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      08.09.2013 21:59
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      Something I will continue to buy regularly

      I know that I eat far too much bread and if I had to eat just one thing for the rest of my life I would probably choose bread. Hopefully there could be a bit of butter and cheese involved, then it would be perfect. I like all fresh breads but my favourite must be Tiger bread from Asda.

      It often seems to be on sale and this weekend was no exception. The smaller ones were 50p and the big ones £1 so I bought one of the big ones. One great thing about it is the smell and that does not seem to fade. Freshly baked bread always smells nice but this lasts longer than many of the others. Often I can still smell it the following day.

      It is really fresh and this does make it a little difficult to cut so I just have to make the slices thicker than normal. It is helped a little by the fact that the loaf is not as tall as many loaves. It is baked each day so the loaf is always fresh and the taste really is special. The crust on the top is harder than most loaves and always seems to be a lovely golden colour. It is possible to have the loaf sliced in store but that means I can't have nice thick slices for toast. It is also a lot easier to butter when it is toasted.

      If you normally have wholegrain bread you may not like this as it is the softest bread I have ever eaten. Because of the shape of the loaf, the ends are not very big so I tend to cut them off as soon as I get in and eat them straight away.

      I originally thought the name came from the slight striped effect on the top but have been told that it is because there was money being donated to a British zoo. When I was in Holland I saw they sold it as tijgerbrood - also that it originates from there - so think if there is a link to the zoo they must have chosen to help the tiger due to the name of the bread.

      The bread freezes well as I have done this on the odd occasion I have not finished the loaf. When toasted it is just as good as when it is fresh, although for sandwiches it is not quite as good.

      The main ingredients are flour, sesame oil, rice paste and linseed oil. The bread comes in 2 sizes, 400g and 800g and one thing I have found is that there is rarely a saving to be made for buying the bigger size, but that could be because one or the other seems to be on offer.

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        15.06.2013 10:39

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        My partner and I are big fans of Asda Tiger Bread. However we have noticed the last few purchases dont taste anywhere near the same!!! The bread is bland and doughy and that beautiful smell has gone too. What have they done to it??? They have also renamed it Tiger Chest!! Wont be buying it anymore :0(

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        12.02.2013 15:12

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        I first bought Tiger bread rom Asda and thought it was simply delicious and the smell devine. i've bought the same type of bread in all the other big supermarkets and none of them comes anywhere near to Asda for taste, there is no comparison.

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        19.05.2012 23:07

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        Try putting it in your trolley and not eating any before you get to the till: IMPOSSIBLE!

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        16.02.2012 16:34
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        A nice tasty bread!

        One of the things I simply adore is bread and my mother calls me the bread bin. Whether its simply eating bread or butter or toasting it...whatever I consume almost a loaf a day if I can get away with it.

        Asda do a variety of tiger loaves in two sizes which are 400g and 800g. You can buy it simply as the loaf comes as I do but sliced, or ones made in a loaf tin, sliced or unsliced for every option they sell. My option is usually the Tiger Bread 'Chest' one and I buy it either the 400g size which costs me 70p or the 800g sliced one for £1.20 and it simply comes in a see through plastic bag as it is freshly baked on the Asda premises a far as I am aware of. It does have a small label on it telling me what it is and the size and contact details for Asda and so on are given on that.

        The Bread:

        This is suitable to be eaten from fresh though you can freeze it if you want to as well. However I am not keen on freezing fresh bread as I find that this loses its desity and natural flavour when its been frozen so if I know I'm not going to use a whole large loaf I simply purchase the smaller one and I find once I have opened it, it usually stays fresh about 3 days.

        I have bought the unsliced one in the past though I struggle to cut it without making one holy crumbly mess though I do appreciate being able to choose my own thickness so if you have a steady hand I do recomend getting that one. The sliced one I do find a little thin as it makes a crispy toast which I don't appreciate very much but this is great for sandwiches with the crust being golden and slightly chewy and the middle white bit of the bread being soft, fluffy and nicely seasoned with a great fresh taste to it satisfies my need for bread well lol.

        I have made my own bread in the past but it can be a costly an a long process so this for me is the next best thing and so it gets a thumbs up from me. The quality is superb!

        Only available from Asda and from Asda.com

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          15.12.2011 10:50
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          a wonderful fresh loaf of tasty bread

          As you will have seen from some of my previous emails I have recently changed jobs and now work next to a large Asda store. One particular section of this supermarket that I am a huge fan of is the bakery, as it is located in store so you can smell the fresh bread and cakes cooking throughout the store. On a trip there a couple of weeks ago I was walking in the main entrance when I noticed a man dressed in his full bakery whites pulling a large trolley with lots of loaves of Tiger bread on. The smell of the fresh baked bread hit me instantly and I plucked a loaf of the trolley before he had even reached the display where they were heading for.

