<p>What do you call this breakfast food food? It’s left people divided on Twitter.</p>

What do you call this breakfast food food? It’s left people divided on Twitter.

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We can always count on Twitter to ask life’s important questions and what we call one of our favourite, quintessentially British breakfast foods is today’s topic of debate.

It all started when Michelle Dewberry on Twitter said:

“I am eating these [image of said food] as I type (I am great at multitasking) I can not help but call these Pikelets, much to @Sjopinion10 disagreement... What do you call them? #ImportantQuestions#FirstWorldProblems

Of course, this sparked widespread reaction with hundreds of replies to Michelle’s tweet and caused both the words “Crumpet” and “Pikelet” to start trending on Twitter today.

The debate has left many people divided on what the correct word is for the buttery breakfast food and the results seemed to vary according to where people live.

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Others were not happy with them both being described as the same thing and responded by explaining the difference between the two.

A few people mentioned that their parents and grandparents used the word “pikelet” when they were growing up.

Some had never even heard of the word “pikelet” before.

Is there a difference between a crumpet and a pikelet?

Yes, the main difference being the thickness of the dough.

A pikelet is not cooked in a ring so it is thinner and has more freedom in shape. The crumpet was originally hard until the Victoria era when it became the soft and spongy texture we are familiar with today.

According to Crumpet Man, the pikelet is believed to be of Welsh origin where it was known as ‘bara pyglyd’, meaning “dark or sticky bread,” later was anglicised as a pikelet.

Though it appears that in some regions, pikelet is also used to describe a crumpet, namely in the Midlands, and Yorkshire.

So, what side of the crumpet vs pikelet debate are you on?

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