This is Britain's favourite comfort food

What's your favourite dish to turn to when you're upset? Populus surveyed 2,100 adults on behalf of Bupa to find out - and there was a distinct lack of chocolate desserts in the top 10.

Here are the foods that make Britons feel comforted.

  1. Apple crumble
  2. Roast dinner
  3. Fish and chips
  4. Sausage & mash
  5. Shepherd’s pie
  6. Spaghetti Bolognese
  7. Sticky toffee pudding
  8. Pizza
  9. Ice cream
  10. Curry

Bupa also asked adults about the foods that make them happy. Here are the top 10:

  1. Ice cream
  2. Roast dinner
  3. Fish and chips
  4. Strawberries and cream
  5. BBQ
  6. Apple crumble
  7. Pizza
  8. Steak and chips
  9. Curry
  10. Spaghetti Bolognese

And here are the top 10 foods that remind Britons of their childhood:

  1. Ice cream
  2. Roast dinner
  3. Fish and chips
  4. Apple crumble
  5. Sausages and mash
  6. Shepherd’s pie
  7. Spaghetti Bolognese
  8. Strawberries and cream
  9. Fruit salad
  10. Bakewell tart

Note: Consumer research was conducted between 15rd to 16th April by Populus on behalf of Bupa with a sample of 2,100 adults. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults.

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