End of the great British fry-up? Families swap breakfast favourites including black pudding and fried bread for modern fare such as veggie sausages and smashed avocado
- Traditional English breakfasts, with all the ingredients, may be a thing of the past
- A poll found only 31% of people have black pudding on their cooked breakfasts
- Alternatives like smashed avocado and veggie sausages have become popular
For some, parting with the traditional components of the full English breakfast would be nothing less than sacrilege.
But the nation has now swapped hearty mainstays such as kippers, black pudding, fried bread and even builders’ tea for more ‘woke’ and trendy alternatives such as veggie sausages and oat milk.
Nearly a quarter of us (22 per cent) have never eaten fried bread, while the same number would never drink builders’ tea with milk and two sugars.
Traditional English breakfast may soon be a thing of the past, with many never eating staple ingredients like black pudding and fried bread (stock photo of a cooked breakfast)
Smashed avocado on toast is a favourite amongst younger generations and is considered a healthy breakfast (file photo)
Black pudding (31 per cent) has also seen its day, according to a poll by online food and drink company Milk & More.
And top of the endangered list is the kipper, with almost half of people (48 per cent) never eating the traditional fish dish.
We are now much less likely to enjoy full-fat milk (21 per cent) and margarine (17 per cent).
Instead, we crave the millenial favourites smashed avocado (40 per cent), and sourdough (11 per cent).
Now 26 per cent of us choose a dairy alternative like oat, almond, or coconut milk for our morning cuppa, as honourable mentions go to hash browns (64 per cent) and veggie sausages (11 per cent).
And when it comes to bacon, the nation has swapped streaky for the healthier, less fatty back bacon (58 per cent).
Ketchup was the nation’s preferred condiment to have with their breakfast over brown sauce (file photo)
But some essential elements to the full English remain, with 84 per cent of us saying eggs are a must, usually fried (51 per cent) or scrambled (34 per cent), while 78 per cent of us still insist on a banger.
Almost three-quarters (74 per cent) still enjoy a helping of baked beans, with 54 per cent insisting they are served in a separate dish on the side.
Also key to a modern Full English is the inclusion of hash browns (64 per cent), grilled cherry tomatoes (35 per cent) and veggie sausages (11 per cent).
And the nation’s favourite breakfast condiment? A good dollop of ketchup (58 per cent), although brown sauce (39 per cent) still finds its way onto the side of our plates.
The poll also revealed that when we shop for our breakfast we insist on free range eggs (59 per cent), locally supplied produce (41 per cent), plastic free packaging (22 per cent), zero waste packaging (22 per cent) and seasonal produce (21 per cent).
Andrew Kendall, chief operating Officer for Milk & More, which commissioned the survey of 1,500 adults, said: ‘The research supports what we see in our customer online orders every day – that breakfast, including the classic Full English, is as popular as ever.’
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