Screw ħobż biż-żejt, lampuki, and fenkati. If there’s one food that could really bring everlasting peace to the Maltese Islands, then look no further than the pastizz.
Sure, we might not agree on whether ricotta or peas are the superior ingredient (for the record, it’s obviously ricotta) and we might still be torn on those Nutella and chicken monstrosities, but we can all agree that a small tradition cheesecake can go a very long way. So if there’s one hall of fame pastizzi definitely deserve to be inducted in, it’s the lovely and at times confusing world of memes.
Seven days ago, a new Instagram account called Pastizzi Memes showed up on the Interwebs. What followed in the last week was 17 posts that are just that; memes about the delicious delicacy that makes us all truly Maltese. Here are seven memes (one for every day the account has been online) that you’ll find yourself relating to if you – like all of us – are a pastizzi lover at heart.
1. Define: Dilemma
Although to be fair, while we get that they’re both dairy, ġobon doesn’t sound quite as appetising as ricotta…
2. The urge is real
Sorry ma’, I just can’t help it.
3. Live and let consume pastizzi, Ġuża
Maybe all I want to do is die an oily death. Who are you to stop me?
4. The real hierarchy of needs
My only wish is to get lots of pastizzi so I can exchange them for even more pastizzi.
5. The temptation is strong with this one
Because only the purest souls can successfully say No to a 2am Serkin run.
6. Wait, pastizzi aren’t healthy?!
7. You are – and you give birth – to what you eat