From traditional Christmas hams, puddings and pavlovas to fresh Aussie seafood, Coles is revealing who has the biggest appetite for its popular festive food this Christmas.
When it comes to eating the most ham - the centrepiece at every Christmas lunch or dinner - NSW customers put the equivalent of seven jumbo jets of pork on their fork.
Customers from Goulburn, Penrith and Erina have led the charge in Christmas ham consumption, with stores in each suburb the top three for Christmas ham sales across the state.
When it comes to sweet treats and desserts to finish off the perfect Christmas feast, customers from NSW tend to consume the most volume of puddings, pavlovas, and fruit mince pies overall - almost 1 million more packets than Tasmania.
Shoppers from Eastgardens love their puddings and pavs more than any others in the state, coming in the top spot for sales of both products, whilst Erina customers love their fruit mince pies, closely followed by shoppers from Bowral and Moss Vale.
NSW shoppers also snap up the most WA Rock Lobsters, indulging in more than three times the volume of lobsters than their home state of Western Australia.
And what is all this delicious shellfish washed down with in NSW? Sparkling and Champagne of course, ensuring the state tops the charts for bubbles consumption.
NSW also trumps the list for the most Christmas crackers and wrapping paper purchased at Coles, and shoppers from NSW also enjoy cherries and mangoes atop their pavlova the most - eating the equivalent of 12 semi-trailers of cherries at Christmas time, which is five times more than SA, followed by Queensland and Victoria.
Coles Chief Executive of Commercial and Express Greg Davis said after a challenging few months for many Australians, celebrating together over a delicious feast is the joy we have all been waiting for this Christmas.
"While we may be divided in our food preferences depending on where we live, the one thing we're all united over is our desire to be together this Christmas, with our recent survey showing that 60 per cent of Aussies want to be together, and food is at the centre of the celebration," said Mr Davis.
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Coles' survey of 7500 Australians also revealed that nearly 50 per cent of Australians say they will do more of their Christmas food shopping online this year.
To help support the increased demand, Coles is boosting online capacity and encouraging customers to use Coles online to have their groceries delivered to their home or direct to their car boot through contactless Click&Collect, available at 600 stores nationally.
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