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Old 11-28-2018, 10:33 AM
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:37 AM
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:04 AM
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Yes, but only if cut into rectangles. Triangles are the devil's sandwich.
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:07 AM
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Yes, but only if cut into rectangles. Triangles are the devil's sandwich.
Delicious devil sandwiches.
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:53 AM
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Join me, Dracula. Together we can over throw the cutting board and rule the sandwich shop!
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:59 AM
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I prefer wraps. Cut in half, but the cut is at an angle.
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:02 PM
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A wrap is also a sandwich.
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:59 PM
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Also sushi rolls are sandwiches and they taste just fine with horizontal cuts.
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Old 11-28-2018, 01:07 PM
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Also sushi rolls are sandwiches and they taste just fine with horizontal cuts.
I've never even thought of this before, but all of a sudden I really want to eat an uncut sushi roll like I'm having a burrito. This must be a thing that people do sometimes, right? I wonder if I still have those old sushi mats...
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:49 PM
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On the main page the title says "Do sandwiches taste better when..." and I fully expected it to finish with "someone else makes them."

(The answer is yes, by the way.)
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:59 PM
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I'm actually completely baffled that anyone would assert that a sandwich somehow tastes different when cut in half. It's completely illogical.

Also, the sushi comparison is ridiculous. Sushi is cut not to make the food easier to hold while eating, but to make it bite-sized so you aren't using your teeth to rip the thing apart.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:05 PM
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It’s common to cut sandwiches in half, particularly for children. I see the logic, but personally feel nothing for partial sandwiches. When I go to Penn Station and subs are cut up, I’m like, why? My sandwich components are falling out. Just one poster’s opinion.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:49 PM
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A cut sandwich tastes better because you know, when you finish one half, there's MORE brand-new sandwich waiting for you, but you can always wrap that half up and preserve its mint condition without leaving any unsightly bite marks. Leaving it uncut just makes you eat the whole thing in one go.

A sub cut in half is also easier to handle, and you can stash the other half in your bag or a sufficiently loose pocket. Fillings are likelier to fall out if you have a footlong and have to wrestle it into submission with both hands, and at that point you're so focused on maintaining the structural integrity of the sub that you're not really tasting it anymore.
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The important thing is what has the stronger/more enticing flavour/scent: the bread or the filling?

If the filling is of more interest, cutting it in half aerosolizes more and due to smelling more particles of the food the flavor is enhanced.

However, if the bread is the main attraction (herbs, salts, etc) then you'd want to keep it intact.
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I sat down and decided to read some literature on the subject matter. Because in my mind, it all seems irrational, like a placebo effect and I wanted to understand better if there was anything to it. And in the end, I still think it's largely irrational. But there's something to say about people who dislike eating crust that I hadn't first considered. Because if you don't like that, then of course you think un-cut sandwiches don't taste as good because you're forced to eat crust first which probably biases your experience. I feel bad for you if that's the case, because the crust is the best part of bread.
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Love my very good god-fearing square cut sandwiches, and love my crusts.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:13 PM
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I sat down and decided to read some literature on the subject matter.
Where did you find literature?!? I would like a citation on the sources of the effects of sandwich slicing on taste. This is relevant to my position on the matter and my interests.
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Where did you find literature?!? I would like a citation on the sources of the effects of sandwich slicing on taste. This is relevant to my position on the matter and my interests.
If you want to look at food journals start with this site (Elsevier is one of the biggest scientific publishers), then pick "Agricultural and Biological Sciences" from the dropdown for subject area then "Food Science" will show up as an option in related areas. From there you have even more options to narrow it down!

Most are likely behind paywalls but you may be able to access them through a library?
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:44 AM
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I would like a citation
Here's one thing I read: https://www.uvm.edu/wid/emerson/work...6-sandwich.pdf
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It varies on a sandwich-by-sandwich basis.
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You'll never truly know, once you've cut that particular sandwich you can never taste that same sandwich uncut, and once you've tasted that particular sandwich uncut then cutting it afterward also no longer has the same effect.

I believe the proper term might be Schrodinger's Sandwich.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:07 AM
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Cutting M&Ms also makes them taste different more
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:11 AM
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A wrap is also a sandwich.
No, it's the other way around
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Cutting M&Ms also makes them taste different more
M&Ms are indeed sandwiches.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:54 AM
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I cry foul! This is clearly the work of an instructor trying to show students an approach for how to format a research paper. That said, there are some tidbits in here almost as delightful as a sandwich:
  • The citations include "Quizno 1991" and the Cutco protocol of 2005.
  • Heartiness enjoyment matrix with the acronym "HAM"
  • The methodology refers to cutting the sandwiches with a table saw to ensure accuracy.
  • A statistical suite entitled "SandSoft."

I approve of this class instrument. Especially if it involved lunch after for illustrative purposes.
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:09 PM
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I don't know if they taste better but it sure is easier to eat a sandwich where half of it isn't sagging slowly with the ingredients sliding off more with every bite.
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:08 PM
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Triangle-cut sandwiches are more appealing.

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I've never even thought of this before, but all of a sudden I really want to eat an uncut sushi roll like I'm having a burrito. This must be a thing that people do sometimes, right? I wonder if I still have those old sushi mats...
I believe what you're looking for is called a "hand roll."
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:42 AM
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I believe what you're looking for is called a "hand roll."
I don't want a cone, I want a sushi burrito.
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