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Bread In The Fridge Or Bread On The Bench: The Question That Divides A Nation

Do you enjoy cold bread from the fridge? If so; you may be a psycho.

The other day the internet exploded when someone in a Perth facebook group posted a picture of their bread in a refrigerator, and the commentators were divided. Some debated furiously that bread does not belong in the fridge, but others insisted that keeping their Wonder White in with their bottles of milk and leftover spag bol was a good idea.

This debate demonstrated clearly that there are only two kinds of people in this world: those who keep their bread in normal places like the kitchen bench or the cupboard, and those who are deranged lunatics who keep it in the fridge. If you are the former; good for you. If you are in the latter category, then please for the love of god please stop.

Pictured: bread in its natural habitat (nowhere near a fridge)

To be fair though, there are SOME advantages to keeping bread in the fridge: it get’s cold, and within minutes it becomes stale. So if you’re a bird and it’s 40 degrees outside, then some stale chilly bread might be right up your alley. For everyone else, you’re gonna have a bad time.

Your mates enjoying some stale fridge-bread

Additionally, if you’re a toast fiend and you want to keep your bread in the freezer, then sure. That’s an acceptable place, on the condition that those slices are going straight to the toaster and not being thawed out to make the world’s worst Vegemite sandwich. But aside from bread that is used purely as toast, there is no reason to have that loaf anywhere near your refrigerator.

More bread. Guess where it's not? That's right; the fridge

Sure it lasts longer in the fridge, but at what cost? What kind of quality of life will this bread have after being kept stale and cold? What kind of sad sandwich are you making with dry, crumbly, icy cold bread? Some things weren’t meant to last and it’s better that bread lives hard and fast, spending every minute it can in the glorious summer rays, than slowly fading away in the darkness of your refrigerator. Let that bread live, let it taste life in the sun, and then you can taste the flavour of delicious, free-range bread.

This bread didn't last long, but it lived a full, rich life