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Tiger Tiger Tasting Great - Asda's Tiger Bread
Asda Tiger Bread
Member Name: Karonher
Asda Tiger Bread
Date: 08/09/13, updated on 08/09/13 (86 review reads)
Advantages: Tastes great
Disadvantages: Can be a little hard to cut
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.
Summary: Something I will continue to buy regularly