Revealed: the nation's favourite breakfasts

Revealed: the nation's favourite breakfasts


Posted 13th June by Peter Byrne

If you could pick your dream breakfast, what would it be?

Would it be a nice bacon sandwich? Perhaps you'd rather have a bowl of cereal? Or maybe waffles?

Well, a survey carried out by Leonardo Hotels has looked to find out exactly what the nation's favourite way to start the day is - and it probably isn’t surprising to discover that it's the Full English that comes out on top, with 83 per cent of the votes.

Hot on its heels was cereal, which achieved 81 per cent of the votes - sometimes, you just can't beat a classic.

Following this came the Bacon Sandwich which got 79 per cent of the vote – after all, few things beat a bacon sarnie, whether it's as a slightly hungover pick-me-up over the weekend or as a more indulgent way to kickstart a weekday.

78 per cent of us enjoy a more continental breakfast, voting for a croissant to break their morning fast.

Pancakes rounded off the top five, getting 77 per cent of the votes.

The full top 10 breakfasts are:

1. Full English
2. Cereal
3. Bacon Sandwich
4. Croissant / Pastries
5. Pancakes
6. Boiled Egg and Soldiers
7. Beans on Toast
8. Porridge
9. French Toast
10. Waffles

So, we know what the king of breakfasts is - but what do we want to see in the perfect fry up?

Well, for 62 per cent, toast is a staple. Surprisingly, only 53 per cent felt a fried egg needed to be included, while 40 per cent said grilled tomatoes are a must. 42 per cent believe mushrooms need to be on the plate, while only 29 per cent think black pudding and ketchup needs to be included.

The full top 10 parts of a Full English are:

1. Bacon - 69 per cent
2. Sausages - 66 per cent
3. Toast - 62 per cent
4. Baked Beans - 57 per cent
5. Fried Egg - 53 per cent
6. Hash Brown - 51 per cent
7. Fried Mushrooms - 42 per cent
8. Grilled Tomatoes - 40 per cent
9. Ketchup - 29 per cent
10. Black Pudding - 29 per cent

What about drinks? Well, getting a caffeine kick was seemingly not quite so important, as it was fruit juice that was voted the nation's favourite breakfast drinks, with English breakfast tea coming in second place. White coffee came in third, while cappuccino followed on in fourth place.

You can find out more by reading the full study here.






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