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Decades of marketing are the real reason we eat turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie every year

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Initially, turkey competed with other meats, like duck and goose, for centerpiece at the Thanksgiving table. skynesher/Getty Images
Over many years, ads have shaped what we consider the quintessential Thanksgiving meal.
Turkey wasn't always the bird of choice, and pumpkin pie wasn't considered a staple.
As brands pushed to make their products holiday must-haves, some didn't stick - like Welch's grape juice or Diamond's walnuts.
I have always been intrigued by Thanksgiving - the traditions, the meal, the idea of a holiday that is simply about being thankful. For my family, Thanksgiving is...
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