`Sir, I do not like quiche, Sir!'

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May 21, 2000|By ROB HIAASEN

From: Midshipmen Food Services Division. April 2000. Food survey, conducted of 282 food items currently prepared for entire brigade of 4,000 midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. Survey results will be used in preparation of revised menu for upcoming Plebe Summer. Midshipmen who participated in the biannual survey (35 percent of brigade) received a 20-ounce Mountain Dew and a "giant Rice Krispie treat."

Source: U.S. Naval Academy.

Frequency table (percentage of midshipmen expressing approval of the following items):

Item ..........................................Approval rating:

French bread ...........................................97.7

Ice cream/milkshakes ..............................94.4

Chicken tenderloins .................................94.2

Apple-cinnamon graham crackers ...........93.6

Dagwood sandwich kit .............................93.2

Bagels .........................................................91

Potato bar ................................................90.8

String cheese ...........................................89.4

Lucky Charms .............................................83

Marinated bison tenderloin ......................76.9

Steamed Maine lobster ............................73.1

Cappuccino muffin ....................................66.1

Black Angus dog .......................................64.2

Fig Newton ................................................58.2

Assorted toast ..........................................55.3

Breakfast ham burrito ...............................52.8

Fiesta lasagna ...........................................47.5

Fried clam fritters .........................................46

Tater crust cod ..........................................43.3

Leafy spinach ............................................42.7

Guava-mango cooler .................................41.2

Instant grits ...............................................35.1

Instant Cream of Wheat (plain) ................33.4

Spinach quiche .........................................24.1

Breakfast steak ........................................20.3

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