Australians have been left shocked after discovering Americans don’t put butter in their sandwiches.
Ryan Jon, a radio personality from Melbourne, and his podcast co-host Toni Lodge prompted an amusing discussion after learning people in the US don’t eat buttered bread.
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“I just found out Americans don’t put butter on their sandwiches,” Jon said, reading out a message he received from a listener.
“I know America has a lot of problems but surely this is right up there.
“Butter in a sandwich? Normal or nah?”
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Lodge was stunned by the revelation before she responded: “Normal.”
“You need a wet thing. A sandwich needs a wet thing,” she explained.
“You can’t have a dry sambo. The butter also keeps the sandwich together. Like have you ever had dry bread, then a bit of cheese and a bit of ham, then it just falls out? You need that butter.
“Are they just putting mayonnaise in it?”
Confused about the butter, Jon asked: “AMERICANS… Is this true?!”
His video has been viewed more than 490,000 times – with many Americans confirming they don’t typically butter their sandwiches.
Australians are losing their minds after discovering Americans don’t put butter in their sandwiches. Credit: ryanjondunn
“We already have enough health problems in the US. Putting butter on the sandwiches would easily be a tipping point for some,” one US woman said.
Another revealed: “The correct wet thing is mayonnaise.”
One joked: “Mayo, mustard, aioli… We use another sauce! We aren’t complete monsters!”
Another shared: “US grocery stores have an entire literal aisle labelled condiments that we put on sandwiches. Does the rest of the world not? Do y’all only use butter?”
However, one US woman confessed: “I’m a weird American. Not a huge fan of mayo. As a kid I used butter.”
Butter and cheese
Interestingly, some Americans revealed they only used butter to fry up grilled cheese in a pan.
“Give me all the sauces – except for butter, that only goes on grilled cheese,” one said.
Another said: “Different condiments are usually used for a sandwich. I only use butter in a grilled cheese sandwich.”
Many Aussies could not believe what they were hearing.
Cheerful woman in the kitchen spreading butter on breakfast toast Credit: martin-dm/Getty Images
“Dear Americans, we Australians also use mayo, but we butter the bread first. Mayo goes on top of the fillings,” one said.
Another suggested: “It’s a barrier for the ingredients. If you’re storing for lunch later, it keeps the bread from going soggy.”
One shared: “Aussie here. I’m always shocked when people don’t butter their sandwich bread!”
While another said: “Are you kidding? I just had a full mental breakdown over the idea of a sandwich without butter. What the heck is butter for then?”
Meanwhile, many Canadians responded to the video, confirming they were not on the same page as Americans.
“I need my butter, but I thought that was a Canadian thing,” one said.
Another said: “Canadian here, we love our butter.”
While one added: “As a Canadian I feel disrespected by not using butter or margarine.”
In early 2022, US expat Adam Foskey living in Melbourne revealed most Americans don’t own an electric kettle or know they exist. Credit: Adam Foskey
It isn’t the first time Aussies have learned about new details about their American friends.
In early 2022, US expat Adam Foskey, living in Melbourne, left the internet “mind blown” after revealing most Americans don’t own an electric kettle or know they exist.
He shared a video of himself showing how Americans usually boil their water on the stove to make tea.
“Kettles aren’t common in America. Sometimes I would use the microwave too,” Adam said.
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