There was quite the kerfuffle reported over at the BBC which resulted in a slew of posts. Are you #JamFirst or #creamfirstandproud? If you have no idea what I am talking about, take a look at these two photos:
In my opinion, they are not the most aesthetically-pleasing photos but they illustrate the point in question - cream first or jam first? Devon stands firmly behind cream first, whereas Cornwall is in the jam first camp. The problem arose when a Mother's Day (UK) ad for a National Trust site in Cornwall posted this photo:
See the problem? That's not a Cornish Cream Tea, it's a Devon Cream Tea. It's a bit like the Hatfields and the McCoys, these rivalries are taken THAT seriously.
A tempest in a tea cup, you might say, and definitely a first world problem, but the final result is...SCONEGATE!
By the way, according to the Cream Tea Society, and I quote "etiquette gurus Debrett's say you should spread your jam before dolloping cream on top." And Debrett's really does have the final word.
Mark your calendars...National Cream Tea Day is Friday, June 29 this year. Read all about it here.