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The great muffin debate

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Still not right. The search continues.
3rd Nov 2005, 09:24   | tags:,

bronxelf says:

that is so not an english muffin. :(

That's like... a flat, toasted hamburger bun or something.

3rd Nov 2005, 09:28

Spike says:

yeah but its sainsburys, they suck!

3rd Nov 2005, 09:29

kostika says:

Its very non-bun like. Quite tasty, but nothing like a english muffin.

And I quite like Sainsburys :oP

3rd Nov 2005, 09:34

Joe says:

thats a fucking muffin!...and it's english!

3rd Nov 2005, 09:35

kostika says:

But its not the right kind! Its all wrong.

3rd Nov 2005, 09:37

bronxelf says:

I got Toaster Cakes at the store yesterday, so now I have both english muffins *AND* toaster cakes.

3rd Nov 2005, 09:39

chris says:

Then what do you guys think an English Muffin is?

Surely that's English and a Muffin, therfore it qualifies?

3rd Nov 2005, 09:40

bronxelf says:

Chris:

Start here. (linky) This is how this whole debate got started.

3rd Nov 2005, 09:41

kostika says:

I've been searching for proper english muffins since I got here. Have yet to succeed. Being a muffin and English jsut isn't enough. They're not right.

3rd Nov 2005, 09:51

chris says:

Jebus. I didn't realise I was missing such a crucial debate.

*puts coffe one, prepares for a long read...

3rd Nov 2005, 09:51

Joe says:

you cerazy Americans with your 10 gallon hats and your fake english muffins.

3rd Nov 2005, 09:53

Spike says:

hahaha

3rd Nov 2005, 09:54

chris says:

I'm afraid that's as English and Muffin-y you're gonna get.

In fact, I don't think I've ever had anything more English and Muffin-y than Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Muffins.

;-)

3rd Nov 2005, 09:55

kostika says:

Fake or not, they're ultra yumy and a staple to living. (together with bagels)

3rd Nov 2005, 09:55

bronxelf says:

I keep telling you, there's a band name in there somewhere.

"Fraudulent Muffin."

3rd Nov 2005, 09:57

kostika says:

Agreed Avril.

Chris they were ultra yummy. Especially when drowning in cream cheese.

3rd Nov 2005, 09:58

bronxelf says:

Heh. And I bought cream cheese at the store yesterday too.

Philly.

3rd Nov 2005, 09:59

kostika says:

I pretty much refuse to eat any other brand.

3rd Nov 2005, 10:03

bronxelf says:

Do they have it out there?

3rd Nov 2005, 10:03

chris says:

I could really go for a Phillidelphia and Cheese muffin about now...

Anyone want to hand deliver one to me?

:)

3rd Nov 2005, 10:08

Rich says:

that is totally a muffin. It may not be an (american) English muffin, but it is an (actual) English muffin.


I just like the word muffin.

3rd Nov 2005, 10:14

kostika says:

Yep can get Philly cream cheese easy.I love the stuff.

I'll find american english muffins eventually. THey have to exist here somewhere.

3rd Nov 2005, 10:14

beth says:

i want to get fatter on dough produce now.

3rd Nov 2005, 10:36

kel says:

I had a English English muffin for breakfast. Yum.

Do Americans have crumpets or did everyone already have this conversation?

3rd Nov 2005, 10:44

bronxelf says:

Apparently you can *get* crumpets here, but they're a bit hard to track down.

3rd Nov 2005, 10:45

kel says:

cool, just wondered... I'm sure someone once told me that crumpets were what was called English Muffins in the states, but I think they were wrong.

3rd Nov 2005, 10:48

kostika says:

Naw crumpets and english muffins aren't anything alike. Crumpets, while yummy, are much squishier.

3rd Nov 2005, 10:53

kostika says:

I think you might actually like crumpets belf. I like mine toasted with cream cheese.

3rd Nov 2005, 11:01

ElphsHouse says:

bronxelf- i'm sure you can find crumpets easily in NYC. they're not in with the bread, like the english muffins, they are usually near the eggs.
FWIW, I like mine with butter and Lyle's Golden Syrup on them.

3rd Nov 2005, 12:23

bronxelf says:

I don't think Ive ever even *seen* Thomas' crumpets.

3rd Nov 2005, 12:39

kostika says:

Surely someone makes them though.

3rd Nov 2005, 13:28

Dhamaka says:

yay for Lyles Golden Syrup on.. pikelets.. (sorry)

3rd Nov 2005, 13:29

kostika says:

I need to find pikelets jsut so I can say I've had them.

3rd Nov 2005, 13:30

ElphsHouse says:

I don't think I've ever had a pikelet.

3rd Nov 2005, 14:13

Kathy says:

Trader Joe's (in the states) have crumpets. Plain or Cinnamon. They are wonderful toasted slightly with butter!

3rd Nov 2005, 14:23

kostika says:

Yay for Trader Joe's!!

3rd Nov 2005, 14:31

Kathy says:

welcome. =)
Don't know the brand, although there is a British flag on the packaging. Hmm, wonder if they have pikelets? Wonder if they have Lyles Golden Syrup?
I

3rd Nov 2005, 14:39

mat says:

Pikelet, by the way, means a different thing depending on which part of the UK you're in. :)

Staffordshire pikelets are not the same as Yorkshire pikelets, and I suspect you don't get them at all south of the midlands..

3rd Nov 2005, 14:56

Joe says:

I've never been able to find a Lincolnshire pikelet outside of Grimsby.....maybe its a local thing....
*phones mum
*orders Lincolnshire pikelets

3rd Nov 2005, 14:58

kostika says:

Hmmm....I've never seen them in the shop but then I've never realy looked for them.

*makes mental note to check*

3rd Nov 2005, 15:03

Steve says:

Pikelets are baby fish

3rd Nov 2005, 15:06

Dhamaka says:

Kostika...Tescos - I was there this morning (sans phone, unfortunately) and they had muffins, pancakes, pikelets and crumpets. I'll try and remember to bring the phone to blog them.

You're right there Mat - don't know which ones, but some are *much* heavier and others are *much more delicious* than the Southern ones

3rd Nov 2005, 18:35

kostika says:

Thanks Dhamaka. I shall check the tesco metro in town tomorrow morning.

3rd Nov 2005, 18:43

Dhamaka says:

my pleasure :)

3rd Nov 2005, 18:54

bronxelf says:

Ok so if TJ's has them I wonder if Whole Foods Market has them also....

3rd Nov 2005, 19:05

bronxelf says:

I can't imagine that WFM wouldn't have them-- I mean the one in union square is 3 stories high. :)

3rd Nov 2005, 22:37

onceupon says:

I found crumpets in one of the cooler cases at my local Publix. Should have had my camera with me.

3rd Nov 2005, 22:44

kostika says:

A friend of mine told me they are pretty sure they've seen Thomas' english muffins in Marks and Spencers. So I shall have a looksee tomorrow. They are a bit posh so it wouldn't surprise me if they did.

3rd Nov 2005, 22:52

Joe says:

can't we all just eat toast? it would hurt my brain less.

3rd Nov 2005, 22:53

bronxelf says:

For Mark's and Spencer's I hope they at least have the Sourdough ones...

3rd Nov 2005, 22:55

kostika says:

I hope so too. I'm gonna check on my way home tomorrow.

3rd Nov 2005, 22:55

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