Do you find yourself indulging in sweet treats more often when you are in France?
Traditionally, the French barely consider a meal complete unless it is finished off with something sweet, but times are changing.
According to France 2 journalist Simon Ricottier, between 2014 and 2017 the number of desserts consumed each week fell to eight million. He added there is a general long-term trend where time set aside for meals is becoming shorter, meaning the starter and/or dessert end up being sacrificed.
However, the French are still the most passionate about desserts, ending 71% of their meals with one, compared to 67% in Spain and a mere 30% in the UK.
The most popular dessert in France is the chocolate fondant, followed by chocolate mousse. Then comes tiramisu, followed by mille-feuille and rum baba. The one most frequently sold at restaurants is the crème brûlée, said the journalist.