Jam bites the dust as fish is named top butty

PASS THE BATON: Alyssa and Aidan share a sandwich
PASS THE BATON: Alyssa and Aidan share a sandwich
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Gone are the days of defiant toddlers demanding jam butties, now the youngsters want a taste of the ocean.

Today’s current crop of youth voted a posh nosh salmon and cucumber sandwich as their number one this British Sandwich Week.

Lostock Hall Busy Bees nursery kids are making a different sandwich every day to celebrate Great British Sandwich week Thomas and Sophie

Lostock Hall Busy Bees nursery kids are making a different sandwich every day to celebrate Great British Sandwich week Thomas and Sophie

Children at Busy Bees nursery in Lostock Hall said a fish butty is their favourite type of sandwich.

And to honour the national week, celebrating the Earl of Sandwich’s 18th century discovery, the youngsters made a different flavour butty every day.

Acting nursery manager Sharon Srawley said: “We talked to the children and asked them what their favourite sandwich is.

“Their overall favourite was fish, so we decided to give them salmon and cucumber on Tuesday.”

Our most popular selling sandwich is the Italian BMT with salami, pepperoni and ham. That or the meatball sub.

Craig Haworth

And fish also hits the spot in Fulwood, Preston, as Lathams bakery’s top lunchtime treat is tuna.

Employee Charlotte Dawson said: “Tuna is our top selling sandwich.”

Whilst over in central Preston, at sandwich specialist chain Subway’s, Fylde Road, it is all about 
the red meat. Manager Craig Haworth said: “Our most popular selling sandwich is the Italian BMT with salami, pepperoni and ham. That or the meatball sub.”

A 2013 poll by the British Sandwich Association shows that Prestonians are bucking the national best-selling sandwich trend.

Great British Sandwich Week  Latham's Caxton Road, Fulwood Preston.  Latham's most popular Sandwich is a Tuna Roll. Pictured is Assistant Manager of Latham's, Becky Yates aged 22 with a Tuna Roll.

Great British Sandwich Week Latham's Caxton Road, Fulwood Preston. Latham's most popular Sandwich is a Tuna Roll. Pictured is Assistant Manager of Latham's, Becky Yates aged 22 with a Tuna Roll.

The BSA revealed that chicken and bacon is the UK’s most bought supermarket sandwich.

Tuna finished ninth whilst the Italian-inspired Subway BMT and salmon sarnie did not make the cut.

And Ms Srawley revealed why youngsters are shying away from the classic child-pleasing jam butty.

She said: “We had a bacon and cheese toastie on Monday, chicken on Wednesday, sausage butties on Thursday 
and egg today.

“I think a lot of them have jam on toast and that is why they didn’t vote for jam sandwiches.

“We organised the week to teach the children about different types of food and we’ve been explaining where the food comes from.”

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