“ Brand: Hovis / Type: Bread „
To be honest, I do not really eat that much bread - apart from sandwiches and the odd slice of toast. The other day when I fancied a piece of toast I found this Hovis Seed Sensations bread in the bread bin and decided to give it a go.
The bread is brown in colour and quite thick - apparently there is only one-size available (thick slice only). I find that this bread is quite luxurious compared to other bread. It toasts really well - evenly and nice and crispy and doesn't go soggy. I find that it tastes like home-made bread and stays fresh for a long time.
The bread is brown wholemeal and is loaded 25,000 seeds. Now I know that there are a lot of seeds in a loaf of this, but 25,000 really? Such seeds include: pumpkin, sunflower, poppy, millet, golden linseeds, roasted sunflower seeds, brown linseed and roasted brown linseed. I love the tastes and textures of the different seeds as they really add to the flavour of the bread and make it more interesting to eat. The only downside with having so many seeds is that they do tend to get stuck in your teeth, especially the smaller ones. I also found that whilst the majority of seeds remain 'stuck' to the bread, the odd one or two likes to fall off and then burn in the toaster. Apart from that, I'm loving the whole seed thing that is going on with this bread.
This bread makes great sandwiches, lovely crunchy toast and goes with anything really. All in all I would definitely recommend giving this bread a try.
Thanks for reading!
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My review is for the Hovis Seed Sensations-Rick & Roasted variety, which is the one in the purple wrapper.
I am not a massive lover of bread and tend to have pitta if I fancy bread, or most often I have salads for my packed lunches. This week I decided to revert back to sandwiches and couldn't resist the rather luxury purchase of Hovis seed sensation , which I think really is sensational.
At around £1.50 for the big loaf I think it is quite expensive, but it depends what you want, I love granary bread in general but this really is better than sliced bread. It is jam packed with seeds, some of which are really big and quite chewy. Even better is when you toast this bread as it goes lovely and crisp and gives the seeds an enhanced flavour.
According to the information on the website it is packed with over 25,000 roasted seeds, and I don't think they are exaggerating here, each thick slice of my bread has been scattered with every seed imaginable, right through to the crusts of each slice.
I don't tend to freeze bread but it says on the bag that you can, I keep mine in the cupboard and as a student I am pleased to note that it seems to have a longer best before life than other breads (maybe only by a few days, but that is good enough for me!)
Gosh am I really raving so much about bread?
Try it for yourself to see what all they hype is about!
I like to eat sandwhiches and toast quite often, so I am always in need of a good loaf of bread in my house, especially as my boyfriend seems to have loads of sandwhiches in one go lol.
I always use Hovis bread as I have always found their bread to be tasty, of good quality and a decent price for the quality of the bread. I recently thought I would try a new type of Hovis bread, as I usually had the plain wholemeal bread or the granary bread. I saw the new Hovis Seeds Sensation when shopping in my local Morrissons and thought it looked quite nice so would give that a go. It cost about the same as the other Hovis breads.
The bread has some nice seeds throughout it, and is actually really nice. It is soft and light, but not doughy and toasts in a really good way too. The bread is a good thickness that is perfect for toast or sandwhiches and it dosen't rip when you try to spread something on it, no matter how thick or thing the spread.
You can buy this bread in most major supermarkets, but I am not sure if it is widely available in smaller stores or convience stores as of yet.
I recommend that anyone who wants a change from plain bread give this seeds sensation a try as it is really nice and I personally can not find a fault with it, so I recommend it to all, unless you have a wheat intolerance!
I am a massive fan of granary and seeded bread, and I really like the Hovis versions. There are a few types of seed sensations, my favourite is the rich one which has a purple packet and it's covered in sunflower seeds and various other ones (I'm not sure what they all are), and it's very tasty.
A loaf of seed sensation usually costs about £1.60, it is sometimes on offer, but I think it's actually quite expensive considering sainsburys do their own seeded granary loaf for £1.00
The seed sensation is a lovely bread, it toasts extremely well, I find that toasted it goes very crunchy (which I like, others might not), other granary breads tend to have a soft middle but this goes crispy all over, and has a great crunch to it, which is heightened by the seeds.
