Ever since the first sandwich was invented in the UK by the 4th Earl of Sandwich in 1762 it has grown in size, taste and complexity. A staggering 4.2 sandwiches a week are on average consumed per person per week at home.
But why do we love sandwiches so much? Just like the Mexicans we love food that can be handheld, are portable and which make little mess. Unlike the Burritos and Tacos of the world a sandwich does have to have 2 slices of bread wrapped around at least one filling to be able to call it a sandwich, this was confirmed by a court in the US a few years ago.
It is also estimated that there are over 20 million possible sandwich combinations and the longest recorded sandwich measured over 730m that’s enough to feed a few people for a while!
Research carried out by a lunch delivery Exeter company said that requests for different sandwich fillings had grown, but the traditional ingredients of cheese, ham, egg, salmon, bacon, tuna are requested but with a variety of interesting additions.
Most popular sandwiches
The nations most popular sandwich filling results make an interesting read, with Egg Mayo proving to be the most popular with 24% choosing this choice over all others. Cheese came second, then Ham, Chicken, Tuna, BLT, Prawn Mayo, Our old friend Jam and with just 1% of votes saw Peanut Butter.
Top 5 healthest sandwich fillings
Similar to Google, the amount of new keyword requests that are searched for everyday must be close to the amount of new sandwich filling requests. The pursuit of the perfect sandwich goes on, what will be inside your sandwich today?