Love or hate it, "nom nom" has become more than just a cutesy/annoying Internet thing. It's now a word in the Oxford English Dictionary, recently added along with other food terms like sammich, California roll, and our favorite here in OC, banh mi.
The official entry:
informal, chiefly North American
(also om nom nom)
used to express pleasure at eating, or at the prospect of eating, delicious food: chili and cornbread for dinner, nom nom!
delicious food: there were all kinds of nom noms -- onion rings , hot dogs, burgers, and fries
early 21st century: probably imitative but apparently also popularized by the noises made by the Cookie Monster character in the children's television programme Sesame Street. Compare with YUM YUM
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Sigh. Instead of weeping for the English language, I guess all we can really do is LOL (also a word in the dictionary).