The only bug bear I have with this bread apart from the price is that it does have some smaller seeds in it, which make a habit of getting stuck in teeth, so you will have to clean your teeth or have chewing gum handy after you have eaten this bread. Also some of the seeds have a tendency to drop off in the toaster and burn.
Another downside to this bread, is that it only comes in one thickness, which is ok for toast and sandwiches, but sometimes there is nothing better than a doorstep of granary bread with a meal.
This bread is ideal for sandwiches, it makes them a bit more interesting than plain old white bread, and it is healthier for you, but it does come with a couple of downsides which mean that I have actually switched to Sainsburys own now, and it's a bit better. I still buy this on the odd occasion though.
This bread is the holy grail of toast making. I have struggled long and hard to find the perfect bread for toast. One that doesn't go too dry and crunchy, or soggy and flacid. One that has great flavours and textures......AND NOW I'VE FOUND IT!
Firstly, the seed sensations bread I like it the 'rich and roasted' variety. It comes in a bag identical to the one above, but its purple not orange. The cost varies from supermarket to supermarket, but expect to pay around £1.50 for it. Its not exactly cheap, but its worth it for the quality of this bread.
When you take this bread out of the packet, you can tell it contains "over 25,000 delicious roasted seeds" (Thanks Mr.Hovis, I'll take your word for it). It is studded with seeds throughout, not just on the crust like some seeded breads. It contains 8, YES 8, different types of seeds: Pumpkin, sunflower,poppy,millet , sunflower and three different types of linseed. These give it a rich taste (especially when toasted) and a great texture.
I've read reviews that say this bread stays fresh for longer than average breads, I can imagine this is true but it never lasts that long in our house! Even the kids love this healthy, nutty bread.
Now the important part. Toastability. This toasts wonderfully. Brown and crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. It retains the heat well too, so your toast doesn't go cold after 30 seconds.
Now for the downside.......since I have been buying this bread and easting it for breakfast most mornings, slathered with butter (it HAS to be butter, respect the bread!) I've gain 3 pounds! I usually avoid carbs, but this bread is so addictive! It has 118 calories per slice, so not one for weight watchers.
Overall, this bread is the best. Taste, texture and toastability!
I have never been a big bread eater and often just buy whatever loaf is on offer but from now on I will only buy this delicious seedy bread. I must say that I have only tried the purple 'rich and roasted' variety but I believe there is another 'lighter' option.
The packaging claims that there are thousands of seeds in each loaf and it certainly is packed full of the tasty little blighters but I also think the bread itself is really soft and tasty. When you take a slice out from the packet it may not look very tempting because most of the slice will be covered with little black dots, but what it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for in deliciousness. Around the crust there are larger seeds and the top is a fairly dark brown which I also think is a bit off putting, however the well fired top only adds to the 'roasted' flavour they seem to be going for. If you can manage to find an area that isn't totally covered in seeds the bread seems to be brown but I haven't seen anything on the packet that says it uses wholemeal flour. Even if it isn't strictly wholemeal I imagine the seeds would provide a lot of fiblre and goodness (or at least this is what I tell myself so it seems healthy)
It is ideal for freezing and the taste isn't compromised in any way which I can't say is true for any other bread varieties I have tried. Even more impressive is how it tastes as toast because this seems to bring out the roasted flavour even more and has a great crunchy texture. I also find the size and thickness of the bread is better than the rest as it's not too thin and flimsy yet you don't feel like you've got to chew for hours just to get at the sandwich filling.
I often buy this in tesco's in a 2 for £2 deal so I can keep a loaf in the freezer for emergency beans on toast cravings. Otherwise it costs around the £1.30 mark.
When I hear the name Hovis I immediately think of freshly baked delicious bread, it just has that effect on me and although I do change my breads from time to time I regularly return to Hovis.
Recently I have been eating Hovis seed sensation loafs, the one in Dooyoos picture is actually the light and nutty one but my preference is for the rich and roasted one that comes in purple wrapping.
The rich and roasted loaf claims to have eight varieties of seeds including over 8000 poppy seeds per loaf, I don't know who's job it was to count this but I can think of better things to be doing with my time and I am sure they can tell us anything for I for one am not about to go and check.
However many of each type of seed it has it certainly has lots and this gives the loaf a very good texture as well as a very original and delicious taste, it is almost as if each mouthful has its own taste.
