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Pumpernickel is Disgusting!

I've never had pumpernickel bread before, and for some reason I was "craving" it, so I but some today.
It's the dense, pre-packaged kind, not the round loaf kind.
I opened the package up, took a bite of it, then almost spit it out. It's DISGUSTING!!! In fact, the package is right in front of me and I'm nauseated by the smell of it.
I still have a whole package to get through and was just wondering what I could eat it with to minimize this sickening taste.

By the way I'm vegetarian so don't recommend any meats. Dairy products are welcome.

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  1. I was about to suggest a ripe goat cheese when I had a second thought:

    If it tastes disgusting, why not throw it out? Life is too
    short to eat things that disgust you.

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    1. re: DonShirer

      Yes, but it cost me a whole $2.99
      I know it's not in the chowhound spirit to be doing this, but I'm trying to give it a second chance by complementing it with something else.

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      1. I like to make garlic bread with pumpernickle...
        lots of butter/olive oil and a crushed clove or three...toast and enjoy (hopefully)

        1. Here's a good description of this bread
          http://bakingsheet.blogspot.com/2005/...

          Note there is a fine textured version, and one with whole rye and wheat berries. Cream cheese, smoke salmon, capers, onion have been mentioned as toppings.

          paulj

          1. There are so many different breads sold under the name of "Pumpernickle" here in north america that if you don't like one you can try another. If you want a good medium heavy rye bread see if you can get some Roggenbrot, Schwarzbrot, or Vollkornbrot in your area. I never buy Pumpernickle.