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Some very well baked, blackened bread rolls have caused a stir online with some insisting that they’re delicious and others claiming they’re a health hazard. Well, it makes a welcome change from arguing about what they’re called where you’re from, doesn’t it?
The blackened rolls, which are popular in Scotland, have an overcooked outside that has a lightly bitter flavour and are soft and chewy on the inside - sounds good to me, but not everyone is convinced.
Posting on Facebook, one woman said: "These are beautiful, Jesus. I always grab a dozen when in Hyde and the oven bottoms for my son and husband but they tried one and now are addicted."
Another said: "I'm Scottish and these are well fired rolls and they sell out by 8:00am back home. My favourite with square slice and brown sauce."
Others were less impressed, though, and won't be rushing out to get their hands on some.
A fellow Facebook user commented: "Cheek of it trying to sell their burnt offerings.”
Someone else even claimed they could be bad for your health, writing: “Definitely carcinogenic. Be careful.”
But another more mellow user, wrote: "It’s not for everyone, including me. But if you can’t say anything nice then say nothing.”
Although it has previously been claimed that burnt starchy foods, such as bread, root vegetables or chips, produces a chemical called acrylamide, which is thought to cause cancer - experts say this isn’t the case and that eating burnt food is 'unlikely' to increase your risk of getting cancer.
Love well fired rolls Av. Link sausage and brown sauce? Lovely jubbly.— Marko Polo (@markthehibby) August 3, 2022
I am with you. I don't understand why you would want something burnt— Louise Graham (@LouiseG98189128) August 3, 2022
They're not well fired, they're burnt— @scrumpygirl🇬🇧🏴 (@scrumpygirl01) August 3, 2022
According to Cancer Research: “Acrylamide from burnt toast, burnt chips, or crispy potatoes is unlikely to increase the risk of cancer.
“You might’ve read about a possible link between acrylamide and cancer. But there isn’t enough good quality evidence to show this. For example, some studies aren’t able to accurately measure the amount of acrylamide in people’s diets.
“Good quality studies have not shown that acrylamide from food causes cancer in humans.”
So there you go - you’re free to enjoy your burnt baps, buns, rolls, cobs or whatever other weird word you use in your neck of the woods without worrying.
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