          The tiger bread comes in two different sized loaves 400g for £0.65 or 800g for £1.20. A few weeks ago Asda had a promotion on the tiger bread with the 800g loaves for just £0.50 which I thought was excellent value for such a large loaf of bread.

          As the loaves are baked in store they come in very simple packaging, consisting of a simple thin plastic wrapper with a sticky lable that just shows the price, barcode and product name.

          The tiger bread has quite a unique look to it, the loaf itself is a stretched oval shape (although you can buy it as a tin loaf shape too) and has a crackled effect top crust. This makes the bread have quite a unique taste and the crust is both chewy and crunchy. While the bread inside is light, doughy and super fresh. I find it very hard now to find very fresh tasty bread, some bread tastes almost of nothing but this tiger bread has a lovely fresh slightly yeasty taste to it. I always buy the loaf whole rather than the sliced versions as I like to have nice thick cut slices to make sandwiches from or to dip in a nice bowl of hot soup. This bread also tastes fantastic on its own with butter on. You can also toast the bread, although because of the shape of the slices then you do need to flip the slice over to make sure it is cooked all over as it tends to stick out of the top of the toaster specially if you buy the larger loaf.

          The only downside of this bread is that it has a short shelve life, the loaf is the freshest on the day it is purchased but I would say that this bread only lasts two days before going a little stale. To be honest I do not mind this as we usually eat the majority of the loaf on the day of purchase anyway but you can always use it to make a bread and butter pudding as slightly stale bread works better for this.

          I absolutely love this bread and have to stop myself from eating slice after slice as it is so fresh and tasty. This bread is something that I would certainly recommend and continue to buy, especially if Asda repeat their special offer again too!

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          20.04.2011 12:26
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          Great tasting bread!

          I have been shopping in Asda for many years. Overall they are my favourite suoermarket for bargains and deals. It was only about 6 months ago that i decided to try out their Tiger Loaf fresh bread. The Asda closest to me is in Southgate. They bake this lovely fresh bread on the premises along with plenty of other breads cakes, pastries and goodies!

          I like the look of the Tiger loaf bread which is available in 2 sizes; a small loaf (400g)and a large loaf (700g). You can buy the bread uncut or Asda will cut it into nice medium sized slices at no extra cost. The small loaf is only 0.70 pence or two for a £1.00 which is excellent value. I sometimes go in there with my partner and we wil each buy a small loaf, which works out well worth it, for 50 pence each. The larger loaf Tiger bread is £1.20.

          Asda's Tiger loaves do have a sort of Tiger pattern on them; stripes of golden colour. The flavour really is delicious and to be honest i have never tasted anything like it before. The larger loaf is pretty big too. I would recommend the small loaf for a single person. I would estimate that the loaves stay what i would call fresh for 2 days (always tasting best on the day of purchase). However, i sometimes freeze the loaves, if i think i'm not going to get through it all in 2 days. I usually then use it from the freezer for toast which tastes lovely with butter!

          Both my son and daughter have eaten this bread and they seem to like it. Used fresh, its lovely in a sandwich, or even on its own, just buttered and a good texture ; definately not doughy like some breads. it doesnt crumble too much either and the crust, while a little crispy is not like eating rock eg you won't break your teeth on it or spend hours chewing on it!. The crust also has an amazing fresh taste and flavour to it.

          I highly recommend everyone to try out this suoer tasting bread;it really is excellent!

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            09.06.2010 10:34
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            A top choice fairly versatile bread

            Tiger bread is a big fat wide loaf with a distinctive colouration on the top of the loaf, which is where I guess it gets it's name from. This bread has to be my favourite loaf. It has a lovely crunchy crust, and a full fluffy but doughy centre, which combined make the best bread and butter for a cheeky snack.

            Asda bake this bread in store daily, and you can really taste this - the bread is often still warm when you buy it, luckily in my Asdas the bread is one of the last things you get to, so you don't get tempted to run off and scoff it without finishing the rest of your shopping! It is good for the next 3-4 days, but the first day is what it is all about!

            The bread is great for sandwiches provided you use a hearty filling, as the texture of the bread will suffocate anything overly delicate or wafer thin. It is also a good dunker as it doesn't fall apart with out a good teeth tearing. The one downside I find is that it is not a great toasting bread, as the thickness means the outside burns before the middle is heated.

            I can fully recommend this bread, provided you don't just want to make wafer thin ham toasties!

