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Sandwich Sterotypes in the UK - What Does My Favourite Sandwich Say About Me?

To honour our excellent paper sandwich bags we thought we’d discuss our favourite sandwiches. We’ve been round the office gathering the low down on what makes our favourite sandwiches, our favourite sandwiches and what it says about us as people.

Disclaimer, this study has been carried out by a real scientist and therefore is scientifically valid – true fact.

We asked the twelve people in the office and here’s the inside scoop…

Egg Mayo Sandwich

egg sandwich

Ever wonder what the world would look like without mayonnaise? Artists have rendered what they believe it would look like:

life without sandwiches

But in all seriousness, an Egg Mayo sandwich may be one of the United Kingdom’s staple foods. Popularised during World War 2 when meat rations were enforced, eggs became the new meat. The first fried egg sandwich was introduced at a White Castle restaurant in St Louis. (source)

What does it say about me?

If you’re the type to go for an egg mayo sandwich you typically live a quieter, private life. You enjoy spending time at home surrounded by loved ones or by yourself.

Cheese & Pickle

Also known as the Ploughman’s Sandwich, this British classic has been voted Britain’s favourite sandwich in a poll by the supermarket, Aldi. Why is it called a Ploughman’s sandwich? A poem from the 14th century named “Pierce the Ploughman’s Crede” described the details of a traditional ploughman’s meal of bread, cheese and pickle. (source)

What does it say about me?

Open, honest and loyal. You’ll never try to pretend to be something you’re not and that’s fine with you. You take what you’re dealt with in life and let everyone know exactly how you feel.

All The Meat

meat sandwich

We all know an avid meat eater who enjoys meat sandwiches which are typically more meat than sandwich… Originally derived from Hamburg in Germany, the original meat sandwich was the “hamburger”. Becoming more popular every year, the hamburger is a staple of most meat lovers diet.

What does it say about me?

You’re a problem solver, a possible carnivore and often love multi-tasking. You enjoy taking on new challenges and pushing yourself to the limit by entering competitions and races.

Spicy ‘European’ (for copyright reasons we had to change the name)

Consisting of cured meats and cheese, this sandwich has been popularised by a famous Australian sandwich franchise. Cured meats are typically salami, pastrami and pepperoni, all of which derive from Northern Italy and are created through a fermentation process – giving it that mouldy casing often seen.

What does it say about me?

Free from judgemental tones and a lover of most things you find it hard to explain to someone what your passion is, because you have so many. People always like to have you around because of your flexibility to enjoy what’s in front of you.

Tuna Salad

tuna sandwich

Another classic consisting of two main components, tuna and salad. Simple, yet effective. Tuna Salad sandwiches have been around for over 100 years according to Wikipedia. The first written reference to Tuna Salad sandwiches appeared in America in 1907. Due to the low cost of the abundant Tuna, many favoured this choice over Chicken Salad – how times change.

What does it say about me?

You’re not exactly a socialite but that’s okay, the people you do bond with you form deep and meaningful relationships that are forged by deep and spiritual connections of a higher existence. There’s a chance if you let these people go then you’ll become a cat lady, but what do I know I’m just a mere sandwich psychologist.

Cuban

Many people think the Cuban sandwich is merely a glorified ham and cheese sandwich, however it’s actually ham, pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on Cuban bread. If that doesn’t get your belly rumbling, I’m not sure what will. Where has it come from you wonder? The sandwich was a common lunch for workers in cigar factories and sugar mills of Cuba. This eventually made its way to Florida during the early 1900s when travel between the two countries was a breeze.

What does it say about me?

If your favourite is the Cuban then you’re typically a leader of sorts with a bold voice – you’re not afraid to make it heard to those around you.

Kebab

Only in the North East of England can someone answer “kebab” to the question, “what is your favourite sandwich?” Kebabs, specifically, Döner meat was first referenced in Ottomon travel books of the early 18th century. That makes Döner meat older than light bulbs (1879), the telephone (1876) and bi-focals (1780). The first kebab shop in the UK opened in 1966 and has since become a popular dish with correlative evidence that popularity increases after a beer or two.

kebab sandwich

What does it say about me? 

If your favourite sandwich is a kebab, then you may need to revaluate your choice in sandwich if you plan on living past the age of 40. The kebab lover is often the party planner, the socialite and the facilitator of good times.

