Licking the spoon free of cake mix is our favourite childhood memory!

Published Friday, Sep 27 2013, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
No matter how good the cake smells or how many warnings you get about ruining your appetite, no kid can resist the urge to give the mixing spoon a quick lick.

There's something about the raw cake mixture that is just delicious.

Licking cake mix is our favourite childhood food memory

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Licking cake mix is our favourite food memory

But this little piece of childhood amusement is more popular – and important – than people realise.

A recent poll has found that over three-quarters of people chose this as their favourite childhood food experience, with picking berries a close second (65 per cent) and enjoying a family takeaway not far behind (58 per cent).

These were followed by having a picnic and helping to cook dinner (both at 51 per cent).

The survey was conducted by appliance brand, Kenwood, to coincide with the launch of the Food Lover's Bucket List, which encourages people to widen their food experiences.

Mark Swift, Director of Marketing, says: "It's amazing to see what an effect food has on our lives. It's such a fundamental part of British culture."

Nearly all respondents agreed that great food experiences were important, putting it above extreme sport, animals, pampering and – yes, even shopping.

By Nicola Webb