“ Brand: Irwin's / Type: Bread „
I love nothing more than bread! I simply love the stuff which has earned me the loving name of bread-bin from my parents!
I spotted this Irish Batch Loaf in Asda and as I'd never seen it before I really fancied trying it out as I am nosey and love trying out things I haven't before, particularly bread!
First off I must point that my packaging is slightly different to that shown on the top of this page. That is because mine is the high fibre option of bread and not the white one, as depicted!
So my packet is orange and see through and is a large square shape so you can see the slices partially through it. On the front of the packet I am told that it is Irwin's Irish Batch Hi-Fibre, 'Slow baked for a classic flavour' and the best before date is clearly stated. On the back of the packet other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients, allergy advice and a full nutritional rundown chart is given, I'm told how to store it (it is suitable for freezing by the way), the weight of the bread is stated which is 400g (and the only size I have seen this available to purchase in) and contact details for Irwin's are given. Nice enough packaging and it is informative enough of course.
A Bit About The Bread According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Packet:
Irwin's Irish Hi-Fibre batch loaf is baked to traditional methods, fermented and slowly baked to develop a fuller flavour.
Batched to give a beautiful soft textured centre with a distinctive crust.
The Bread Itself:
Well I'm a West midlands bird and batches there are bread buns so I was surprised when I saw this through the packet in Asda (where I bought my loaf) because in actual fact they are not buns of any type but you get about 6 large slices of bread!
This particular bread has a thin and a light golden crust to it and the bread is smooth in texture and and an off white colour due to it containing bran within it's ingredients. There are no bits in it and it really is a thick bread though rather light and airy. It tastes really fresh and well seasoned and also possesses a nice fresh bread smell.
This is lovely any way you want to eat it! I loved it with just butter on, thought it was great toasted because the outside crisped up well whilst the centre of the bread remained light and soft and it's great as a sandwich cos it doesn't fall apart or crumble at all.
All in all this is fabby bread. I love the slight bran taste that it has and the fact it's a soft moist bread without being one bit doughy. The only drawback being you don't get many slices for 70p, however you get really generous, big slices that taste great and this gets a huge thumbs up from me as something a little bit different! Every nice Irwin's!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
of which sugars: 2.2g
of which saturates: 0.1g
Available in all good supermarkets etc.