As the nation gears up to celebrate the historical and highly anticipated King’s Coronation, we have polled the nation to find out what Brits consider to be the biggest do’s and don’ts at neighbourhood street parties
As the nation gears up to celebrate the historical and highly anticipated King’s Coronation, we have polled the nation to find out what Brits consider to be the biggest do’s and don’ts at neighbourhood street parties and the all-important question of what to eat.
The survey revealed that over 9 million Brits are planning to attend a street party for the King’s Coronation (17 per cent) and for those looking to join in on the festivities, 44 guests are ideal for such an event, which should last four hours. Meanwhile, 61 per cent see a historic royal moment as a way to bring local communities together.
Getting permissions to block roads (27 per cent) and having enough variety of food and drink on offer (21 per cent) top the list for ways to throw a street party fit for a King. Ensuring music volume is appropriate for the time of day also ranks highly in the ‘do’s’ category, as well as being prepared for whatever the great British weather throws at us with good waterproofing!
In contrast, the quickest ways to ruin the royal affair are rowdy behaviour, which over a third (36 per cent) cited as a street party ‘don’t’, followed by littering (30 per cent) and not cleaning up after oneself (27 per cent).
STREET PARTY FOOD
King Charles may have chosen quiche* as his Coronation dish, however 1 in 2 Brits will still be serving the iconic Coronation Chicken sandwich to mark the special occasion (50 per cent). When it comes to street party food, sandwiches reign supreme with 41 per cent voting them as as the most popular snack to serve, with 37 per cent suggesting a street party wouldn’t be the same without them.
As part of the survey, we have revealed the perfect ingredients for the iconic Coronation Chicken sandwich, which includes a less traditional sauce! Despite ‘Coronation Chickpea’ recently rising in popularity, chicken was voted the protein filling of choice (77 per cent), with mayonnaise (61 per cent), and seasonings of curry powder (46 per cent), salt (36 per cent) and pepper (34 per cent). According to the nation, the ingredients should ideally be spread between soft white sliced bread to make a sarnie – fit for a King.
The top three most popular salad fillings were the classic trio of lettuce (41 per cent), cucumber (33 per cent), and tomato (32 per cent) and, when it comes to condiments, mango chutney was a popular choice (23 per cent), closely followed by a surprising addition of ketchup (20 per cent)!
Jonathan Warburton, Chairman of Warburtons, said: “At Warburtons, we’re excited to see people get together with their local community, share food and make memories to last a lifetime.
“Street parties are a great way to bring communities together, and it’s wonderful to see how many Brits will be spending more time with their neighbours to mark this momentous occasion up and down the country. Food is the crown jewel of any celebration, and of course sandwiches remain a much-loved classic -and it’s no surprise that many people will be opting for iconic Coronation Chicken for this special occasion.“
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