Can you imagine a Christmas dinner without turkey? Well, apparently a lot of Canadians can! In a recent survey performed by Campbell’s, it turns out Canadians prefer sides over turkey. In this economy, this probably comes as no surprise to many. As a vegan, this news makes me pretty happy as well. Finally, Canadians are seeing that Turkey doesn’t need to be the star of the show! You can have an amazing meal without the meat! Although the survey doesn’t exactly say Canadians don’t want to have turkey for Christmas, it just says that the majority prefers sides over turkey. Maybe next year turkey will hit the road.
Canadians want holiday sides over turkey
A culinary transformation is here! According to Martha Stuart, turkey is out and sides are in. A recent Campbell’s Canada survey brought the news to light that the majority of Canadians prefer holiday sides over turkey. Results revealed that 55% of Canadians aged 25-54 actually prefer sides to the mains. I guess broccoli and stuffing are finally getting their star-of-the-show moment this year! I don’t blame Canadians; turkey was actually the dish that made me stop eating meat!
Millennials, in particular, are making their mark on holiday gatherings, as 25% of them plan to attend a festive meal at someone else’s home. Dining at someone else’s home for the holidays means bringing an impressive side dish so it’s not surprising that Canadians love the sides more than the main dish!
When it comes to defining a holiday meal, 25% of Canadians across all age groups believe it should include at least three different side dishes. Impressively, almost half of all Canadians (47%) insist on having a minimum of three side dishes adorning their plates during these special occasions.
Curious what the top three side dishes are? Well, according to the survey, the top dish is potatoes (74%) followed by stuffing (55%) and root vegetables (47%). Bring on the potatoes and carrots, please!
To highlight Canadians’ sentiment of being all about the sides, Campbells created Turkeyware, a one-of-a-kind ceramic dish perfectly crafted to hold all of your favourite side dishes. Have the look of the main, but eat the sides!
If you’re on the hunt for some delicious side dishes, Campbell’s has your back!