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Kingsmill Crusts Away White Loaf

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Brand: Kingsmill / Type: Bread

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      28.12.2011 11:48
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      A good loaf but too pricey

      Bread is expensive; it seems to have risen in price by an extreme amount over the last few yrs and you are now lucky to find a decent loaf for less than about £1.15! There was a time when I used to buy basic bread or store brand bread; but they are not as good as the more well known brands or fresh oven baked bread. Many children and even some adults are not that keen on crusts on Bread and my two children are like this. When I make toast or sandwiches the crusts are almost always left over despite my encouraging them to eat the crusts!

      I have seen this crustless bread for quite a while in the shops and I thought it was a good idea and very handy. However, I do think its too expensive and the loaf is fairly small and doesn't last that long in my house. It is however ideal for some purposes. It saves me cutting off the crusts! My children will eat all their sandwiches! And it has worked out particularly handy for a sandwich toaster maker I have recently bought! I will be reviewing this sandwich make soon but I found that I needed to cut the crusts off the bread before putting it in the sandwich maker so I knew that this bread would be ideal. It fits perfectly and toasts very well. The bread is just like Kingsmill regular sliced bread in that it is quite light; not doughy and tastes good and fresh.


      Wheat flour, Water, Yeast, Salt, Soya Flour, Vinegar, Vegetable Oil, Fermented Wheat flour, Emulsifier E472e, Flour treatment agent, Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)


      There are 50 kcals per slice; with each slice having 0.24g of salt.

      Allergy Advice

      Contains Wheat, Gluten and Soya.

      This is a handy little loaf; tastes good an is great for kids; just a bit too expensive at around £1.15 . Worthy of 4 Dooyoo stars in my opinion.


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        02.08.2011 19:32
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        A decent loaf of white bread without the crusts.

        === The product ===

        White bread with the crusts removed.

        === The packaging ===

        This bread comes provided in a cellophane bag with a sticky tab to keep it sealed. This is standard bread packaging and is designed to be used for the duration of using the bread and it will keep the bread fresh.

        === Ingredients ===

        Wheat Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt, Soya Flour, Vegetable Fat, Fermented Wheat Starch, Emulsifier: E472e, Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Flavouring.

        === Nutritional Information ===

        Each slice contains:

        49 calories
        1.8g protein
        9.5g carbohydrates (of which 0.7g sugars)
        0.4g fat (of which 0.1g saturates)
        0.6g fibre
        0.25g salt

        === Where can I buy this from & for how much? ===

        This is available from Sainsburys stores or www.sainsburys.co.uk with a 400g loaf costing £1.20. This is probably available in most other supermarkets also. I didn't actually pay £1.20 for this the first time I tried it and I believe I picked it up for around 25p in the reduced section and just threw it in the freezer.

        === My overall opinion ===

        This bread is something a little different really. I would never have originally purchased it if it wasn't for the low price as this loaf weighs half a standard 800g loaf and I like to feel like I am getting my monies worth.

        This bread is white and has all of it's crusts cut off. It has a fairly uniform look about it with each piece of bread being an almost identical sized square. I did notice when making toasted sandwiches that the pieces didn't match up exactly so it's almost like each piece was cut rather than the whole loaf being cut up in one go, this wasn't really a problem though as most bread seems to be mismatched. The bread is light, fluffy and soft, even up to the last day of it's 'use by' date it's in perfect condition.

        I have found these bread to be delicious regardless of how I use it. You can tell that this is much lighter than standard pieces of bread and I don't feel so stodgy and stuffed after eating a couple of sandwiches made with this bread. I have found that this makes lovely croutons, just coat in olive oil, garlic and herbs and then fry for a moment or two, they go lovely in a nice salad.

        The quality of this bread is very nice, I've had no problems when freezing it and it's fine to toast straight from frozen without breaking up or becoming soggy. I don't usually buy faddy breads like this just out of principle really that you get less for your money but as I keep finding this in the reduced section lately I'm happy to pay 25p or 30p for it and place it in the freezer until my nieces and nephews come.

        Our favourite dish to use this bread for is a nice simple toast, bacon and poached edge ensemble. It's delicious, light and sets the dish off wonderfully. You can't really tell that the crusts have been removed as a nice tidy job has been done with no pieces remaining around the edges so this is ideal for fussy eaters and people who may be limited on time or effort.


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          04.04.2011 19:58
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          A lightweight bouncy bread that stays fresh for a good couple of days!

          When it comes to white bread I simply love the stuff even though I am aware that it isn't the healthiest stuff to eat...I don't care lol! I don't mind crusts at all and I didn't purchase this because it had no crusts on it but because I spotted it reduced from £1.19 a loaf right down to 30p (reduced due to the quick use by date on it) and I snapped it up to try as I do love the brand that is Kingsmill!

          The Packaging:

          The loaf comes in a red, yellow and see-through plastic bag which is oblong in shape and tied to one end of it. On the front and sides of it we are told that it is Kingsmill White 'Crusts Away!' and that it is soft to the edges and contains no artificial flavours or preservatives. Other information given on the bag includes being told a bit about the bread and the ingredients used (this is suitable for Vegetarians by the way), allergy advice and an at a glnce nutritional chart is shown along with a full nutritional chart being shown, the weight of the loaf is given which is 400g and is a standard loaf size in size and contact details for Allied Bakeries are given (the manufacturer of the product). Nice packaging and on the tie we are clearly told the best before date and it is easy enough to tie back up after using it and of course like most bread this is suitable for home freezing.

          The Bread:

          What I did notice about this bread is that is is square in shape, brilliant white in its colour and airy looking and smaller than the average slice of bread that I am used to. It's soft all the way to the edges as we are promised on the bag and basically it is well seasoned wheaty bread which is light in weight. I did find that in the toaster this went a little to crispy for my liking however made nice, small and light sandwiches and the likes and I found this to be as good quality as other Kingsmills breads I have sampled in the past without a shadow of a doubt are!

          Its ok this bread though I wouldn't make crispy toast again with it though it does make it feel less heavy on the tummy than my usual choices of loaf. Not bad and great for people who really don't wanna consume crusts and don't want a high in calorie and/or fat bread!

          Nutritional information Per Slice:

          Calories: 50
          Sugars: 0.7g
          Fat: 0.4g
          Saturates: 0.1g
          Salt: 0.2g

          Available in all good supermarkets etc.


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          26.07.2010 12:38
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          not for people who like bread with crusts

          I usually remove crusts away from bread before making sandwiches as my husband and kid prefer this way. When we saw kings mill crusts away bread in Tesco my husband readily put these in our trolley.

          The bread comes in a 400gm packet and costs £1.28 in Tesco.

          This has made making sandwiches with less effort. On the first look I felt the bread slices were small and might not be a value for money but when we remove crusts away we are any way left with same sized slices.

          The crusts away bread comes in two varieties white bread and 50/50 whole grain goodness. The white bread is of course white in colour and smooth. We will have to be careful while applying butter as the bread may shred.

          Ingredients used are: Wheat Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt, Soya Flour, Vinegar, Vegetable Oil, Fermented Wheat Flour, Emulsifier: E472e; Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).

          Each slice of white bread contains:
          49 calories which is 3% of adult GDA, 0.24 gm salt which is 6% of Adult GDA and 0.7gm sugar, 0.4 gm fat, 0.1 gm saturate which are less than 1% Adult GDA.

          The bread is suitable for vegetarians. It contains wheat, gluten and soya.
          There are no bits, no artificial flavours or preservatives.

          I recommend this bread for people who like bread without crusts.


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            22.03.2010 11:16
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            A great bread for anyone who hates crusts

            Why is it that most children dont like crusts? My son and daughter hate them and whenever i've made sandwiches in the past I always get presented with an empty plate aside from the carefully eaten around crusts.

            When my son started school he chose to have sandwiches. While I dont mind making them I do find cutting off the crusts a pain in the neck. You get bread crumbs all over the worksurface and fat dogs lol.

            When I was out shopping a year or so ago I spotted this and figured i'd try it out. I have used nothing but this since for my sons lunch box.

