13 Food Debates That Get Every Aussie Fired Up
There’s no denying Australians love to argue about petty things and nothing gets us more fired up than debates over food.
From where tomato sauce should be kept to the correct order to rank Arnott’s Shapes, we just can’t stop disagreeing about food. It’s the kind of subject that when debated it turns into an all out war, where people separate into factions and friendships are forged or fractured. How fun!
The following food debates often end with Australians screaming in each other’s faces:
#1. Tomato Sauce Should Be Stored In Fridge Vs. Cupboard
A debate as old as time itself, or well…the invention of tomato sauce. Should sauce be cold or room temperature? I would argue that the bottle itself settles the argument by instructing for the condiment to be refrigerated after opening, but there are still many die-hards out there who remain loyal to storing sauce in the cupboard.
It says refrigerate once you've opened it. But i still put it in the pantry.🤷🏽♀️
— letsatsantsa. (@Seipelo_) August 24, 2019
#2. Potato Cakes Vs. Potato Scallops
Whether you call deep-fried potato slices ‘potato cakes’ or ‘potato scallops’ might be the quickest way to locate where you were raised in Australia. We will never agree. Accept it.
“We now have final confirmation and irrefutable proof …
… they are ‘potato scallops’, not ‘potato cakes’.” https://t.co/1MJ2hT5Xoz
— Peter Phelps (@PeterPhelps68) July 26, 2019
#3. How Much Vegemite Belongs On Toast
This is another debate which will never reach a consensus. I personally like my Vegemite gentled skimmed across the surface of bread like a Monet watercolour but there are psychos out there laying it on as thick as Nutella. The horror.
#4. The Best Shapes Flavour
Back in the day it used to be all about pizza and barbeque but with the new recipe messing with our OG flavours, chicken crimpy has been gaining popularity. I must admit after a recent road test, I now stan crimpy. But don’t even get us started over whether shapes are biscuits or chips.
Pizza Shapes are the best Shapes and anyone who disagrees deserves to die, imo.
— maedi. ✨🎀 (@maediocre) January 11, 2019
Pizza shapes are the best, chicken crimpy shapes don't even come close
— Lucra (@LucraFX) January 11, 2019
Am I the only one that thinks chicken crimpy are the best kind of Shapes? Down with the pizza/barbeque brigade
— Sephyre (@Sephyre) October 29, 2015
#5. Chocolate Milk Vs. Strawberry Milk
It wasn’t until I reached adulthood that I realised you’re either a choccy or strawb milk fan. They both have their positive and negatives, I guess. Saying that..anyone who prefers strawberry over chocolate should probably be put in jail.
#6. Chocolate Crackles Vs. Chocolate Spiders
Which childhood treat is the best? The answer will divide an entire office, as we know all too well at Punkee as we have this debate A LOT.
Ongoing chat in the Punkee slack channel that chocolate spiders are trash, I'm lost for words pic.twitter.com/Czzry4D2WD
— Tahlia Pritchard (@Tahls) June 13, 2019
What can I say…
I’m a sucker for a choccy crackle. I’m not here to eat spiders and have my inner mouth stabbed by uncooked noodles.
#7. How Much Milk To Pour On Weet-Bix
There is a fine art to pouring milk on Weet-Bix. You don’t want your weety bois to be left soggy but not enough milk is like eating sawdust. But that being said, too much milk is NOT OKAY either.
— Dynasty of the Force (@Force_Herald) August 22, 2019
#8. Pot Vs. Middy
Another argument that often occurs across state lines. The correct name for drink sized can be very confusing at times. Yes, Melburnians and South Australians do things differently. This often leaves Sydney folks confused by the term “pot” while the word “middy” means nothing to us down south.
#9. How To Eat A Tim Tam
If you don’t have your own individual technique for eating a Tim Tam then you need to reassess your priorities. Whether you’re partial to a Tim Tam slam or just a dip and nibble, everyone has their own style.
#10. Cadbury’s Marble Chocolate
Bring. Back. Marble. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. After all these years, any mention of the Cadbury relic of the past among a group of Australians still descends into absolute hysterics.
— LoKo (@lokouk) February 1, 2017
Cadbury out here releasing Creme Egg chocolate blocks and ignoring my persistent requests to bring back Marble, smh
— Tahlia Pritchard (@Tahls) February 25, 2019
#11. McCain Smiles
While you’re at it, bring back them smiley bois!! I honestly haven’t smiled since I last saw one on my plate. Also they are superior to potato gems. If you disagree, fight me.
#12. The Position Of Onions In Snags In Bread
Should onions go under or on top of the sausage in bread? Who would have guessed this question could get so political but when Bunnings announced they’d be putting onions under the sausages for safety reasons the nation almost imploded. On top of the sausage FTW.
Aussie news is great, I have flipped though 3 different news situations and seems like everyone’s biggest news is that there are new rules to put the onions under the sausage in sausage sizzles
— jada (@StarryTxt) November 13, 2018
#13. The Best Arnott’s Assorted Cream Biscuit
Which biscuit variety reigns supreme? We as a nation might have to agree to disagree over which is the best *cough* Monte Carlo, duh.
Legitimately @ me if Monte Carlo ain't your fav Arnott's Assorted Creams biccie. Don't sleep. pic.twitter.com/0M3nkkgZaO
— Edward Keir (@Edwardkeir) July 23, 2019
Enough arguing! I need to get myself some Monte Carlos asap.