And when it comes to the art of making toast, we probably don’t want anyone else to make it for us; lest they should make it too burnt or not enough.
The conversation about what is acceptable and what is essentially just charcoal has broken out on Twitter – not for the first time.
Twitter user Imzy very handily tweeted out a picture of all the different ways one could make their toast, numbering them for easy choosing.
While five and six seemed to be the only natural answer, some very anarchic people chose ones from the burnt range.
Others said it all depended on what they were making, whether it was an egg sandwich or a grilled cheese sandwich.
Even Manchester United footballer Marcos Rojo’s toast preferences were added to the thread, with his choice being more of an eight or nine.
While some said it depends on the type of bread i.e sourdough or a normal loaf, one woman wrote how different meals have different requirements: ‘I use three when making a chicken sandwich but four or five for butter or soft cheese, and six for grilled cheese sandwiches.’
The most popular answer seemed to be six, a light golden colour with white edges, enough to make it toasty but neither too soft nor burned.
Three was also a popular choice.
A very few questionable people voted nine, though they may be joking (we hope).
Waqas (@waky7) February 26, 2019
One thing seemed clear; people were absolutely unmoving in their opinions on toast.
Someone even suggested adding this diagram to dating profile settings: ‘This could be a dating site test. At least you would have that in common’.
Fair enough, it could be a good conversation starter.
Ultimately though, we might just have to accept that no one will quite get our toast just the way we like it (what to put on it or how much butter is a whole other conversation).
Whether you’re a two-er or six-er, we can all agree that toast is the best. Here is an appreciation gif:
Shannon_Conley (@512_9086) February 26, 2019
While many joked about eating burnt toast, there may be some harmful side effects as over-consumption has been linked to cancer in the past.
The Food Standards Agency brought out guidelines that say we should avoid eating overcooked starchy foods – such as burnt toast or really crispy roast potatoes – in order to reduce our cancer risk.
The move came after a survey found the UK population is frequently eating many foods that contain acrylamide, a dark brown compound found in starchy items, linked to neurological damage.
So, you might want to avoid eating too many burnt toasts.