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Roast Christmas

Asda reveals most popular festive food

November 14, 2016 04:39pm
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Forget the reindeer, the mistletoe and even the tree – Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without SPUDS.

The humble roast potato beat turkey, stuffing and Christmas pudding as the most popular food on December 25.

Carrots took the second spot ahead of turkey, gravy, stuffing, ‘pigs in blankets’, parsnips, sprouts, Christmas pud and Yorkshire pudding.

And a survey of 2,000 Brits by Asda highlighted December 5th as the day when folk really get into the seasonal swing.

That’s the day most people will first don a Christmas jumper, put up their tree and watch their first Christmas movie.

The average Brit will buy their first present on November 20th and eat their first mince pie on 29th November.

An Asda spokesman said: “Christmas is one of those occasions that doesn’t need messing with too much.

“We’ve done our best this year to make traditional favourites that little bit more special and have won numerous awards for things like our new recipe mince pies, cranberry sauce and festive turkey – all key components for the perfect Christmas.”

The survey, conducted to coincide with the launch of the supermarket’s Christmas TV ads, also pinpoints the day and time most people first start to feel a festive glow – 1.38pm on December 1.

And despite the fact that we live in a fast-moving, high-tech world, most people will be enjoying a traditional Christmas this year.

Over 60 per cent are still sending Christmas cards by mail, pulling crackers and sitting round the telly in the afternoon.

Almost half will dutifully wear the paper hats that pop out of crackers and a third will clear the head with a walk after their Christmas lunch.

Most popular food consumed on Christmas Day:

  1. Roast potatoes

  2. Carrots

  3. Turkey

  4. Gravy

  5. Stuffing

  6. Pigs in blankets

  7. Parsnips

  8. Brussels sprouts

  9. Christmas pudding

  10. Yorkshire pudding

  11. Cranberry sauce

  12. Broccoli

  13. Cauliflower cheese

  14. Roast ham

  15. Smoked salmon

  16. Roast beef

  17. Prawns

  18. Bread sauce

  19. Eggs

  20. Roast chicken

  21. Roast sweet potatoes

  22. Roast lamb

  23. Chutney

  24. Cheese sauce

  25. Berries

  26. Nut roast

  27. Chips

  28. Spinach

  29. Kale

  30. Avocado

The 10 days of Christmas:

20th Nov - Buy first Christmas present
29th Nov - First mince pie
3rd Dec - First glass of mulled wine
4th Dec - First Christmas kiss
5th Dec - Wear Christmas jumper
5th Dec - Put up Christmas tree
5th Dec - Play a Christmas song/album
5th Dec - Watch Christmas-themed movie
6th Dec - First Christmas sandwich
7th Dec - First glass of ‘festive fizz’
7th Dec - Host or attend first Christmas party


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