Does Food “Tastes Better” in the Summer?

There’s a lot to look forward to as summer rolls in. Sun, spending time outside, barbeques, vacations, and being very aware of how often the people around you are showering. In a new survey, there’s another perk of summer:  Food tasting less bland.

71% of people say certain foods taste better in the summer, particularly watermelon, ice cream, and lemonade. Barbecued chicken, hot dogs, and corn on the cob also got votes for things that taste better in the summer.

Of course, people don’t wait to bring out their killer hot dog recipe until the summer months, a big part of this is grilling, and eating outdoors.

40% of people love eating outdoors whenever possible,

58% of them say they wish they could eat outside all year round,

And 31% of people say they’re less bothered by eating “messy foods” in the summer than at other times of the year.