Hoorah for the home made sandwich. At Great British Chefs we were delighted to hear that a new survey has shown that sales of lunch boxes and food bags have risen by 40 per cent as more people opt for home-made sandwiches.
According to a survey for Vouchercodes.co.uk people realised they can pay as much for takeaway food in a day as it would cost to make their own lunches for a week. Vouchercodes told The Daily Express "The continuing financial downturn has forced people to tighten their belts."
Homemade fish finger sandwich
The sandwich industry is worth £5 billion a year with 2.7billion bought from stores and corner shops. The survey found that our favourite sandwich is a ham sandwich, followed by cheese, chicken salad, egg and cress then the BLT.
More than half of those 2,000 people asked spend less than £10 on lunch for a week, nine per cent get by on office biscuits and apparently 15 per cent of women skip lunch altogether!
We'd love to hear your thoughts on all of this? What do you normally have for lunch? How often do you make sandwiches? What are some of your favourite sandwich fillings? We're discussing this over on Great British Chefs Facebook Page