Australians Are Putting Tinned Spaghetti In Toasties And People Are Disgusted
Think of your favourite toastie filling. Cheese. Tomato. Ham...The list of possible ingredients you can shove in-between your two slices of bread is endless.
But one we certainly hadn't considered was tinned spaghetti - which is apparently all the range Down Under. And that's not all. Aussies have also been known to shove baked beans in a toastie, with nothing else alongside them.
Both delicacies - nicknamed 'jaffles' - are a hugely popular snack on the other side of the world, and to be honest, we're kind of here for them.
After all, tinned beans and spaghetti on toast are hardly an alien concept, so what's the difference if it's sandwiched inside instead?
But if it appears on this side of the globe, we're in the minority
The foreign delight went viral after one 23-year-old Australian woman named Amber tweeted a split image of a spaghetti 'jaffle' and a bean 'jaffle,' and asked people to pick their side.
It naturally took mere seconds for a string of Brits and Americans to express their absolute disgust as they came across the concept.
"Kindly set this on fire and never speak of it again. Thanks," one unimpressed Twitter user wrote.
While another chipped in: "Is neither an option?"
A great Australian debate, choose your side, spaghet or bean. pic.twitter.com/v2fGcn39HS
- PaladinAmber. :sparkling_heart::yellow_heart::blue_heart::flag_white:️:rainbow: :soon:TWITCHCON (@PaladinAmber) September 11, 2019
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A third was equally disgusted, writing in disbelief: "Are you trolling us?"
But Amber, alongside many other 'jaffle' fans, was perplexed by their reaction. "Y'all act like you've never had a spaghet sandwich before I'm so confused?!!!? (Sic)," she wrote.
When her post racked up 4,800 'likes' she added: "I think I broke the internet with a sandwich tweet.... wtf?!?!?".
Discussing the social media storm she'd started, Amber explained that to her, and millions of other Australians, the 'jaffle' was just a part of daily life.
"I eat them all the time, but they're particularly best when you're really hungry," she said. "I couldn't believe how many people had never heard of it.
"Loads of Americans commented saying they were undecided because they were disgusted. I thought it was a bit rich, because they seem to deep fry literally everything.
"I've even had a couple of angry Italians messaging me. They got very upsetti over some spaghetti."
Explaining how to create the perfect 'jaffle' she went on: "Of course it matters which beans and spaghetti you use - the beans have to be Heinz, and spaghetti jaffles taste best when they're SPC, an Australian brand, but others will do.
"I think the best part about a jaffle is that it's like a crunchy bowl for your fillings - with no extra mess to clean up." When you put it like that, it actually sounds GENIUS.
If you want to get more creative with your jaffles, you can start adding extra surplus ingredients like cheese and coleslaw into the mix.
"That's what we call a Jaffle Raffle," she explained. "You just go for it and hope it's good". Mind. Blown.
Brb, we've got an appointment with our toastie maker.
Featured Image Credit: SWNS