It's hardly a dish that requires great culinary skill and hours of preparation in the kitchen.
Yet it seems that some of us lead such busy lives that we are simply unable to knock up a quick strawberry jam sandwich.
If that applies to you, then relax. Because Marks & Spencer is going to do it for you - and charge you 75p for the privilege.
In an age when even potato comes ready mashed, perhaps it was only a matter of time before someone started selling us something we could easily make ourselves in about a minute.
Even M&S itself admits that its latest takeaway offering is nothing more complicated that two slices of white bread spread with butter and jam.
But there are likely to be many adults who will be pleased to see a snack most commonly associated with childhood appearing on the shelves alongside a sea of far more exotic fillings.
In today's health-conscious times, the combination of white bread and sugary sweet jam might well have nutritionists throwing up their hands in horror.
But M&S remains unperturbed. It says the jam sandwich is 'one of the greatest simple pleasures of life' and that it will evoke memories of yesteryear.
It also claims it is the perfect quick fix credit crunch lunch.
The store says it will be the first jam sandwich for adults available on the high street and is part of the new 'Simply . . .' range of five sandwiches that contain straightforward ingredients - such as free-range egg, British ham and cheese.
M&S Sandwich specialist Katy Patino said: 'We are delighted to be launching this national favourite.
'It really is the ultimate comfort food at an unbeatable price, plus it's the only place on the high street where you can get a jam sandwich.
'For those who haven't eaten one for years, one bite takes you straight back to your childhood.'
The strawberry jam sandwich will be available in stores from next Thursday.