Ireland's favourite chicken wing flavour has been revealed - and unsurprisingly, it's hot and spicy 1 month ago

Ireland's favourite chicken wing flavour has been revealed - and unsurprisingly, it's hot and spicy

Everybody likes a chicken wing.

Everybody.

Except vegetarians and vegans and people who aren't that fond of messy food but other than that, absolutely everybody. Alright?

Chicken wings are soft. They're delicious. They're covered in a sauce so sticky that you're bound to get it all over your hands but it's OK because you can simply lick it off after.

A divine food that you'd be a fool to not get on board with (unless you are, in fact, any of the above aforementioned people).

Chicken wings are so divine that they've now got their own day dedicated to them. That day is today, July 29.

Celebrate how you will - but rest in the knowledge that the nation's favourite chicken wing and dip combo has been revealed.

It's the not-all-that-surprising hot and spicy wings with a garlic mayo dip on the side.

Can't beat it, tbh.

Musgrave MarketPlace revealed Ireland's favourite wing to mark this year's National Chicken Wing Day.

Research from the wholesaler showed that sales for chicken wings have peaked at 100,000 per week, with an estimated five million being sold per year.

That's 510 tonnes of chicken wing, in case you didn't know.

Coming in at a close second after hot and spicy was barbecue, followed by buffalo. Other popular dips also included blue cheese and ranch.

All the creamy lads.

Desi Derby, marketing director at Musgrave MarketPlace, said it's not really all that surprising that the humble chicken wing has become so popular.

“The chicken wing has come a long way from a butchers off-cut to one of the most popular items on most menus," they said.

"Chicken wings are a very versatile product, and a great vehicle for flavour. Easily adaptable to fit most food trends from high protein to gluten free, it’s great to see our growth in sales to over 5 million wings per year."