Here at Revolution HQ, we rarely like to take things too seriously. It’s not our style.

But we figured that we’d try and use this platform as means to educate you guys a little. Because learning can also be pretty cool sometimes, right?

With this in mind, we’d like to offer you the run-down on an aspect of human physiology that you might not have considered.

Here is our scientific explanation of why human’s find comfort food so damn comforting.

In the beginning…

Back in our pre-civilised days, food wasn’t as readily available for the early homo sapiens. When we did get our hands on say, a sabretooth tiger, we’d be biologically compelled to eat its fattiest parts, in order to contribute to our natural energy stores and postpone starvation.

Basically, the ability to store fat is a survival tool. We’re programmed to seek it out because our bodies are wired to assume that the next meal isn’t coming. And that’s why high-calorie foods tend to get us salivating. For example, look at this burger:

Bourbon Bad Boy Burger

comfort food bourbon bad boy burger

If you look closely at this Bourbon Bad Boy Burger, you’ll notice how the bacon is glistening with a delicious sticky bourbon glaze. This provides an extra source of energy which our taste buds recognise as beneficial. We are therefore biologically attracted to it.

The same notion applies to the half -rack of ribs. Take a look –

Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs

comfort food slow cooked bbq ribs

Closer observation of these Slow Cooked Barbecue Ribs will reveal how the carefully controlled cooking process has allowed the meat to retain its natural fats and juices. This helps the meat to emanate an enticing aroma which indicates to our senses that the food will contribute to our survival efforts.

Once again, eating these appeases our survival anxiety, and we are comforted.

Lobster Ravioli

comfort food lobster ravioli

The carbohydrates present in pasta dough provide an excellent source of energy, making it comforting to us.

Plus, we stuff this pasta with lobster and creamy ricotta, then drizzle over pesto and a sprinkle of parmesan…it’s really…biologically appealing…or in other words, delicious.

Sloppy Joe Pizza

comfort food sloppy joe pizza

This Sloppy Joe pizza is also biologically appealing. Notice how the pork and beef meatballs are, like…succulent and….juicy….and the cheese is just perfectly distributed and the crust crispy and chewy at the same time. It’s like it’s scientifically 100% nauseatingly delicious.

Sorry, we’re getting a bit distracted. Back to the science.

MacPhilly Cheesesteak

comfort food macphilly cheesesteak

The subject here also demonstrates these qualities. Take note of the generous helping of succulent salt beef – this contributes to it’s potential as a comfort food.

So does the perfectly cooked mac’n’cheese. And the gooey, melted smoked cheddar. Oh, my. That’d be lovely with a Brooklyn Beer.

Panang Chicken Curry

comfort food panang chicken curry

Again…the coconut, peanut sauce…the tender chicken pieces…the fluffy jasmine rice…all good for survival…or something.

Is anyone else getting hungry?

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Strips

comfort food buttermilk fried chicken strips

Seriously? Just look at those. So golden and crispy and comforting.

Sorry, we’ve really gone off track here. Let’s get back on topic.

Nutella Fluffwich

comfort food nutella fluffwich

Okay, forget it. This is too much.

*Leaves room to go and hand-scoop Nutella out of the jar*

Sorry about that. We’re back now. We won’t keep you waiting any longer. Get to a Revolution and get comfortable. Here’s the menu – get munching.

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