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Brits have ranked classic British cuisines from God tier to crap tier and its causing controversy

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YouGov has just released its latest poll on the best classic British foods.

Ranking sweet and savoury foods from God tier to crap tier, the survey found that Britons generally enjoy the national cuisine.

The surveyors asked Brits to rank 50 iconic meals including fish and chips, crumpets, haggis, cakes, pies and more.

It found that the highest ranked savoury items were Yorkshire pudding, Sunday roast, fish and chips, crumpets, a full English breakfast, and a bacon sandwich.

In the top tier were bangers and mash, cottage pie, and shepherds pie.

Though most of us can probably agree that something as delicious as bangers and mash should probably be higher.

YouGov polls the public on 50 traditional British dishes such as Yorkshire puddings, crumpets and cottage pie
Does this chart look right? (Picture: YouGov)

The chart, which YouGov called distressingly beige, showed that the popularity of Yorkshire puddings – whether for Christmas dinner or a Sunday roast – tops the savoury list, with 85% of Britons in favour of the delicacy.

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They are followed closely behind by Sunday roasts and fish and chips, with 84% of people having a taste for it (cant blame them).

While crumpets might not be everyones cup of tea, the staple is enjoyed by 81% of people.

Mid-level tiers include toad in the hole, cauliflower cheese, Cornish pasty, pie and mash, Ploughmans lunch, Welsh rabbit, and though not exactly British, a chicken tikka masala.

Downvoted by Brits were bubble and squeak, beef wellington, scotch egg, Lancashire hotpot, pork pie, and steak and kidney pie.

At the bottom of the pile were jellied eels. A mere 6% of those who have ever tried the gelatinous East London cuisine said they enjoyed it.

Other crap tier meals include black pudding, liver and onion, and Scottish staple – haggis.

YouGov polls the public on 50 traditional British dishes such as Yorkshire puddings, crumpets and cottage pie
Scones might be God-tier but how do you pronounce it? (Picture: YouGov)

On the sweet chart, British favourites are Victoria sponge and scones, though we still havent agreed on how to pronounce them.

Hot cross buns, sticky toffee pudding, Bakewell tart, and Eaton mess came second.

Towards the bottom were Battenberg cake, spotted dick, Christmas pudding, Eccles cake, and Welsh cakes.

Deep-fried Mars bars won very few people over.

Only 22% of those who have ever consumed the battered treat say they enjoyed the experience (a figure which rises to 30% in Scotland).

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YouGov reported that there were generational and gendered differences in both charts.

When it comes to savoury foods, more men enjoyed the low and crap-tier foods including steak and kidney pie and black pudding.

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