To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12, Kraft Singles revealed the results of a national survey that uncovered some interesting facts about Canadians’ love affair with grilled cheese sandwiches.
The survey found that most Canadians prefer to make their grilled cheese pan fried (58 per cent), and most prefer to use two slices of cheese in their grilled cheese sandwiches (53 per cent). Furthermore, most Canadians butter the outsides of the bread only (54 per cent), while 53 per cent of Canadians don’t dip their grilled cheese in any condiment. More females are non-dippers than males (57 per cent to 50 per cent, respectively).
On average, Canadians eat three grilled cheeses per month. They tend to prefer white bread over whole wheat for their grilled cheese (32 per cent vs 26 per cent), and 36 per cent of Canadians are “purists” who don’t like to add any other ingredients to their grilled cheese. For 54 per cent of Canadians, it was their parents who taught them how to make a grilled cheese.
The survey also uncovered some interesting stats about grilled cheese in romantic relationships: it turns out 41 per cent of Canadians would prefer if their partner loved grilled cheese, 70 per cent of Canadians have prepared a grilled cheese for a significant other, and females (74 per cent) were more likely to prepared grilled cheese for a significant other than males (66 per cent).
And interestingly, just thinking about grilled cheese was found to be a powerful thing: after thinking about grilled cheese for five to seven minutes, the percentage of Canadians who wanted a grilled cheese jumped by 2 per cent (49 to 47 percent from start to finish of survey) in total, and in almost every major Canadian city (with the exception of Ottawa).