awareness, since the 1990s, the per capita consumption of ordinary ice cream in the United States has begun to decline, and zero and low -fat ice cream have become popular.According to data from the US Department of Agriculture, from 1986 to 2021, Zero and low -fat ice cream consumed increased from 6.1 pounds per capita (2.77 kg) to 6.4 pounds (2.9 kg).

On the other hand, with the development of the food industry, Americans have more desserts to choose from, such as biscuits and cheese cakes.

On July 10, 2021, in a shopping mall in San Ramon, San Francisco Bay Area, people lined up to buy ice cream.Xinhua News Agency reporter Wu Xiaoling Photo

John Claux, Vice President of Hilcana, US consumer research institution, said that Americans’ purchase of ice cream has "changed from family installation to personal packaging", which shows that consumers "each purchase volume is decreasing."

According to data provided by Hilcana, Americans have declined in total amount of dairy ice cream in recent years.From 2018 to 2022, the purchase volume of dairy ice cream decreased by about 8%.

However, the sales of such ice cream in the United States are still considerable, reaching approximately $ 7 billion in 2022.Crowford said that this is because people buy small packaging ice cream to taste a variety of flavors. At the same time, large brands of small packages are often more expensive than large packaging.(Bu Xiaoming)

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