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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

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  1. smokeandapancake RE: greygarious Jan 24, 2010 11:58 AM

    calandra-the best

    1. ipsedixit RE: greygarious Jan 24, 2010 12:08 PM

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

      1. iluvcookies RE: greygarious 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 RE: greygarious 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 RE: Kelli2006 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 RE: greygarious 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 RE: greygarious 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 RE: greygarious Jan 25, 2010 07:33 AM

                Orowheat sandwich thins 100% whole wheat

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                  Val RE: greygarious 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 RE: 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 RE: greygarious Mar 3, 2010 05:03 PM

                      Arnolds Health Nut -- a cornucopia of goodness.

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