I tried some hot dog flavored chips and damn, if they didn’t taste just like hot dogs. There is a wide variety of flavored chips choices to choice from - beet root to ham and cheese and even white chocolate. It is not just chips that have bizarre offerings – it’s fast food outlets and other restaurants with nuggets, French toast sticks, and the like.
The food designers work to create the combination of attributes that will keep us eating their concoctions. From this article Addicted to Junk Food? It’s Not Your Fault this quote:
“There are specialized food-science experts who engineer processed foods to deliver the right amount of salt + fat + sugar and crunch to disrupt the body’s natural controls on overeating to make people feel hungrier and unsatisfied.”