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Not all food is created equal: A survey

Putting a spotlight on Central’s most liked (and disliked) Thanksgiving foods
Thanksgiving foods data (Tai Nghiem, Tien Nghiem)

From decadent, buttery mashed potatoes to a roasted, perfectly seasoned turkey, Thanksgiving has always been a season of giving, sharing, and coming together as a whole.

However, not all foods are treated equally on the Thanksgiving foods spectrum.

Some options, such as mashed potatoes and turkey, are clear winners while others like green beans and mushrooms have attracted less of a following. 

Throughout our survey, we collected data based on favorite and least favorite traditional Thanksgiving foods: cranberry sauce, turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and mushrooms, casseroles, gravy, pumpkin pie, cornbread, and corn. 

These foods have historically been consumed during the Thanksgiving season and are very symbolic of the holiday.

Mashed potatoes led the favored group with a strong 32 percent, with turkey coming in as a close second with 24 percent. After that- the results became more niche- and more spread out in between the rest of the groups such as pumpkin pie (12 percent) and cornbread (14 percent).

Green beans and cranberry sauce tied for the most disliked group both with 23 percent, swiftly followed by turkey with a 19 percent dislike. 

Interestingly enough, turkey’s a topic of tension being both the second most favored food and the second most disliked food. Being the only meat dish conducted in our investigation, the array of likes and dislikes when it comes to this problem poultry is no surprise.

Cultural values around the world may eat different food at or not celebrate Thanksgiving, but these options provide a clear indicator of food preference.

So while you might eat blissful plates of pumpkin pie or heaps of creamy mashed potato, if you don’t touch the greasy green beans or tart cranberry sauce, know that the majority of the Central population agrees with you.

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    KatieNov 22, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    I love this article! Definitely worth a read!

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