The Pickle Or No Pickle Debate Heats Up On National Cheeseburger Day

Are you for or against the gherkin?

Cue music, streamers, a handful of fries and a mist of your finest Mayo. It's National Cheeseburger Day.

Oh what a time to be alive.

But it brings up a question that is truly personal, intimate and depending on taste, unanswerable.

Pickle. Or no?

From those who threw their pickle on the roof at school to those who gather their friends' pickles for a mighty burger taste explosion, this debate can divide social groups and cause friction between families.

Like so:

A common myth? That pickles are only added to stop the burgers being classed as confectionary (not true). These dill flavoured delights (yes, I'm pro-pickle) are added simply for flavour, say McDonald's. "We add pickle to our burgers because they are delicious and form part of the distinctive Macca's taste, not to transform confectionery into savoury. There is no more than 5% sugar in our buns. Sugars are used in baking for more than just sweetness. They have a profound impact on the appearance of baked goods and affect browning, texture and volume."

So there you have it.

But we will give you another fact here.

McDonalds' pickles are all from the one place -- Tony Parle's Tabbita farm -- he's the sole provider for Maccas and has been for 30 years.

What a guy -- carrying on in the face of 50 percent anti-pickle adversity.

So, pickles or no? What do you think?

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