This week, contestants on a British reality show were asked to bake something that has sharply divided the Internet: sweet samosas. Contestants on 'The Great British Bake Off' were asked to make six samosas with a sweet filling and six with a savoury one. Now, as every desi knows well, samosas are traditionally made with savoury filling like potatoes and minced meat. The reactions on social media to sweet samosas were polarising but not totally unexpected.
While most were horrified by the very idea of sweet samosas, others were skeptical but willing to give them a chance. The mixed reactions were curated into their own Twitter Moment last night.
Here's how people reacted:
Some wondered if 'The Great British Bake Off' even understood the concept of a samosa
I don't think anyone at #GBBO2018 knows that samosas are meant to be savoury... I can't imagine ever having sweet samosas!- aisha ali-khan (@aak1880) October 2, 2018
Many Indians chimed in to confirm that sweet samosas are, in fact, not a real thing
My Indian grandma has specified that sweet samosas ain't a ting #GBBO- Christie Golton (@ChristieGolton) October 2, 2018
I am Indian and I have never had a sweet samosa it is not a thing!!!! #GBBO- Jas-O-WEEN (@Jasminepal21) October 2, 2018
Others just made their distaste known
When someone offers you a sweet samosa. pic.twitter.com/jax5ZTCDrT- Mark Emlyn Evans (@marcooth) October 2, 2018
I don't want samosa with date, pear, tagine or Stilton. Just keema or potato please! #GBBO- Maunika Gowardhan (@cookinacurry) October 2, 2018
Sweet samosas exist? WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN ALL MY LIFE. #GBBO- janine (@LiveToWhim) October 3, 2018
Not lame at all! Sweet samosas are the way forward- Sophie (@burntporridge) October 3, 2018
A poll on Twitter confirmed that most people preferred savoury fillings:
Yum. Samosas. What do you prefer?- Bake With A Legend (@bakewithalegend) October 2, 2018
Voting time: #gbbo
In the end though, everyone agreed that whether sweet or savoury, samosas are, in the words of BBC Good Food, the "greatest of all triangular foods, well ahead of tortilla chips, cheesy triangles and melon segments."
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