Despite the rise in popularity of superfoods such as quinoa, kale and avocado, retro dining still holds a firm place in Brits’ hearts, according to a new survey.
In a study by Censuswide of up to 2,000 UK respondents conducted in January on behalf of kitchen appliance manufacturer Gorenje, more than third of Brits named cottage pie as their favourite retro dish, followed by toad in the hole and prawn cocktail.
A quarter of Brits voted the toastie/sandwich maker as the retro kitchen gadget they can’t live without and half said ‘three or more’ recipes in their repertoire are handed down from an older generation.
When it comes to confectionery, one in five selected bon bons as their favourite retro sweet, followed by Refreshers and Love Hearts.
Finally, the nation voted the 1960s as the best design era. Stuart Benson, sales director at Gorenje, commented: “It’s unsurprising that the 1960s was revealed as the nation’s favourite design era, as our Retro fridge freezer collection is our best-selling line. It’s brilliant that varied and exotic foods are so readily available now. But this survey reveals that traditional dishes and cooking equipment are still a staple of the British kitchen.”
Gorenje ORB153C Cream Retro Refrigerator