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Bay's English Muffins - Original or Sourdough?

fldhkybnva Feb 12, 2013 08:09 PM

I am an English muffin fan and while not always the best I enjoy the hint of sour twang in Thomas' English muffins. However, I have been disappointed not only with the overall size but the size differential of the two halves and discovered that many people enjoy Bay's English muffins. I spotted them in the grocery store today but the only the original variety. Do these have any sourness to them at all or should I hunt down the Sourdough variety?

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    miss_belle RE: fldhkybnva Feb 13, 2013 10:19 AM

    I've tried Bay's a few times(in the refrigerated case here) but didn't notice much difference in taste from Thomas'. if you're not happy with the size of the original, did you know that Thomas' now makes a Sandwich size. They seem to split more evenly too. Four to a pack.

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    1. re: miss_belle
      mucho gordo RE: miss_belle Feb 13, 2013 10:22 AM

      I'm not sure they make the sandwich size anymore. I haven't seen them in the market for a long time now.

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        fldhkybnva RE: mucho gordo Feb 13, 2013 10:28 AM

        I just looked on the site and they aren't listed either.

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          mucho gordo RE: fldhkybnva Feb 13, 2013 11:23 AM

          <sigh> Another example of good things not lasting while bad things go on forever.

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          miss_belle RE: mucho gordo Feb 13, 2013 10:28 AM

          Oh ok. It has been awhile since I had one. Thought maybe they were only available in certain areas of the country.

          1. re: mucho gordo
            fldhkybnva RE: mucho gordo Feb 13, 2013 03:43 PM

            They do exist. Smack dab in the middle of the other varieties at wegmans.

          2. re: miss_belle
            fldhkybnva RE: miss_belle Feb 13, 2013 10:22 AM

            Thanks, perhaps I will look for these instead. I just wish there was more muffin to my English muffin.

          3. rockandroller1 RE: fldhkybnva Feb 13, 2013 12:49 PM

            I LOVE bays and think they are almost a completely different food from Thomas', which are sort of cardboardy and have no lightness to them. I like bays a lot as they have a bit of an uneven top that gets nice crunchy bits, and they are soft and light and enjoyable to eat. That being said, I don't think they are any bigger than Thomas', but you could look at weight in the packages to determine that. I don't find the sourdough ones particularly sour and find the original and sourdough to be pretty much interchangeable.

            1. Uncle Bob RE: fldhkybnva Feb 13, 2013 02:19 PM

              I've tried them both...Like them both about equally...So I shop price.

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