Big News guys – The Cheese Toastie Officially Takes Top Spot as UK’s Favourite Lunch with Brits Eating 4.3 Billion Toasties Per Year with over a third (37%) of Brits say Cheese Toastie is the tastiest lunch option crowning it the nations undisputed favourite!
We conducted research to celebrate the launch of the UK’s first-ever National Cheese Toastie Day (October 27th), results have officially crowned the mighty Cheese Toastie as the tastiest lunch option, voted by over a third of Brits.
The UK is a cheese toastie loving nation with almost half of the country (47%) eating toasties weekly and 20% eating them more than once a week. In total, the British public eats an average of 4.3billion cheese toasties per year, with 3.3million people eating a toastie every day and 31.3m eating at least one toastie a week. That’s a lot of cheese!
The undeniable champion cheese of choice is the mighty Cheddar with two-thirds of people choosing cheddar over all other options. Red Leicester was next on the list with 13.7% of the vote.
37% of Brits say that a cheese toastie is the tastiest lunch option – with jacket potato (21%) and beans on toast (14%) taking second and third place respectively and 1 in 5 people agreed that there is no better comfort food available to cheer you up, quite like a cheese toastie.
When it comes to flavour combinations, cheese and ham is the most popular with 30% of the vote, a classic cheese toastie on its own comes second (23%) and cheese and tomato take third place (22%).
Each year, we’re inviting the nation to celebrate its love for the mighty cheese toastie with its own national day. So, dust off your toastie machine, dig out your grill pan or whip out your toastie bags and get ready to cook up a storm and celebrate the ultimate British comfort food – the mighty cheese toastie.
Cheese toastie loving Brits also revealed their top tips for the perfect toastie to The Yorkshire Creamery: 39% of people say that you should always use a toastie maker for the perfect cheese toastie, with 18% preferring the grill pan for their cheese toastie fix. A third of people stated that buttering the outside of the bread is crucial and 1 in 5 championed the need to toast the bread first.