THE SEEDS THIS LOAF CONTAINS:
Roasted sunflower seeds
Roasted brown linseed
This bread is a very fresh loaf even when it only has two days left on its use by date it still feels very fresh which cannot be said of many loafs these days. This bread is delicious toasted or just as a sandwich and it is especially good for cheese on toast.
Bread seems to be getting more expensive with every passing week and this is certainly not a cheap loaf, it costs £1.55 from Tesco but is sometimes on offer at two loafs for £2.
I would certainly recommend this bread highly not only for its quality and its good taste but it is also a healthy option loaf and that is reason enough to give it a go.
I love bread. Thank goodness I do not have any medical reasons why I cannot eat it! I really do not think I could do without it. I did have to cut yeast out of my diet for a while a few years ago and although I missed alcohol, it was the absence of bread that made it most difficult!
I have to admit, and no doubt I am not the only person this applies to, but when I was younger I really only ever wanted to eat white bread and did not like any form of brown bread at all, despite the best efforts of my parents to make me eat it! Now I would much rather have a brown variety than boring old (never mind bad for you) white bread.
I really enjoy the Hovis Seed Sensations range. In fact I prefer this type of brown bread to plain old wholemeal. This particular review focuses on the Light and Nutty Seed Sensations loaf.
Hovis state that this particular loaf is their most premium loaf, whatever that actually means. However they tell us that it is crammed with over 20,000 delicious toasted seeds and that the loaf is a delicate blend of 6 delicious seed varieties, including sunflower, poppy, linseed and millet, toasted for a light and nutty flavour. I have to agree about the taste. It really is very nice and the seeds do not overpower the taste.
I prefer a slice of this loaf toasted rather than using it in a sandwich. I think it is because of the taste of the seeds when it is toasted and crunchy, makes it really flavoursome.
The nutritional values per slice are 2.3 g of fibre, 2.1 g of fat, 113 cal and 19.2 g of carbs. Not too bad.
There are no artificial presevatives or flavourings in the loaf. Unfortunately it does retail in and around £1.39 in Tesco which is expensive enough, but you may be lucky as they sometimes have a reduced offer on if you buy two loaves. It is worth it though, as this loaf is better for you than the cheapo ranges and is definitely full of flavour compared.
I could never do a low-carb diet, as I absolutely love bread, and my absolute favourite type of bread is Hovis Seed Sensations. The type I buy is the Rich and Roasted which comes in a purple bag with plenty of clear plastic parts in the bag so you can easily see the bread inside.
The taste of this bread is delicious and although I've tried my best, even the bread I make in my breadmaker can't top it. It has a wholesome flavour and it's quite chewy in texture. The best part about it of course is the fact that it contains loads and loads of seeds. It has linseed, sunflower, pumpkin, millet and poppy seeds in it, and not a measly amount either. These seeds add interest, flavour, and crunch to the bread.
For a vegetarian like me, this bread is perfect because seeds are really important to eat to make sure I'm getting enough omega-3s, and the linseeds especially contain loads of that. The bread is also suitable for vegans, as well.
One of my favourite ways to enjoy this bread is toasted because the seeds take on a lovely rich flavour and get even crunchier, but they don't burn. This bread is also great without toasting and I love it for sandwiches, too. My favourites are either mushroom paste or quorn with mustard and mayo as I think the seeds go with both of these choices very well.
Generally when I buy bread I check the dates on all the brands I like and choose whichever one has the furthest away sell-by date. For some reason, and luckily for me, this very often turns out to be this Seed Sensations bread. Perhaps it has a slightly longer shelf life than other breads or perhaps they just manage to ship it out quicker, or maybe there is a higher turnover as so many people buy it. Whatever the reason, usually this bread lasts well and because of this I'm happy to choose it when I order my groceries online on occasion as I don't have to worry too much about getting a short-dated product.
You can also freeze this bread but you have to use it up within 3 months. I find it tastes fine after freezing and defrosting, unlike some breads which taste a little mushy after freezing.
This bread is on sale at Tesco at the moment at 2 loaves for £2 which is a very good deal. Normally it costs £1.34 per loaf. In terms of calories, each slice is 112 calories which isn't bad at all.
