British Pie Week: top facts

06 March, 2015
British Pie Week

British Pie Week: tell us how it's going

There are still two days left in British Pie Week 2015 and British Baker has rounded up some facts about the UK pie eater. 

While 75% of UK consumers eat at least one pie a month, there are big regional differences, according to research by Toluna, commissioned by British Pie Week organiser Jus-Rol Professional.

Just 8% of people in the south eat more than four pies a month, compared to 11% in the North and Scotland, 20% in the Midlands and Wales and 33% in Northern Ireland.

Recently, an incensed citizen began a government e-petition to "make wrongly describing a casserole with a pastry lid a criminal offence". The petition gained 5,000 signatures, falling short of the 100,000 needed to be considered by parliament, but highlighting the importance of the pastry in a pie.

In the poll, 18% of consumers oped for a shortcrust pastry lid, 19% wanted a shortcrust bottom and lid, 26% would choose a shortcrust pastry bottom and puff pastry lid, but the winner was just a puff pastry lid with 37% of the vote.

Check out our collation below for more facts and let us know how British Pie Week is going for you at

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