Motorists Rank Candy Bars, Fries Best Foods to Eat While Driving

Hold the soup, spaghetti, says Insure.com

Published in CSP Daily News

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Survey respondents also rated each food for driving-friendly attributes. Here are the top- and lowest-scoring foods for each category:

One-handed food

Best: Candy bar. Worst: Pizza.

Nondrippy food

Best: French fries. Worst: Ice cream cone.

Tasty food

Best: Candy bar. Worst: Taco.

Filling food

Best: Burrito. Worst: Ice cream cone.

Does not leave lingering smell in car

Best: Candy bar. Worst: Taco.

There is more agreement on the worst food to eat while driving: Soup. Among five choices of sloppy eats, the liquid meal was chosen as the worst food to eat while driving by more than a third of respondents.

Worst food to eat while driving

  1. Soup: 39%
  2. Spaghetti: 28%
  3. Ribs: 19%
  4. Salad: 4%
  5. Nachos: 4%

Best place for car food among large chains

  1. McDonald's: 31%
  2. Dunkin' Donuts: 11%
  3. Wendy's: 7%
  4. Other: 7%
  5. Starbucks: 7%
  6. Burger King: 6%
  7. Sonic Drive-In: 5%
  8. Chick-fil-A: 5%
  9. Taco Bell: 4%
  10. Subway: 3%
  11. Jack in the Box: 2%
  12. Dairy Queen: 2%
  13. KFC: 2%
  14. Arby's: 2%
  15. Panera Bread: 2%
  16. Pizza Hut: 1%
  17. Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen: 1%
  18. Domino's Pizza: 1%
  19. Chipotle Mexican Grill: 1%
  20. Papa John's: 1%
  21. Hardee's: 0%

Insure.com surveyed 1,500 licensed drivers age 25 and older. Respondents were split evenly between males and females and distributed across age groups in line with U.S. Census age data. The online-panel survey was fielded in July 2013.

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Foster City, Calif.-based Insure.com provides a comprehensive array of information on auto insurance, home insurance, health insurance, and life insurance. The site offers an extensive library of originally authored insurance articles and decision-making tools that are not available from any other single source. Insure.com is owned and operated by QuinStreet Inc., one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world.

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