Ah the Holiday season. In my last article, I talked about the best parts about this wonderful season. Of course, holiday food made the list – but what kind of food, exactly? The turkey, gravy, stuffing, dessert, bread…?
Here’s 2016’s Holiday Food Power Ranking, brought to you by Fit University. (Note: the numbers represent a primary research survey, how comparative the food is with other meals, how amazingly tasty they are, and finally how often can you eat these foods without getting sick and tired of them.)
10. Candy Canes (17)
Let’s start off this list with a great holiday classic: candy. Honestly, I feel like I was obligated to add these to the list. And was I wrong?
9. Bread Stuffing (25)
Some prefer meat stuffing. Either way, whichever type you prefer, stuffing is an iconic dish for the holiday season. I consider it a complementary dish to pretty much everything else.
8. Hot Chocolate (29)
Hot chocolate indoors on a cold winter’s day. That is all.
(Did somebody say marshmallows?!)
7. Gravy (33)
Gravy goes well with almost everything on this list (Ok candy canes and gravy, probably not that good though).
6. Mashed Potatoes (42)
Who knew when you boil potatoes, mash them, add some milk, butter and salt you create some godly dish? Well someone did and they deserve a trophy for it. This should be on everyone’s list, just depends how deep in the list.
5. Turkey (43)
I may receive some hate to have turkey ranked this low. Turkey is fantastic, we all know that. However, I have reason to believe that there is a better holiday meat that trumps this list. Stay tuned.
4. Sweet Potato Casserole (45)
Specifically, with MARSHMALLOWS.
Now I’ll be upfront, I’ve only had this a few times in my life, but it only takes one bite to understand this dish belongs in the rankings. Is it a dessert? Is it a side dish? Is it both? That is what makes it amazing.
3. All Pies (52)
Apple pie, pudding pie, sweet potato pie, pecan pie. There are too many to count, they’re all so delicious, how can pies not make anyone’s power rankings?
2. Crescents/ Bread (61)
I have said it once and I am sticking to it. I love bread.
Bread alone is phenomenal. Personally its my favorite type of food. However, there’s something special about the holiday season and crescents.
I can crush way too many of these little guys. The only thing I love more than bread during the season is…
1. Spiral Ham (66)
The GOAT of the holiday season, at least in my household. Nothing beats a home cooked ham – its literally perfect.
Other contenders: Chocolate (14) , Corn (11), Cheesecake (10), Cannoli (9), Cranberry Sauce (4)
Happy Holidays, and enjoy your eating!
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