With the recession hitting hard, a study carried out by cheddar brand Pilgrims Choice, found that 60 per cent of people are doing what they can to save money and that includes bringing a packed lunch from home.
Instead of forking out of lunch daily, the average customer can save up to £29 a month making his or her own lunch and bringing it to work.
However, it is not just our bank balance that benefits from home made lunches, as a new culinary trend of pimping up sandwiches can make lunchtime a more glamorous affair.
The study found that already one in five consumers added fancy fillings to make their packed lunch more exciting.
They took a look at what people did to make their lunch more interesting. Here are some of their results:
• A fifth buy more interesting bread to add the excitement factor
• Some people add olives, pesto or chili sauce
• Over 10 per cent try to replicate sandwiches that they have seen in shops