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Roast potatoes top poll of nation’s favourite part of the traditional Christmas dinner: Does West Berkshire agree?



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Roast potatoes are the UK’s favourite element of a ‘traditional’ Christmas dinner, according to new national research carried out by Foodhub.

The classic roast potato took pride of place on the dinner plate with 57 per cent of the vote.

The research showed that the least favourite element of the Christmas dinner plate is broccoli.

Roast Potatoes top the poll of the nations's favourite part of Christmas dinner
Roast Potatoes top the poll of the nations's favourite part of Christmas dinner

Turkey is the UK’s number one Christmas meat, but in Scotland and those living in the North East they are the most likely to eat beef for Christmas Dinner and almost a third (31 per cent) of those in Northern Ireland enjoy gammon or ham as the main meat on their Christmas dinner plate.

The item that came top in the West Berkshire and Hampshire area was pigs in blankets.

Kent tops the list of consumers of sausages wrapped in bacon, while they are the least popular item on the plate in East Anglia.

Pigs in blankets only managed third place in the poll
Pigs in blankets only managed third place in the poll

West Berkshire’s item of choice – pigs in blankets – is the third most popular item (35 per cent) of the festive feast overall, topping stuffing (25 per cent) in fourth and gravy and Yorkshire pudding, which polled as joint fifth most popular elements of a Christmas dinner (21 per cent).

If you live in Wales you are among the most likely in the UK to be eating a vegan Christmas dinner – 15 per cent of Welsh people will be going vegan on Christmas Day in 2021.

However, according to Foodhub's research for many Brits Christmas dinner is the worst, however it is served – five per cent of the nation confesses it hates the traditional annual feast and refuses to eat it.

Eating leftovers is part of the Christmas tradition, but 70 per cent of Brits say they prefer the main event to leftovers on the following days.

Traditional Christmas dinner is a standard part of the festive celebrations
Traditional Christmas dinner is a standard part of the festive celebrations

Foodhub spokesperson Ardian Mula said: “Christmas is such an amazing time of the year and festive food is such a massive part of that.

“We all enjoy the amazing food and drink on offer at Christmas and it’s so interesting to see the breakdown in how different regions enjoy their Christmas dinner most. There are so many small differences in the regions between what we have, what we accompany it with and how much of it we enjoy when it comes to Christmas dinner.”

According to Foodhub’s research these are the UK’s favourite items on a Christmas dinner plate – do you agree?

1. Roast potatoes (57 per cent)

2. Turkey (39 per cent)

3. Pigs in blankets (35 per cent)

4. Stuffing (25 per cent)

5. Gravy (21 per cent)

6. Yorkshire pudding (21 per cent)

7. Sprouts (18 per cent)

8. Parsnips (14 per cent)

9. Cranberry sauce (eight per cent)

10. Carrots (five per cent)

A national chart showing the nation's choices
A national chart showing the nation's choices

Based on research carried out by Foodhub.



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