The Most Tweeted Thanksgiving Food is Not What You Think

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Twitter announced that around this time of year, people are most likely to be tweeting about ham
The Most Tweeted Thanksgiving Food is Not What You Think
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Maybe everyone is just tweeting about going HAM on Thanksgiving Eve?

Twitter has compiled a list of what they believe to be America’s favorite Thanksgiving foods — well, actually, just the foods that are tweeted about the most during the month of November. Surprisingly, the number-one most tweeted-about food in November 2013 was ham, and turkey was only at slot number three. Spot number two was taken up by pie (presumably accompanied by delicious looking food shots and the words “mmmm” and “drool”).  

The rest of the list includes hot chocolate, fudge (which is apparently now a Thanksgiving staple!), gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, eggnog, and latkes. We’re pretty surprised ourselves that cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and grandma’s famous green bean casserole didn’t make the cut.

“The most tweeted-about Thanksgiving foods give us a sense of some of the most popular dishes that people across the nation are excited about cooking and eating this holiday season,” said Rachael Horwitz, director of communications at Twitter. “Ham, surprisingly, was at the top of this year’s list as the most talked-about dish, so it looks like Americans aren’t just thinking about Thanksgiving turkey, but are already starting to prepare for upcoming holidays, too." 

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi