Last month I talked about the history of the sandwich. Incidentally, did you know that more than a third of people in the UK would describe a sandwich as their favourite meal?

Anyway, I recently came across some research carried out by Warburtons the bakers. They asked 2,000 people what their favourite combination of sandwich fillings were, from the 1970s right up to the present day.

The results were very interesting and purport to show a move from traditional to more adventurous and experimental fillings, often vegetarian.

Here are the findings for favourite sandwich fillings over the decades:

1. Ham salad
2. Ham & cheese
3. Ploughman’s
4. Cheese & onion
5. Egg mayonnaise

1. Chicken salad
2. Tuna mayo
3. Tuna & cucumber
4. BLT
5. Tuna salad

1. BLT
2. Tuna mayo
3. Chicken mayo
4. Tuna salad
5. Chicken Club

1. Smoked salmon & cream cheese
2. Chicken mayo
3. Brie & cranberry
4. Salmon & prawn
5. Brie & grape

1. Hummus & falafel
2. BBQ pulled pork
3. Avocado
4. Chicken & avocado
5. Brie & grape

So what do I think? Some of our customers are firmly rooted in the 70s and 80s! And where are the bacon butties?