A study into the nation’s lunchtime habits has confirmed the humble sandwich is still the UK’s favourite lunch, with the average Brit shelling out a whopping £48,339 on sandwiches over the course of their entire lives.
In fact, a staggering 56 percent of Brits eat AT LEAST one sandwich per day – with over a third having exactly the same filling every day.
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 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”.
A spokesperson said: “These findings show Brits are very particular when it comes to their sandwiches – without a doubt it’s still our go-to option for lunch.
According to the data, many Brits have a penchant for more unusual combinations – leftover roast dinner, marmite and banana and onion ring and ketchup among some of the more bizarre sandwich concoctions to be enjoyed by Brits.
Not for the faint hearted – mashed potato and sweetcorn and salad cream topped with salt and vinegar crisps were also sandwich fillings creative Brits have tried.
Leeds emerged as the sandwich capital of the UK, with those from the Northern city consuming the most sandwiches every month – 20 to be exact.