Do you like the butt

@sacmom (14250)
United States
October 9, 2009 5:40am CST
end of the bread? LOL For those of you that may not know what that is, it is the end of the bread that no one usually wants and is located at the beginning and the end of the loaf. Also known as the first and last piece of bread as defined in the urban dictionary: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=butt+bread Growing up I never cared for the end pieces of the bread. I thought they were lousy for making sandwiches and didn't taste quite the same as the other pieces. LOL As it is, I still don't really care for them, but I'll eat them if they are there. What's funny though is that my youngest son loves the butt end of the bread. He thinks it's the best part of all! LOL So, what about you? Do you like the butt end? Or do you not care for it? Please share your thoughts.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
9 Oct 09
lol I dont like either butts! lol the front of the back of the loaf!! that is.. lol. My husband will eat them. And my friend and i have had this discussion before. I say the ends are for helping to keep the slices in between fresh! my friends husband agrees with me. but my friend and my husband like eating the ends. .. just think.. if the factory or where ever the bread is made drops the bread.. that's the part of the bread to have the most floor to bread spread of dirt and germs! EWWW!
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Oct 09
Now there's a thought! I never thought of that before. Gross! But isn't it true that the bread could just as easily flip over and land right side up (or upside down), ruining the entire loaf?
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
11 Oct 09
it could, but the ratio of bread to floor surface area before its sliced at least.. if it landed on top or bottom you only get teh outer crust dirty.. if it landed on the end. your hole slice is dirrty!
• United States
15 Oct 09
I'm the only one in my house that will eat it and I love it
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Hi Cajunhellcat, long time no see! My youngest isn't the only one that likes it. My husband does too. So sometimes I have to remind my husband to save it for our son. Happy mylotting!
@pede_22 (385)
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
Yes, I like the butt. lol... It's the crunchier part of the bread...lol
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
14 Oct 09
It most certainly is! LOL
• United States
13 Oct 09
You're so lucky that your son loves the worst part of the bread. :P I try to encourage my brothers to eat it because I hate using it to make sandwiches with it. It seems so dry and tastes horribly. I don't know that I'll ever end up in enjoying it. Maybe we're one in the same? :) Oh, and my mom has the exact same feeling towards it as you. She doesn't really care for them but she'll eat them if they're there.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Hmm...maybe! LOL Yep, it's terribly dry, at least when it comes to the store bought bread. Yuck! LOL Welcome to mylot!
@Ritchelle (3795)
• Philippines
12 Oct 09
am not looking for that butt end of the bread but if it is the first one there if i get to make a sandwich it's no problem. i haven't noticed it tastes different than the other pieces. maybe because i have the habit of putting a lot of sandwich spread .
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I usually skip this piece if I'm making sandwiches. Happy mylotting!
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@maezee (37739)
• United States
9 Oct 09
No. In my family, however wasteful this is, we usually just don't eat the end parts. Or save them for my dad, who would eat almost anything. I don't really know why, because it's not like they were gross or anything. But then again, kids are pretty picky about what they eat.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Oct 09
True. But some adults are too! LOL Happy mylotting!
@magickat (382)
9 Oct 09
We call them the crusts and no I don't really like them. I usually just feed them to the birds or make them into breadcrumbs for cooking.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Oct 09
Well at least they never go to waste! LOL
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
9 Oct 09
Ah, don't call it a butt otherwise I would not eat it my friend. I always like this at its best. My mom use to leave the bottom of bread for me. I don't know the reason but I think it is the most baked one in the whole bread, sin't ti?
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Oct 09
But that is what it is called! LOL It could very well be. Happy mylotting!
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
10 Oct 09
I wonder could this possibly have been the origin of the phrase "Bite my Butt"? In which case,rather than what has often been portrayed as a Passive/Aggressive saying in popular culture,It could have in fact originally have been a friendly offer to share something to eat that has unfortunately been widely misinterpreted!? I think we should make an effort to reclaim this saying with it's positive spin,so the next time someone says this to you,you can reply "Don't mind if I Do!" with a Smile!
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Oct 09
That very well could be. It would make a lot of sense, that's for sure! LOL
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@kitty42 (3906)
• United States
9 Oct 09
[b]Hello my friend How are you? I actually like it, I think its unfair to throw the ends away, I also give it to my grandson, he use to say grandma I don't want that not anymore lol, he eats it and so do I, there is a difference in the taste but its o.k still worth eating to me. Thank you my friend.[/b]
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I agree, it's still worth eating to me too. Happy mylotting!
@kitty42 (3906)
• United States
9 Oct 09
[b]Hello my friend I heard the ends are better for you, now this could be said to get people to eat it, I am not sure but either way I will never throw it out. Thanks my friend.[/b]
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
10 Nov 09
ha ha ha ha ha... I love the titles you give to your discussions! do you like the butt indeed! Oh yeah... I LOVE the BUTT... of the loaf of bread. They are usually the best. Though not everyone shares the same sentiments as me when it comes to bread. The ends are the best, especially if it is from a fresh loaf of french baguette! Smear it with a nice coat of butter, dip it in your favorite hot beverage... it is UM-MMM! And if you have hot soup? Even BETTER!
