Britons vote BACON as the nation’s favourite filling with cheese knocked from its top spot

The BACON butty is crowned Britain’s favourite sandwich: Cheese is knocked from its top spot while egg mayo claims second place

  • Bacon butty named the nation’s best loved sandwich in a survey of 2,000 Britons
  • Second in poll was egg mayonnaise followed by sausage and cheese and pickle
  • Results show shift in tastes, with a 2018 study seeing a cheese sandwich top list

The bacon butty has been named the nation’s best loved sandwich – pushing the simple cheese filling from its top spot.  

Bacon – with no condiments or salad – was chosen by nearly a quarter of adults as the best sandwich filling.

Second in the survey of 2,000 people by Warburtons was egg mayonnaise followed by sausage, cheese and pickle and tuna and mayonnaise. 

The results show a shift in tastes, with a similar study from 2018 seeing a plain cheese sandwich top the chart, followed by ham and cheese – which have now slipped to 17th and sixth place, respectively.

The bacon butty (pictured) has been named the nation’s best loved sandwich – pushing the simple cheese filling from its top spot

Top 30 best sandwich fillings of 2020 compared to 2018 

Top 30 of 2020: 

  1. Bacon 
  2. Egg mayonnaise
  3. Sausage
  4. Cheese and pickle
  5. Tuna and mayonnaise
  6. Ham and cheese
  7. Cheese and tomato
  8. Chicken and bacon
  9. Chicken and stuffing
  10. Egg and cress
  11. BLT
  12. Fish fingers
  13. Prawn salad
  14. Tuna and sweetcorn
  15. Smoked salmon and cream cheese
  16. Ham, cheese and pickle
  17. Plain cheese
  18. Tuna and cucumber
  19. Corned beef
  20. Coronation chicken
  21. Crisps
  22. Ploughman’s
  23. Ham salad
  24. Ham and mustard
  25. Brie and bacon
  26. Salmon
  27. Beef and horseradish
  28. Chicken tikka
  29. Pulled pork
  30. Roast beef salad

Top 30 of 2018: 

  1. Cheese
  2. Ham and cheese
  3. Ham salad
  4. Sausage
  5. Cheese and onion
  6. Egg mayonnaise
  7. Tuna mayonnaise
  8. Chicken salad
  9. Chicken mayonnaise
  10. Cheese and pickle
  11. BLT
  12. Chicken and stuffing
  13. Cheese and tomato
  14. Egg and cress
  15. Plain ham
  16. Bacon – with ketchup
  17. Ploughman’s
  18. Bacon and sausage
  19. Tuna salad
  20. Prawn mayonnaise
  21. Chicken and bacon
  22. Fish finger
  23. Ham and mustard
  24. Tuna and cucumber
  25. Ham, cheese and pickle
  26. Bacon – with brown sauce
  27. Coronation chicken
  28. Turkey salad
  29. Jam
  30. A Christmas sandwich 

And among the best loved condiments to enjoy with sandwiches were pickle at 40 per cent, ketchup with 37 per cent and mayonnaise at 55 per cent. 

It also emerged that when it comes to preparing the perfect sandwich, ‘white, medium sliced bread with the crusts left on and cut into squares’, is the top choice.

A spokesman for Warburtons, which commissioned the 2018 and 2020 studies, said: ‘However you prepare it, or whatever you fill it with, there’s something that can’t be beaten about a good old British sandwich.

‘It’s interesting to see bacon top the list as we’re all craving comforting, simple and hearty meals as social distancing continues.’

The results show a shift in tastes, with a similar study from 2018 seeing a plain cheese sandwich top the chart, followed by ham and cheese (pictured) - which have now slipped to 17th and sixth place, respectively

 The results show a shift in tastes, with a similar study from 2018 seeing a plain cheese sandwich top the chart, followed by ham and cheese (pictured) – which have now slipped to 17th and sixth place, respectively

Second in the survey of 2,000 people was egg mayonnaise (pictured above). In 2018, the filling was awarded sixth place

Second in the survey of 2,000 people was egg mayonnaise (pictured above). In 2018, the filling was awarded sixth place

In third place this year was the plain sausage sandwich, improving from the fourth spot it was given in 2018 (stock photo)

In third place this year was the plain sausage sandwich, improving from the fourth spot it was given in 2018 (stock photo)

Cheese and pickle (pictured) came in fourth. The study also found that it's not just sandwiches being enjoyed more by the nation, as a third of adults are eating more toasties now than they did before the UK's lockdown, with cheese the most popular filling

Cheese and pickle (pictured) came in fourth. The study also found that it’s not just sandwiches being enjoyed more by the nation, as a third of adults are eating more toasties now than they did before the UK’s lockdown, with cheese the most popular filling

In fifth place was tuna and mayonnaise, pictured. Lunch is still the most popular time to enjoy a sarnie or toastie with 82 per cent doing so, while a quarter of Brits frequently indulge by snacking on a sandwich

In fifth place was tuna and mayonnaise, pictured. Lunch is still the most popular time to enjoy a sarnie or toastie with 82 per cent doing so, while a quarter of Brits frequently indulge by snacking on a sandwich

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