The Worst Part of Christmas Dinner Revealed

It's not Brussels Sprouts

It's not Brussels Sprouts

This may come as a shock but brussels sprouts has not been named the worst part of a Christmas meal. Many despise having the vegetable heaped onto their plate. However, it has scored highly on the list of favourite festive foods.

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Brussels Sprouts did not win top spot on the list (photo: shutterstock)

Bread Sauce takes top place

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    This has been voted the least favourite pick of Christmas dinner items. The cities of Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool all agree that bread sauce is the worst.

    Hardly any fans of Mashed Potato

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    Mashed potato (21%) was voted the worst part of a traditional Christmas dinner in Plymouth, beating both bread sauce (14%) and sprouts (14%) which closely followed.

    Mashed potato was also labelled the worst part of a festive meal (photo: shutterstock)
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    Pigs in Blankets was not rated either

    Surprisingly, pigs in blankets made up the top five worst items in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London and Southampton

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    Bread sauce has been named the worst item on a Christmas dinner (19%), according to a new survey by Betfair Casino, with respondents from Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and more calling it out as their no.1.

    As we move further North, respondents in Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds and even Edinburgh all picked bread sauce as their number one dislike.

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    In Brighton (13%), Bristol (16%) and Norwich (17%), gammon was the common item featured in their top five.

    And in Leeds (14%) and Newcastle (12%), stuffing was among participants’ worst picks.

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    The survey commissioned by Betfair Casino asked 2,007 18+ UK general respondents (nationally representative) across 17 cities which were the worst food items included in a traditional Christmas dinner.

    Top 5 worst items of Christmas dinner as chosen by city

    (*Of those who had a preference)

    City

    Christmas dinner item

    Percentage

    Belfast

    Sprouts

    26%

    Bread sauce

    24%

    Cranberry sauce

    24%

    Broccoli

    20%

    Roast parsnips

    14%

    Birmingham

    Sprouts

    20%

    Cranberry sauce

    15%

    Bread sauce

    15%

    Pigs in blankets

    15%

    Roast parsnips

    12%

    Cauliflower

    =12%

    Gammon

    =12%

    Brighton

    Sprouts

    20%

    Bread sauce

    16%

    Cranberry sauce

    13%

    Gammon

    13%

    Roast parsnips

    11%

    Turkey

    =11%

    Carrots

    =11%

    Bristol

    Bread sauce

    20%

    Cranberry sauce

    19%

    Gammon

    16%

    Pigs in blankets

    15%

    Mashed potato

    14%

    Cardiff

    Cranberry sauce

    19%

    Sprouts

    17%

    Cauliflower

    17%

    Broccoli

    17%

    Pigs in blankets

    16%

    Edinburgh

    Bread sauce

    24%

    Sprouts

    23%

    Cranberry sauce

    20%

    Broccoli

    17%

    Cauliflower

    16%

    Glasgow

    Sprouts

    23%

    Bread sauce

    22%

    Cranberry sauce

    20%

    Roast parsnips

    20%

    Broccoli

    16%

    Leeds

    Bread sauce

    26%

    Cranberry sauce

    18%

    Sprouts

    17%

    Stuffing

    14%

    Roast parsnips

    13%

    Liverpool

    Bread sauce

    26%

    Cranberry sauce

    24%

    Sprouts

    21%

    Broccoli

    17%

    Pigs in blankets

    13%

    London

    Sprouts

    17%

    Bread sauce

    16%

    Cranberry sauce

    14%

    Roast parsnips

    13%

    Turkey

    12%

    Manchester

    Bread sauce

    24%

    Cranberry sauce

    17%

    Roast parsnips

    15%

    Stuffing

    15%

    Sprouts

    13%

    Cauliflower

    =13%

    Mashed potatoes

    =13%

    Broccoli

    =13%

    Turkey

    =13%

    Newcastle

    Cranberry sauce

    23%

    Bread sauce

    15%

    Sprouts

    15%

    Roast parsnips

    13%

    Stuffing

    12%

    Norwich

    Cranberry sauce

    23%

    Sprouts

    21%

    Bread sauce

    20%

    Gammon

    17%

    Cauliflower

    16%