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Brits crave fish and chips during lockdown

Fish and chips is the meal that home-bound families have missed the most during two-months of home isolation.

In a survey of over 2,000 consumers by food manufacturer Bakkavor, the chippy tea topped the list (27%) of which dishes they yearned for the most, followed by McDonald’s (19%), Indian curry (18%), a full English (16%), steak and chips (14%) and stone baked pizza (12%).

Those in the East Midlands missed fish and chips the most with over a third of consumers (34%) hankering after the dish.

Set against the inability to go out to eat, a number of younger people (under 35) were buying cookery books online (19%) to get some inspiration.

The survey also revealed that tea bags was the top item that people stockpiled in their food cupboards.

Mike Edwards, chief operating officer, UK, comments: “In recent months, families across the UK have adjusted to the new era of home isolation. Initially there were concerns about foot shortages and then, for many, it was a case of adjusting to the food items that were available.

“Overall the country has done a fine job supporting the NHS by staying indoors but people have their bucket list of the meals they miss and for many it’s the once staples that have now become treats – pizzas, curries and fish and chips.”

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