But our love of a ‘full English’ fry-up is in danger of sizzling out, according to a survey.
Just one in 100 is tucking in to bacon and eggs for breakfast each day, compared with more than half the population in 1950.
Traditional fry up: Fewer people have the time, money or desire to eat such a large meal to start the day, research shows
But with just over half of Britons estimated to be overweight, the dive in popularity could be partly explained by the battle to beat the bulge, according to the Good Food channel’s Market Kitchen Breakfast Report.
Ingredients of a ‘Full Monty’ fry-up, which averages 1, 000 calories, are being replaced with less fattening options.
Up to 40 different kinds were identified by the poll – including kippers, oatcakes, pancakes, cockles, white pudding, Welsh laverbread and kedgeree.
The fry-up as we know it could also soon be lost to history because what we eat moves in line with social, economic and work patterns, it said.
‘A hearty hot breakfast came into being during the Industrial Revolution, setting workers up for a day of hard physical work, ’ it adds.
Now fewer people have the time, money or – for health reasons – desire to eat such a large meal to start the day.
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