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Nov 09
Well thanks! LOL I do my best to try to make the titles catchy, even if it is a little misleading! I have to admit, the butt (of the bread) is so much better when it is fresh. LOL Happy mylotting!
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
12 Nov 09
Yeah... the Butt (of the bread) is the best when it is fresh! Especially if you can eat it right out of the oven! That is why I love to be at the deli early, just around the time when they take out the freshly baked baguettes!
@LittleMel (14037)
• Canada
10 Oct 09
lol I eat it anyway but I will use jam spread or something, not toasting it hubby toasts everything :)
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Oct 09
Really? He toasts everything?
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@LittleMel (14037)
• Canada
11 Oct 09
actually no, because I always get to the butt first lol
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
10 Oct 09
I know what you mean, LOL. I love the ends of a bread; especially French breads like the ones I could get in Delifrance. Awesomely delicious. When I was young, I would dip those ends (cut them out in the first place), dip in egg/butter and went on to fry. The crunchiness was so delicious and I love it more than breadcrumbs. It's close to that kind of taste yeah, and I'm sure you know it....awesome! LOL....
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Oct 09
When it comes to french bread any piece is good!
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
13 Oct 09
Ooooooh yeah, LOL......
@Hatley (164264)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Oct 09
hi sacmom nope I really do not eat the butt ends of bread 'and seldom eat the crusts. I hate white bread and love' good whole grain darker bread, it is so much better for you and does taste better too. Ihate white bread as its gooey and tasteless and it has few nutrients in it that are good for you.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Oct 09
Hi Hatley. I'm the opposite of you. I love white bread! LOL
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Oct 09
PS I wanted to add that I especially like Oroweat Buttermilk bread! LOL
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
9 Oct 09
I share the same sentiment as your son. I also prefer to take the butt, especially if the butt is toasted. I do not know why but somehow I feel that is the best part if it is toasted crisp.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Oct 09
Does it have to be toasted for you to like it then? Or do you like it without it being toasted too?
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
17 Oct 09
I prefer toasted for the additional crisp. Otherwise, untoast is fine with me too as long as it is the butt.
@dpk262006 (56767)
• Delhi, India
9 Oct 09
Hi! When I read the title of your discussion, I got startled because the meaning of butt says - To hit or push against with the head or horns. However, when I read the entire discussion I could get the exact meaning. Like you too, when we were children we did not like butt of bread. However, now we ourselves have become parents and know the cost of bread, because we go and buy it. We prefer not to waste our bread and we use its first and the last piece, to the extent possible. If you bake these pieces pefectly, it gives you some good taste.
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@dpk262006 (56767)
• Delhi, India
9 Oct 09
Yes, when we become parents, we get to know value of everything and money of course. It is true that many do not bother to read the entire contents of a discussion and they simply write their response on the basis of 'heading' and leave it for the host to scratch his/her head to decipher the same.........LOL!
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@moorange (319)
• Philippines
21 Oct 09
For me i like the both end of the bread, it's the best part especially if it's golden or brown baked.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
21 Oct 09
It sounds really good when you put it that way! LOL Happy mylotting!
@KrauseHome (36682)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Personally this has never been my favorite part of the bread, and if I had my way I will throw it out every time. Now my husband sometimes will eat it if he has too but a lot of the time throws it out as well. I sometimes think they need to find a way to make it softer like regular bread so more people would want to eat it for sure.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I guess they only way they could do that is if it is homemade or fresh baked.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
15 Oct 09
I think it's a hate it or love it type of thing. I love the ends of the bread loaf for breakfast whereas my husband hates it. lol At least none of it goes to waste! I only like it toasted really good and then some butter that melts into the bread. Yummy! You're making me hungry!! LOL
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
16 Oct 09
You could be right CatsandDogs!
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Not really for sandwiches or the like but I have found that if you are grilling (panini, grilled cheese, etc...) it works very well and of course waste not want not so make sure that if you don't use them to use them for bread crumbs! Thanks Zelo
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
14 Oct 09
But what if people don't like to use them for breadcrumbs either? LOL
@owlwings (41157)
• Cambridge, England
12 Oct 09
In our family, the common question was "Church or Chapel, Crust or Crumb". In the days before sliced bread (no, I'm not that old but we always bought bread from the local baker and it was unsliced), the loaf had a rounded top and, being quite large, each slice was usually cut in half horizontally so that some pieces had a rounded outline ('Chapel') and others were square ('Church'). The slices off the ends of the loaf were 'crust' and the middle slices 'crumb'. I very often preferred the crust, especially if it was a new loaf, and so did my brothers and sister. My mother also used to tell us that eating the crust would make our hair curl (there is no truth in that, of course, but as curly hair was a 'good thing', it was, presumably, a ploy to make the crust more desirable!) I know that I preferred the crust because it didn't fall to pieces, if the butter was somewhat hard, or flop about, spilling the jam or marmalade. I also liked the taste and chewyness of the crust (and still do).
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
13 Oct 09
Church or chapel? Now that's a big difference from it being called the butt or the heel! LOL Who knew there were so many different names for the end pieces of the bread? Happy mylotting!