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A nation of snackers: Ritz, Lay's, Doritos among favorite salty, crunchy treats

Sep. 24, 2012 at 7:16 AM ET

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It's tough for many Americans to pass by Ritz crackers.

 Americans may not be able to agree on much these days, but we can usually be counted on to unite around one thing: The chip bowl.

Americans love their salty snacks, but some are more favored than others. YouGov BrandIndex on Monday released its list of the top 10 items we like to crunch on.

The annual list is based on the company’s daily polls of around 5,000 Americans. The researchers asked people if they had a generally positive feeling about a wide variety of snack brands, and assigns a score based on subtracting the negative scores from the positive ones.

Ritz topped the list. The round, golden, buttery cracker and its distinctive red packaging may be an old favorite, but it’s apparently been able to keep its loyal following through the years.

No. 2 on the list was Lay’s potato chips, followed by Doritos. The list was little changed from last year.

Here’s the full rundown:

  1. Ritz
  2. Lay’s
  3. Doritos
  4. Fritos
  5. Orville Redenbacher
  6. Wheat Thins
  7. Tostitos
  8. Cheetos
  9. Pringles
  10. Triscuit

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