There was a time when the New Jersey Lottery introduced a Jersey scratch-off to help settle this debate (and win a little money as well). It's the never-ending fight for the beloved meat of The Garden State.

Is it Taylor Ham, or is it Pork Roll? What is the official name we should be calling this? And, is it a sin to call it anything else otherwise?

The debate between Taylor Ham and Pork Roll has been going on ever since the creation of the product. Probably the only thing nobody debates when it comes to this particular food is that it is downright delicious.

As for the name, it really depends on what part of the state you're from. If you live in North Jersey, for example, it's widely referred to as Taylor Ham.

As for South Jersey? That's Pork Roll territory. And when it comes to Central Jersey, it's pretty much a toss-up.

(Photo: Getty Images, istockphoto)
(Photo: Getty Images, istockphoto)

In fact, did you know that there are certain rules you have to follow if you ever want to eat it as a sandwich? 10 particular steps must be followed - there can be no other way.

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NJ Lottery (Canva illustration)
NJ Lottery (Canva illustration)

Taylor Ham vs Pork Roll - What To Call It?

A very evenly divided state for what is essentially the exact same product. Fortunately, we do have an official answer as to what we should be calling this food item, and that answer comes from you.

But before we get to that, there is one other thing that must be pointed out about this product. It must never, ever, be confused with Canadian Bacon.

Yes, both meats are round, but that's about as far as it goes. So if anyone from out of state makes that mistake, promptly correct them.

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Craig Allen/Dennis Malloy/Townsquare Media

It's Poll Time

With that said, it's time for you to help settle the debate. Take the poll below and tell us what this product should be called.

Is it Taylor Ham, or is it Pork Roll? The most popular answer from this poll will reveal what this meat should ultimately be called.

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