According to a recently published map by The Daring Kitchen, “The Most Hated Thanksgiving Food Across the U.S.,” is … cranberry sauce.
The map is based on geotagged Twitter data that used phrases and hashtags about hating specific dishes. More than 50,000 “hate tweets” posted since November 1st were tracked and broken down by state, so now we know all about which are the least popular Thanksgiving dishes in each state. Georgia falls in line with most, as cranberry sauce tops their list of hated dishes. SC and NC though hate dressing. To me the biggest shock was LA, MD and PA hating Pumpkin pie! Pennsylvania?!?! One of my favorite holiday songs ever is "There's No Place Like Home For The Holiday's". It features the line "I met a man who lives in Tennessee, and he was headin' for Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie" How can they of all people, hate pumpkin pie?!?!
The tweets also reveal:
- A total of 17 states hate cranberry sauce the most, including New York, California, Florida, and Texas. The second most-hated dish? Green bean casserole.
- Stuffing lands in third place, followed by sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie.
- While a majority of Americans love turkey (75%), in three states (Maine, Oregon, and Idaho) turkey - the iconic star of Thanksgiving dinner - comes in last.