Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Oxymoron of the week

"Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns"

16 comments:

Anthony said...

No worse, surely, than the fairly ubiquitous 'tandoori chicken pizza'

Pavlov's Cat said...

Indeed. Very much the same sort of thing.

TimT said...

There must be a database for this sort of thing. A pizza shop in Raymond Terrace, outside of Newcastle, once sold spaghetti bolognaise pizza.

Anonymous said...

I like 'em.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Anon, I take it you mean you like choc chip hot cross buns, and I'm sure they are indeed very nice, but my point was that if they are choc chip then they are not, by definition, hot cross buns as we know them.

As far as I'm concerned, a bona fide hot cross bun is a bun with spices, fruit, peel, and crosses made out of icing.

Kirsty said...

I did a post last year about the apparently 'fruitless' hot cross buns for sale at my local supermarket. I like the 'fruitful' (including peel) variety myself.

Zarquon said...

No fruit, no spices, no icing. Sweet glazing and cross made of dough like the bun. OR ELSE.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Zarquon, I note you take no position on choc chips, but I'm guessing you don't approve of them either.

Lovely bit of Friday cat blogging for your maiden post!

lucy tartan said...

Yes I noticed that too Pav. Zarquon is clearly a person who grasps the inner meaning of the universe.

lucy tartan said...

I got hate mail about my description of Ouyen in a blog post, but it's simply a fact that the caff there sells a 'plain' pizza topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and ham.

Anonymous said...

What I'm hanging out for are salt and vinegar or chicken communion wafers on Sunday mornings.

Anonymous said...

" ...they are not, by definition..."

I daresay you're one of those purists who insist that if it's got more than tomato paste and anchovies on it then it isn't pizza?

ThirdCat said...

anonymous: yes. And even the anchovies are dubious.

And can I just repeat: pineapple is a fruit delicious eaten fresh (chunks or slices I'm not fussed). Once heated it is inedible. If battered, it can be used as something, I'm sure, but that something is not food. All said in a grumpy, uptight way.

JahTeh said...

My nephew loves nachos pizzas with sour cream. It's like eating corn cardboard.

homer said...

...mmm...nachos pizza with sour cream...mmm

suzoz said...

I noticed those 'choc-chip hot cross buns' in Macro this morning. In Macro!!!