Christmas CRISIS: 44 million Britons wont fit their turkey in the fridge – will YOURS fit

Christmas CRISIS: 44 million Britons wont fit their turkey in the fridge – will YOURS fit

Forty four million Britons won’t fit their turkey in their fridge this Christmas, it has been warned. Over half the population are set to panic ove

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Forty four million Britons won’t fit their turkey in their fridge this Christmas, it has been warned. Over half the population are set to panic over their turkey roast. The study, conducted in the last 48 hours by AO.com, found that half of Brits can’t fit their Christmas shopping in the fridge, despite 52 per cent having two fridge freezers in their home. A turkey that will feed eight to ten people measures, on average, 14×10 inches and the average height of a fridge shelf is seven inches.

The small size of shelves means many Britons are having to buy less than they would like to eat.

A third of those surveyed stated that the lack of space is preventing them from buying the amount of Christmas food they would ideally like to.

This is resulting in those infamous last-minute supermarket shops to cram in food where space has appeared, experts claimed.

The so-called “crisis”, that is affecting half of the UK population this festive season, has seen a whopping 53 per cent of people put a fridge or freezer on their Christmas wish list, making them one of, if not, the most sought after gifts this Christmas.

David Lawson, managing director of AO.com, said: “We noticed that searches for fridges and freezers had rocketed in recent weeks and we wanted to dig a little deeper to find out why. Our research has revealed that there seems to be a mini crisis happening across the nation as Christmas cooks realise their turkey won’t fit in their fridge.”

Where can you get the cheapest Christmas turkey? 

Deals from Aldi, Asda, Lidl or Tesco have been revealed by Express.co.uk before the big day.

Iceland are selling birds at £2.78 per kg.

Lidl is offering turkey at £3.95 per kg. The German brand is offering the the Birchwood Farm Turkey, available in weights ranging from 3.5kg to 7.5kg.

Tesco’s cheapest option is a whole turkey for £4 per kg.

How to cook turkey

Many look to professionals for recipes to get the best moist breast. 

Jamie Oliver recommends that each kilo should equal around 35 to 40 minutes in the oven – meaning a 5kg bird will take around three to three and a half hours.

Check the progress of the meat by sticking a small, sharp knife into the thickest part of the thigh, and if the juices run clear and the meat pulls off easily, it’s likely the bird will be ready to remove from the oven.

According to the TV show Food Unwrapped, which put different methods to the test in the past, cooking the bird upside down will lead cooks to the most succulent breast meat and turkey crown.

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