It’s holiday season, which means brie, turkey, and cranberry sauce, among other things…
We assumed that everyone agreed that Brussels sprouts are disgusting, but apparently not.
Currys polled the population, asking people to choose their favourite Christmas dishes, beverages, and treats, and discovered that Brussels sprouts are the third most popular trimming on average.
Meats and centerpieces
The classic roast turkey is the most popular Christmas centrepiece in the UK, with more than half saying it will be the main course on the big day.
22% of British people choose roast beef or roast chicken instead. You might as well if you believe turkey is dry.
Meanwhile, roughly a quarter of Britons will choose vegetarian main courses such stuffed mushrooms, nut roast, and veggie wellington.So far, so typical.
Trimmings and condiments
Naturally, roast potatoes come first. A quarter say they’re ‘non-negotiable’.
Pigs in blankets (obviously) come in second, followed by the surprising choice of Brussels sprouts – 10% say it’s the trimming they look forward to the most.
Perhaps such folks perceive it as a part of tradition rather than something to appreciate…
In terms of condiments, 28% choose cranberry sauce, while 16% prefer mint sauce, which generally goes with roast lamb and is thus an unusual option.
Surprisingly, just 44% of individuals answered they want gravy (crazy!). It appears to be the most fundamental condiment to serve with any roast, yet according to this poll, more than half of individuals will not bother.
Desserts and drinks
Christmas pudding is still the favourite dish of 26% of British people.
Mince pies are next, and some without a sweet palate choose a cheese platter as an alternative.
When it comes to beverages, 22% of Brits choose wine, especially when mulled wine is available. 15% like Baileys, whereas 12% choose Champagne or Prosecco.
10% of Britons drink their first glass of alcohol before breakfast. Responsible drinking appears to have gone out the window there, although most people wait until noon to start.