Takeaways curry favour for the UK
Oct 15 2009 By Huddersfield Examiner
WITH over 15 million takeaways ordered every month, Brits are missing a trick when it comes to dinner.
Brits are buying over 15 million Indian takeaways every month not because they’re too lazy, but because they don’t know what the ingredients are or how to cook Indian food.
New research by Sharwood’s shows almost a third of Brits buy a takeaway every month (31%), and almost one in seven do so at least every week (13%), despite the cost of an average takeaway coming in at over £13 per person.
But when it comes to cooking curry at home, the majority of people have yet to try it. Under half (46%) say they have not attempted to recreate their favourite takeaway Indian dish in their own kitchen.
According to research by Sharwood’s, just one in five people say they don’t have the time to cook a curry in their own home (22%). The real problem lies in the ingredients with almost half saying they either have no idea what goes into their curry, or don’t know where to buy it (47%).
So instead Brits are spending an average of £13 on each takeaway, despite the average price of doing it yourself - or getting a "fake away" coming in at just £2.37 per person, all because we don’t know what goes into an ordinary curry.