Are you a typical consumer? Betty Crocker recently held a Food Issues Forum that revealed the following:
*Three-fourths of all consumers in a recent survey considered themselves experienced cooks, with only 4 percent calling themselves gourmet cooks.
*One out of two American consumers would continue buying preferred brand names during a recession; about one out of four would switch to a less expensive product.
*The top 10 items in pantries are ketchup, mustard, vegetable oil, cinnamon, margarine, spaghetti, seasoned salt, chili powder, potatoes and soy sauce.