Millennials have been accused of killing napkins, cereal, department stores and a long list of other items because they are not using them. Now, millennials are being blamed for ruining Thanksgiving dinner by choosing tiny turkeys. They are skipping the 30-pound birds and buying smaller versions this year.
Bloomberg reports, “The holiday depicted by Norman Rockwell—Grandma showing off a cooked bird so plump it weighs down a banquet plate—is still common. But smaller families, growing guilt over wasteful leftovers and a preference for free-range fowl have all played roles in the emergence of petite poultry as a holiday dinner centerpiece.”
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there is a growing demand for smaller turkeys. Instead of picking the 30-pound birds, more people are choosing the 12- to 14-pound turkeys. Millennials seem to prefer the tiny turkeys, which can weigh six pounds or less.