“ Brand: Aldi / Type: Bread „
I'm often in Aldi and thought I would try their Village Bakery white sliced bread. It's around 49p for 800g which is a pretty good deal - roughly half the price I would normally expect to pay for a large loaf.
The polythene bag is held shut with one of those yellow sticky tapes and it shows the 'best before' date which is useful.
There are quite a few slices which are medium thickness and almost square shaped. Now for the important bit - texture and taste. Well, having made lunch with this bread, I suppose it's ok for sandwiches when you've got a spicy or tangy filling - it worked well for mature cheddar with some pickle. For other, blander sandwiches, I noticed that the bread didn't have a lot of flavour and was quite firm and not very 'bendy'. In fact, it was quite dry, even on the day I bought it.
I prefer softer, tastier bread with a definite yeast flavour so was a bit disappointed, on the whole.
Bread is one of those things that I find I cant live without. You can have it morning, afternoon or night and even between meals as part of a tasty snack. I first tried this bread when my mum brought it back one day from a little shop she did for the bare essentials such as bread, milk, eggs, butter... that type of thing.
The bread seems to look pretty normal when you open it. White bread that looks good. Upon trying the bread I noticed that the texture of the bread wasnt so great. It wasnt soft as such which meant that when cutting this bread..you wouldnt get a clear line, but rather a jaggedey edge and not the best looking cut sandwich! However I thought that was rather shallow to judge a sandwich by its cutting, so I thought Id go for a judging by the taste and something I find very important with bread... the texture!
Upon biting into the bread, I noticed that the texture wasnt quite up to standard and that me and this bread was not going to get on! I did not enjoy this sandwish in the end. I found the bread to be too dry, a little hard(ish) and the jaggedey edges just made the sandwich look untidy!
I tried this bread - toasted and suprisingly I did get some better results. I found the bread to be crunchy... just how I like my toast! The butter melted into the bread just fine!
With regards to longitivity of this bread, I did find that the bread turned stale and hard with no more than 3-4 days within opening! However, as I found this bread ot be useful for toast.. I just used it for this.
Overall if you need a bread for toast, this will do but dont be expecting to make your perfect sandwich with this bread. You will be disappointed!
When it comes to bread in my home we really do get through alot of the stuff. Well to be honest I should rephrase that cos it's me who gets through loaf after loaf of the stuff and Mum has got sick of premium priced loaves coming in and being devoured in a day (I'm always getting nagged at lol). All I seem to eat is bread in one way or another.
So Mum is always on the look out for economical breads but won't buy economy (lucky for me!). She knows no-one will eat it (least of all me!) and chose to purchase this because we like the majority of Aldi foods and thought it was very much worth a go! At about 70p a loaf as well compared to loaves we usually have this is really cheap in comparison!
Dark blue plastic, oblong bag. On both sides of the bag I'm told it is Village Bakery Square Sandwich White Bread 'Soft white bread, ideal for sandwiches and toast', I'm told it is freezable, suitable for Vegetarians and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. Other information on the base of the bag includes ingredients and allergy advice being given along with storage advice and a full nutritional rundown, size is stated (800g) and contact details for Aldi are given. It's a smart enough bag but I'm not keen on not being able to see through the bag at all. I don't know why it just feels odd but to be fair it's an ok to look at bag and doesn't feel or appear cheap and it's informative enough too.
Well this is a standard loaf so you get about 18-20 slices. The slices are square and white in colour and the slices are not huge or thick at all. The thickness of these are well, skinny like bread that's on a diet! Each have a slight golden crust around the edges and of course there is a crust to each end of the loaf, as standard.
Taste wise it's ok if not a little dry really. From the moment we purchased the loaf it wasn't very moist or airy and over the next couple of days it only got more dried out in our bread-bin. It was fresh but it just didn't stay that way for long and the loaf that we stored in the freezer for a later date wasn't any better either. Basically it just doesn't store or freeze that brilliantly so if you want this loaf at it's best consume it on the day of purchase and even then it isn't bouncy bread! It tastes like usual white bread does though and isn't too sweet or salty but for me it just lacks bounce and made crispy toast rather than what I'm used to!
Contains: Gluten & Soya.
Nutritional Information Per Slice:
Only available in Aldi stores.