If you’ve ever wondered which would win in a fight, between a slab of chocolate or a ham sandwich, wonder no longer. Science has the answers.

In a study published last week in the Cell Metabolism journal, scientists found that chocolate would be the clear winner.

Researchers asked volunteers were asked to put monetary bids on a variety of different foods, and found that they placed higher bids on things like cake, chocolate and sugary treats over savoury snacks like cheese and crackers.

This, they concluded, shows that we value foods higher in fat and carbohydrates, and this effect is caused by our central reward system in our brain. In other words, getting chocolate as a gift for your loved ones will make you look even more generous!