Lettuce and ham sandwich

Lettuce and avocado have been voted the top two sandwich fillings in New Zealand, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Farmland Foods. The survey found that around half of Kiwis eat a sandwich two to four times a week, so the results of the survey are sure to be vital to sandwich artists around the nation.

66 percent of respondents favoured salad in their sandwich, and avocado came a close second at 58 percent. Rounding out third and fourth places were tomato and chicken, at 51 and 44 percent respectively.

The survey of 900 people also revealed Kiwis’ least favourite sandwich fillings – anything that adds sogginess, including beetroot, tuna, and cucumber.

In a shocking twist, a full 93.3 percent of those surveyed opted for a crusts-on sandwich – and only 9.75 percent wanted white bread. The bread of choice was multigrain, and made with butter over margarine – by a ten percent margin.

“With so much choice these days, it’s interesting to see that classic ingredients like salad, avocado, chicken, ham and bacon are still popular,” said Farmland marketing director Garth Davis. “The survey results definitely show that we’re a nation of sandwich lovers with very clear opinions on what should and shouldn’t be in the perfect sandwich.”