British consumers will typically eat 18,304 sandwiches in their lifetime, according to a new study.
The research also revealed that Brits spend £48,339 on sandwiches over the course of their lives and that 56% of British consumers eat at least one sandwich per day.
The online survey of 2,000 Brits, conducted by Ginger Research on behalf of Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayo, found the BLT was the nation’s most loved sandwich, with chicken mayo coming runner-up and bacon coming third.
A spokesperson for Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayo said the findings showed Brits were very particular when it came to their sandwiches, which were still the go-to option for lunch.
“The fact that it’s so quick to make, cheap and you can pretty much have any filling you fancy makes it an obvious choice for schoolchildren, workers, busy mums and anyone on the go,” said the spokesperson.
Leeds emerged as the sandwich capital of the UK, with those from the northern city consuming 20 sandwiches every month.
The most popular sandwich fillings identified by the survey are:
2. Chicken mayo
3. Bacon with ketchup or brown sauce
4. Ham and cheese
5. Cheese and pickle
6. Smoked salmon and cream cheese
7. Tuna mayonnaise
8. Egg mayonnaise
9. Prawn mayonnaise
11. Beef and horseradish
12. Chip butty
13. Bacon and brie
14. Coronation chicken
15. Sausage and egg
16. Egg and cress
17. Pulled pork
18. Ham salad and mayonnaise
19. Turkey and cranberry sauce
20. Corned beef
22. Fish fingers and tartare sauce
23. Ham and mayonnaise
24. Peanut butter and jam
25. Just mayonnaise