I love bread but I really try and not to eat too much. I am a huge fan of fresh crust white loaves and I think I could just eat and eat it until I can't fit any more in. In recent years however I have been really trying to cut down on the amount of bread that I eat as it does leave me feeling really bloated. I have switched from white to wholemeal/ seeded loaves and I only really ever have it for lunch if I have a sandwich. I have swapped toast for cereal in the morning and I have to say that in general I do feel much better for cutting back on bread.
I don't quite get the level of excitement from wholemeal as I did from the fluggy white crusty stuff and as a result I am always ready to try new varieties that become available in the supermarket. I spotted Hovis Seed Sensations during a visit to Sainsburys this week. It cost approx £1.36 for a loaf and came in a few different varieties. I had a look at the packaging and could see that the bread was packed full of seeds. The one I picked up was the Light & Nutty variety and I was intrigued to see if it was as tasty as it sounded.
That day I made myself a cheese salad sandwich for lunch using the bread and was really impressed with what I found. The bread was fabulously tasty and really stood head and shoulders tastewise compared to other brands of similar bread I have tried. It really was packed full of seed and the flavour was savoury and delicious.
I have to say though, the loaf didn't really stay sandwich fresh for very long at all. I used the bread to make my husbands packed lunch for work and by the second day it was feeling rather dry.
I have also used this bread for toast and I think this is where it really comes into it's own. It tastes amazing lightly toasted and hot with butter and maybe even some marmite. I will definately buy this bread again, it is tasty and also really different to everything else on offer.
Hovis Seed Sensations
Description: Manufacturer: Hovis / Type: Bread
Yesterdays lunch at work was a tin of soup, picked up from my local Tesco on the way in. I also grabbed a loaf of bread so that I could have a slice with the soup, and since I haven't tried it before, picked up this Hovis Seed Sensations loaf. An 800g loaf cost me £1.55 which isn't the cheapest on the market, but it did look tasty!
The reason that it is called "seed sensations" is because it actually contains 8 different kinds of seed, which is pretty impressive, they are as follows;
Roasted Brown Linseed
Roasted Sunflower Seeds
Nutritional values are as follows;
113cal per slice. 19.2g of carbs per slice. 2.1g of fat per slice. 2.3g of fibre per slice.
I loved the taste of this bread, it was really light and fluffy inside, with a dark and chewy crust. I don't always like the crusts on bread but this one was great. It tasted really malty and has a great texture. It provides the perfect contrast to the soft and light bread inside.
When I got home, I had this bread again but toasted it this time and had it with cheese and worcester sauce. Again, this was delicious, in fact, I would even go so far as to say that it was better toasted.
I will definitely buy this bread again, it is one of the nicest seeded loaves I have tasted and is without a doubt worth the extra money. You can really taste the seeds in each mouthful too, which just adds to the general deliciousness - this is a winner for me, 5 stars!
I love bread...Toast.......and lashings of butter....and cheese...jam...peanut butter!!!!!! Oh the list is endless. I love the stuff. I Always buy the family seeded or wholemeal breads. I now only buy Hovis seed sensation breads. There are two kinds:
Light and nutty, which I haven't tried which is the one pictured, or Rich and Roasted which is the one I am addicted to. Its the same packaging as in the picture, but its a rich dark purple back ground.
The packaging tells you its bursting with the flavour of eight varieties of roasted seeds including over 8000 poppy seeds (Have they counted???? hmmmm)
The seeds it contains are:
Roasted brown linseed
Roasted sunflower seeds
Its amazing. Its wonderful. The bread is full of flavour, wonderful and soft and visably chock full of the seads listed above. Its not got one predominant seed, its a lovely mix. Its made from Wheat flour, malted barley flour and barley flour. So the flavour is very very rich and flavoursome, its wonderful in sandwiches, but I love it the most when its toasted. My children adore it and wolf it down happily.
From a slimmers point of view, its not. its 112kcal per slice which is about double standard wholemeal bread. It is however good calories. The seeds provide slow release energy so should keep you full for the whole morning. It is also chock full of dietry fibre which is fantastic to keep your bowels healthy and moving regularly.
Its not the cheapest bread, its around £1.59 on average (Waitrose today) But often is on offer at 2 for £2.50 (Waitrose again today!!)
Worth it, buy it and ENJOY it!!!!
Like most I love bread and am lucky I don't have a gluten allergy...