Sausage

sausage sandwich

Breakfast would never be the same again if we suddenly found ourselves without sausage buttys. Sausage making is an art of efficient butchery where intestines would be stuffed with a meat-like paste. The first reference of sausages has been lost to the ages, however interesting fact, 10th century Byzantine Emperor, Leo the Wise, outlawed sausages due to a large rise in food poisoning. Curious as to why they’re referred to as bangers in the UK? Sausages would often explode as they shrank during cooking due to their tight skin casing…

What does it say about me?

You’re often the person who drops food on yourself and may be considered a little bit clumsy. You’ve got a heart of gold though and will always try to help others achieve their goals.

Bacon

bacon sandwich

Voted the number one thing people love about Britain, bacon buttys will forever hold a place in British culture. With over 10 different cuts of bacon and several international varieties it seems that most of the western world loves bacon. If you needed more proof that people love bacon, check out this dedicated fan-site devoted to the king of salty, delicious treats.

What does it say about me?

You recognise that mornings are tough and the only thing worth getting out of bed for are the things that make life worth living. You live to have a good time and often like to live life to the full.

Chicken & Stuffing

Chicken may be one of the most widely used meats today (except in Antarctica where live chickens are banned!) however did you know that chickens were initially bred for fighting rather than eating? What we understand as chicken is actually a product of post-world war II revolutionary American science. The food industry got together in 1950 and selectively bred chickens with enlarged breasts, big enough for steaks and as a result of this it made chicken an inexpensive meat. Stuffing has relatively humble (and less interesting) Roman origins where animals (such as dormouse, hare and pig) were stuffed with a mix consisting of vegetables, herbs, spices and offal.

What does it say about me?

If you’re a lover of chicken & stuffing then you’re probably a family person, someone who’s close to a parent or sibling. You forge relationships with those who you aspire to be like and you’re content with the level of social relationships you currently manage.

Ham & Mustard

ham sandwich without packaging

Like most of our foods in this list, the romans were the first to experiment with condiments. Mustard comes from the roman “mustum ardens” which was made from unfermented grape juice (must) and ground mustard seeds (sinapis ardens).

What does it say about me?

If you’re a ham & mustard sandwich lover then you’re probably a curious person with a wide range of interests. You might be independent person with a productive and ambitious energy who doesn’t enjoy working under supervision.

 

We want to hear what your favourite sandwich is, leave a comment below. If you make sandwiches, consider using our sandwich packaging or order bespoke packaging for your business now. 


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Sandwich Sterotypes in the UK - What Does My Favourite Sandwich Say About Me?

To honour our excellent paper sandwich bags we thought we’d discuss our favourite sandwiches. We’ve been round the office gathering the low down on what makes our favourite sandwiches, our favourite sandwiches and what it says about us as people.

Disclaimer, this study has been carried out by a real scientist and therefore is scientifically valid – true fact.

We asked the twelve people in the office and here’s the inside scoop…

Egg Mayo Sandwich

egg sandwich

Ever wonder what the world would look like without mayonnaise? Artists have rendered what they believe it would look like:

life without sandwiches

But in all seriousness, an Egg Mayo sandwich may be one of the United Kingdom’s staple foods. Popularised during World War 2 when meat rations were enforced, eggs became the new meat. The first fried egg sandwich was introduced at a White Castle restaurant in St Louis. (source)

What does it say about me?

If you’re the type to go for an egg mayo sandwich you typically live a quieter, private life. You enjoy spending time at home surrounded by loved ones or by yourself.

Cheese & Pickle

Also known as the Ploughman’s Sandwich, this British classic has been voted Britain’s favourite sandwich in a poll by the supermarket, Aldi. Why is it called a Ploughman’s sandwich? A poem from the 14th century named “Pierce the Ploughman’s Crede” described the details of a traditional ploughman’s meal of bread, cheese and pickle. (source)

What does it say about me?

Open, honest and loyal. You’ll never try to pretend to be something you’re not and that’s fine with you. You take what you’re dealt with in life and let everyone know exactly how you feel.

All The Meat

meat sandwich

We all know an avid meat eater who enjoys meat sandwiches which are typically more meat than sandwich… Originally derived from Hamburg in Germany, the original meat sandwich was the “hamburger”. Becoming more popular every year, the hamburger is a staple of most meat lovers diet.

What does it say about me?

You’re a problem solver, a possible carnivore and often love multi-tasking. You enjoy taking on new challenges and pushing yourself to the limit by entering competitions and races.

Spicy ‘European’ (for copyright reasons we had to change the name)

Consisting of cured meats and cheese, this sandwich has been popularised by a famous Australian sandwich franchise. Cured meats are typically salami, pastrami and pepperoni, all of which derive from Northern Italy and are created through a fermentation process – giving it that mouldy casing often seen.

