Curry paste, hummus and bag of salad are replacing fish paste, liver and dripping in the modern British kitchen. But the team at Cathedral City were delighted to find cheddar cheese is as popular in fridges now as it was 20 years ago.
Curry paste, hummus and a ready-prepared bag of salad are other items Brits now consider to be fridge essentials, in stark contrast to fridges 20 years ago, which were most likely to contain lard, fish paste, liver and dripping.
The research also found that one in 10 people polled said that they now buy ready peeled or prepared fruit and veg, even though just one in 20 did the same in past decades. But cheese has remained the most popular fridge item over the past 20 years, with cheddar the most popular variety. Almost a quarter of people admitted to making sure there is exotic or healthy food in their fridge to impress visitors.
"Gone are the days when our fridges contained basic and easy to cook foods," said Jackie Wilson, Marketing Manager for Cathedral City. ‘’Instead they have been replaced with healthy, organic alternatives and the odd ready-meal. Even the fruit and veg we buy is changing with a rise in the pre-prepared food, rather than getting fresh items which you need to peel and chop yourself."