This seems a bit dull. After all, us Brits eat around 11.5 billion of the things per year. That's roughly 31,000,000 per day. A sandwich should be much more than just that. A sandwich should have soul, and we aren't the only people to think as such. Last Sunday was National Sandwich Day, highlighting the people's adoration for the world's greatest foodstuffs. So, in celebration, we've gone digging for bread-based facts to tantalise your taste buds.
Famished and in dire need of food, but unwilling to step away from the table, he ordered his servants to bring a suitable meal to the table - two slices of bread with salted beef between them.Other people, according to the history books, began to order 'the same as Sandwich!', before the meal was shortened to how we use it today. A 'Tuna Montagu' doesn't quite have the same ring about it.
However, there is debate on how true this story is. As Montagu was a fastidious worker, historians argue that the 4th Earl of Sandwich actually ate the invention at his desk.Montagu was a popular man, and was particularly close with Captain James Cook. As such, when exploring the Americas and beyond, Cook dedicated some land to the Earl of Sandwich. John Montagu has several islands named after him off the coast of Hawaii.
However, that's not the only place with Sandwich in the name...
There is a hamlet to the south in close proximity called Ham. A fingerpost in the hamlet of West Street points towards both towns, making for an immortal road sign that you can see on the left of your screen.You couldn't make it up.
Cost? Well, this toasted sandwich will set you back $214 (£167.16/€193.18). That's not quite the most expensive sandwich to have changed hands, however...
Diane Duyser noticed the image toasted into her bread just as she was about to eat the sandwich back in the autumn of 1994. Keeping the food sealed away, she eventually sold it to a Canadian casino through an online auction site - eBay - for $28,000.
As soon as the food - 1500 meters in length and containing 1000 kg of ostrich meat - was completed and presented to Guinness Book of World Records' judges, chaotic scenes ensued leaving everyone bewildered and unsure if a new standard had been set.
Crafted from a hollowed out loaf of bread, filled with an entire jar of peanut butter, one jar of jelly, and a pound of bacon, the concoction very quickly became known as the 'Legend'.