Fairy bread is one of the most popular party foods served up at kids’ parties. But according to some people online, we have been eating them all wrong. Do you cut your fairy bread into triangles or leave whole?
It’s a popular Aussie party food that kids (and a lot of adults!) love. But the humble treat fairy bread is getting some negative attention online. And it has everything to do with the way we have been eating it.
A Reddit user u/Pokemaniacgaming innocently posted a picture of their fairy bread set-up with the caption ‘fine dining’ and die-hard fairy bread fans are going to town on it, making their strong views heard.
Some are claiming the food, which is seen in the picture as whole with the crusts still on, should always have the crusts left on, while others are insisting fairy bread should always be served with the crusts cut off and then sectioned off into four small triangles per slice of bread.
The picture that sparked an online debate about how fairy bread should be eaten. Image: Reddit
Should fairy bread be cut into triangles?
Many people were quite offended by the picture insisting this is not how we eat unicorn bread.
“Triangles! This needs to be triangles,” one outraged online user squealed. “I was trying to figure out why this looked so wrong to me. I just weirdly can’t imagine it tasting right if it’s not in triangle form.”
“Even Squares would be acceptable… If you are going to halve it at least have the common courtesy and decency to cut it diagonally,” another exclaimed.
Fairy bread should always be cut into triangles. Image: iStock
Should fairy bread have the crusts still on?
Shapes aside, others were getting heated up about leaving the crust on fairy bread.
“What monster made you eat them with the crusts on?” one questioned.
Others weren’t so bothered about the crusts, suggesting fairy bread is often handles easier with the harder outer layer remaining.
“When they are in triangles the crust acts as a support so the bread doesn’t flop and spill excess sprinkles everywhere. You don’t have to eat them, but they make a convenient handle for moving them about,” they said.
Crusts on or off the fairy bread? Image: iStock
Looking for some fun fairy bread recipes? Try these pink love heart fairy bread shapes and you can even jazz them up with a nutella base instead of butter.
What is the proper way to cut and eat fairy bread?
While the crusts vs triangles people were stuck in their debate, others had strong opinions about the bread/sprinkle ratio.
“Did you run low on 100s and 1000s? They need to go right to the edges!!!” one person pointed out.
“100s&1000s density in the centre is also a little too high, hold the shaker at a higher altitude for more even coverage,” another said.
And another agreed, also highlighting an easier method to ensure the whole bread is covered in sprinkles.
“What about the edge of the bread? Butter the bread and press into a plate of hundreds and thousands rather than sprinkle.”
Crusts or no crusts, triangles or no triangles… Whatever your views are on how to eat and serve fairy bread, one thing that this post has done to many of us is made us realise how much we want a slice now.
Guess what’s for dinner, kids?!