Survey suggests pork pies will be popular this Christmas
According to a recent survey from UK pork pie manufacturers Pork Farms, over 70 per cent of men will be tucking into pork pies this Christmas.
While roast turkey, Brussel sprouts and Christmas pudding are all traditional Christmas dinner staples, it would seem that the British pork pie is fast becoming a Christmas family favourite too, with the survey suggesting that over 60 per cent of all adults are looking forward to a pork pie or two this year.
The men in the household are set to be the main consumers, but over half of all women are also expected to enjoy a pork pie over the festive period, says Pork Farms.
The survey findings also suggest that consumers in the north-west are the most likely to be enjoying pork pies at Christmas time, and as with the majority of Brits they prefer a simple unadulterated pork pie, whilst Londoners enjoy their pork pie served up with a fruity chutney.
Kim Burgess head of markets at Addo Food Group said: “Christmas time is an ideal opportunity to enjoy quality time together as a family and great food always plays a central part in any get together. As the traditional pork pie is set to be enjoyed by the majority of UK consumers this year, we have made sure that all at Pork Farms are ready for the festive pork pie stampede.
“We have also made extra for Santa Claus as our survey revealed that although the mince pie remains the favourite Christmas Eve offering, more Brits would swap the carrot and a glass of milk for a Pork Farm’s pork pie and a favourite tipple this year.”