“ Brand: Kingsmill / Type: Bread „
For many years I always bought Hovis loaves from my local Asda, but for some reason that has not been explained they stopped selling Hovis white loaves. I tried many other brands including Asda's own, but finally settled on Kingsmill Everyday.
The packaging is just as shown and it's normally on offer at 2 loaves for £2.00 or £1.35 for one in my local Asda so I always buy two and freeze one for future use. I find that it freezes well and doesn't come out all soggy, like some loaves do. It has a pleasent "bready" taste, not to chemically, I've tried it without any butter or spread on it and it's lovely, and is soft and springy to the touch, the crusts are soft as well so there's none of those sharp edges that you sometimes get with other loaves that can hurt your lips when you bite it. It also seems to stay fresh for a few days as well, I'm not worried about going to the bread bin after 2 days to find that the bread has dried out and is only fit for toast.
All in all this is a good loaf of bread, it freezes well and stays fresh for a few days, what more could you want to make your sandwiches with.
I am more a fan of wholemeal bread, but I use white bread sometimes. My mum mainly does the food shopping and she buys whatever is on offer, and it just so happened that it was the Kingsmill great everyday white bread on special offer the day she went shopping.
It comes in a blue and yellow typical bread bag, which is meant to be resealable with the little tab on it, however I find the tab annoying and generally fold over the bag and stick it in the breadbin to stop it going stale quicker than it should.
The bread itself I find is okay, the taste is what it should be, but the texture is quite unpleasantly spongey, especially when you freeze and defrost it. I really wouldn't recommend freezing it, as it does seem to make the 'spongey' and slightly chewy texture more noticeable. I don't find this loaf particularly soft, especially as it is described as a soft loaf of bread. It makes okay toast though, I have no problems there, but for sandwiches or a simple slice of bread and butter, it's not the best.
Price wise, this is one of the more expensive loafs but can regularly be found on special offer such as two loaves for £2.
We get the medium sliced 800g loaf and there are about eighteen slices including the 'end' ones which I tend to use for toast rather than sandwiches. It is available in medium, thick and extra thick sliced.
Overall I think there are better loaves out there for the price.
Overall, not recommended as I did not really enjoy it.
One food that I cannot live without is bread, I love all kinds of varieties and love bread rolls too, any really because I just love bread. It is a food that I find filling and enjoyable to eat. It is a food that has gone up in price over the years and one that has never seemed to be reduced in price, except when on special offer.
I bought this bread on special offer recently, I bought 2 loaves for only £2.20 and so only £1.10 for each loaf. It is a good price considering it can often be priced at almost £2 per loaf and so I bought them immediately to save money. Each loaf is 800g.
The bread comes in a transparent plastic bag with a plastic tie strip around the top to keep the bread inside the bag and to help keep it nice and fresh. The tie can be easily pressed together once the amount of bread you may need has been taken from the bag. I tend to just use a clean household peg and peg it over the top of the bag and place it in my bread bin and I have found it does the trick just nicely and more convenient.
This bread is a branded one and one that is of a very high quality, it is a sliced bread loaf and it is super for making sandwiches etc or just to use for toast or anything else you like to eat which includes bread. The bread is white and there is a crust at the top and bottom of the loaf as most slice bread has.
The one I am reviewing is a thick sliced loaf as thick or medium sliced are ones that I much prefer, I am not too keen on thin sliced but I do buy thin if on a really good special offer but for the thinner one it has to be a bargain price otherwise I just pass it by. Each slice is oblong shaped and measures approximately 5 inches x 4 inches. Each slice is also around half an inch in depth. It is a really nice soft texture bread and it tastes delicious. It is also very easy to chew and swallow because it is good quality and I find it does not stick in my throat while eating it as I often have found with some other brands.
It is made with the finest quality flour and it is very apparent this flour is used with this bread because the taste is superb quality. It does contain gluten and soya and so if you have an allergy to these ingredients it is worth bearing in mind it may not be suitable.
Each slice contains, 105 calories, 19.6g of carbohydrate of which sugars 1.7g, 0.9g of fat and 1.2g of fibre. I think for the thickness of this bread, the calories are amazingly good if you are on a diet or cutting back on some calories. I am sure that in years gone by bread used to contain a lot more calories but I may be wrong, just a thought.
I have used this bread to make a bread and butter pudding and it has tasted delicious and the dish has been enjoyed by all that ate it. It is ideal for packed lunches and picnics and parties. The bread is easy to cut with a knife because it is such a nice texture. It does not break when I spread margarine or butter over it and with toast the butter and the bread is really yummy.
