Pork wings and lamb drumsticks exist

Worryingly, almost a quarter of people polled thought you could buy a chicken chop or a lamb drumstick, while two in ten would ask a butcher for a leg of liver.

Around 20 per cent thought tofu was a cut of meat, rather than a veggie alternative.

And vegetarians may wish to be cautious when dining at friends' houses, as one in 20 respondents did not think that haggis, faggots, game pie and oxtail contain any meat at all.

Ed Beddington, the editor of Meat Trades Journal, which organises the annual event, said: 'The idea of flying bacon might seem appealing to some, but it's quite frightening how limited consumer knowledge on meat is.

'Despite the constant barrage of foodie-style television shows, we seem to be going backwards when it comes to basic food knowledge.'

The survey also showed that the traditional butchers is falling out of favour with UK consumers, with 38 per cent of respondents saying there isn't a butcher close to their home and 41 per cent saying they are too expensive compared to the supermarket.

National Butchers' Week takes place between March 13th and 20th and aims help Brits learn more about the meat they eat.

Butchers throughout the UK will be holding Ask the Expert sessions, while others will hold hands-on events such as sausage making workshops.

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