Thursday, November 26, 2015

Del Monte Green Bean Index

Shown below are a list of U.S. states ranked according to the highest concentration of Thanksgiving green-bean casserole eaters:

***  2015 DEL MONTE GREEN BEAN INDEX ***

>>  RANKING THE U.S. STATES THAT EAT GREEN-BEAN CASSEROLE THE MOST

1.  Louisiana:  60% (expect to eat green-bean casserole this Thanksgiving)
2.  Oklahoma:  58%
3.  Kentucky:  57%
4.  Florida:  54%
5.  Wisconsin:  52%
6.  Missouri:  51%
7.  Colorado:  50%
8.  Kansas:  49%
9.  New Hampshire:  48%
10.  Maine:  46%
11.  Vermont:  45%
12.  California:  44%
13.  Mississippi:  43%
14.  Idaho:  41%
15.  Utah:  41%
16.  Texas:  40%
17.  Illinois:  39%
18.  Ohio:  38%
19.  New York:  37%
20.  Michigan:  37%
21.  Alabama:  36%
22.  North Carolina:  36%
23.  New Mexico:  35%
24.  Maryland:  34%
25.  Tennessee:  32%
26.  Massachusetts:  32%
27.  New Jersey:  31%
28.  South Carolina:  30%
29.  Pennsylvania:  29%
30.  Virginia:  29%
31.  Arizona:  29%
32.  Minnesota:  28%
33.  Indiana:  27%
34.  Georgia:  26%
35.  Delaware:  25%
36.  Oregon:  23%
37.  Rhode Island:  23%
38.  Connecticut:  22%
39.  Nevada:  22%
40.  Montana:  21%
41.  Iowa:  21%
42.  Washington:  21%
43.  West Virginia:  20%
44.  Alaska:  20%
45.  Arkansas:  20%
46.  Nebraska:  19%
47.  Wyoming:  19%
48.  South Dakota:  19%
49.  North Dakota:  18%
50.  Hawaii:  17%


>>  DEL MONTE'S 2015 TOP 10 'SECRET INGREDIENTS' FOR GREEN-BEAN CASSEROLE:

Del Monte also asked U.S. and Missouri residents to rate their favorite "secret ingredient" -- a single, creative item that can be added to the casserole's iconic green bean, cream of mushroom, and french fried onion flavors to make it unique and different.  According to the survey, America's Top 10 most-wanted secret ingredients for green bean casserole are:

1.  Bacon (34%)
2.  Mushrooms (17%)
3.  Cheese (11%)
4.  Grilled Onions (8%)
5.  Almonds (7%)
6.  Sausage (6%)
7.  Bread crumbs or crushed crackers (5.6%)
8.  Garlic (5.2%)
9.  Jalapeños or hot sauce (4%)
10.  Sour cream (3%)


>>  DEL MONTE'S 2015 TOP 5 GREEN-BEAN CASSEROLE RECIPES:

Del Monte also ranked its Top 5 most popular green bean casserole recipes (based on frequency on 2015 Thanksgiving dinner tables):

1.  Classic Green Bean Casserole:
http://www.delmonte.com/recipes/side-dish/green-bean-casserole

2.  Bacon and Cheddar Green Bean Casserole:
http://www.delmonte.com/recipes/detail/bacon-and-cheddar-green-bean-casserole

3.  Sautéed Mushroom and Green Bean Casserole:
http://www.delmonte.com/recipes/detail/sauteed-mushroom-and-green-bean-casserole

4.  Creole Sausage and Green Bean Casserole:
http://www.delmonte.com/recipes/detail/creole-sausage-and-green-bean-casserole

5.  Main Dish Green Bean Casserole
http://www.delmonte.com/recipes/detail/main-dish-green-bean-casserole

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