Ever wonder WHY something is so popular? Or WHY so many people like a specific food or dessert? I ask WHY because I like to know things. Being in food, you have to know why people like certain things and what it is about those things they like about it, in order to produce an item in a way that will be in demand. Is it the taste? The smell? The after effects? The sight of it? The ingredients? Because someone else likes it? WHY do you like what you do? So, here it is.......some of my WHY's....... WHY is Victoria Sponge so popular in England? Aside from the American version, Strawberry Shortcake, I really don't see what the "big deal" is about it. Is vanilla and cream more wanted in Britain than say, chocolate? I don't get the popularity of this. WHY is chocolate so popular? If you really, REALLY taste some real chocolate, it doesn't have much taste to it. So many things have to be added to it to get it to taste, so why is it such a wanted dessert/snack? Is it really just because some of the chemicals in chocolate have an effect on humans? WHY are chocolate chip cookies the best selling cookie? Plain, tasteless cookie dough with chocolate chips in it. Why even bother when you can get cookies entirely made from chocolate? Seems like a waste to me. But yet, there it is.......chocolate chip cookies are ok, but for me, they aren't in my top 10 of favorite cookies!