A piece of toast isn’t much without something spread on top. The most classic toast-and-spread combination is buttered toast, but cultures around the world each have their own favorite spread
In India, a blend of butter and sugar is spread on toast.
Nutella (chocolate–hazelnut paste) is generously spread on toast in Italy, where the spread originated.
Australians and New Zealanders love their iconic Vegemite (a meaty-tasting paste based on yeast extract) on toast as well as mashed “avo” on toast.
In many Asian countries, toast is eaten with butter and a bit of condensed milk for creaminess.
Spanish toast, called pan con tomate, is topped with olive oil and the juice of fresh tomatoes.
In the United Kingdom, traditional spreads on toast are cheese (in the form of Welsh rarebit), beans, or Marmite (the British equivalent of Vegemite).
Sprinkles on buttered bread is the Dutch way to eat toast.
Breakfast is a sweet affair in Argentina, where dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened milk) on toast is a classic breakfast treat.
Toast Skagen — what the Swedish call shrimp on toast — is typically served as an appetizer at dinner parties.
Polish toast, a toasted baguette topped with mushrooms and melted cheese known as zapiekanka, is a popular street food in Poland.