The most popular office lunch in Britain, as revealed by a survey, is the plain cheese sandwich, then came a ham sandwich, followed by chicken.
Of 2,000 office workers questioned, three in 10 said they eat exactly the same thing every work day and have done so for an average of four-and-a-half years.
The study, commissioned by Lurpak butter, found that 12.30pm is the most common time for working people to start a lunch break and that the meal is hurried, taking just 35 minutes on average. Yet four out of 10 workers say the cheese sandwich is usually the highlight of their working day, with thoughts first turning to lunch by around 10am. Sometimes they add crisps or onion or choose the healthy option of brown bread.
They might be bored, but the main reasons for sticking to the same sandwich each day were convenience and routine, which can provide reassurance and stability.
Sadly, some old British favorites have vanished. Six out of 10 Britons have not eaten a jam, marmalade or banana sandwich in well over a year. Neither have I.
I'm the norm where it comes to eating habits. I eat a sandwich made from wholemeal bread every lunchtime, which, for me, is just before midday. Well, I have a busy morning writing on my computer and that sure burns the calories. Hehe. But I'm not boring. I vary the filling. Sometimes I use peanut butter, sometimes cheese, both with added lettuce. Occasionally I splash out and spread the buttered bread with Vegemite and fill it with half an avocado.
It is said that in approx. 1762, he asked for meat to be served between slices of bread, to avoid interrupting a gambling game. This story may have been rumor or adverse propaganda, put about by rivals hoping to weaken his resolve. Soon, people ordered, “the same as Sandwich”, and the name became popular.
So, let's take a survey of the preferred lunch food of 2015. State your country and what you regularly eat at the middle of the day.