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Harveys Yule Rules | The Definitive Dessert

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all around the UK, families were picking pudding for the Big Day! But what was their favourite? Well, Harveys found out. Read on to discover what it’s all about…

Our festive survey is drawing to a close, and we have the final answers for you right here. So, what did families around Britain decide to crown the ultimate Christmas dessert?


With 29% of votes, perhaps it’s no big surprise that the classic Christmas pudding stormed to victory in this one, but with 23% and 21%, chocolates and mince pies run close runners up!

So, is the archetypal Christmas pud set to be overtaken, or is it a timeless tradition that will never be beat? We asked Jenny from the blog Mummy Mishaps to tell us what she thinks.


Making my own Christmas pudding is something that I’ve been doing for seven years now. It’s become an annual tradition which I enjoy and very much look forward to each year.

Both boys love baking, but they especially love being allowed to make the puddings. Now that they’re older, they can do most of it themselves – weighing out the ingredients, creaming the butter and sugar and mixing up the pudding batter.

Their favourite part of the process is adding wrapped £1 coins to the uncooked mixture and giving the batter a mix while they make a wish.

I really hope that my boys will continue with this Christmas tradition as they get older, and I would be thrilled if they passed it on to their own children on day.

So, while we all enjoy munching on chocs and pies, it seems that the Christmas pudding is here to stay and we have a feeling that when we’re eating rich, fruity pud on Christmas day we’ll remember just why that is…

Will you be serving Christmas pudding after dinner this year, or has something new taken its place? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter. And if these results have left you wondering what else the Brits will be serving up, discover what was voted the most popular dinnertime centrepiece and find out which activities are our festive favourites.


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