Lamb and beef take turkey’s top spot for Christmas dinner

Turkeys breathe a sigh of relief as the traditional Christmas meat falls out of favour

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There’s good news for plump turkeys this Christmas, as over half of Brits are set to choose beef and lamb over the traditional turkey roast with all the trimmings.

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A survey of 3000 shoppers by Christmas pudding maker, Matthew Walker, found over 50% of Brits are buying lamb, beef and goose for their menu this December, compared with just 41% of faithful turkey troopers.

Statistics from The Food Standard agency also confirm the traditional turkey’s decline, with 10 million eaten in 2005, compared with an estimated 7 million during 2009.

But don’t worry if you’re a traditional pudding person, well over half of us will still be serving up the good old Christmas pud come the 25th December.

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