In Real Life, of Course, We’ll Still Be Omnivorous You wouldn’t guess it from the tonnage of sugar Americans consume each year, but 41 percent would give up sweets if they had to sacrifice one category of food. So we learn from a Zogby poll in which the r

You wouldn’t guess it from the tonnage of sugar Americans consume each year, but 41 percent would give up sweets if they had to sacrifice one category of food. So we learn from a Zogby poll in which the respondents were presented with a menu of choices and asked to pick the one they’d forgo. Thirty-eight percent would try to live without potato chips, 18 percent would give up meat and 8 percent would bid adieu to carbohydrates. Elsewhere in its smorgasbord of data on Americans’ food preferences, Zogby found Oreossurpassing Fig Newtons (by 26 percent to15 percent) as the favorite store-bought cookie. Chips Ahoy (14 percent) ran third. Those of you who fear the country is torn by partisan difference will be relieved to learn that equal numbers of Democrats, Republicans and independents expressed pro-Oreo sentiment. Moving to a healthier section of the food pyramid, Zogby found orange the favorite variety of fruit juice (picked by 38 percent). Cranberry was the runner-up (12 percent), followed by apple and grapefruit (8 percent apiece).Ed Bock/The Stock Market MGM, courtesy The Kobal Collection