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Poached eggs have come out as the leading way to have eggs cooked, according to a recent New Zealand survey. In the The Coffee Club survey, 37.5 per cent said their favourite way to eat eggs is by having them poached.
“It doesn’t surprise me to see that poached eggs are the most popular, as our own customers buy thousands of poached egg dishes every week,” said The Coffee Club New Zealand director Andy Lucas. “We thought it was likely to be that or scrambled eggs, which came out as the second favourite way for people to have their eggs.”
According to a recent study in the UK, how people like their eggs can even reveal things about their personality and status. Researchers found those who like their eggs poached are outgoing, listen to upbeat music and are happier. They are also more likely to have two children and no more than one sibling – and are more likely to be a woman than a man.
Scrambled egg eaters on the other hand are more likely to be in managerial or senior-level jobs and to own their own home. They are also more guarded.
The Coffee Club survey revealed over 50 per cent of Kiwis eat eggs two times a week or more. This is supported by The Coffee Club’s own sales figures. In the year from March 2015 to February 2016, over 1.2 million Henergy SPCA approved eggs were used in their stores and they use an average of 2.3 eggs for every minute of the day.
“Kiwis love their eggs, which is why they make up such a large part of our breakfast and brunch menu,” said Andy. “It’s clear from these survey results that their popularity isn’t going to wane anytime soon!”
The Coffee Club opened its first store in New Zealand in 2005 and now has 58 stores all over the country.