Mince Pies Are Officially People’s Favourite Sweet Treat at Christmas

Mince Pies Are Officially People’s Favourite Sweet Treat at Christmas

Love them or hate them, mince pies have come out on top as people’s favourite Christmas food in a recent survey to our customers

British Corner Shop · 1 minute read

Love them or hate them, mince pies have come out on top as people’s favourite Christmas food in a recent survey to our customers.

We had over 1,700 people respond to our survey, which was designed to find out what their favourite festive food is.

Mince pies have taken the coveted top spot for favourite Christmas food, beating Cadbury chocolates and Quality Street.

Mince pies are a traditional staple at many British Christmases, and over the years has had many names, including ‘mutton pie’ or ‘Christmas pie’ with early variations including real minced meat.

Since the Victorian era however, the mince pie as we know it today, with sweeter fillings and shaped into small individual pies, has been the most common on the market.

Favourite Christmas Foods

  1. Mince pies
  2. Christmas pudding
  3. Cadbury chocolates
  4. Christmas cake
  5. Quality Street

In the top five, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake have also featured as people’s favourite Christmas food, selected by 11% and 6% of people.

Joining the three traditional British dried fruit desserts, Cadbury chocolates and Quality Street have secured their places as firm favourites with a combined 15% selecting them as their favourite festive foods.

The data has also found that for 4% of people, their favourite Christmas food is a selection box, whilst 2% said anything by our partners Marks & Spencer, who every year are particularly creative with their festive treats.

Here at British Corner Shop, we’re not surprised the mince pie has come out on top as people’s favourite Christmas food, as each year they’re one of our top selling items to expats around the world, proving how loved they are and how hard they are to find in other countries. All hail the mince pie!