OUTRAGED food fans have taken to Twitter to vent over the latest YouGov food rankings.

The data company asked more than 6,000 people to have their say on 50 savoury British dishes and then ranked them into tiers.

A spokesman added: “British food is stereotypically held in low regard by other countries, but a recent YouGov survey found that 91% of Britons enjoy their own national cuisine.

“Now, new YouGov Realtime research delves deeper into that statistic and reveals the popularity of 50 classic British foods.”

Research revealed what YouGov has described as a ‘distressingly beige chart’ with Yorkshire puddings topping the savoury list.

They are followed closely behind by Sunday roasts and fish and chips.

Crumpets were on a par with a full English breakfast and bacon sandwiches while bangers and mash, cottage pie and shepherd’s pie all scored highly.

But many users were angry to see pies were so far down the list while others queried why sausage rolls had been omitted.

One tweet added: “What’s wrong with pies?”

Another added: “Scotch eggs are lower tier? What is wrong with people”

Warrington Guardian:

At the very bottom of the pile was jellied eels.

A mere 6% of Britons who have ever tried the gelatinous East London cuisine say that they have a taste for it.

Laverbread, a Welsh ‘delicacy’ made of seaweed comes second from bottom, with only 20% of those who have ever tasted a slice saying they enjoyed the experience.

The results also reveal that men are noticeably more likely than women to enjoy steak and kidney pudding (63% versus 47%), black pudding (56% versus 38%) and steak and kidney pie (58% versus 40%).

Women are more likely to say they appreciate cauliflower cheese (76% versus 62%).

Generational differences are even bigger, although they are all one-sided with younger Britons being less likely to have enjoyed the foods than their elders.

The most noticeable is the enormous 43 percentage point gap between 18 to 24 year olds and those aged 55 and over regarding liver and onion, with just 15% of the former liking it compared to 58% of the latter.

You can read the YouGov British food findings in full by clicking here