Happy Valentines! There’s no doubt been talk of all the aphrodisiacs to eat in order to get the loving vibes flowing but according to subscription recipe box service, Hello Fresh, it’s not about oysters, asparagus, strawberries and pomegranates. But rather steak, roast dinners and curries.
Yes, you heard me. Steak hits the hotspot for the top five meals for romance, according to British couples, closely followed by the traditional roast, a spicy curry, salmon and then profiteroles (we never need an excuse to eat profiteroles!) It turns out that as couples, we’re also choosing to cook a romantic meal at home, with a third of British men and a quarter of women planning to shun busy restaurants for home comforts. Indeed, Hello Fresh’s survey shows that seven out of ten people prefer being cooked for on a date night, rather than going out for a meal.
“When it comes to food to get you in the mood, forget fancy delicacies – it’s the good old British classics that are the clear winners.”
~ Patrick Drake, Co-founder and Head Chef at Hello Fresh
However, whilst home-cooked food can fuel romance, get it wrong and your date night can easily turn to disaster with ‘eating too much’ reported as the most common reason. I think we can all relate to ‘Labrador-itis’ (when we just… can’t… stop… eating…. Just like Labradors!) but apparently, burning food and getting drunk can also put a dampener on a a romantic night.
Take a look at Hello Fresh’s infographic for more date night statistics.
Hello Fresh is a subscription service which delivers fresh, portioned ingredients to your door, along with easy to follow, healthy and delicious recipes. As I discovered, it’s a fantastic way to get creative in the kitchen, regardless of your culinary skills, and takes all the hassle out of having to shop and even deciding what to cook.
This is a sponsored post produced for Hello Fresh. For more information visit hellofresh.co.uk