So long, spuds. Catch ya later, yams. Go forth and multiply, green beans. The most popular side dish at Thanksgiving, as rated by the number of mentions on Twitter and Facebook in recent months, is a turkey’s best friend: stuffing.
Out of more than 150,000 tweets and updates about “Thanksgiving dinner” collected by the company Viralheat, the starchy mixture was mentioned in more than 38,000. That’s a full 15,000 mentions ahead of its nearest rival, mashed potatoes. Yams get the bronze medal.
Green beans are an also-ran in mentions, but they can at least boast of their popularity on Pinterest — as the most-pinned side dish this year. On the dessert front, pumpkin pie is the winner, edging out apple pie — but not by much.
Meanwhile, the New York Times, NPR and Men’s Health were the most influential accounts to tweet about holiday food. Check out the details below, and let us know in the comments whether social media has influenced your Thanksgiving meal.