Fury after British white loaf is snubbed for French baguette in awards

FANS of British bread are rising up after the baguette was awarded a cultural accolade — while our classic white loaf was snubbed.

United Nations chiefs have added the French stick to its list of “cherished traditions to be preserved by humanity”. 

The British classic white loaf was snubbed at the World Bread Awards

The British classic white loaf was snubbed at the World Bread AwardsCredit: Getty – Contributor
Marine Fourchier, 52, of Paris, said: “It’s very easy to get a bad baguette in France.”

Marine Fourchier, 52, of Paris, said: “It’s very easy to get a bad baguette in France.”Credit: Alamy

But our beloved British bakes deserve a slice of the action too, according to Caroline Kenyon, founder of the World Bread Awards.

She told The Sun: “In the interests of Entente Cordiale, please add the magnificent Great British White to the list.

“What could be more delicious than a lovely fresh crusty white loaf?

“I’m delighted to tell you that British bread baking is in fine shape and we’ve never had so many talented bakers.”

She was backed by Tory MP Nigel Mills, who said: “This is madness. The British loaf should absolutely be on the list.  It’s crazy it wasn’t included in the first place.

“It’s far more superior to the French baguette.”

Omitting old favourites like Mother’s Pride also baffled bread fanatic Simone Allen, 41, from Derby, who said: “This feels like a joke. 

“The British loaf has more tradition than the baguette.” 

The UN cultural agencies chief, former French minister Audrey Azoulay, said the decision is not just about bread but also honours the daily ritual of artisan bakers.

However, some of her fellow French claimed its bread is not as good as it used to be.

Marine Fourchier, 52, of Paris, said: “It’s very easy to get a bad baguette in France.”