Product Type: Kingsmill Snacks
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What happens if you remove the crusts from a crusted loaf?
Kingsmill Crusts Away White Loaf
Member Name: katykicker
Kingsmill Crusts Away White Loaf
Advantages: Nice & light, low in calories, tasty, freezes well.
Disadvantages: Expensive at usual price.
=== 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:
9.5g carbohydrates (of which 0.7g sugars)
0.4g fat (of which 0.1g saturates)
=== 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.
Summary: A decent loaf of white bread without the crusts.