Revealed: The Most Popular Pret A Manger Sandwich

We can reveal the 10 biggest sellers in the capital's lunch shop of choice

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It's an experience most Londoners know all too well. The lunchtime Pret A Manger sandwich scan, in which London's working population stare intently at the many different sandwich filler combinations for minutes at a time, mulling the various bread and filler combinations, as you peer over the shoulders of people doing exactly the same thing, shuffling in and out of each other's way, before deciding to play it safe with that one you always get.

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And the question that has often been debated at Esquire is which one of these particular sandwiches is the most frequently plucked off the shelves, the biggest-selling, the most popular, the king of Pret sandwiches.

Well today, after an investigation that lasted several minutes, Esquire can exclusively reveal the capital's 10 most popular Pret A Manger sandwiches and the results are never less than surprising.

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At 10, the niche relative newcomer Jambon-buerre makes a surprise but well-deserved appearance at ten, weighing in well above its physical weight, while most people's immediate tip for top spot, the classic superclub on granary, only appears at a relatively lowly number 8.

The unfancied and no frills smoked salmon shows its consistency with a solid spot at 7, as does another heritage classic, the ham and Greve cheese baguette, well-placed at 6.

It's in the top 5 however that the real filler fireworks can be found, where incredibly the once premium - decadent even - artisan baguette, which to the casual bystander might be expected to be a less mainstream seller, holds no fewer than three positions in the top five, with dark horse Italian prosciutto at 5 and posh cheddar in a strong 4th place.

In the bronze medal position is the cheap and cheerful, classic but unheralded Egg Mayo, with the never-changing Tuna Mayo & Cucumber Baguette securing an impressive second after years of dependable service.

Which leaves the Chicken Caesar & Bacon (below) in the coveted top spot as London's favourite Pret A Manger sandwich. In two other top 10s of note, the Latte wins out as the hot beverage of choice and porridge trounces bacon roll as the number 1 breakfast. See the full results below.

Top 10 Sandwiches

1.      Chicken Caesar & Bacon on Artisan
2.      Pole & Line Caught Tuna Mayo & Cucumber Baguette
3.      Free Range Egg Mayo on Granary
4.      Posh Cheddar & Pickle on Artisan
5.      Italian Proscuitto on Artisan
6.      Wiltshire-Cured Ham & Greve Cheese Baguette
7.      Scottish Smoked Salmon on Granary
8.      Classic Super Club on Granary
9.      Chicken Avocado on Granary
10.   Jambon-Beurre 

Top 10 Breakfasts

1.      Pret's Proper Porridge
2.      Plain Croissant
3.      Chocolate & Hazelnut Croissant
4.      Banana
5.      Pain au Raisin
6.      Five Berry Bowl (yoghurt pot)
7.      Almond Croissant
8.      Ham, Cheese, Tomato & Bacon Croissant
9.      Bircher Muesli Bowl
10.   British Bacon & Egg Breakfast Roll

Top 10 Hot Drinks

1.      Latte
2.      Cappuccino
3.      White Filter Coffee
4.      Flat White
5.      English Breakfast Tea
6.      White Americano
7.      Black Americano
8.      Black Filter Coffee
9.      Hot Chocolate
10.    Espresso

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