This is the ultimate Christmas sandwich with the stats to back it up

Pigs in blankets? WE'RE IN.

Forget the presents and the festive trees, the best part about this time of the year are the Christmas sandwiches. (We’ll go to the grave defending this.) With the likes of Tesco and Pret a Manger bringing a holiday twist to your desk lunch, there’s always a lot of controversy over the best Christmas sandwich around and well – Warburtons has taken a more scientific approach to working it out. The bread connoisseurs polled the nation to figure out what the ultimate Christmas sandwich would have in it and we’re not going to lie, our mouths are watering already.

Warburtons presented 2000 Brits with 50 different sandwich combinations and polled them to find out what the biggest hit was. It turns out that a sandwich “consisting of turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, bacon, cheese, mayonnaise and pigs in blankets” reigned supreme and TBH, we would have voted for it too.

Beyond that dreamy combination, they also figured out what the top five fillings for a Christmas sandwich were. 66% said turkey had to be in it (lower than we expected to be honest), 44% said chicken, 42% said roast ham, 35% said beef and 21% said brie – so obviously, this time of the year is pretty meaty. Vegetarian Christmas sandwiches also proved more popular as 11% loved the sound of a cauliflower cheese and nut roast option.

We’re not going to go as far as to call these people monsters, but there were a select few who were keen on ruining Christmas sandwiches for everyone. It turns out that 5% “admitted to adding some Christmas pudding, brandy butter or crumbling leftover fruit cake into their sandwich” while 9% “said they would add hipster favourite avocado to the mix”. And quite frankly, we’re tempted to call the police.

Warburton even figured out when people were most likely to tuck into a Christmas sarnie and that time is “12pm-1pm on Boxing Day”, which makes sense since it’s exactly what you’d want on a hangover. According to Warburtons, 71% of Brits will “eat up to 11 over the Christmas period” and 37% “get excited when they see them on sale”.

Just 11? Amateur hour.

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