“Currywurst” — a long and thick sausage covered in a reddish sauce and sprinkled with curry pepper — is still adored by cafeteria patrons across Germany, according to a new study.
Currywurst with chips — crinkly chips to be exact — is still number one for the 26th year in a row. The traditional schnitzel with fried potatoes took second place, and spaghetti bolognese maintained its third spot from last year.
But there were variances among patrons at different types of cantinas.
Children at schools and kindergartens favored tomato soup with rice and meat balls the most, followed by vegetarian ravioli and vegetarian lentil soup. “Kids and teenagers like variety,” Apetito said.
But Susanne Leitzen, an expert from the German Nutritional Association (DGE), warned people against consuming these types of rich meals for lunch.
People could be healthier by eating a meal consisting mostly of vegetables and complex carbohydrates, she said.
According to the DGE, two-thirds of men and half of women in Germany are overweight. 25% of adults are seriously overweight.