Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

People are bickering about whether butter goes on Weetabix

29/04/2022

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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We thought we had seen most breakfast combos here at Twisted, but we have to admit we raised an eyebrow at the latest Twitter storm.

Bake Off star Michael Chakraverty caused a right furore after sharing a picture of his pal’s brekky – a bowl of Weetabix doused in butter.

Is it disgusting or have we been sleeping on a hidden gem? It seems that social media is polarised.

“This week I found out a friend BUTTERS their WEETABIX,” Michael wrote. “Can you even imagine?!”

However, it turns out there were some who found this combo rather familiar – and even nostalgic.

Celebrity cook and ‘mee-cro-wah-vey’ queen Nigella Lawson was one of the first to reply, recalling: “When I was young, children were often given Weetabix spread with butter and jam after school!”

Meanwhile, another user wrote: “Omg. I legit thought my family was the only one. I do this all the time! It’s delicious!”

“We had these often. I’m a 1950’/60’s kid..it was our normal fodder, sometimes we’d have a sprinkle of sugar ontop too…,” said a third.

Weetabix is usually served with milk (Credit: Alamy)

But many weren’t so into it.

“THE GASP I JUST LET OUT!!!!!!!,” wrote one Twitter user in dismay.

Whilst another questioned: “It’s the driest substance known to man, how can butter possibly make it moist enough to eat?”

“Is she ok? Has she got someone to talk to?,” joked a friend, referring to Michael’s friend.

Obviously, Wheetabix is usually enjoyed with milk, and the optional addition of fruit and sugar, but the phenomenon of putting butter on the cereal isn’t new.

The very same conversation reared its head back in 2020, after Radio 2 producer Tim Johns informed Jeremy Vine that she enjoyed the savoury combination live on air.

And subsequently, a flurry of listeners flocked to tell her they did, too.

Here at Twisted, we’re not sure how we feel about the combination, although, with the addition of jam we could maybe get behind it. You see, Weetabix is dry – that’s why it needs milk. At best, we’d imagine this tasting like a sub-par Ryvita.

Still, we’re not about knocking anything until we’ve tried it. Looks like we’d better knock some buttered Weetabix up for breakfast, tomorrow. Who’s with us?

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