Cheese toastie or bacon barm? New study claims cheese toastie is the nation’s favourite




According to a study conducted by Foodhub the nation’s favourite sandwich is the cheese toastie; beating last year’s winner, the bacon butty, which took second place. Emma Stockman at Foodhub said: “Britain is a nation of sandwich lovers. Last year there was no surprise to see bacon named our favourite sandwich filling, however, we were shocked to see the cheese toastie has topped the charts this time.”

The study revealed that sandwiches were the lunch time favourite with nearly a fifth of respondents who took part. Fish and chips garnered 9% of the vote, while 8% opted for soup. One in five of those surveyed named mayo as their favourite condiment, followed by butter (16%), ketchup (14%), hot sauce (11%) and salad cream (10%).

Nearly one in ten prefer their sandwich dry with no condiment at all and the South West of England is the ketchup capital, with over a quarter of those from the region naming tomato sauce as their favourite sandwich condiment.

There was a generational divide over bread preferences: Over 65s chose wholemeal (18%), those aged between 25 and 34 chose sourdough (10%).

Emma added: “Our study also saw hamburger (5%) finish within the top ten, re-igniting the debate over whether a burger can be classed as a sandwich or not.”

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Val Fraser

Val Fraser is a trained journalist with over 12 years’ experience working on staff in various demanding media environments. She has authored/edited thousands of articles including news, travel and features. Val has authored/contributed to nine non-fiction books. A regular columnist, she stepped up to the role of Digital Editor in September 2022 and is responsible for the Sorted Magazine website.

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