Oh crumbs! The average Brit will eat 18,304 sandwiches in their lifetime

PUBLISHED: 17:33 29 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:33 29 March 2017

The average Brit will eat 18,304 sandwiches in their lifetime. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The average Brit will eat 18,304 sandwiches in their lifetime. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto


A new study has revealed that the average Brit will spend almost £48,339 of their dough on sandwiches in their lifetime.

The people of our sandwich-loving nation will eat 18,304 of them throughout their life, with 56% eating at least one per day.

Over a third of boring Brits will even have the same filling every day.

The survey, carried out by Heinz Seriously Good Mayo, revealed the BLT as the sarnie of choice, closely followed by chicken mayo and bacon with ketchup or brown sauce.

From leftover Chinese take-away to lasagne, the most unusual fillings were also revealed – mashed potato and sweetcorn sandwich anyone?

The sandwich is thought to have been invented by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, in the 1700s who asked his servant to bring him “meat tucked between two pieces of bread.”

A spokesperson for Heinz 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.”

The survey of 2,000 Brits was conducted by Heinz.

Full list

Most popular sandwich fillings:

1. BLT

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

10. Cheese

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

21. Crisps

22. Fish finger and tartare sauce

23. Ham and mayonnaise

24. Peanut butter and jam

25. Just mayonnaise

Most unusual sandwich fillings:

1. Roast dinner leftovers

2. Baked beans and cheese

3. Mayonnaise and crisps

4. Salad cream and salt and vinegar crisps

5. Leftover curry take-away

6. Instant noodle sandwich

7. Cream cheese and jam

8. Cheese and marmalade

9. Lasagne

10. Onion ring and ketchup

11. Leftover Chinese take-away

12. Cheese and chocolate spread

13. Marmite and banana

14. Peanut butter and marmite

15. Mashed potato and sweetcorn

What’s your favourite sandwich filling? Let us know in the comments.

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