ALGERNON: Well, I'm hungry.
JACK: I never knew when you weren't.
MISS PRISM: £762 for eating! There can be little good in any young man who eats so much, and so often.
JACK: How can you sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I can't make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless.
ALGERNON: Well, I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them.
JACK: I say it's perfectly heartless your eating muffins at all, under the circumstances.
ALGERNON: When I am in trouble, eating is the only thing that consoles me. Indeed, when I am in really trouble, as any who knows me intimately will tell you, I refuse everything except food and drink. At the present moment I am eating muffins because I am unhappy. Besides, I am particularly fond of muffins.
CECILY: They have been eating muffins. That looks like repentance.
And from The New York Times, we have this.