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            08.06.2010 11:24
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            Much better than normal bread or French stick

            I never used to buy this at all but over the last few months I can't stop buying Tiger bread in some form.

            In Asda, Tiger bread can be bought as either a large loaf, crusty rolls or a stick. My favourite way to eat it is in the stick which is very similar to a normal French stick of bread but just with the delicious Tiger flavour. The rolls are very crusty and come in packs of 4 but they're a bit harder than the stick. I've only tried the loaf of bread once or twice but this is my least favourite as there isn't enough of the crusty flavouring that makes the bread so tasty.

            Tiger bread is also known as Dutch crunch as it comes from the Netherlands. It's made in sesame oil with rice paste painted on top which dries and then cracks when it's being baked. This is what creates the different colour and pattern on the outside of the bread which is supposed to look like the pattern of a tiger's fur, hence the name Tiger bread. It's also what gives the bread it's distinctive and very tasty flavour.

            The inside of the bread is white and is very soft and fluffy. The outside though is very crunchy and this makes it so much more enjoyable to eat as a sandwich rather than the usual boring slices of bread. Because it's freshly baked in store, it doesn't last for very long and after a couple of days it will begin to get harder, but even hard it still tastes good.

            I now buy Tiger bread all the time to use as sandwiches at work and I even make myself sandwiches at home at the weekend, when I'm usually completely bored of having sandwiches all throughout the week.

            The smell of Tiger bread has to be my favourite smell and I can't stop sniffing it whenever I buy some!

            If you fancy a change to your usual boring sandwiches, try some Tiger bread, as it really is so delicious.

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              22.05.2010 10:09
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              Give it a try I am sure you will not be disappointed.

              As Tiger bread goes Asda's is the best I have found. I am not usually as fan of white bread as I find it to be stodgy and flavourless, this bread however is different.
              The Asda loaf seems larger than those from other supermarkets or maybe that is just the shape of the tin I generally get the bakery to slice it for me saves me the hassle and stops me cutting off huge chunks of bread and finding that I have eaten the whole loaf in a day, as it is very Moorish.

              You can also get roll versions, which are equally tasty but not great for toasting. This bread is particularly good toasted and becomes really crunchy.

              The loaf is crusty and has a nice darkened top, the flavour is difficult to describe other than delicious and I think is mainly due to the use of sesame oil in the ingredients, which I tried to recreate in my bread maker with disappointing results.
              In conclusion, give it a try I am sure you will not be disappointed, but beware of imitations the other high street supermarkets do not in my opinion make the grade. Also, maybe not a good idea if you are on a diet as you may find yourself eating the whole loaf yourself.

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                26.04.2010 19:40
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                It's Grrrrrrrreat! (Sorry Tony)

                Yeah I am a massive fan of doughy stodgy carbs, namely BREAD! I don't know why but I've always been a huge fan. This Tiger Bread from your friendly local ASDA store is just lurrrvly! I have never had a bad loaf in about 10 years of buying this stuff.

                There's three ways to get yourself some yummy Tiger bread.....

                1) Walk down the bread isle, pick it up, squeeze it (the squeeze is important), stuff it in your basket and carry on shopping.

                2) Get to ASDA as early as you possibly can in the morning, leg it to the bread isle, grab a FRESHLY MADE warm squidgy beautiful Tiger bread loaf, squeeze it, leg it to the checkout, pay for it (of course), leg it home and get the butter on it while it's still warm.

                3) Go to ASDA late in the evening when everything is cheaper, go to the bread isle and rummage through the cheap, going stale bargains that are knocking about till you find some Tiger bread, squeeze it, buy it, take it home, stuff it in the oven (or toaster) and enjoy.

                OK seriously, this stuff tastes wonderful, has excellent stodge factor and it's so squeezy you could take it to bed and cuddle it (do not do this if you have a partner with a bed crumb allergy, it can get violent)

                Well priced, well nice, lasts a while (toast it), ideal in big chunks with soup or stuffed with salad.

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                  02.04.2010 18:32
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                  Very tasty bread, especially good with cheeses and as a treat for sandwiches.

                  I only tried tiger bread from Asda for the first time a few weeks ago, on the recommendation of someone from work, who piqued my curiosity with the immortal line 'that stuff is as addictive as narcotics!' I could not quite believe that (as marvellous as fresh bread could be) it could be a seriously addictive product, but I have to say, now that I have tried it, I think there just might be something in it (not literally!).

                  Tiger bread is a standard white bread but with a distinctive glaze on it which leaves the surface cracked and stripey, like a tigers markings, hence the name. The glaze, according to various sources online, contains rice paste, salt and sugar and it does make the bread taste absolutely out of this world.

