Cheese on toast is a go-to snack for most of us – but one woman’s attempt has been panned after she shared her version online.
Her attempt to make the humble dish at home was slammed as critics called it “the most disgusting thing” they’ve ever seen.
Arguably the perfect cheese on toast is very much a matter of opinion – but many were repulsed by this woman’s addition of mint sauce.
Most people favour a splash of Worcestershire or HP sauce but mint is a much more unusual addition.
Billie B shared a picture of her cheese on toast to the Facebook group Rate My Plate, and people didn’t hold back.
The community has more than 2.5 million amateur food critics ready to rate (and often roast) the creations offered up for judgement.
Billie’s photo of the dish, showing the cheesy snack topped with mint sauce, has racked up more than 5,000 comments with many people brutally slamming her attempt.
One person joked: “Have to admire anyone who makes the time and effort to grow their tea in a petri dish.”
A second blasted: “For anyone looking to replicate this – do everything like normal, then after plating up, walk to the bin, put the contents of the plate in the bin and never ever consider making it again.
Another replied: “My dog vomited the same thing up literally 5 minutes ago!”
A fourth added: “Billie once tried some toasting and posted a pic of it boasting.
“But the added mint sauce was a disaster of course, and Billie got an absolute roasting.”
But some were more receptive to the idea, with others defending the mixture of flavours.
One replied: “I have used this combo in various forms. It’s lovely.. First try was cheese slice mint sauce in a bap!”
Another said: “When I was pregnant, I loved fresh tomatoes on toast with mint sauce and still love it.”
And Billie’s mix of flavours is actually more popular than the reception to the post suggests.
In 2013, the British Cheese Board unveiled its winning recipe for cheese on toast.
It sent in by pensioner Steve Tickle, who was handed the title of national cheese on toast champion.
His winning combination of Wensleydale cheese, mustard, spring onions and bacon,a garnish of fresh mint and slices of Braeburn apple proved to be a unanimous favourite amongst the judges.