People in France Are Eating Fewer Baguettes

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French people are reportedly eating fewer baguettes than ever before. In 1900, the average Frenchman ate three or more baguettes a day, in 1970 that number went down to one. But now on average, Frenchmen are eating half of a baguette every day.

French people are reportedly eating fewer baguettes than ever before.

In 1900, the average Frenchman ate three or more baguettes a day, in 1970 that number went down to one.

But now on average, Frenchmen are eating half of a baguette every day.

Even though France has the highest density of independently owned bakeries in the world, there are fewer bakeries operating now than there were in 1950.

The bakers’ and millers’ government lobby has started a national campaign to try and get more people to buy and eat baguettes, with a slogan saying: “Hi there, have you picked up the bread?”

There are two kinds of French bread, one is the designated traditional French baguette that is made from flour salt, water and leavening with no additives.

The other is faster to make, cheaper and more popular, accounting for 75 percent of bread sold in France.

A spokesperson from the French bread promotion group said: “The baguette is losing ground to rival products like cereals at breakfast, biscuits at tea time, pasta and rice at other meals.”

But the Telegraph reports that nearly 98 percent of people in France still eat bread of some kind daily.

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