It has been named as Britain’s greatest invention and it is the most popular lunchtime meal of all time; the sandwich.
The sandwich, other than being a town in Kent, England, can be dated back over 300 years ago to 1762 when the 4th Earl of Sandwich created the very first ‘sandwich’ comprising of cuts of beef between slices of toasted bread, all so he could continue gambling while he ate. This was the moment the great British culinary invention was born and since it has gone from strength to strength; and now Brits consume over 11.5 billion sandwiches each year.
Whether you make and eat your sandwich at home for your lunch box, or purchase it at retail, celebrate the food produce this week from 16th-21st May 2011.
Fill your sandwich with whatever satisfying stuffing or contents that you desire with the help of Ulster Weavers. Our cute Aprons will ensure that your clothes don’t get dirty or messy when you have fun buttering the bread, cramming it full with fillings and munching away.
And don’t worry if it isn’t quite as good as the record most expensive sandwich ever made by chef Tom Bridge. His Lancaster Cheese Sandwich sold on eBay in 2006 for £345.
What is more, try not to fret if it isn’t as big as the world’s largest pre-packed sandwich by Roberts Bakery in Norwich which was 2.5 metres long and encased with Marmite, Princes Tuna & Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and weighed the same as 1,000 loaves.
Need some help in what to put in your sandwich with? Chicken remains the number one most popular filling in sandwiches bought outside the home whereas, ham and cheese are the favourite filling’s in home-made sandwiches.
According to a survey of multiple sandwich retailers issued by the British Sandwich Association for British Sandwich Week 2011, the top sandwich fillings are…
TOP 10 SANDWICH FILLINGS
- Other meat
So have fun making the British sandwich for your dinner this week with our cute PVC Aprons!