Born out of this 1960s movement, America's sweetest tart is turning 45 years old this year. The rectangular frosted junk food has enjoyed a charmed history, becoming a hit right out of the toaster. Its popularity hasn't slowed since. Junk food is big business in the U.S., with billions spent on advertising, which has resulted in
junk food consumption making up a large part of Americans' diets. Here's a look at some of America's favorite junk foods.
Though it comes in many different forms, it will always be Americans' No. 1 sweet.
From Laffy Taffy to Skittles to bubble gum, sugary sweets come in a multitude of flavors, shapes and textures.
This frozen treat is everyone's favorite guilty pleasure on a hot summer night.
On your way home from work with no time to make dinner? No problem. Just pull up to the drive-thru, place your order and be eating dinner in less than 10 minutes.
Nothing says after-school snack like some fresh-baked cookies right out of Mom's oven.
There's something irresistible about devouring these crunchy, flavor-bursting snacks.
No birthday is complete without this round, frosted, baked dessert.
By far America's favorite Italian dish is this round pie, with melted cheese and tomato sauce, which can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. source