A CUT ABOVE A
recent survey* has
shown that the average
Brit will consume more
than 18,000 sandwiches
in their lifetime. The
study into the UK's lunchtime habits has
confirmed that sandwiches are still the
favourite lunch option. Up to 56% of Brits
eat at least one sandwich a day, and more
than a third have exactly the same filling
The sandwich is said to have been
invented back in the 18th century by
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich,
who famously ordered his valet to bring
him "meat tucked between two pieces
of bread".The survey shows that we
are very particular when it comes to our
sandwiches, without a doubt it's still our
go-to option for lunch. Quick to make,
affordable and portable, they are great for
anyone on the go.
Only a high maintenance 14% of Brits
insisted on their crusts being cut off.
Those surveyed said that they
preferred theirs to be cut diagonally in half,
with as much salad as possible stuffed in.
A hungry Brit will eat their sandwich in just
eight mouthfuls in just over six minutes.
Leeds emerged as the sandwich capital of
the UK, consuming the most sandwiches
every month - 20 per person.
The poll, by Heinz [Seriously] Good
Mayo, found a BLT was the nation's
most loved sandwich, with chicken mayo
coming in as runner-up. Third in the list
was bacon, accompanied with ketchup
or brown sauce - followed by ham and
cheese - and then cheese and pickle.
The top five most unusual sandwich
combinations revealed by the survey were
roast dinner leftovers, baked beans and
cheese, mayonnaise and crisps, salad
cream and salt and vinegar crisps, and
leftover curry take-away.
*The survey of 2,000 Brits was
conducted online via Ginger Research on
behalf of Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayo in
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