Swifties now have a new item of their own.
Ahead of Taylor Swift’s concert tour on MetLife Stadium Memorial Day weekend, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued a proclamation that Taylor Swift Ham, Egg and Cheese is the state’s official sandwich.
What is Taylor Ham? It is a spicy pork that was developed in 1856 by John Taylor of Trenton, and has been a staple in New Jersey and surrounding areas. The debate in the Garden State is whether it’s Taylor ham or pork roll, as southern New Jersey locals call pork meat roll.
“Usually we’ll let you call it whatever you want, but since we have a superstar coming to town, we know all too well, we should commemorate the occasion. So today we’re declaring the official sandwich of the state of New Jersey a Taylor Swift ham, egg and cheese,” Murphy said in a video posted to Twitter on Thursday.
Crowds of Swifties in the New York/New Jersey area lined up at MetLife Stadium on Thursday as official tour merchandise went on sale.
The Taylor Ham, Egg, and Cheese Bagel is a top seller at Time for a Bagel in Morris Plains, northern New Jersey. Owner Steve Bukowiecki says he sells dozens every day.
“It’s a Jersey thing,” Bukowiecki said of Taylor Ham. “I like it too. The pork roll and the Taylor ham are basically the same thing. There’s really no difference. They’re just different parts of the state.
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