Americans Hate These Thanksgiving Side Dishes


For Thanksgiving last year, Instacart conducted an online survey with The Harris Poll to figure out “how Americans really feel about the big dinner.” They polled 2,023 U.S. adults ages 18 or older to get the results. A few questions involved the type of wine people preferred, what they liked to do with leftovers, and which Thanksgiving dishes they actually can’t stand but feel obligated to enjoy in order to blend in with the crowd. 

Canned cranberry sauce ended up being the number-one food, with 29 percent of people hating it the most. And 46 percent of people surveyed said canned cranberry sauce was “disgusting.”

Green bean casserole was right behind it with 24 percent. Then there was sweet potato/sweet potato casserole with 22 percent, pumpkin pie next with 21 percent, and then the big ol’ bird —turkey— with 21 percent. Yeah, that’s right — some people are even anti-turkey, too. 

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