We thought it was a truth universally acknowledged that the BLT was the nation’s favourite sarnie. How wrong we were …

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Image: And Britain's favourite sandwich is … hint: it's not the BLT

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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.

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8th: Southern fried chicken

A newcomer for 2014 …

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Fried chicken sandwich

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7th: chicken and stuffing

Sunday lunch in a sarnie. What could be better?

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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. 

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Egg sandwich

Eggtastic: try this egg and cress sandwich recipe

5th: ploughman’s

The popular 80s pub lunch is back, but as a filling. Oh yes.

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Say cheese: try this Ploughman's sandwich recipe

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.

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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.

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Photo: Seven

Makin bacon: whip up a BLT

2nd: prawn mayonnaise

An enduring classic. It seems we can’t get enough of the fishy stuff.

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1st: chicken and bacon

Well, we knew bacon had to feature in the number one slot somehow. Good choice, Britain, good choice. 

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Do you agree with the results? Let us know what your favourite sarnie is in the comments bow below ...