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  • Canned and packaged comfort foods 2

  • are making a huge comeback. 3

  • Uh oh, SpaghettiOs. 4

  • One popular item is SpaghettiOs, 5

  • which is flying off the shelves. 6

  • Chef Boyardee. Boy, this stuff is good. 7

  • The entire line of Chef Boyardee pastas 8

  • is spiking big time. Same for cereals, 9

  • frozen dinners, and ice cream. 10

  • General Mills retail analyst Marshall Cohen 11

  • spoke with our Megan Alexander. 12

  • You're seeing sales spike for these comfort foods? 13

  • Comfort food sales are definitely spiking. 14

  • As we see the consumers who are, you know, 15

  • homebound and hunkering down, they're buying 16

  • things like salty snacks, ice cream, and even 17

  • frozen pizza. 18

  • Shoppers who usually go for fresh produce 19

  • and healthy whole grains are now opting 20

  • for packaged and processed items that can 21

  • live for months on their shelves. 22

  • These are easy to make meals for families who 23

  • are adapting to their new normal during this pandemic 24

  • and let's face it. They recall a nostalgic time when 25

  • life seemed so much simpler. 26

  • The Kaler family of Cleveland has stocked up on 27

  • canned soups, mac and cheese, and peanut butter and jelly. 28

  • I just want to make them feel as like loved and safe 29

  • during this time as possible, so- 30

  • Yeah. 31

  • Comfort foods have been our go to. 32

  • Definitely. 33

  • Registered dietician Jaclyn Gome 34

  • We're all feeling out of sorts. So when we go 35

  • back to that way of eating, it brings back 36

  • those memories. That's the definition of a comfort food.

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