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What's the size and cost of a loaf of white or wheat (brown) bread in parts of Europe?

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The pictured brand, Nature's Own, is about $2.50 per loaf here in Florida, USA.

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  1. Price in Brno, CZ at a major Euro supermarket chain can range from around $0.50 to $1.25 USD. This is for in-store baked, not a specialty bread, and not pre-packaged baked elsewhere (which aren't so common here).

    1. In London, commercial brands (Hovis, Warbutons) go for between 70-90 pence for a small loaf (400gms) and £1.20- £1.50 for a large loaf (800gms).

      I've seen supermarket own-brand sliced loaves for around £1, and gourmet, artisany types (sour-dough, hand-kneaded by blind nuns, topped with saffron and gold etc etc) for up to £5.

      1. It's a lot like the price of bread in the US -- it all depends on where it's made (bakery-baked or industrial), what brand (store-brand or national brand), what type of bread, and where you buy it (Aldi and Lidl are cheaper than 'regular' groceries)

        You'd be unable to find anything quite like Nature's Own anywhere in Europe that I've ever traveled. (NO is a US-only brand, but Europeans tend to not like that style of bread)

        1. There is no united states of Europe. Every country has its own prices, sizes and types of bread.

          May I ask why you have asked this question?

          1. The type of product you sent a picture of, would not be considered bread in cities like Rome or Vienna eg. There you woud buy a handmade, baked on site loaf, or half of it, and have it weighed. At my bakery here in Rome - Passi in Testacio - a full loaf might sell for 5 to 6 euro, and weigh up to 1,30 kilo. In Vienna bread freaks cue at Josephs for a full sour dough loaf at 6,20 euro for almost 2 kilo.
            Different cultures really.

            1. As the others have said, in Germany, as in most countries, it all depends. Bread in a plastic bag, like Nature's Own can be bought at Rewe, Aldi, Edeke (small grocery stores) for around 1 Euro and up. I have never purchased those types of breads (I ate enough of those breads growing up in the U.S) and I don't know anybody here who does.

              Normally we purchase our loafs from an artisan baker at one of the markets or from these two bakeries which are in our neighborhood.


              The prices for the different loafs depend on the type of grains and the weight of the bread. Usually when I buy a loaf of rustic bread or mischbrot, I pay anywhere from 2 Euros and up depending on the type I buy.

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              1. re: lecker

                and those loaves bought at Rewe, Aldi and Edeke are grim indeed (only made that mistake once)

                1. re: sunshine842

                  Good to know that I wasn't depriving myself unnecessarily.:-) thanks for reminding me never to venture down that aisle.

              2. The most often sold brand of supermarket bread in Italy is Mulino Bianco and I would say a loaf of whole grain like that costs under 3 euro for 400 grams. But is really quite denatured (it has so many preservatives in it that it will last for months). Most people buy bread from bakeries, but it is only in a very few parts of Italy where whole grain bread is a regularly available in a bakery (and I can't think of any made with honey).. Often whole grain bread it is not sold in individual loaves but baked in huge loaves, so one only buys a portion of the loaf, paying by weight.

                Italians probably eat less bread than other Europeans and seldom eat sliced bread. One rarely sees whole grain bread used to make panini, although it is sometimes used for bruschette and its variants. There is often bread in soups, salads, and dry bread is used for stuffing and thickening or grated and fried as a pasta topping.