Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pain Bread

We Canadians, sometimes referred to as Canuckleheads, are a weird lot: masochistic too as you can see by our predilection for Pain Bread. By eating this bread, we feel that in some small way we share the pain of other less fortunate people in the world.


Pain bread contains a coarse sand as one of its main ingredients, and by default it is primarily eaten when dry and stale. One gets even more pain points to one's credit when it has gone a bit of mouldy. Pain bread comes in various thresholds, of which Pain Betty Bread is but one. Pain Betty Bread is of mid-level pain threshold on the pain continuum, Pain Hazel Bread being the most painful to eat, while Pain Iris Bread is the mildest of the pain format breads.

Of course, there are those who think that pain is simply the French word for bread. While this is true, we all know that it goes much deeper than that. Much.

And let's not even get into what we do with cakes.

13 comments:

Donna said...

....okkkk......Is it tasty or gritty?
hughugs

Anvilcloud said...

It's tastily gritty or grittily tasty. I'm not sure which describes it best.

Diana said...

Yes but is it any good?
Love Di ♥

Lorna said...

I experienced Level 11 Pain---akin to #11 on the volume control

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Felt your pain while reading this post, but don't want to try it.

Ginger said...

Oh my. I am headed for Edmonton tomorrow, and I'm not sure this piece was the thing to get me in the mood. ;-) I shall have to watch out for that insidious Canadian bread....

Ginnie said...

Did you know that Murphy's Law dictates that buttered bread will always land buttered-side down?
I guess you'd best leave your bread dry and gritty in case it falls.
Ha, ha ....fun post.

Shammickite said...

Digesting that blog post was a real pain!

KGMom said...

AC--you are having a funny on us all, eh?
Au Pain--a restaurant found in many airports.

Mara said...

I loved the hors taxes signs I saw everywhere in Canada as well. All those poor horses!

troutbirder said...

Oh my. Knowing only three words in French I had some trouble in Paris (except when I pulled out my VISA. Now its spread beyond Quebec in Canada as well?

Mary Gilmour said...

Laughing

Pearl said...

heh, cute.