The younger generation no longer choose turkey for Christmas dinner

Virgin Radio

8 Dec 2022, 16:52

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When you think of Christmas dinner, chances are you think of turkey and all the trimmings.

A new survey has found that the younger generations are turning away from the traditional fare.

Research has found that 18-24-year-olds prefer roast chicken and beef over turkey.

In comparison, the over 65s still choose turkey, with 39% voting it as their favourite.

Some 2,000 adults were polled about their Christmas dinner preferences.

The most-loved part of the meal is the classic roast potato.

Turkey came in second place, followed by pigs in blankets in third place.

Surprisingly, Brussels sprouts took fifth place.

Also in the top ten were roast parsnips, gravy, and sage and onion stuffing.

Mint sauce, roast carrots, and pork and apple stuffing were the least popular.

The younger generations also prefer a sweet treat.

It emerged that 18-24-year-olds prefer picking at Celebrations, gingerbread, and hot chocolate over a Christmas dinner.

The over 65s still much prefer the classic roast.

Are you surprised by this?

Would you ever cook your turkey in a slow cooker?