Most varieties are lovely except those really heavy soda breads which are horrible!
One which I picked up from the local Co-op was a bit expensive at £1.50 for 800g but it was worth it as it was full of seeds and made by Hovis - it's called 'Seeded Sensations' which I think is a cool name and sounds like a music band :)
Hovis have been famous for years for making a wholemeal bread but have now started with different types of loaves too...
Mine came in a clear plastic wrapper with dark purple around the edge and the fact it contains eight different seeds all roasted for a fuller flavour.
There are no artificial colours or flavours in this product and it is high in fibre of course as it is brown bread.
Low in sugar there is 1.7g in each slice and 112 calories and 2.3g of fats. This loaf contains 16% of seeds and they are poppy, linseed, golden linseed, sunflower, pumpkin, millet, roasted sunflower and roasted brown linseed.
For allergist this contains wheat, gluten, soya and barley...
Hovis says the bread is crammed with 25,000 seeds and you can really tell!
Each slice is a medium brown colour and full of all the different varieties which taste great if you eat the bread for a sandwich for example of toast it which really brings out the nutty flavour.
I think this is one of the best varieties of a seeded loaf that I have tried. It is packed full of flavour and is a really thick texture, very chewy and filling.
Brown bread is a healthy bread and the nuts makes it even better, five stars from me! :)
I like this bread so much that I'll always buy it in preference to any other brown/wholemeal/multigrain bread - it really is gorgeous, and with all those seeds it's good for you too!
I particularly like the 'Light & Nutty' variety, which has a lovely firm texture (I really can't stand squishy wholegrain bread with hard 'bits' in), a really nutty taste which complements many sandwich fillings, and lots and lots of tasty seeds.
This yummy bread is perfect, in my opinion, for cheese and sandwiches or toast with lashings of butter (or even peanut butter, for a really nutty treat!).
I'm not QUITE as mad on the 'Rich & Roasted' variety, as the flavour is a little too strong for me, although I do still like it more than most other multigrain breads. I do find it can overpower most sandwich ingredients, but it is wonderful toasted with butter and a scraping of Marmite.
Both versions of this bread make sandwiches that hold their shape well in a butty bag/box, which might sound an odd thing to say but it's something which matters a lot to me!
**Note** This review is for the 'Rich and Roasted' seed sensations and not the one in the image.
Seeds, in my bread? Ridiculous I thought. Hovis Seed Sensations Rich and Roasted happened to be the only bread in the house when I felt like a corn beef sandwich. It was contained within the typical bread wrapping but of a purple colour. The packaging had clear patches where you could see the loaf absolutely full of seeds. It claims to have 25, 000 seeds in one loaf! I'm just guessing here and saying there was maybe 25 slices. That's about 1000 seeds in every slice! Never, I told myself. This must have been the longest time it has taken me to eat a sandwich. Of course I gave up but I tried to count the amount of seeds I could see on one slice. I got past 100 and submitted.
There are 8 kinds of seeds in this bread.
Roasted Brown Linseed
Roasted Sunflower Seeds
This bread is generally a healthier option than regular white or brown bread as you will be getting the goodness of the minefield of seeds as well.
Taking a bite into my sandwich my mind was probably pretty confused. It was expecting to eat bread and not a large combination of different flavours. I've never had poppy seeds before, they'll be one of the small seeds I assume and I enjoyed all of the small seeds, so I guess I like poppy seeds now. Even the sunflower seeds which I usually don't like on their own tasted good. The bread itself isn't thick and was really soft. It wasn't white bread, but it wasn't brown, kind of a hybrid. The crusts where quite dark however. I'm no master on the subject of bread so bear with me. It is a granary bread I think. It was regular sized, not thick sliced. The texture was quite appealing and varied. Soft with crunchy seeds and a kind of tough crust.
I tried this bread toasted as well which is a pleasant change to your regular toast. It worked well with syrup especially since the sweetness of syrup seemed to balance out the taste of the seeds. I even tried this bread as a toasty and that was certainly interesting! Was better than your regular toasty too.
Asking my mum she says the bread was on a special offer. But the regular price for this bread was about 76p last she checked.
Since sunflower seeds are quite large they can sometimes flake off the bread. You also don't expect it when you eat a big seed since the rest are fairly small.