Survey Finds Putting Jam Then Cream On A Scone Is The Correct Way
Well finally we have an answer - and it's bound to incense dessert fans up and down the country.
According to a survey of 2,000 Brits, over half (52 per cent) agreed the scones should be covered with jam first, and then a dollop of clotted cream.
Under half of that amount (25 per cent) believe it should be cream then jam, while 19 per cent couldn't care either way. Fair enough.
It seems to be a topic of contention in general, though, with 14 per cent admitting to have fallen out over the issue at one point or another.
The results are sure to delight the people of Cornwall who have been doing it jam first in their Cornish afternoon teas forever now, while the people of Devon - who go cream then jam - will likely be asking for a recount.
The survey, conducted by Village Hotel Club, also asked the British public how to say 'scone' - another hotly debated topic.
Well most people (56 per cent) believe it should rhyme with "gone", while a lesser 44 per cent thought it should rhyme with "bone". This is sure to settle a few debates, with 21 per cent of Brits admitted they'd argued over the pronunciation.
Though afternoon tea has been around since the 11th Century, the survey points to a surprising resurgence in the amount of young people enjoying the traditional snack time.
It found that 64 per cent of 16 to 29-year-olds say they enjoy an afternoon tea regularly, compared to 57 per cent of over 60s.
When asked about their optimal afternoon tea conditions, the majority decided it should be taken at 3pm on a summer's day, with four other people.
Anyone else really craving a scone and a cuppa all of a sudden? *Dribbles*.
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