There’s often confusion over what exactly constitutes a British meal. Obviously there’s fish and chips, but curry is also *definitely* a British meal. Sausage and mash - of course. What about scones? Too posh? Pies? The debate rages on.
There is one thing, however, that every single British human in the entire planet can agree on. Whether they’re five or 50, whether they’ve lived in one town their whole life or left the UK when they were 12, whether they put the milk in before or after the tea, and it’s this: mince meat on toast is not a “quintessential British comfort classic.”
An American food site Eater shared this article, claiming it was a core British meal, much to the bemusement (and anger) of the internet.
Not in our book, matey. Guvnor. PAL.
Honestly, wtf is this monstrosity? Is it like left-over bolognaise mushed on some toast? Is that legal?
The Brits had something to say:
Never ever ever ever ever, ever ever in a month of Sundays ever ever has anyone in Britain eaten this mess.— Neil Claxton (@MintRoyale) July 10, 2017
No one in the history of the world has mince meat on toast you bloody mentalists https://t.co/pdHQKHmyWq— Terri Lowe 💎 (@HelloTerriLowe) July 10, 2017
no, no and thrice no— marc blank-settle (@MarcSettle) July 10, 2017
After the uproar, they attempted to backtrack:
Forgive us. It’s more accurate to say it’s a quintessentially British dish, rather than a British *classic*— Eater (@Eater) July 10, 2017
still no— karl smith (@karlthomassmith) July 10, 2017
Someone did have this brilliant idea:
If a British website isn't doing a Facebook Live of making people eat this by 6pm I shall be disappointed https://t.co/4p8vOfAItI— Martin Belam (@MartinBelam) July 10, 2017