Burning Questions: Do you eat the crusty end slices on a loaf of bread - and what do you call them?

This Is Local London: Do you like to eat the ends of a loaf? Do you like to eat the ends of a loaf?

TODAY we’re asking whether you like to eat the end slices off a loaf of bread, and what name you know them as.

Some people turn their nose up at these troublesome extra-crusty slices and will bin them rather than using them for toast or sandwiches.

Other people will swear the ends are the best bits of a loaf.

What’s your preference – eat the end slices or not?

Also, what do you call these end slices? I grew up calling them the ‘crusts’ but have also seen them referred to as ‘heels’ or ‘noses’ among other things.

And when you’re having your toast in the morning or sarnies at lunchtime do you eat the crust around the edge or cut these bits off? Were you brought up on crusts being “good for you” or “making your hair go curly”?

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8:42am Fri 10 Jan 14

Citygirl83 says...

I sometimes do, we call them the nobbly ends.
I sometimes do, we call them the nobbly ends. Citygirl83

9:51am Fri 10 Jan 14

madras says...

Yes - 'the knobbly bit'...
Yes - 'the knobbly bit'... madras

11:42am Fri 10 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

We call it the end piece, but we are a strange household. ( to say the very least )
We call it the end piece, but we are a strange household. ( to say the very least ) Gypo.Joe

12:51pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Heard It All Before says...

I was always brought up to call them 'crusts' and to enjoy them. My wife calls them 'toppers' and leaves them for me.
I was always brought up to call them 'crusts' and to enjoy them. My wife calls them 'toppers' and leaves them for me. Heard It All Before

10:43am Wed 15 Jan 14

Hk says...

Would def eat the end bit or 'the topper' if it was off a nice crusty loaf. In the case of a normal sliced loaf would only eat the topper if there wasnt enough bread left!
Would def eat the end bit or 'the topper' if it was off a nice crusty loaf. In the case of a normal sliced loaf would only eat the topper if there wasnt enough bread left! Hk

3:05pm Wed 15 Jan 14

beck123 says...

We call the knob ends...Kids love them
We call the knob ends...Kids love them beck123

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