Barnsley crowned brussels sprout capital of England

Barnsley has won the award for eating the most brussels sprouts this year after it scoffed almost 1.4 million.

Barnsley crowned brussels sprout capital of England

Barnsley has been crowed the brussels sprout capital of England.

British food chain Morrisons has discovered the quaint town in South Yorkshire has scoffed almost 1.4 million of the green mini cabbages, traditionally put on the plate around the festive season, so far this year after calculating the figures based on the amount sold in their 504 stores.

Morrisons head chef Richard Jones said: "Sprouts are an integral taste of Christmas and no festive lunch would be complete without them. There are lots of them grown around Yorkshire and the Midlands so it's no surprise that the good people of Barnsley are such dedicated sprout lovers.

"In fact Yorkshire folk love a Sunday roast so that would explain why sprouts seem to be popular all year round."

Malvern, in Worcestershire, came in second place after gorging on 1,362,010 brussels sprouts between October 2014 and this September, while Diss in Norfolk was third.

The top ten brussels sprout scoffers are as follows;

Barnsley (South Yorkshire) 1,389,440

Malven (Worcs) 1,362,010

Diss (Norfolk) 1,357,525

Rotherham (South Yorks) 1,354,275

Cleethorpes (NE Lincs) 1,353,430

Hillsborough (Sheffield) 1,319,305

Coalville (Notts) 1,318,915

Willenhall (West Mids) 1,278,940

Gamston (Notts) 1,264,380

Gravesend (Kent) 1,263,665

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