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What's up with the Bread here?!!

Old Jan 8th 2017, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by Bomjeito View Post
Yes, Randall's has English Toast Bread as well. Baked in house. Randall's Town and Country has it and HEB Bunker Hill carries them, at least those I know as those I frequent.

And, we use a bread baker. And tremendously cut down on the use of bread as it makes us feel ill. I'm amazed how LONG the bread "stays" in the bread bin. Weeks!
Our son, when he is across here sometimes buys that Mrs Bairds bog standard square white sliced loaf. One trip back home over the summer we forgot to empty the bread bin, we were away from June until late Sept.

When we got back I opened the bread bin and there it was, yikes I thought what will it look like?! It was exactly the same; white, no mould or anything!! I ventured a tiny taste and to my amazement it tasted absolutely fine (well apart from the fact it was crap to start with!)

This was left in an un air-conditioned apartment in Houston!!
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Old Jan 8th 2017, 11:09 am
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I am an idiot I suppose but I buy one loaf of Daves killer breadhttp://www.daveskillerbread.com/#first-slide bread each week at $5.00 per loaf. Love the power seed formula with 6 grams of fiber per slice.
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Old Jan 8th 2017, 2:16 pm
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Default Re: What's up with the Bread here?!!

Originally Posted by Beaverstate View Post
I am an idiot I suppose but I buy one loaf of Daves killer breadhttp://www.daveskillerbread.com/#first-slide bread each week at $5.00 per loaf. Love the power seed formula with 6 grams of fiber per slice.
That actually IS good bread! My husband loves it. Sometimes Safeway has it on sale for $3.99.

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Originally Posted by Beaverstate View Post
I am an idiot I suppose but I buy one loaf of Daves killer breadhttp://www.daveskillerbread.com/#first-slide bread each week at $5.00 per loaf. Love the power seed formula with 6 grams of fiber per slice.
You are not an idiot. That is also our bread of choice (although I prefer the good grains version).
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You can make bread in the slow cooker (crockpot) too. No need for an extra breadmaker.
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Old Jan 11th 2017, 11:57 pm
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I found one loaf at Trader Joes that has no sugar, honey or corn syrup. Can't remember the name, it looks like half a loaf and is called french country bread or something. Will take a picture next time I go.

TJ's (and many other places) now have Dubliner and Kerrygold butter. Both lovely. Ralphs here in LA sells Black Bomber (sometimes) and a few other strong English cheddar brands. Gelsons also has some good imported stuff. Good cheese is usually found in a separate display to all the flavourless domestic stuff.
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I found one loaf at Trader Joes that has no sugar, honey or corn syrup. Can't remember the name, it looks like half a loaf and is called french country bread or something. Will take a picture next time I go.
TJ's have a seed bread I like with no sweetener as well. Looking it up now, it looks like the whole "stone hearth baked" line fit the bill
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Old Jan 12th 2017, 1:54 pm
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Default Re: What's up with the Bread here?!!

Originally Posted by julymermaid View Post
Please ...pretty please .... can someone recommend a half decent brand of bread?
Walmart's Italian bread for $1 a loaf is the best I have found here for both sandwiches and toast.

There are more options for buns/rolls that are savory, and Walmart also does good ones of those too.

"Normal" bread here is just ridiculously sweet and inedible.
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Old Jan 12th 2017, 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutek View Post
But it is wonderful.
OMG Malt loaf... can you get that here? I used to love it smothered in Clover...
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Old Jan 12th 2017, 9:36 pm
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Default Re: What's up with the Bread here?!!

One thing to remember, the reason one cannot get the same Bread, cheese, sausages, etc, etc,
Toto I've got a feeling we're not in Britain anymore.
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Old Jan 12th 2017, 10:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutmegger View Post
Here lies the answer -- don't buy a branded, pre-packaged bread from the bread aisle. Most supermarkets (round here, anyway) have a bakery section quite distinct from the bread aisle and its sawdust concoctions. In the bakery area you'll find all kinds of different breads -- and some are really good. I love a nice olive oil or roast garlic ciabatta.
Wegmans, do a really nice Italian loaf, that's pretty close to what we're used to and it's lovely. It's about $6 a loaf though.

Local bakery, is fantastic, but loaves there are $6-8...which with a couple of young kids, eating 2-3 loaves a week, isn't really feasible.

The own brand that Wegmans have, isn't entirely bad either and it's a couple bucks so a bit more reasonable.

Trader Joe's, does a decent, cheap loaf.
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Old Jan 12th 2017, 10:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Wensleydale doesn't need friçkin' cranberries! I don't think I have ever seen Wensleydale without cranberries in the US.
Trader Joe's, used to have it but they stopped.

For folks in the Boston area, there's a Brit cheese shop that imports it. My local cheese shop in town also gets it now and again.

It's eye wateringly expensive at about $20 a pound though.
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Originally Posted by BritishGuy36 View Post
.... "Normal" bread here is just ridiculously sweet and inedible.
There is "normal" bread widely available in the US with very low/no sugar, and which certainly does not taste sweet - you just need to look at the ingredients. A "low carb" loaf is a good place to start looking.

IME the semi-premium ($4-$6) loafs are often no better (not less sweet) than the more basic loaves, so it's all about checking the ingredients no matter what loaf you buy.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Wensleydale doesn't need friçkin' cranberries! I don't think I have ever seen Wensleydale without cranberries in the US.
Our local Fresh Market had it (prepackaged) on their cheese counter once, along with Cheshire and Lancashire. We bought all they had; 6 packs of each, but they never stocked it again.


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Trader Joe's, used to have it but they stopped.

For folks in the Boston area, there's a Brit cheese shop that imports it. My local cheese shop in town also gets it now and again.

It's eye wateringly expensive at about $20 a pound though.
I'm heading to Boston next month, where is this cheese shop you speak of?
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We got cheese.
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