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    It's Time For Everyone To Admit That The Crust Is The Best Part

    Fact: If your mom cut off your crusts, she robbed you of your childhood. Sorry you had to find out this way.

    For years, children have been giving crust a bad name.

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    Those same children grow up and serve this nonsense.

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    Oh yeah, super appetizing.

    The accusations range from the mildly prejudice to outlandishly erroneous.

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    And even Big Jam has gotten in on it!

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    They're reaping the financial gains of our senseless cruelty to crust!

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    Even in Hong Kong! WHERE WILL IT END.

    The crust hate is running rampant: crustless sammies, cauliflower crust pizza, muffin-tin quiches. IS NOTHING SACRED?!

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    This is now just oddly-shaped scrambled eggs.

    Crust is totally natural! It's formed through the Maillard Reaction, during which the sugars and amino acids in the dough are hardened and browned by the intense heat of the oven.

    I mean, how can you say no to this.

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    Deli-style, grilled, toasted...YOU CAN'T GO WRONG.

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    Where would this sandwich be without crust?

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    What do you think your hamburger bun is? A BIG OL' CRUST, THAT'S WHAT.

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    And a crustless patty melt? What are you, drunk?

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    Hoagies, subs, grinders, whatever you call them, they are all encased in glorious crust.

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    This sandwich brought to you by crust.

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    Your Italian bread could never handle that oil without it's strong, crusty backbone.

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    And crunch is what makes a baguette a baguette!

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    Don't even get my started on ciabatta.

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    Crusty squares of heaven.

    English muffins? More like CRUST MUFFINS.

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    Crevices never looked so good.

    And how about quiche? Combining the best parts of breakfast and dessert.

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    Hearty eggs in a buttery, crusty treat.

    Oh it doesn't end there: Pie crust is the flakey hero you deserve.

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    Buttery, chocolatey, graham cracker-y: there's something for everyone.

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    How many foods do you know that pair as deliciously with fruity filling as they do with meat and gravy?

    And we haven't even gotten to the best part. Behold: Pizza crust.

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    A storied history of crusty elegance.

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    As varied as our nation, a food to be revered.

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    Still not enough crust? That's why there's calzones!


    Ben Wyatt knows what's up.

    Regardless of where you land on the great crust divide, I think we can all agree that this is overkill.

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    Less is more, Pizza Hut.

    Long live crust.

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