Worcestershire sauce is Britain's top food exportIt has most impact on world cuisine, says survey

30 May 2007

Worcestershire sauce is the British food with the biggest impact on worldwide cuisine, a survey out today says.

Its use in Bloody Mary cocktails helped the sauce hit the number one spot, according to UKTV Food which carried out the poll.

Cheddar cheese came second in the list followed by Yorkshire pudding and clotted cream.

The online poll of 3,523 people found salad cream and mint sauce were also highly rated.

UKTV Food deputy channel editor Roopa Gulati said the survey revealed the respondents' passion for Britain's culinary heritage.

'Although British eating habits now extend to global cuisines, it's a real triumph that classic favourites have pride of place on our plate,' she said.

Sandwiches topped the list of respondents' favourite meals followed by fish and chips.

Top ten

The top 10 of uniquely British foods with the greatest impact on world cuisine, as voted for via the UKTV Food website, are as follows:

1 Worcestershire sauce

2 Cheddar cheese

3 Yorkshire pudding

4 clotted cream

5 black pudding

6 English mustard

7 scones

8 salad cream

9 mint sauce

10 jellied eels.

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