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FACT: According to a recent analysis of U.S. grocery buys, processed foods now make up more than 60 percent of all the calories Americans purchases. And above 80% highly processed foods that households are purchasing are higher in fat, sugar and salt, on average, compared to the less-processed foods.

So it’s no wonder these snacks are as addictive as they are. Companies “engineer” food to appeal to your taste busds and solicit your brain to create a “crave-type” action. According to Yahoo Health, here are 2015’s most addictive snack foods

5.) Most Addictive Food: Doritos

Listen, we love these little cheesy sensations too! It’s hard NOT to like them. Like a cheap blended vodka, Doritos are designed to go down in one fast, desperate binge. The recipe for the popular chip was specially designed so that no single flavor overpowers another. When foods lack a dominant flavor, people are less apt to feel full and, in turn, consume more, say researchers.

4.) Most Addictive Food: Cheetos

Who doesn’t remember eating these growing up? More than likely they were washed down with some colorful sugary drink. But now we now better, right? Right. This orange, puffy snack melts the second it hits your tongue —a phenomenon scientists have dubbed “vanishing caloric density.” And it’s no accident.

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