The go-to product for anyone looking out for a convenient, quick and wholesome meal on the go, sandwiches have come a long way from their humble beginnings.
The first ‘packaged’ sandwich is believed to have been launched by Marks & Spencer in 1985 thanks to the creation of an ‘easy seal’ pack by Hans Blokmann, the then technical director of packaging supplier Danisco Otto Nielsen.
Chicken remains the most popular filling in commercially made sandwiches accounting for around 31% of all sandwiches.
Britons eat some 43,000 tonnes of chicken in sandwiches each year. That’s the same weight as 258 Blue Whales or 6,006 double-decker busses.