            The bread itself is white and is more square than an average loaf with crusts on. This in itself makes it easier when making and packing sandwhiches in a lunch box. It's nice and soft and lasts me nearly a week when kept in the fridge. I have found with some sliced loafs that keeping them in the fridge gives them a slightly harder consistency but that isnt the case with crusts away. The bread remains soft and fresh tasting.

            While I dont use this bread for the rest of the family often I do ensure that it's always available. Even when it's school holidays I buy it as my son enjoys it all year around and not just for sandwiches.

            This bread probably isnt any better than some other name make brands but the fact I dont have the hassle of cutting the crusts off and wasting them on the dogs is what gives it the edge over other types of sliced loafs. The loaf seems smaller so some people may think it's not good value for money, however when you cut crusts off a normal sliced loaf I think you'd be surprised at the wastage. This for me means that all in all the size isnt an issue.

            The bread while soft is easy to spread with toppings etc, however if your planning on using butter straight from the fridge you will likely break the bread and have holes. I find if I have to use butter instead of a spread then I need to take the butter out of the fridge dor a while first. I have found this the case with most bread though, so overall for everyday soft spreads this bread is a winner and stays intact.

            A great sliced loaf for children and adults alike that hate crusts. I dont know why someone hadnt thought of this when my daughter was at school.


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              14.02.2010 09:13
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              Great for everyone, good value and tastes great!

              Ok I know Im the adult here but I cant help look at this crustless bread and want it in my lunchbox! This is genius! When I was a kid, I would have given my right and left arm to not eat crusts, but my mum always said that these were the best bits and would give me curly hair (I never wanted curly hair, thats what perms are for!!)

              As my first child went to school and requested packed lunches, I wondered if he would eat the whole sandwich or bite round and leave the crusts. He must take after me as in his box every day were the edges of the bread with little teeth marks in them.
              So I went on hunt to the shops to find an alternative, and I came across the genius invention.

              Aren't the crusts the best bit or is that something your parents told you so you don't waste food??
              Well according to Kingsmill, the nutrients are more concentrated in the crusts because there is less moisture, but there is still a lot of goodness to be found in the rest of their bread.
              How do they get it to be crustless??? (I hear you cry)
              Kingsmill created a special machine which cuts the crusts off once the bread is baked and there isn't any waste as all the crusts that are cut off the loaves are combined into nutritious animal feed.

              This is a 400g loaf that is £1.14 in most supermarkets (ADSA & Tesco). You get around 16 slices of bread (approx) and this can make a weeks worth of packed lunches. The bread is only small in size but you can get a piece of ham and some cheese on one slice and then cut in half and because there are no crusts, there will be nothing left.

              It comes in a plastic bag with the usual yellow sticky tag on the end. It is slightly see through and has the Kingsmill logo on the front with yellow and red patterns.

              They also do this loaf in 50/50 which is half wholegrain and a good way of getting goodness into your children. This has less calories and tastes better than some low fat and weight watchers breads.

              Can be frozen.

              ****Nutritional Value****
              nutrient per: 100g per slice

              Energy kCal 211 kCal 46 kCal
              Energy kJ 892 kJ 196 kJ
              Protein 8.8 g 1.9 g
              Carbohydrate 38.2 g 8.4 g
              of which sugars 3.5 g 0.8 g
              Fat 2.5 g 0.6 g
              saturates 0.4 g 0.1 g
              Fibre 3.7 g 0.8 g
              Salt 1.0 g 0.2 g

              Wheat Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt, Soya Flour, Vinegar, Vegetable Oil, Fermented Wheat Flour, Emulsifier: E472e; Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).

              Contains: Wheat, Gluten and Soya. Suitable for vegetarians.

              This is a great quality bread. It can be used for all the family not just the kids and tastes great. The texture is soft and doughy and toasts really well. It doesn't fall to bits when you put fillings on it like some breads do and it fits nicely in any lunch box.
              Great value for money and even the end pieces that noone in my house seems to like, always go to use (especially on eggs and soilders for the kids).
              Great for picnics, lunch boxes, toast, pates, eggs and soilders and my personal favourite...bacon butties!!!

              Right Im of for one right now... : )


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