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Brits are so obsessed with the sauce that they drink it through straws, take it on holiday and even pour it on pizza and pasta, a study has revealed.
The survey of 2,000 adults found that 73 percent are fans of things brown and typically enjoy it three times a week.
But consumption is not limited to the home, with 13 percent eating it in the car, 11 percent taking it in a hip flask and 14 percent even taking it on vacation.
Nearly a third (32 percent) said they would rather have sauce than a pint of beer, 29 percent would prefer it to a glass of wine, and one in five would choose it over chocolate.
One in 10 put it on ‘everything’, with 11 per cent on a pizza and 10 per cent opting to top pasta with it.
Other unusual applications include pouring it over pancakes (6 percent), cereal (5 percent), baked potatoes (9 percent), hash browns (7 percent), and rice (7 percent).
The research, commissioned by Schwartz to celebrate the launch of its new Signature Gravy, also found that the best dishes to enjoy with gravy are roasted meats: beef (48%), chicken (48%) and turkey (45%). .
These are followed by Yorkshire pudding and sausages or pie and mash.
A fifth of adults are on the ‘chips and dip’ team, while 12 percent enjoy it with fried chicken.
A spokesman for Schwartz said: “The scope of the nation’s love for sauce extends far beyond traditional combinations, with people enjoying the sauce with salad and macaroni and cheese and even cereal.
“Regionally there have always been differences when it comes to salsa preferences, and chips and salsa is one of the biggest food debates.
“But clearly, one thing everyone agrees on is that you can’t have a roast dinner, mashed potatoes or Yorkshire pudding without a little gravy.”
Contrary to the long-held assumption that northerners are salsa’s biggest supporters, Oxford emerged as the UK’s salsa capital, with 41 per cent of residents saying they “love it”.
In fact, Oxfordians love salsa so much that 26 percent eat salsa more than 10 times per week.
Manchester residents (40 per cent) are the UK’s second biggest salsa lovers, followed by Londoners (39 per cent).
The research also found that 27 percent of all adults are known to ask for extra sauce when dining out, 21 percent have eaten it with a spoon, and 14 percent have even had their own mix on vacation.
37 percent of the leftover sauce on a plate is likely to be cleaned up with bread, and 23 percent will tip their plate and slurp up the rest to avoid waste.
It also turned out that 42 per cent view sauce as a British staple, while 34 per cent think it is a comfort food.
While for 28 percent, one of their favorite things about the colder season is eating with sauce, with the sauce that makes people feel homey (42 percent), comfortable (42 percent) and warm (39 percent).
The study, conducted via OnePoll, also found that 29 percent of respondents say they can confidently tell the difference between the tastes of various brands of sauce.
Top 40 Foods Brits Enjoy With Sauce:
bangers and mash
pie and mash
toad in the hole
sliced white bread
macaroni and cheese