Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

The internet is slating Brits for putting crisps in their sandwiches

17/02/2023

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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We do have some weird foods here in the UK…spam, jellied eels and black pudding, to name but a few.

However, one thing we will not stand for is people trying to claim that one of our greatest delicacies is somehow something to be sniffed at.

That’s right, the internet is losing it over one of the nation’s most cherished innovations. We are, of course, talking about crisp sandwiches.

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The humble crisp sandwich has come under fire (Credit: Twitter)

“British ppl going to war for spices only to end up putting chips in a sandwich is crazy,” said one person on Twitter recently.

And it’s safe to say their post got people talking, with 1,427 quote tweets and a whole bunch of replies both slating and defending the humble meal hack.

“Why do they eat like it’s wartime still,” wrote one person in the comments.

Meanwhile, a second said: “Their cuisine has got to be a practical joke on the rest of the world ain’t no way they’re actually eating this”.

“Don’t knock it until you try it crisp sandwiches bang,” protested another. “You just need the right flavour & crisp to bread to butter ratio.”

As a fourth clapped back: “Try it. Crisp sandwiches are amazing paired with the right filling.”

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Shove some of these in your sarnie… go on (Credit: Alamy)

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Our favourite comment came from this guy, though, who wrote: “Okay no wait this actually looks great for British food.”

We’re sure there’s a compliment in there somewhere, if you look hard enough.

Several people from other parts of the world were also quick to claim they had also been eating crisp sandwiches since they were little – yet more proof they’re not as abnormal as some people might think!

If you think about it, the humble crisp sandwich makes so much sense. They add saltiness, they add crunch, and you can select your flavour wisely to compliment whatever else you’ve got in there.

Clare Smyth, a Michelin starred British chef has professed to shove Salt and Vinegar crisps in-between two slices of bread before, meanwhile, TV cook Nigella Lawson is another proud fan.

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“I adore bread. I adore crisps. Together they are just rapturous!,” she once said. You can’t argue with those endorsements, can you?

Whilst we’ll accept that the idea of a crisp sandwich may seem a little odd, we’d hazard a guess that those who don’t appreciate their beauty have simply never tried one.

Go on, we dare you. Might we suggest you make yours a Ploughmans with Pickled Onion Monster Munch?

Featured image credit: Sons and Daughters

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