The image of the Hovis loaf is not the only image of bread coming from Britain, what about the use of bread in puddings? for snacks? and as the main ingredient for a successful high tea? shortbread, Yorkshire teacakes ,barm brack, bread and butter pudding, sandwiches and the spicy Sally Lunn are all an essential part of the country's traditional diet - with all regions contributing to the diversity of bread products; Scotland giving us shortbread and Ireland providing barm brack, a tea bread containing dried fruits.
The 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montague, did not invent the sandwich but his demands for sandwiches, when gambling, certainly popularised the food product which is now widely used for snacks and packed lunches. With the new focus on healthy eating more traditional fillings have been replaced with low fat alternatives such as cottage cheese.