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


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.


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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