End of British deep frying? Families are swapping their breakfast favorites, including black pudding and fried bread, for modern favorites like veggie sausages and smashed avocado.
- Traditional English breakfasts, with all the ingredients, may be a thing of the past
- A poll found that only 31% of people have black pudding in their cooked breakfasts
- Alternatives like mashed avocado and veggie sausages have become popular
For some, parting with the traditional components of the full English breakfast would be nothing short of sacrilege.
But the nation has now swapped hearty staples such as kippers, black pudding, fried bread and even builders’ tea for more “woke” and fashionable alternatives such as veggie sausages and dairy milk. oats.
Almost a quarter of us (22%) have never eaten fried bread, while the same number would never drink Masons tea with milk and two sugars.
The traditional English breakfast could soon be a thing of the past, with many never eating staples like black pudding and fried bread (pictured cooked breakfast)
Smashed avocado on toast is a favorite among younger generations and is considered a healthy breakfast (file photo)
Black pudding (31%) has also seen its day, according to a survey by online food and drink company Milk & More.
And at the top of the endangered species list is the kipper, with nearly half of people (48%) never eating the traditional fish dish.
We are now much less likely to like whole milk (21%) and margarine (17%).
Instead, we crave millennial favourites, mashed avocado (40%) and sourdough (11%).
Today, 26% of us choose a dairy alternative like oat, almond or coconut milk for our morning cuppa, with honorable mentions going to hash browns (64%) and vegetarian sausages (11%).
And when it comes to bacon, the nation has swapped ridged bacon for the healthier, lower-fat (58%) back bacon.
Ketchup was the nation’s favorite condiment with their breakfast on brown sauce (file photo)
But some essentials to full English remain, with 84% of us saying eggs are a must, usually fried (51%) or scrambled (34%), while 78% of us still insist on a banger.
Almost three-quarters (74%) still enjoy a serving of baked beans, with 54% insisting they are served in a separate dish alongside.
The inclusion of hash browns (64%), roasted cherry tomatoes (35%) and veggie sausages (11%) are also essential to modern full English.
And the country’s favorite breakfast condiment? A healthy dollop of ketchup (58 percent), though brown sauce (39 percent) still finds its way to the side of our plates.
The survey also revealed that when we buy our breakfast, we insist on free-range eggs (59%), local products (41%), plastic-free packaging (22%), zero-waste packaging (22%) and seasonal products (21 percent).
Andrew Kendall, chief operating officer of Milk & More, which commissioned the survey of 1,500 adults, said: ‘The research confirms what we see every day in our customers’ online orders – that the small breakfast, including the full English classic, is as popular as ever. .’