The nation's favourite name for chips and bread revealed - what do you call it?

It has been the subject of fierce debate for years ... what, exactly, is a bread roll filled with chips actually called?

Is it a chip cob, chip barm, chip roll, chip butty, chip sandwich or something else entirely?

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Britain has spoken, and can reveal, for the first time, the correct name for this culinary delight.

To put an end to the arguments, a survey of the nation has been carried out to find out the answer.

After much deliberation and a painstaking count of the votes, it has finally been revealed what the UK officially calls this king of takeaway snacks.

Say hello to (drum roll!) the chip butty.

Chippy connoisseurs everywhere from John O’Groats to Lands End were surveyed and 58 per cent of the nation - four times more than any other option - say that chips served in a bread roll should be called a chip butty.

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Flying in the face of the majority, I disagree. In our northern household it is only a butty if it is something between two slices of white bread. If it’s a bread bun than it’s called a roll

The second most popular title is chip roll, with 11 per cent of the vote. In third place is chip sandwich, with 6 percent of the vote, followed by a chip bap, 5.75 percent, chip barm, 4.85 percent and chip cob, four percent.

There were also regional differences in opinion on this iconic water cooler debate, as you’d expect.

For instance, in the North West there was very little in it between chip butty and chip barm, chip butty winning the vote by two per cent.

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In London, while chip butty was favourite, Chip roll was also up there with more than one in five people opting for that choice.

In the East Midlands, around Leicester and Nottingham, while chip butty took the most votes, chip cob was a close second with almost three in every ten people opting for that title.

Britain is very much in love with the classic fish n chips dinner… though, across the regions, there are differences in how Brits like to eat it. Salt and vinegar is the overwhelming choice when choosing toppings for the nation’s favourite meal.

In the North West mushy peas, 57 percent, and gravy, 24 percent, feature highly on fish and chips fans’ must-have agenda.

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In London, mayonnaise, 25 percent and curry sauce, 24 percent, are the big condiment choices.

There was no vote on sauce, but many opt for tomato, affectionately known as tommy sauce.

The nation is split about how best to eat fish n chips with 33 per cent preferring to eat from the paper and 35 percent saying they’d rather eat from a plate. A wooden fork, though, is de rigueur to eat them with.

The survey was carried out by Foodhub app.