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Brits relax with lots of snacks.

COUCH potato Brits are spending more than pounds 300 a year on snacks as they spend more time slouched in front of the telly.

Sales of crisps, biscuits and chocolate have soared by 21 per cent since the start of the economic slump, says website mySupermarket. co.uk.

And square-eyed Brits now spend 30 hours a week watching TV - up 2.5 hours on the same time last year, say figures from the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board.

Households are spending an average of pounds 328.68 a year on snacks, up from pounds 272.51.

MySupermarket spokesman Jonny Steel said: "The rise in popularity of couch potato favourites such as chocolate, crisps and cookies can probably be attributed to families spending more time at home in front of the TV as they try to make the most of their money."
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 8, 2010
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