Bear’s Favourite Tea Embroiled In Political Hot Water

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Erika’s turn to make the tea at Jammy Toast.

Those of you with a long memory might recall that The Bears gave Yorkshire Tea a Bear Paw Seal of Approval back in 2015 – after all it is Jammy Toast’s favourite cuppa. We simply can’t get enough of the stuff and we live by the company’s moto of “Let’s have a proper brew”. Taylors of Harrogate do indeed make a nice strong cup of tea. We were even amused the other day when Conservative Chancellor Rishi Sunak tweeted a photograph of himself making tea for his Treasury staff next to a giant bag of Yorkshire Tea teabags. He also tweeted, “Quick Budget prep break making tea for the team. Nothing like a good Yorkshire brew.” And so say all of us here at Jammy Toast. We may not agree with his politics but we certainly agree with his taste in tea.

Death Of The Full English Breakfast

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Here at Jammy Toast we do love our food – probably a little too much. However, we do try and eat some healthy foods – especially at breakfast – by having either Weetabix or Shreddies to start the day. Even though if we had our choice we would have a full English breakfast – or a Fry-up, as it has affectionately become known to those who are fond of calorific comfort. The problem with that is that health-conscious young Brits could sound the death knell for the full English breakfast as they shun classic fry-ups in favour of healthier dishes like avocado on toast. In fact, as many as one in five 18 to 30-year-olds have never even had a Fry-up, dubbing it a “heart attack on a plate”, a study has found.

Sarnies

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Iwas chatting to a friend the other morning when he suddenly announced that he would have to run because he hadn’t had his bacon sarnie yet. I was immediately transported back in time by about fifty years to the first time I ever heard that word; “sarnie”. My Grandfather (anyone remember, Da?) used to use the word when he took his sarnies to work for lunch when I was a kid. I don’t know how widely used the word is so apologies if this sounds like I am teaching my Grandma how to suck eggs, but a sarnie is a sandwich. I don’t think it is used too often on Merseyside but it might be in more common use around England. Urban Dictionary describes it as “English Slang” but doesn’t give any more details of its origins.

Mukbang

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Note the bottle of DIET Pepsi!

As most of you will know, Jammy Toast, despite some of the fun we have along the way, is actually here to look after lost and unloved Renault Bears. Well I have something to admit after the weekend – I am thinking of dumping the bears and starting a new genre of blog called a “Mukbang”. A Mukbang is an online audio-visual broadcast in which a host eats large quantities of food while interacting with their audience. Usually done through an internet webcast, Mukbang became popular in South Korea in 2010. Foods ranging from pizza to noodles are consumed in front of a camera for an internet audience who sometimes even pay, depending on which platform they are watching on.

You Can’t Beat British Food

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Last night I was feeling a little peckish and decided to raid the fridge for a little sustenance. I mean a man (or even a Lord) has to keep body and soul together when all is said and done. There in the fridge under some tin foil was some ham. A nice ham butty that will do and of course topped off with some mustard – Colman’s of Norwich Original English Mustard, you can’t beat it. Then this morning, you can’t start the day without a good old bacon butty. Needless to say, you can’t have a bacon butty unless it is topped off with some HP Sauce – the original Houses of Parliament Brown Sauce, of course. Both of these culinary delights are washed down with my newly discovered favourite brew – Twinings Everyday Tea (thanks Costa for the heads up). Some of my best loved treats; HP sauce, Twinings tea and Colman’s Mustard are about as British as Buckingham Palace… or so I thought.

My Name Is Chimpton And I Am An Alcoholic

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Chimpton, never happier than when she has a drink in her hand!

This week seems to be the week for confessions and so I think it is time to get the big one out of the way. We have told of past lies to you, our loyal Toasters, and I have also made a few confessions about things we have said here on Jammy Toast in the past. Now, after some of the nonsensical comments Chimpton has left about her bald Dad needing a hair-cut, it is becoming more and more obvious that she has a drink problem. To be fair to Chimpton she has always been open and above-board about her stoner habits – she could even put Jay & Silent Bob to shame – but has always been in denial about her drinking. Now is time for a confessional.

How Do You Eat Your Jaffa Cake?

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If you don’t already know it, then you have probably guessed that we love eating our Jammy Toast here at Jammy Toast. What you may not realise is, we also love Jaffa Cakes. So this weekend we were intrigued to find out that the nation’s favourite way of eating a Jaffa Cake is wrong, according to research. While a third of fans go for the Half Mooner and take a bite to create a half moon shape then polish off the remainder, boffins say their technique fails to make the most of the flavours. A study by food scientist Dr Stuart Farrimond found the All Rounder – preferred by more than a quarter of biscuit lovers – is the perfect method. For nibbling around the edge and saving the centre with the orange filling until last “gives the almost perfectly optimised balance of zesty orange, slightly bitter chocolate and sweet airy sponge,” the report revealed.