Tastes of summer in Japan, from vegetables to ice cream

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Which do you prefer? graph of japanese statistics

There’s been a definite lack of good goo Ranking surveys recently, so today I’ll do a ranking and survey hybrid from @nifty looking at the tastes of summer.

I like my Häagen-Dazs, but as I eat it irregularly and usually choose their time-limited special flavours (I have mango milk and truffle sitting in the freezer) I cannot name a favourite flavour. However, I do find the Gelato Meister brand better – despite the naming, it is actually sherbet with high fruit content; I’m looking forward to the 25% Scilian lemon one more than the Dazs’ it’s sitting beside.

Ranking result

Q1: What summer vegetables do you often eat in the summer? (Sample size=3,108, multiple answer)

Cucumber75%
Tomato75%
Aubergine60%
Edamame beans58%
Corn45%
Green pepper35%
Okura32%
Myoga (Japanese ginger)30%
Goya24%
Pumpkin22%
Green beans20%
Shishito (Japanese hot pepper)19%
Nira (Asian green onion)15%
Garlic14%
Other2%
None in particular10%

The older the age group the more they ate each vegetable.

Q2: What hot dishes do you want to eat on hot summer days? (Sample size=3,108, multiple answer)

 MaleFemale
Curry58%57%
Ramen37%29%
Gyoza35%33%
Yakiniku grilled beef36%29%
Mabo dofu (mapo tofu, tofu in spicy mince)24%19%
Fried chicken20%15%
Tonkatsu (breaded pork)20%11%
Hot udon noodles14%14%
Hamburger12%9%
Sukiyaki9%4%
Soup6%11%
Gratin5%7%
Hotpot4%6%
Oden5%4%
Other1%2%
Nothing in paticular17%20%

Q3: Which do you prefer, ice cream, sherbet, or shaved ice? (Sample size=3,108)

Ice cream54%
Shaved ice23%
Sherbet19%
Dislike them all4%

They were then asked for their favourite sweets from the freezer cabinet in convenience stores. Häagen-Dazs was top for all age groups, barring the over-sixties who preferred Adzuki Bar, which as the name suggests, is a lolly-style ice with bits of adzuki beans in it.

Q5: What are your favourite Häagen-Dazs flavours? (Sample size=3,108, multiple answer)

 MaleFemale
Vanilla53%45%
Rum raisin24%36%
Strawberry20%20%
Green tea17%26%
Cookie and cream13%24%
Macadamia nuts10%24%
Chocolate brownie12%14%
Coffee10%14%
Rare cheese cake9%13%
Adzuki10%10%
Rich milk7%17%
Maple walnuts5%12%
Murosaki imo (purple sweet potato)3%4%
Pumpkin2%6%
Other1%3%
None in particular23%14%

Demographics

Between the 8th and 14th of July 2016 3,108 members of the @nifty monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were provided.

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