Posted 28th Oct 2016
New research has found that the average British meat-eater consumes 2,771 sausages, 1,491 steaks and 1,469 burgers during their adult years
Along with this they will eat 1,592 chicken legs, 1,006 meatballs and 789 lamb chops along with 1,585 cooked breakfasts, 160 barbecues and a combined 1.4 tonnes of lamb, pork and beef mince.
The research of 2,000 meat eaters, carried out by sausage makers debbie&andrew's, also found that seven in 10 people aim to eat meat every day.
Ian Bagnall of debbie&andrew's said: "This survey provides a fascinating insight into how people still love to have a properly meaty meal."
"Britain has a tradition of producing fantastic meat so perhaps it’s no surprise that millions of us get so much enjoyment from it."
"In fact, around two-thirds of people polled said it is important to them where the meat they buy comes from – with 81 per cent saying they typically buy British."
Meat-eaters also enjoy 4,680 roast dinners, which include 962 beef, 709 pork, 149 chicken, 260 venison, 593 lamb, 260 pheasant and 405 turkey roast meals.
Only 16 per cent of carnivores have tried to be a vegetarian, with 38 per cent being enticed back to meat diets after the smell of bacon and sausages.
Of those polled, six in 10 have said they don't envisage their love towards meat lessening, with five per cent reckoning that they will only increase the amount they eat.
Roast dinners remain the most popular traditional British dish among meat eaters, with 66 per cent putting it as their number one choice.
Meat-eaters consume more sausages than burgers, with Cumberland sausages the favourite regional variety.
Bagnall added: "Ahead of British Sausage Week it is great to know that sausages remain a firm favourite for British meat eaters."
"Also, as our sausages only use meat from British Red Tractor farms, we very much welcome the fact that people really care where their meat comes from."
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