The average Irish person will eat 11 Brussel Sprouts


Christmas time is all about family, friends, eating and socialising and with over 1 million people expected to fly home for the festive season that is a lot of brussel sprouts.

According to research carried out by Deliveroo, the average Irish person will eat 11 Brussel Sprouts.

68 percent of Irish adults said they want them on their plate, 24 percent said they would take or leave them. Less than one in ten (8%) said that Sprouts ruin their dinner plates.

On top of that the average Irish person will consume 6 slices of smoked salmon, 2 glasses of Bailey’s, 4 Christmas sandwiches, 6.5 mince pies, 2.5 glasses of mulled wine, 2 Christmas dinners, and 1 potato croquette.

Top 15 Traditions that inspire the most Christmas Spirit:

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  1. Christmas decorations
  2. The Late Late Toy Show
  3. Christmas adverts
  4. Festive coffees
  5. Mince pies
  6. Christmas songs
  7. Christmas sandwiches
  8. Receiving the first Christmas card
  9. Christmas markets (at home and abroad)
  10. Christmas dinners
  11. Glass of Bailey’s
  12. Opening the first window of an Advent Calendar
  13. Festive crisps and dips
  14. Carol singers
  15. Christmas filters on Snapchat and Instagram

A Deliveroo Spokesperson said: “It’s great to see food and drink playing such an important part in our celebrations. As well as bringing friends and family together, it’s reassuring to know that there is more to eat than Brussel Sprouts for those of us with an aversion!”