The euro-sceptic party, which was embroiled in a string of controversies last year, was followed by the Conservative Party in second place, while the yeast-extract spread claimed third.

The Labour Party and Tory coalition partners the LibDems came in as fifth and sixth, respectively. Budget Irish airline Ryanair, and US fast food chains McDonald’s and KFC also made the top ten most hated brands, alongside coffee shop and high-street staple Starbucks.

Perhaps revealing our love-hate relationship with the firm, social media network Facebook managed to find a place in both the most-loved and most-hated lists.

Meanwhile, online shopping giant Amazon topped the list of most-loved brands, closely followed by confectioner Cadbury and crisp manufacturer Walkers.

The survey of 1,500 UK adults by advertising agency Isobel comes after a poll published today showed that the Conservatives have pushed into a four-point lead in the run up to the general election – the biggest surge for the party in two years.

The ICM poll of around 1,000 adults conducted by the Guardian last week shows that David Cameron’s party is now on 36 per cent, compared to Labour which fell by one point to 32 per cent.

Top twenty most-loved brands


2 Cadbury

3 Walkers

4 Heinz

5 BBC1

6 Google

7 Kellogg's

8 Boots

9 Tesco

10 ITV

11 eBay

12 Asda

13 M&S

14 PG Tips

15 Facebook

16 Colgate

17 Coca Cola

18 Aldi

19 BBC2

20 Fairy

Top ten most-hated brands

1 Ukip

2 Conservatives

3 Marmite

4 Ryanair

5 Labour

6 LibDems

7 McDonalds

8 Starbucks

9 Facebook

10 KFC

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