You eat only for flavor and freshness, right? Think again! Brian Wansink, PhD, director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab has discovered serving sizes do indeed make a difference–even when foods are not palatable!
Moviegoers in Philadelphia ate 45% more fresh popcorn when they received it in a large container compared to those who received the same popcorn in a smaller container. However, when given stale, 14 day old popcorn they disliked, people still ate almost 34% more when eating from a large container compared to a smaller one. That is amazing!
Positive Tip: Try serving fruits and vegetables in larger dishes, and the desserts in small ones. You’ll get more of the good stuff and less of what you really don’t need!