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Canadians Tasted Fairy Bread For The First Time And Had A Lot Of Feelings

Bread + butter + sprinkles =???

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Fairy bread is an Australian treat often served at children's birthday parties. It is also completely unfamiliar to most Canadians.

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We started by asking people what they hell they thought "fairy bread" is.

Elamin: I had no idea. None. I've never heard of it. I guess when I hear the term, I imagine some sort of pudding? Honestly, I don't even know.

Scaachi: A nightmare.

Kat: I assumed it was just an Australian brand of bread. If their ice cream is called Golden Gaytime, why couldn't they have something called Fairy Bread?

Ishmael: I thought it might be a kind of raisin bread.

This is what it actually is:

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It's basically bread, butter, and sprinkles (called 100s and 1000s by Aussies). That's it. Really.

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The first round of testing involved a lot of excess butter and a lot of Australians yelling at us.

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Seriously, Australians have *A LOT* of opinions about fairy bread.

The trick is to butter the bread, then flip it over and press it into a plate of sprinkles. Lesson learned.Here's what we thought of the ~experience~.
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The trick is to butter the bread, then flip it over and press it into a plate of sprinkles. Lesson learned.

Here's what we thought of the ~experience~.

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Craig:

1. This is not going to taste good.

2. A drunk person came up with it.

Lauren: This is the cutest bread to ever exist and every little kid at a tea party deserves all of it. But also. Like. Why? Who thought to put these things together.

Kat: It seemed like it had the POTENTIAL to be good — one of those weird foreign foods that looks ridiculous but is secretly delicious once you give it a chance.

Elamin: My first thought was "whatever you're doing, you're doing it wrong, Australia — this can't possibly be good!!" I mean it's just sprinkles on bread.

Sarah: It's so cute-looking! Definitely worthy of an Instagram post. It looked like something Katy Perry would eat for breakfast.

Ishmael: I thought it looked amazing, but also really bad for me.

Scaachi: Looks like a mistake!

Finally it was time to actually put it in our mouths.

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Craig: Like someone was making toast but then fucked up and put the butter on right away, and because they'd been drinking all day they accidentally put the bread into a pile of sprinkles that they'd knocked on the floor when they were looking for more booze in the cupboard. Basically, a fucking mouth crime.

Lauren: It tasted mostly like buttered bread, although the crunch of the sprinkles was very pleasing.

Kat: It tasted like... Nothing in particular. Buttered bread. But crunchy. I was actually pretty disappointed because the sprinkles didn't add any particular taste to it, just texture, and and the sprinkles made it annoying to eat.

Elamin: WELL WELL WELL this is where I was proven wrong. At first it tasted pretty good, like I could get used to the taste and it wouldn't be weird and I'd enjoy it. But it turns out that's because I didn't butter it properly the first go-round. When I had the second piece, the perfect piece, it was heaven.

Sarah: I wasn't really that impressed at first. I definitely thought it would taste a lot sweeter. I mean, it's covered in SPRINKLES. It was not a familiar texture, but that didn't stop me from going back bite after bite. It was equally addicting and confusing.

Ishmael: It tasted great. Honestly, if I'd known about this magical (and simple) snack as a kid I would have gorged myself on it.

Scaachi: Like a mistake.

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Craig: Yet another thing in Australia that can kill you.

Lauren: I think, too often, we only think of Australia in terms of its weird, adorable animals. But we should also be thinking about its weird, adorable food.

Kat: Fairy bread: Looks pretty, tastes like nothing. Let me have a Golden Gaytime instead.

Ishmael: This is a rare thing from Australia that is definitely not going to poison me.

Elamin: I probably wouldn't have that regularly, or even semi-regularly, but I can see how if I grew up with that being a regular snack, I'd gravitate towards it often. It'd delicious and fun and easy and quick. Way to go, Australia.

Sarah: It's pretty as hell. I want to try it with Nutella instead of butter though! That's the only change I would make because it turns out, there's a lot of DONT's when it comes to fairy bread that we quickly learned after reading the comments section #alwaystriangles #nevertoasted

Scaachi: No.

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