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National brand supermarket breads - if you buy them, which do you like?

greygarious Jan 24, 2010 11:39 AM

Ruling out in-store bakery loaves and bagged store-brand breads, what do you choose when you are buying bread rather than making your own?

I used to get a Harvest Multigrain bread in a brown paper bag with a glassine window - inside, the loaf was in a plastic bag. I think the brand is Baker's Inn but the local stores seem to have dropped it. I think it did have HFCS but I liked its texture and flavor, and it wasn't fast to mold.

Last week I discovered the "Everything" variety of Arnold's Jewish Rye, and I like it a lot. Generous amounts of sunflower, sesame, caraway, and other seeds inside and out. A bit coarse in texture but not overly dry. Good flavor, contains white flour but no HFCS, and what's left after a week at room temp has no mold.

What do you like? Extra points for breads with little or no white flour, and no HFCS. TIA

  1. smokeandapancake Jan 24, 2010 11:58 AM

    calandra-the best

    1. ipsedixit Jan 24, 2010 12:08 PM

      I actually like the Kirkland Organic Whole Wheat bread from Costco. No HFCS.

      1. iluvcookies Jan 24, 2010 03:00 PM

        Pepperidge Farm country white, if I have to buy a packaged bread. It makes pretty good toast. I also use it for turkey stuffing.

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          Kelli2006 Jan 24, 2010 05:32 PM

          I like Arnold's whole wheat bread and buns but my favorite sandwich bread is Schwebel's Jewish rye.

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            dagwood Jan 24, 2010 05:37 PM

            We like Arnold breads in general, and almost always have rye and whole wheat. We also buy Pepperidge Farm Rye. When I go to Whole Foods, I always pick up a loaf of their in-store bakery rye, which is outstanding.

            For hot dog rolls (or when I have a craving for a peanut butter sandwich), we buy Martin's potato rolls/bread.

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            4Snisl Jan 24, 2010 06:00 PM

            Rudi's Organic Colorado Cracked Wheat Bread. No HFCS, but a mix of white and whole wheat flour....full ingredient list and nutrition label linked.


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              cheesecake17 Jan 25, 2010 07:11 AM

              I like the Stop and Shop low calorie breads. 1/2 the price of the Arnold brand.. and not as sweet tasting. I usually buy the rye or the raisin bread.

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                laliz Jan 25, 2010 07:33 AM

                Orowheat sandwich thins 100% whole wheat

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                  Val Jan 25, 2010 07:43 AM

                  I was loving Arnold's Natural Flax n' Fiber bread a while ago but can't find it anymore to save my life...wonder if they've stopped making it. Well, I'm not a big bread eater so have been buying Toufayan Whole Wheat Pitettes, one loaf is only 75 calories.

                  1. greygarious Mar 3, 2010 02:53 PM

                    I recently found out that the Baker's Inn brand bit the dust. But I am consoled by my discovery of Martin's Whole Wheat Potato Bread. Unlike their white flour potato products it is 100% whoe wheat, has no HFCS, and is soft and mild.

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                      Cameraman Mar 3, 2010 05:03 PM

                      Arnolds Health Nut -- a cornucopia of goodness.

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