What does it say about me?

Free from judgemental tones and a lover of most things you find it hard to explain to someone what your passion is, because you have so many. People always like to have you around because of your flexibility to enjoy what’s in front of you.

Tuna Salad

tuna sandwich

Another classic consisting of two main components, tuna and salad. Simple, yet effective. Tuna Salad sandwiches have been around for over 100 years according to Wikipedia. The first written reference to Tuna Salad sandwiches appeared in America in 1907. Due to the low cost of the abundant Tuna, many favoured this choice over Chicken Salad – how times change.

What does it say about me?

You’re not exactly a socialite but that’s okay, the people you do bond with you form deep and meaningful relationships that are forged by deep and spiritual connections of a higher existence. There’s a chance if you let these people go then you’ll become a cat lady, but what do I know I’m just a mere sandwich psychologist.

Cuban

Many people think the Cuban sandwich is merely a glorified ham and cheese sandwich, however it’s actually ham, pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on Cuban bread. If that doesn’t get your belly rumbling, I’m not sure what will. Where has it come from you wonder? The sandwich was a common lunch for workers in cigar factories and sugar mills of Cuba. This eventually made its way to Florida during the early 1900s when travel between the two countries was a breeze.

What does it say about me?

If your favourite is the Cuban then you’re typically a leader of sorts with a bold voice – you’re not afraid to make it heard to those around you.

Kebab

Only in the North East of England can someone answer “kebab” to the question, “what is your favourite sandwich?” Kebabs, specifically, Döner meat was first referenced in Ottomon travel books of the early 18th century. That makes Döner meat older than light bulbs (1879), the telephone (1876) and bi-focals (1780). The first kebab shop in the UK opened in 1966 and has since become a popular dish with correlative evidence that popularity increases after a beer or two.

kebab sandwich

What does it say about me? 

If your favourite sandwich is a kebab, then you may need to revaluate your choice in sandwich if you plan on living past the age of 40. The kebab lover is often the party planner, the socialite and the facilitator of good times.

Sausage

sausage sandwich

Breakfast would never be the same again if we suddenly found ourselves without sausage buttys. Sausage making is an art of efficient butchery where intestines would be stuffed with a meat-like paste. The first reference of sausages has been lost to the ages, however interesting fact, 10th century Byzantine Emperor, Leo the Wise, outlawed sausages due to a large rise in food poisoning. Curious as to why they’re referred to as bangers in the UK? Sausages would often explode as they shrank during cooking due to their tight skin casing…

What does it say about me?

You’re often the person who drops food on yourself and may be considered a little bit clumsy. You’ve got a heart of gold though and will always try to help others achieve their goals.

Bacon

bacon sandwich

Voted the number one thing people love about Britain, bacon buttys will forever hold a place in British culture. With over 10 different cuts of bacon and several international varieties it seems that most of the western world loves bacon. If you needed more proof that people love bacon, check out this dedicated fan-site devoted to the king of salty, delicious treats.

What does it say about me?

You recognise that mornings are tough and the only thing worth getting out of bed for are the things that make life worth living. You live to have a good time and often like to live life to the full.

Chicken & Stuffing

Chicken may be one of the most widely used meats today (except in Antarctica where live chickens are banned!) however did you know that chickens were initially bred for fighting rather than eating? What we understand as chicken is actually a product of post-world war II revolutionary American science. The food industry got together in 1950 and selectively bred chickens with enlarged breasts, big enough for steaks and as a result of this it made chicken an inexpensive meat. Stuffing has relatively humble (and less interesting) Roman origins where animals (such as dormouse, hare and pig) were stuffed with a mix consisting of vegetables, herbs, spices and offal.

What does it say about me?

If you’re a lover of chicken & stuffing then you’re probably a family person, someone who’s close to a parent or sibling. You forge relationships with those who you aspire to be like and you’re content with the level of social relationships you currently manage.

Ham & Mustard

ham sandwich without packaging

Like most of our foods in this list, the romans were the first to experiment with condiments. Mustard comes from the roman “mustum ardens” which was made from unfermented grape juice (must) and ground mustard seeds (sinapis ardens).

What does it say about me?

If you’re a ham & mustard sandwich lover then you’re probably a curious person with a wide range of interests. You might be independent person with a productive and ambitious energy who doesn’t enjoy working under supervision.

 

We want to hear what your favourite sandwich is, leave a comment below. If you make sandwiches, consider using our sandwich packaging or order bespoke packaging for your business now. 


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