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The burning question*: When do you butter your toast?

This and every Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

WE KNOW HOW you feel. The week looms ahead and you have a lot on your plate. (Maybe it’s even toast.)

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing questions…

This week: Toast, glorious toast. It’s crispy, it’s crunchy, and it’s perfect at any time of the day. But here in office, we are sharply divided on one issue: when do you butter your toast? Some grab their toast right out of the toaster and immediately slap on a layer of butter (or margarine, dairy-free spread or other alternative), ensuring it gets melty, soft and a little chewy. Others prefer to give their freshly-scorched toast a bit of breathing time, leaving it to cool a little before slathering on their spread of choice. That way, the toast remains crisp, in sharp contrast to the soft butter.

What do you think of this? Should toast be…

A: Buttered immediately…

(Steven Depolo via Flickr/Creative Commons)

B: Buttered after waiting for it to cool a little…

(Via Kai Henry on Flickr/Creative Commons)

Vote here: Toast should be…

Poll Results:

A - Buttered immediately (2042)
B - Buttered after waiting for it to cool a little (639)
C - Can't we all just get along? (114)

By the way, we want you to tell us what burning question divides your household/work colleagues/friends. Let us know in the comments section or email us at tips[at]

See previous entries in The Burning Question*>

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