We all had staple foods we ate as children, and your personal preference can act as a guide to what your life was like growing up.
There are those of us who looked forward to turkey dinosaurs every week, while others couldn’t go more than a few days without that potato waffle fix.
Other favourites from the ShortList office include cheesy beans on toast, Billy Bear ham sandwiches, pizza with chips, or bangers and mash served Beano-style.
Of course, not everyone had the same childhood experience, and we shouldn’t judge people for things that were – by and large – out of their control.
But this, though? It’s probably alright to judge them for this.
If you didn't have this for dinner at least once a week did you even grow up in the UK 😋 pic.twitter.com/mshdnd8CVP— Matt (@BiebslLoveU) July 29, 2017
In the three days since the meal above surfaced online, we have been scratching our heads trying to work out what it is.
Potatoes and paint, perhaps?
Maybe they squeezed a beloved family pet over a slice of bread and served up what came out?
At the time of writing, more than 200 people have replied to the photo on Twitter. The real foodstuff that it resembles most closely is a very sad corned beef hash, but there have been plenty of other suggestions.
I'm no expert but it looks like cat vomit on toast— em (@emageddon) July 30, 2017
WTF IS THAT, loooks like brains— ADZY (@ADZYUK) July 30, 2017
Looks like someone's blended a baby and slapped it on some Aldi bread— oliver price (@lancbespoke) July 31, 2017
I guess I grew up in the part of the UK that wasn't silent hill— EthanLambVEVO (@TheRealEthanLam) July 31, 2017
Never had it on toast, but one time my dog put some of that on the floor. He ate it again real quick, but it looked just like that— decriminalize420 💚🔥💨 (@420MakeItLegal) July 31, 2017
I'm British and proud etc but I can honestly say I've never eaten the contents of a vacuum bag on toast.— Jon Butterworth (@Jon_withthewind) August 1, 2017
You wouldn't grow up because you'd be dead 🤕— Alfie (@alfsmith1) July 30, 2017
In Matt’s defence, ‘made a hash for dinner’ and ‘made a hash of dinner’ do sound pretty similar.
(Main image: Twitter/BiebsILoveU)