Those living in the South East are least likely to choose mashed potatoes, with only one in five residents picking it as part of their perfect plate – and just over one in three of those living in the East of England (34%)- while three quarters of people living in the North East would consider it a crucial part of their Christmas dinner.
Looking to discover what the nation’s preferred Christmas dinner plate comprises of, Seasonal Spuds – an initiative backed by the UK’s leading potato producer Branston that looks to inspire the public to enjoy more potatoes – commissioned the online YouGov survey of more than 1,800 members of the public who celebrate Christmas across England, Scotland and Wales.
Jackie Baker, communications manager at Branston said: “Admittedly, we were hoping to see spuds rank highly, but we were stunned to see such a north south divide on mash.”
The East of England’s favourite Christmas dinner plate has also been revealed; a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
|If cost and time were no issue, which, if any, of the following would you include as part of your personal “perfect Christmas dinner” plate?|
|Christmas dinner item||Percentage of people|
|Pigs in blankets||73%|