Around the world in four sandwiches …but have they missed your favourite?

To celebrate British Sandwich Week earlier this month (19-26 May, in case you missed it), Délifrance went ‘around the world in four sandwiches’.

I mean, it sounds a lot more enjoyable than the 80 days Phileas Fogg had to endure, but have they forgotten your favourite?

As part of its virtual world tour, Délifrance found 95% of British consumers eat a sandwich at least once a week, and 77% enjoy changing the types of bread.

Stéphanie Brillouet, marketing director for the UK, Northern Europe, and North America, Délifrance, said: “We know that for British consumers, sandwiches are a comforting staple that offer incredible versatility in both bread type and filling combination. They’re also growing in popularity as a premium ‘grab and go’ product.”


Around the World in Four Sandwiches

· Focaccia: A close relative of the pizza, this Italian bread is made with wheat flour, oil, water, salt, and yeast. Popular fillings include mozzarella, tomatoes, mortadella, olives, etc. It is generally seasoned with olive oil, salt, and herbs.

· Banh Mi: A baguette filled with French and Vietnamese ingredients: carrots, mayonnaise, and pâté or white radish, coriander, soy sauce, and pork

· Bagel: A ring-shaped bread made with leavened dough, boiled before being baked, which was brought to the USA and Canada by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Often topped with seeds, it is often filled with cream cheese, among other ingredients

· Croque Monsieur/Madame: A grilled Parisian sandwich made with sliced bread, ham and Emmental. Its feminine version (the Croque Madame) has a fried egg on top.


This is all well and good, (delicious, in fact), but where in the name of all-things-sliced-into-triangles does the BLT come into this? We can’t be alone here, surely...