We thought it was a truth universally acknowledged that the BLT was the nation’s favourite sarnie. How wrong we were …
Oh how we Brits love a good sandwich. We love them so much that we bought 3.5bn of them last year.
While the BLT has reigned as the champion of the sandwich world, the British Sandwich Association (yes, that’s a real thing) has found that its crown has finally been snatched. But by what?
Well, dear sandwich-loving friends, keep reading ...
9th: tuna and sweetcorn
There’s something fishy going on here: we consume 6,250 tonnes of tuna in sandwich form each year.
8th: Southern fried chicken
A newcomer for 2014 …
7th: chicken and stuffing
Sunday lunch in a sarnie. What could be better?
6th: egg and cress
Oh the humble egg. One of the cheapest sandwiches in this year’s hall of sarnie fame and we tucked into 14,000 tonnes of the filling this year – that’s 100 tonnes more than last year.
The popular 80s pub lunch is back, but as a filling. Oh yes.
4th: chicken salad
We eat 43,000 tonnes of chicken between two slices of bread every year. Let’s face it, it has totally eclipsed ham.
3rd: bacon, lettuce and tomato
Ah, the BLT. Its crown as the nation’s favourite may been stolen but we still munch on 7,000 tonnes of bacon sarnie goodness every year.
2nd: prawn mayonnaise
An enduring classic. It seems we can’t get enough of the fishy stuff.
1st: chicken and bacon
Well, we knew bacon had to feature in the number one slot somehow. Good choice, Britain, good choice.