The Great Food Debates

Over the course of my life, I have had dozens of lively discussions with people debating a wide range of topics relating to foods. Some of these were as short as a minute long, others lasted well beyond thirty minutes. Some of you will recognize these as recent polls.

Coke or Pepsi? Neither. Gimme an RC Cola made from cane sugar.

Thick crust or thin for your Pizza? What, are you kidding me? Thin crust is the only way to go.

Rare or Well Done for you steak? Medium Rare please. Only a hamburger is acceptable as well done.

Hot Dogs or Hamburgers? Hamburgers I can eat any time. I have to be in the mood for hot dogs.

Ketchup or Mustard on your hot dog? No matter how much one may argue, ketchup never belongs on a hot dog. *shudder* blech.

Cake or Pie? Are you mad? Pie.

Brownies with a fine, glossy crust, or soft cake brownies? Soft cake brownies are not brownies, they are, in fact, a soft cake.

Nuts in the brownies?Hell yes. But only walnuts, and only a limited amount. Anything else is pretentious.

Vanilla or Chocolate ice cream? Vanilla, as it can be used as a base for so many different flavors and toppings.

Blue cheese or ranch dressing with your Buffalo wings? What, do you want to make the people in Buffalo cry? Blue cheese is the only way to go, no matter what Pizza Hut tries to foist upon you.

Soup or Salad? I’m only choosing salads because I’m over forty and roughage is now a concern.

Butter on your Popcorn? Only if it’s real butter. That crap they use at movie theaters is not butter and is best used in 4-cylinder engines.

Pork or Beef barbecue? Pork shoulder makes a far better barbecue.

Coffee or tea? Dude. I live in Seattle. Coffee.

Beer from a can or a bottle? There is no circumstance where I can see me purchasing beer from a can.

Oreos or Hydrox? Hydrox if memory serves, but they’ve been off the market for so long, I can no longer be certain.

Little Debbie or Hostess? When I was younger, Little Debbie won out, although I do miss the Tastycakes that came from Eastern Pennsylvania. Alas, this is another taste lost to childhood.

Bacon or Sausage? I’m leaning toward sausage here, mostly due to chorizo.

Eggs Scrambled or Fried? Fried, over easy, dippy if you know how to do it.