National Fish & Chips Day: We ask the nation for their preferred chip toppings including Gravy and mushy peas

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Mushy peas, curry sauce or gravy. It’s the age-old debate of which one goes best with fish and chips. For National Fish & Chips day, we asked the nation

It’s one of Britain’s most loved and iconic dishes, and it’s got its own day as June 2 marks National Fish & Chips Day. The annual event serves as a delightful reminder of the nation’s love affair with this iconic dish.

Britain has many iconic dishes, including a full English breakfast, a roast dinner, shepherd’s pie and more. But according to Brits, no dishes come close to fish and chips. Brits collectively eat 167 million portions of fish and chips a year, according to UK Fisheries.

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Despite the dish being widely popular, people are still very divided on the ‘perfect’ fish and chips meal. Some people forego fish altogether, opting for a pie, pasty, a battered sausage or something else.

A debate also rages over whether you have curry sauce, mushy peas or gravy over your chips. For National Fish & Chips Day, we asked the country what they have on their chips.

When it comes to which topping people have on their chips, there’s a huge north vs south divide. A YouGov poll of around 36,000 chip lovers revealed ketchup is the preference in the south.

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Curry sauce was favoured by those in the west Midland and dominated England’s three most northern counties, with Tyne & Wear, Cumbria and Northumberland all opting for curry sauce on their chips. Elsewhere in the north, mushy peas was the ideal preference, as well as the rest of the midlands.

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