As George Osborne continues to defend plans to add VAT to hot snacks, including Cornwall's beloved pasty, we look back over events as they've unfolded online.
The tax has raised questions such as 'when is a pasty 'hot'?' and 'is eating a cold sausage roll tax evasion?'.
We've even inclduded a few of your pics and a video of how to make your own. After all, if you can't beat them, join them.
Make sure to tag your tweets with #pastytax, or simply comment in the box below this article.
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Picture Proof Of Pasty-eating Chancellor in CornwallWHILE the world goes mad over pasty tax ThisisCornwall has exclusive evidence of Chancellor George Osborne's fondness for the Cornish delicacy. The chancellor is pictured here enjoying a Cornish pasty while on a visit to St Austell.
RT @jameschappers: BAKING NEWS: Clegg ate pasty a few months ago on Paddington station. 'Of course we've checked the shop's still open,' says aide #pastytax
I can't believe I wrote a blogpost about pasties: ow.ly/9W0Ey #pastytax #newlow
RT @guardian: Cameron's was at Leeds railway station, Osborne can't recall his. When did you last have a Cornish pasty? bit.ly/GVOTkp #pastytax
Baffled by #pastytax - cold=no tax, hot=taxed? What about Jaffa cakes=no tax, choccy biscuits = taxed? Veggy crisps =no tax, salted=taxed?
Buy pasties cold to avoid VAT - OsborneGeorge Osborne has told pasty lovers to eat the Westcountry's favourite dish cold or face a 20 per cent price hike. The Chancellor was yesterday forced to answer questions on a proposed "pasty tax" that threatens jobs in a key Cornwall and Devon industry.
A proper Cornish pasty #food #pasty #cornish #fulltothebrimellielouisetull
Laughing Chef: How to Make Cornish Pasties English Meat Pies (Includes ingredients & text of recipe)
Pasty tax: easy as pieThe budget's new 'pasty tax' has baffled most people: let us make it simple for you, with our guide to the VAT changes on hot takeaway food
The Great Hot Pastry Tax SwindleHas anyone ever heard of Hot Food tax? No? Well brace yourself this summer for an increase in price for your favourite Ginsters and country pies. Cracking down on 'loopholes and anomalies' as opposed to just flogging Gibraltar to another country for pound;80billion, hot food is now subject to VAT.
Why stop at pasties, George Osborne? Class-based taxation is the future - Telegraph BlogsNow that the Freshly Baked Pasty Tax has finally flushed George Osborne out into the open as a raging toff who will stop at nothing to ride roughshod over the traditional pleasures of the British working classes, why doesn't he just go the whole hog with a new range of specially tailored class taxes?
David Cameron defends 'pasty tax'Mr Cameron said that the move - which will add 20% to the cost of hot pies and pasties sold by shops like Greggs - would defend takeaway restaurants against competition from major chains.
First meal in Cornwall! �� #pasty #skinners #skinnersale #heliganhoney #realale #ale #food #fuckyeah #fatfuck #instamood #instagramhub #instamoodJames Doe
We now live in a country where caviar is untaxed and a hot pasty is.. go figure. #Pastytax
RT @hollielewis: RT @jmalitrg: #pastytax does eating a cold sausage-roll constitute tax avoidance? I think we should be told.
RT @alex_graffic: Screw it! I'm going to buy a pasty, post it to myself first class and wash it down with a pint of petrol. #pastygate
Campaign opposing Chancellor's Budget 'pasty tax'A CAMPAIGN has been launched to oppose a proposed "pasty tax" which could see the cost of Cornwall's favourite food rise by 20%. In the budget announcement this week Chancellor George Osborne said that he was looking at plans to add VAT to hot takeaway food from bakeries and supermarkets.
I think #pastytax is getting so much coverage because businesses are adversely affected. Harsher measures in the budget are ignored...
Lady who runs a pasty shop in Cornwall says shes putting up a sign 'Hot for the rich,cold for the poor' #PastyTax #radio5live
MPs launch bid to stop Osborne's 'pasty tax'Cornwall MPs have mounted a campaign to block George Osborne's "pasty tax". Liberal Democrat Stephen Gilbert has tabled an early day motion (EDM) calling for the "humble Cornish pasty" to be exempt from proposals to slap VAT on hot takeaway food.