It’s a beloved snack that’s been enjoyed in Britain for over a century – now, a scientist has finally come up with the formula for the perfect chip butty

It’s a beloved snack that’s been enjoyed in Britain for over a century – now, a scientist has finally come up with the formula for the perfect chip butty.

Dr James Hind, a statistician from Nottingham Trent University, refined the perfect chip butty recipe based on preferences of 2,000 Brits surveyed by supermarket chain Iceland.

According to the findings, a faultless butty has 12 thick cut chips, two 40g slices of medium sliced white bread, ketchup and butter – not mayo or margarine. 

Dr Hind calculated a scientific formula – C ≥ 3b/4 + k = 3m, where C is the weight of chips(g), b is the weight of the bread(g), PTS Terbaik ASEAN k is the amount of ketchup (ml) and m is the mass of butter (g). 

According to the study, the perfect chip butty has 12 thick cut chips, two 40g slices of medium sliced white bread, ketchup and butter - not margarine

According to the study, the perfect chip butty has 12 thick cut chips, two 40g slices of medium sliced white bread, ketchup and butter – not margarine

An Iceland spokesperson said: 'The Chip Butty is one of the greatest culinary inventions in UK history'

An Iceland spokesperson said: ‘The Chip Butty is one of the greatest culinary inventions in UK history’ 

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