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Feb 25, 2006 05:01 PM

Today's Temptations Bread

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I have taken up Today's Temptations bread as a cause. Yesterday I called the bakery (phone number is on label) to ask who else besides Treasure Island stocks it, as TI gets it in once a week then it all sells out ASAP. My impression was that this local North Side bakery is a small concern. The man on the phone told me that in the city only Treasure Island carries it and that he mostly sells in the Northern Suburbs. So yesterday I put in a request at Trader Joe's and intend to do the same at WholeFoods. My motive is purely selfish: I'm afraid my puny and precarious supply line will disappear. If you try this bread and compare its nutrients label with others, you will understand. It has only 6 carbs and 45 calories per slice, 'way less than any other brand I've found, and has NO sugar. It is a delicious whole wheat that makes crunchy toast. Apparently I'm not the only person who likes it as every week it disappears from the store. Do try it and if you like it, keep asking for it. My guess is that the guy who makes it is not sophisticated about marketing his good product so we may all have to help him.

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  1. Sign me up as a TT supporter. Their Latvian Pumpernickle is wonderful. I think it is my new favorite bread. The Oakton Market (or whatever it is called) has a section for Today's Temptation. Still, I don't get out there that often. It would be nice to have a closer source (besides TI). Do you know if they have an outlet store? Their bakery is at 1900 n. Austin blvd. near Elmwood Park.

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    1. re: roger spark

      (Sorry, I just changed my server and keep writing the old one; no confusion intended.) I called the bakery yesterday because they hadn't delivered to Treasure Island, which they usually have been doing on Thursday and by Friday PM there was still no TT bread in the store. The man said they supply mostly the Northern Suburbs and that Treasure Island is their only outlet in the city. You might cruise by the bakery sometime and see if direct purchases can be made there. Where are you getting the Latvian Pumpernickel? Treasure Island at Clark & Elm stocks the whole wheat every week and sometimes the millet bread, which I haven't tried. The whole wheat is an amazing find for anybody counting carbs and/or calories.

      1. re: N Tocus

        I get the Latvian Pump at the Marketplace on Oakton in Skokie. I haven't been there for a couple of weeks. It is pretty long drive, so I only get there when I have other errands in the area.

      2. re: roger spark

        Is there a location near Geneva, Il that carries the bread

      3. Sounds like a winning brand, I'll have to give TT a try if I can find it at Treasure Island. I've become a routine buyer of Healthy Life's Sugar Free bread, you'll find it's nutritionally tops.

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        1. re: ChowSkinny

          Thanks. Where do you get it? My Today's Temptations supply is limited so I keep looking for alternatives just in case. Everything else I've found has twice the calories and three or four times the carbs.

        2. Yes- I've gotten it at the Treasure Island on Broadway-I believe it was the wheat bread-stated "great for diabetics" on the label It's thinly sliced and stays moist for several days after purchase...I was amazed that a delicious and nutritional bread could have so few calories and high nutrients and then it disappeared???

          They usually stock it on the rack in front of the deli counter....However another of my favorite breads has also disappeared??? King David Kosher out of Evanston- they made a great sliced challah bread
          anyone seen their bread anywhere lately??

          1. Today I went to the Marketplace on Oakton and bought another loaf of Today's Temptation Latvian Pumpernickle. I love it. It is dark and dense and moist with a chewy crust. IMHO, it beats any other dark rye available in the area, hands down.

            They also had the TT wheat bread, which looks very good. However, the low-carb message makes it look dietetic, which to most people means tasteless. I think that probably keeps many people from trying it.

            A new Today's Temptations item I discovered today is the Cheese Coffee Cake, which truly is a thing of beauty. Seriously, it is gorgeous. No way I could pass it up, even though it screamed triple bypass. I have not tried it yet, but just by looking at it, I am sure it will be dangerously addictive. I have promised myself I will never read the nutrition label.

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            1. re: roger spark

              Well, after my last post, I had to go try a sliver of that coffee cake (even though I am saving it for company tommorrow).It is a very moist puffy egg bread (like challa), with a thin sweet cheese layer and chocolate drizzled on top like tiger stripes. There is no nutrition label, but the ingredients say it contains no butter, and is made with low-fat milk. It is not nearly as sweet or as fatty as it looks, which suits me just fine. I like it!

              1. re: roger spark

                Re the dietetic look---that doesn't seem to be stopping the shoppers at my local Treasure Island, who clean out the supply within a few days of the weekly delivery. That's what's so amazing about the TT whole wheat bread---it is actually good, very tasty. And so many people now are watching carbs and/or calories. Makes really crunchy, sweet-wheat-tasting toast.

              2. I agree--i called the guy--he needs to market better..the bread is great--i live by midway airport and drive an hr to treasure island..for it.