There are also 18 slices of bread in the loaf and so quite a lot for a thick sliced loaf in my opinion and enough for a couple of day or even longer if you live on your own. If I lived on my own and did not want to waste any of this bread, I would just use an old plastic loaf bag and place half of the loaf into it and then just freeze it so not wasted any of it.
This bread is ideal for placing in the freezer as I always freeze bread for those days I am not feeling too well and I then have bread stocked for when I need it. It is fine once taken from the freezer and defrosted. It obviously isn't as fresh but it is still nice tasting bread.
I have no hesitation in recommending this bread as it is a super tasty bread and one that I love to eat, I will continue to buy it in the future because it gives me all the taste that I expect from a bread loaf.
I give it 5 stars.
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==Kingsmill Everyday Bread==
I try to not eat much bread as it puffs me up like a beached whale however I do have to consider other people in the household and they indeed do like a good sandwich or a slice of toast. Therefore I buy bread on a weekly basis and I tend to just pick up which ever is on a special offer or is close to hand.
I have purchased yesterday this Kingsmill Everyday bread where I got the medium sliced option and this is of course the white bread. It is pretty much the same price as all the other branded breads and possibly slightly cheaper than the likes of Warburton's more high range of bread but at £1.20p for a loaf represents a good value for money in my mind.
As I say I switch between buying different brands such as Hovis and this Kingsmill but on making toast for Jack this morning only to find the Kingsmill bread not being at its best (and I only bought it yesterday) I do think that generally I should stick to buying the Hovis loaf as this seems to be softer and stay fresher for longer and I seem to remember thinking this last time I purchased a Kingsmill Everyday loaf!
The bread I have is not especially soft but it is a good size of slice and the crust is not only burnt or chewy. Choosing the medium sliced means you do actually get more slices for your money and of course less calories and carbohydrates per slice.
The taste of the bread is not overly wonderful and I have regretted eating a slice of toast for my breakfast now and wished I had had that yoghurt I considered. The bread has a light look to it with many tiny holes in the bread surface.
The bread smells of yeast and I can't say that this is one of my favourite smells especially the older the bread gets.
The packaging of the bread is pretty standard and at the moment there is a chance to win tickets to Britain's Got Talent show. The bag of bread does give all the necessary information about ingredients and calories etc. in a clear and visible manner.
Each slice of bread is 95 calories which is not too bad compared to others. There are 0.1 grams of saturated fat and 17.8 grams of carbohydrates which all in all is acceptable to eat a slice or two for breakfast even if it does balloon my face up!
On the whole the bread is okay. I would more often than not try to pick up Hovis over the Kingsmill Everyday brand as it tends to be a better all round loaf.
I think a score of 2 stars out of 5 is what I shall give this product.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
If ever I want to make a sandwich or toast or anything that requires bread I automatically think of Kingsmill.
Just like with a few other products of mine, as far back as I can remember if I have bread its always kingsmill
I remember in my teens coming back from school and making myself a sandwich with cucumbers tomatoes halloumi cheese and a side drink of sunny D, some days that was what I looked forward too and even today I still have that sandwich, and sometimes I even toast it.
I do a lot of travelling in my line of work and it has taken me to Europe and a few times to America. If any of you have been to the States I think you will agree that when you buy their bread in supermarkets it's a little bit sugary, but also if you have paid attention you will have noticed that there bread lasts for about 2 weeks where as our bread lasts between 5-6 days before it goes mouldy.
There is so much preservatives and unnecessary stuff in there to keep it lasting longer, and because of that reason the bread tastes very different. Tastes wrong. And in some I can even taste the sugar. Weird.
That is why I like British bread, specifically Kingsmill.
We have had Hovis every now and again (like when its on offer) but we always go straight back to Kingsmill, we would rather pay that little bit extra and have something we like than save some money on a offer and watch it go mouldy.
But every time we try the Hovis I almost expect it to taste different. Don't know why.
When you pick up a Kingsmill Great everyday bread 800g the colours on the packaging are a mix of blue, white and yellow and at the bottom a little transparent section, because of this section there is no need to put a picture of the bread on the front as you can already see it.
The "Kingsmill" is in white on a blue background and towards the middle in white writing is "great everyday".
if there are any competitions or promotions for stuff they are usually displayed at the bottom part of the bag, saying to me that the biggest thing about this bread is the bread..oh and there's a couple of tickets to be had for (at the moment) Britain's got talent if your interested.
At the back you find the information about what is contained in the bread.
