As society changes, so do people’s tastes but it seems that when it comes to Christmas, the Irish are a traditional bunch.
Despite the myriad of dinner options including goose, duck or nut loaf, the majority of Irish people will consume turkey on December 25th.
A survey carried out by Aldi revealed that 91% of people plant to serve the lean meat as part of their Christmas dinner while 83% will also serve ham.
The findings also revealed that while Christmas lunch used to be eaten quite early in the day, this has changed to late afternoon/early evening – perhaps to give time to visit friends and family in the morning.
The majority (54%) of people will have their turkey in the oven before 8am, leaving time for hosting family and friends with almost 60% of survey respondents say they will be a guest this Christmas.
The top veggies for the all-important meal are roast potatoes (96%), carrots (89%), brussel sprouts (85%), parsnips (63%), and interestingly, red cabbage (27%).
When it comes to leftovers, the number one use for the day-old meat is a turkey sandwich. Couldn’t agree more!