                  Asda sell the 'tiger' style in long french sticks for around 79p, half sticks for 37p or a variety of loaf tin sizes for between 39p and 87p. I believe they also sell them in rolls but I have neither seen nor bought them like this.

                  I have to say it does taste amazing, slightly sweet and very good indeed as sandwiches and with cheeses. We use it when we have tapas as the bread that tastes best with manchego cheese. I imagine having added salt and sugar makes it not ideal for those watching what they eat but every once in a while it is a lovely treat.

                  The bread is best when eaten on the day it is bought, as with all freshly baked bread. However, I have found that if you blast it in the oven for 5 minutes before serving it freshens back up and the inside goes back to fluffy. This works the day after purchase but would probably be less effective much beyond this.

                  Such a good recommendation that I had to pass it on, try it out and see what you think, it's hard to believe that bread can indeed be so tasty and, dare I say it, addictive, but this tiger bread is pretty close to perfection for me!

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                    11.03.2010 13:17

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                    freshly baked cant go worng

                    I often purchase a loaf of ASDA freshly baked tiger bread when I go to ASDA. Buying this bread fresh is a real treat, when it is still warm it cant be beat and there are often slices missing by the time i get home and it doesnt last to much longer while at home.

                    This bread tastes great, it is just a typical white bloomer with the added crunch to the crust. The centre is so soft and fluffy and taste great while the crunch on the outside of the loaf just compliments the flavour so well. I often have it with soup, or as toast or in sandwiches and it cannot be beaten for taste.

                    I do have a few criticisms however, as it is often a big loaf and you cant eat it in the one day it does seem to waste quicker than normal. Also taste often differs between store to store you often can not be sure of what you are getting. and there instore cutting system is terrible.

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                    10.03.2010 15:51
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                    Just eat it!

                    We first tried tiger bread when I was doing the shopping with the children, and my eldest was really taken with the name and appearance of this bread, so we decided to give it a try.

                    It's available in Asda as an 800g or 400g white bloomer, and I think I've also recently seen it as white rolls. It looks like a lovely soft white bloomer, but it has a distinctive patterned top with a darker crust colour forming almost stripes or patches on the top. Having looked it up, I can tell you that this pattern is made by painting rice paste on top of the bread prior to baking.

                    The patterned top also has a very distinctive, almost mildly spicy flavour. It is absolutely delicious and really brings something extra to the loaf. The crust is nice and crispy but not too hard or dry, and the inside is the most wonderful soft white bread. It really is the sort of thing you just want to cut a doorstop of, slather it with butter and gobble it up - and that's pretty much what tends to happen in our house!

                    We have tiger bread now as a bit of a treat - we usually stick to the very much blander and totally unexciting Asda's fresh for a week wholemeal. This has the advantage of being cheaper than the tiger bread (75p for 800g compared to 94p for the same sized tiger loaf), but also of lasting longer. This isn't just becuase the fresh for a week does actually stay fresh for a week, but also because the tiger bread is too delicious and gets devoured in a few days!

                    I am looking forward to the weekend when a special occasion means we will be treating ourselves to a loaf of tiger bread - yum!

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                      19.11.2009 14:22
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                      Stash this!

                      Asda Tiger Bread

                      Description: Freshly baked.

                      My local Asda is in Blyth in Northumberland and they really do have an excellent store, the staff are lovely and helpful and there is also an in store bakery where you can buy freshly baked breads.

                      A 400g bread cost me £0.67 and you can also buy 800g sizes. It is best eaten on the day of purchase, though can be kept in an airtight tin and eaten the next day if you wish.

                      As soon as I walk into Asda, I can smell the gorgeous scent of baking bread, which makes it very hard to resist buying some. There is just no comparison between the fresh stuff and the packaged, and it is great to be able to buy it while it is still warm.

                      I often buy their tiger bread because, in my opinion, tiger bread is the nicest bread that there is! Whether you are having it with soup, sandwiches or just as a side to a meal, it makes a tasty addition and enhances whatever it is served with.

                      The tiger crust is what makes it special, it is almost impossible to describe the taste, but the bread inside is light and fluffy while the crust is tasty and chewy, with that distinctive "tiger" taste.

                      The only problem with this bread is the fact that it is so delicious, it is the nicest brand that I have tried and I have tried quite a few! I can never settle for just one piece and do end up going back for more, I justify this because it is best eaten fresh, so it seems a shame not to do just that!


                      Definitely recommend that you try this, if you haven't already, it is light, fluffy, chewy and mouthwateringly good - get some today!

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