Out of the many, many variants that come together to make a Christmas dinner, roast potatoes have officially been named the best part of the annual feast… Yep… Even over Yorkshire puddings and pigs in blankets. We know, we’re outraged too.
Kings of the potatoes, McCain, conducted their ‘Nation’s Conversation’ report (a study which included the opinion of 2,000 Brits), which came to conclude that 58% of participants rated roasties their favourite part of Crimbo dinner. Must have all been Southerners if you ask us.
The study results weren’t all bad though, with turkey landing second place in the rankings, followed by the ever worthy pigs in blankets. Vegetables pretty much got the shrug from the majority of participants. Unsurprisingly, 29% of participants said that Brussel sprouts were without a doubt the worst part of the meal – with 17% voting them the number one trimming. Each to their own, I suppose.
The study also asked participants if they had a traditional Christmas roast dinner on the big day and surprisingly only 80% said that they do – with 2% saying they’ll have pie and chips instead. What a very bold, Northern choice.
It was also revealed that your typical Christmas dinner plate across the nation will include three slices of turkey, four roast potatoes, four sprouts, two parsnips, two pigs in blankets, as well as two Yorkshire puds. Personally pretty gutted about the lack of stuffing and carrots on those plates, but the nation has officially spoken.
Full list below:
- Roast Potatoes
- Pigs in Blankets
- Yorkshire Puddings
- Brussel Sprouts
- Christmas Pudding
- Cauliflower Cheese