Is the English breakfast on its way to becoming extinct? A new report claims egg and bacon breakfasts will be a thing of the past within 15 years – and will be replaced by crab porridge, seaweed flakes and sardines.
The report, commissioned by Kellogg’s, points to growing multi-culturalism in the UK and the looming culinary influence of nations such as China, Poland and the Middle East.
Emigration and immigration will also have a major impact on the British palate with the main influences predicted to come from Poland, China, the Middle East and Scandinavia.
They also estimate that by 2031 we will regularly sit down to enjoy up to three courses at breakfast as it becomes the main meal of the day.
The international report by Your Future Consultancy brought in a panel of experts to canvass their opinions.
Top chef Guy Wolley said: ”At the moment the UK has a taste for relatively plain breakfast flavours and the elements haven’t changed much since the 1930s.
”In the future we will take breakfast much more seriously and it may become the main meal of the day.”