Succulent carved turkey falling off the bone, crispy roast potatoes dripping in goose fat and delicious homemade stuffing with aromatic herbs – it’s no wonder that indulging in festive foods is what 63% of us are most looking forward to this Christmas with 56% voting crisps their no.1 Christmas treat, according to the survey.
To celebrate the launch of Keogh’s limited edition ‘Crispmas’ flavour crisps, Roast Turkey and Secret Stuffing, the Irish crisp producers are sharing their findings from the recent Christmas survey of over 1,000 adults across Northern Ireland and ROI on the top Christmas traditions and favourite festive foods.
When it comes to Christmas, it seems we’re a traditional bunch, with over half of respondents (54%) revealing they will host Christmas dinner in their own home while almost a third will head for their parents’ house for a home cooked meal by Mum – 3pm being the most popular time for tucking into the turkey.
Christmas Day aside, survey respondents indicated a number of pre and post-Christmas traditions that have held strong over the years. While sitting at the table, 91% will always pull Christmas crackers with their family and a naughty 20% will give the dog Christmas titbits under the table.
Commenting on the survey results, Tom Keogh, Managing Director of Keogh’s Farm, said: “Christmas is a big deal for our family, and many others, it has always centred around the food. Mealtimes are an event, a cause for celebration. Our seasonal crisp flavour, Roast Turkey and Secret Stuffing, uses ingredients from the finest local suppliers, as is the case with all our products. The stuffing recipe comes from my mother Denise and will remain a closely guarded family treasure. I will share this much though – the crisps taste fantastic in a leftovers sandwich!”
The limited edition Crispmas flavour is available in all stores, while stocks last. All Keogh’s Farm products are certified gluten-free for a coeliac-friendly Christmas. For further information on Keogh’s Farm, please visit www.keoghs.ie.