What Exactly Is An All Day Breakfast?
I just had a microwave All Day Breakfast meal, at 2pm in the afternoon. It did not take me 24 hours to eat it.
Does labelling a packet of any food ‘All Day’ mean that any unlabelled food can only be consumed at set times? I have several breakfast cereals in which are not labelled ‘all day’, so does that mean I am not allowed to consume them outside of traditional breakfast times?
If I crack open a box of cornflakes at 4 PM, or even 4 AM will the house be suddenly raided by Nutrition Squad, coming through the windows in an SAS style raid on my kitchen and pantry?
I have an unpeeled banana with no instructions on what time I can eat it. What do I do?
The fact is that any food can be eaten at any time you want to have it. I have had curries and pizzas for breakfast and kebabs on the way to the pub. It is patronizing to tell me a breakfast can be eaten at any time. The purpose is of course to get us to eat the food more often so we run out more quickly and have to shop for more quicker.
Breakfast actually derives from breaking the fast – the first meal after a period of not eating, possibly in religious observance. Strictly speaking every meal, including dinner and supper breaks a period of non-eating. If you thought it was confusing that the British call lunch dinner and dinner tea (as in the beverage) I now add further confusion by calling everything we eat from chewing gum to a four course evening banquet, a 24 hour Breakfast. Bon appetite.
Image Credit » Me wearing a breakfast painted by my friend Lethal Gemma - Photo by my friend Ian Wilson