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Christmas Cake, Will You Choose Traditional Or Continental?

December 11th 2013
By: Melanie

Choosing what to buy and make at Christmas for your family can be a bit of a challenge, and according to a recent survey 25% of families don’t like traditional UK Christmas cake such as; Christmas cake, mince pies and Christmas pudding. So news that the German Christmas cake, Stolen, has been pushing down sales of traditional mince pies in the UK, does not really seem that surprising. Waitrose’s sales of this traditional German cake have increased by 15% year on year, the Times recently reported.

Whether you choose to serve traditional or continental Christmas food or a mixture of both for your festive feast will probably be a family decision. However its worth bearing in mind that Christmas day is the worst day for calorie consumption, with the average Briton consuming around 7000 calories during the day, and most of this doesn’t come from the main meal but all the snacks we consume, two mince pies for example are the equivalent to 460 calories.

New research revealed that the average Brit has consumed their daily allowance, 2,000 calories for women and 2,500 for men by 2pm. Rest assured that if you do pile on the pounds on Christmas day that you will have just under a week to loose it before New Years Eve.

Source: Daily Mail