Sandwiches are very popular snacks with UK pensioners and almost 2.9 billion are consumed by people over 65 every year.

According to NASA (National Association for Sandwich Awareness) the most popular sandwich fillings among pensioners are

Cheese and pickle

Prawns and pink runny stuff

Sausage and Brasso


Starling and marzipan.

The sandwich was named after the sandwich tern, a seabird which was commonly used as a substitute for cheese in the early 1800s.