Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

A staggering amount of you drink leftover gravy after a roast

22/03/2023

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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We love gravy as much as the next person… but would you drink of glass of the stuff?

It turns out that a lot of people do, with a rather staggering number admitting to glugging the leftover gravy from their roast.

Yep, according to a new survey from Best Betting Sites, a pretty phenomenal 31 percent admitted to swigging the meaty juices, and we’re both alarmed and impressed, tbh.

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Would you drink your leftover gravy? (Credit: Alamy)

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As the poll was referenced on Twitter, a whole bunch of people admitted to the habit.

“Guilty as charged!,” said one.

Whilst another added: “From the jug.”

“I absolutely do this!,” said a third.

Meanwhile, a fourth even shared a picture of their wife swigging it from the pan…

There were some who weren’t so sure, though.

“This made me feel a bit nauseous,” commented somebody else.

As a fellow sceptic jokily penned: “Grow up.”

The survey spoke to 2,000 people “from all walks of life and corners of the United Kingdom,” and also asked respondents a lot more about their gravy drinking habits.

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Sunday roasts are nothing without gravy (Credit: Alamy)

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On top of the rather quirky gravy drinking habit, the survey also uncovered that 67 percent of respondents preferred a thick and glossy gravy, while 33 percent opted for a thinner, more pourable consistency.

As many as 88 percent of participants agreed that the smell and taste of gravy “evoke feelings of comfort and nostalgia,” and only 7 percent could abide the thought of a Sunday roast without the stuff.

If you think that drinking gravy is nuts, wait until you hear about the gravy wrestling contest that goes on every year.

Held at the Rose ‘N’ Bowl Pub in Rossendale, the competition allows people to roll about in a pool of gravy, and it’s been going on for over a decade.

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The gravy wrestling competition is not for the feint hearted (Credit: Heather B Studios)

The event is put on for charity to raise money for East Lancashire Hospice, but took a two year hiatus in 2020 and 2021 because of Covid restrictions.

However, it returned last year to much excitement of locals, with restaurant manager, Carol Lowe, stating that people came from “far and wide” to flex their wrestling skills in the gravy pool.

You can read more about that here. 

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