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America’s Favorite Sandwich Fillings

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control, 49% of American will eat at least one sandwich on any given day. That’s really not so shocking; I eat one most days, if not two. And why not? A sandwich is easy to eat while working, requires no dish or utensil, and you can put just about anything in it. Most can be eaten with one hand. That’s why the sandwich was invented in the first place! What is a little surprising is the findings about what Americans put in their sandwiches.

As you can tell from the graph, lettuce is on more sandwiches than any other ingredient. That’s because it automatically goes on so many store-bought sandwiches of all kinds, and there are no other vegetables that produce as much crunch. However, if you look closer, you can see that “Cheddar or American cheese” shows up three times in the graph, depending on how it was described. If those were combined, they would be at the top. Personally, I’m surprised that peanut butter isn’t much higher on the list. You can read more about the study, and see what kind of breads we’re using on sandwiches, at FiveThirtyEight. -via Digg   


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The writer of the linked article made fun of how the CDC spelled ketchup, but that was standard when I was a kid. Dang, that was during the Kennedy administration!

Who puts ketchup on a sandwich? Little kids.
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I notice that catsup ranks higher than meat. Who puts catsup on a sandwich? And who uses the word 'catsup' anymore? I thought that word got replaced with 'ketchup' sometime in the Kennedy administration.
I call foul.
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Looks like the ranking is all in how you categorize these foods. Notice there are no sausages. Salami, bratwurst, liverwurst, pepperoni, breakfast patties, and the like are supposedly listed separately, but if they were grouped as "sausage," you'd see it in this list, I'd bet.
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