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Sandwich is undoubtedly an amazing creation which is hard to beat by any other food item. When we talk about lunch It’s almost impossible to resist the temptation of having a sandwich. And why wouldn’t it be? Which other food item is so easy to make, easy to carry everywhere and yet so scrumptious? No wonder sandwich is the most popular lunch item on the menu! There are plenty of facts that surround this overly eaten food staple and we have compiled 7 of those amazing facts which you probably haven’t heard before. So read on to find out more about the world’s most favorite fast food.
Sandwich is named after the person who is known for getting the first sandwich created. It so happened that the 4th Earl of Sandwich was craving food during a gambling event. He didn’t want to use both of his hands to have a meal because of the game so he got his cook to prepare a meal for him which had between two slices of bread. This food was a meal of his dreams because he could easily hold on to it while enjoying the game.
If you thought that BLT is the most favorite sandwich of Britain, then you are close but aren’t correct. Britain’s favorite sandwich happens to be bacon butty. The most preferred way of making the bacon butty is with an un-toasted white bread along with bacon which is smoked and brown sauce.
A lot of people are misled into believing that due to submarine like shape of the sandwiches served on oblong rolls, they are called ‘subs’. But it’s actually untrue. Actually, a shop got an order of 500 sandwiches from a Navy submarine base which is why the owner of the shop started referring to the sandwiches as ‘subs’.
It might seem odd but the amount of sandwiches British people eat every year is over 11.5 billion. Surveys show that most of these sandwiches are prepared and eaten at home.
Sandwiches may be very easy to make, portable and yummy but a sandwich on average consists of 400 calories. So if the commute from your lounge to the kitchen is the only walk you plan on going on after eating a sandwich, your health may be in trouble.
Once a sandwich got sold for $28,000 because the owner saw the image of virgin marry on the bread. She decided to keep it and sell it after 10 years. Hence, the high price of $28,000!
It is estimated that the British people spend around 7.5 billion euros on sandwiches every year.