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Jun 29, 2006 12:07 AM

Trader Joe's Bread

I recently discovered Trader Joe's large selection of breads and so far, I've enjoyed their challah and their honey whole wheat.

Are any of their other breads as good as they look? I'd appreciate your input on ANY of their breads, but especially their "#1 Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread" and their brioche.


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  1. We like the English Muffin bread quite a lot, but you have to toast it. It's not good untoasted.

    1. Breads vary from one region to another.

      1. Today I bought two loaves of Milton's gourmet white bread from Trader Joe's. I love this bread. It's regular white bread, only a bit sweeter and softer. And it seems to last longer too.

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        1. re: Pamela

          Milton's is great! We adore the whole wheat. However, Miltons is not just limited to TJs and TJs doesn't carry the whole line, like Yummy Milton Crackers! :)


        2. Here in the bay area our local (Alameda) has an outstanding bread selection. Muffins and carrot/zucchini bread are really good. Good pitas. Don't care for the tortilla selection however.

          1. TJ's tortillas are remarkably bad. Same for their tortilla chips.

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              That's funny. My husband LOVES their tortillas. We are in So Cal maybe there's a difference? Great warmed. Like the homemade kind you get in mexican restaurants.

              1. re: Pate

                Must be, because we get their tortillas (whole wheat and handmade corn) a lot from our Studio City TJ's and we love them.

                1. re: Pate

                  My wife and I love their handmade flour tortillas but the rest of the line (anything besides that particular kind) doesn't hit the spot. They're no better than what you can get at the supermarket, plus they cost more. But the handmade flour ones are yummy!

                2. re: Robert Lauriston

                  Tortilla chips seems to be a matter of taste. If you like a strong "yellow corn" flavor, I'm not sure TJ's has one of those. Brands like Native are more appealing in that department. On the other hand, wherever I bring the TJ's organic white corn tortilla chips people seem to eat them addictively.