1 EAGLETON NOTES: People and Toast

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Thursday, 16 June 2011

People and Toast

There are three types of people in the UK:  those who eat their toast hot with the butter melted into it (yuk); those who eat their toast cold with the butter on top (yum); and those who fall into neither of those categories.  This is a totally impartial post.

12 comments:

  1. Hmmm...well, I was just told to stop eating bread so if 'toast' means 'toasted bread'...I'm bumming!

    Really, I like my 'toasted bread' warm with butter melting on the top.

    Cold toast and butter...uuummmm...not so much for me.

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  2. Hmmm... what about people who like toast hot with butter, but eat it cold with margarine (to be healthy)?

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  3. Impartial, eh? Well, here's my impartial bit-I like it hot with peanut butter!

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  4. Yeah! Hot with peanut butter!

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  5. hot, straight from the toaster... sadly only with marge

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  6. Thanks for your comments. The hots seem to have it on balance. If CJ had commented he'd have been a hot too. I love toast with Marmite and peanut butter too. I just don't like it all soaked into the toast. So far as margarine or spreads are concerned I used to eat olive oil based spread until I saw a programme on it. I've gone back to good healthy unadulterated natural (OK I know they are all relative terms) butter.

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  7. I'm interested to know what was in that programme to change your mind, GB?

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  8. It was a long time go but so far as I can recall it was saying that trans fats (unsaturated fats) are bad because they either lower good and increase bad, or just increase bad, cholesterol. I looked at the various spreads I was using at the time (olive oil spreads) and discovered that they had high percentages of one or more mono or polyunsaturated fats and contained very little olive oil anyway. So I returned to butter as being the more natural and least chemically modified fat. I don't use much anyway! However I do eat Marmite (potentially banned in Denmark) and peanut butter (allegedly carcinogenic). But then what food is not partially bad for us these days unless it's truly organically grown?

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  9. Thanks GB. It looks like the olive spread I use is high in mono-unsaturates. It seems I'm going to have to do some more reading about this...

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  10. From which planet are these people? There is only one way -- Butter or Marge is a no no. Trust me, I have a degree in Toast. Keep the toast for at least one day, so that it becomes rubbery and nice and chewy, and drown it with huge spoonsful of whole-fruit Apricot Jam! Nothing better! - probably no good for the diabetics, thought.

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