The Chiko Roll is an Australian savoury appetizer snack, originally called the chicken roll and inspired by the Chinese egg roll and spring rolls. It was designed to be easily eaten on the move without a plate or cutlery. A Chiko roll consists of beef, with a mixture of cabbage, carrot, beans, leeks, onion and barley, which along with some basic seasoning would be semi-pulped and then rolled into a pastry based cylinder tube of egg and flour dough in which the ingredients are deep-fried in vegetable oil. The wrap was designed to be unusually thick so it would survive handling at football matches. Contrary to popular belief, the modern Chiko roll does not contain chicken as the name may imply. It was originally modelled on an Asian competitor's Chop Suey Roll. At the peak of their popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, forty million Chiko Rolls were sold annually in Australia and the product has been described as an Australian cultural icon.