Wheat Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt, Vinegar, Vegetable Oil, Soya Flower, Emulsifier: E472e, Preservative: Calcium Propionate (added to inhibit mould growth):Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).
Of which sugars: 1.5g
Of which saturates: 0.1g
When you remove the tie from the bag and open it you are greeted with an almost fresh-out-of-the-oven smell, buttering the soft smooth bread, then you bring it to your lips and the taste is like a rich tasting soft doe kind of feel, with it tasting exactly as it smells as if it had just been made now, with no other tastes in the bread but what you would expect.
I mainly buy this bread from Sainsbury's for £1.17 but then at the moment its on offer at Tesco's for £1.06 or 2 for £2 and only today I saw in Iceland's the offer was 2 for £1.50.
Why have anything else when you can have the best.
Kingsmill bread, i have started to purchase this bread as my local farmfoods store is currently selling it for 2 loaves for £1.00, 8/5/10, which doesn't exactly break the bank, as it is only 50p a loaf. This is significantly cheapr than Asda and Tesco who are all selling it for £3.00 for 3.
As a mother of two children who take packed lunches to school and a husband that takes sandwiches to work with him , i find that a loaf does not last long in our house, but i do tend to stock up once a fortnight and freeze some, as it does freeze well unlike some of the cheaper makes. Even after being open for a couple of days is still as soft as the day it opens. It even makes very nice toast and with a bit of "best" butter tastes absolutely lovely, however due to the shape of the bread i do find that i have to turn my bread around in the toaster midway through to enable the entire bread to toast.
We had a loaf of Kingsmill Everyday Bread a few weeks ago, as we got it on offer from Tesco. It normally retails at £1.14 for a 800g loaf, but we had a 50p off coupon from the previous week's shopping. So we decided that for 64p this loaf had to be worth a go. Two sandwiches later, I realised that I'd have rather paid £5 and got a loaf of my normal Hovis Best of Both.
What really amazed me about this bread was that it actually smells of bleach. I mean, I've heard that they do use a bit of bleach in the bread making process, but up until now I wondered if that was actually just an urban legend. Now I'm pretty sure it's not.
The texture of this bread is soft and springy, but the crust is a bit on the chewy side for me. As far as the taste goes, I just couldn't get past the funny smell to really taste this bread. Every bite I took made me feel like I was eating a sandwich that had been made in a toilet bowl. Smell is a big part of taste, and I guess the strong smell just overpowered my taste buds here.
I really wouldn't even buy this again, even if it was given to me for free. I can't get over the way this smells so strongly of bleach. Perhaps my sense of smell is a bit odd, but I've never had this problem with any other loaf. Other family members didn't seem to object to this bread, so it very possibly is just that my sense of smell is heightened. Either way, I'll stick to my Hovis in future.
One of my favourite pastimes, is sitting down with warm bread and butter, and eating kingsmill everyday bread reminds me of that feeling (even though its not warm when i eat it) Kind of like in Pixars Ratatouille and Antono EGo, the critic's reaction when he eats Remy's ratatouille bringing him back to his childhood.
Anyhow onto the bread, you can never beat the taste of home cooked/freshly baked bread but, to me, this comes close, its soft, has a good rich taste to it that tends to stay until it goes mouldy. Speaking of which happens far too quickly in my home, we haver the heating on around 19-21 most of the time but bread if it doesn't get eaten will go mouldy by 3-4 days which in my opinion is too soon and its not like you want to keep it in the fridge, it just doesn't taste the same, it ruins it. My mum used to refridgerate bread and it is always cold and horrible. Saying that, a loaf of bread doesn't seem to last all that long when you have a family of four!
I prefer Kingsmill over hovis, it always feels softer to me and tastes much nicer, and at the moment its on offer most of the time it at least one of our local supermarkets, which gives me the peasure of being able to buy my favourite bread.
Over the years I have tried many different brands of bread. Last year, when I was trying to save some money, I even went as far as trying Tesco's value bread, but never again. Time and time again I always return to Kingsmill. I do like their '50/50' loaf, but my main favourite is the 'great everyday' one. The only other brand of loaf, as good as Kingsmill is Warburtons, which I do buy when on special offer. I will review that another day.
Kingsmill great everyday, is a delicious, white loaf aimed at the family market. It really is a lovely loaf, which always tastes fresh, even after it's been frozen. In all the years I have bought it, I have only ever had a couple of loaves which have not been perfect. One had not risen properly and the other had a huge air bubble. Kingsmill's customer service department were excellent and sent me out £3 worth of vouchers, both times, which I felt was very generous of them. Every other loaf has been baked to perfection and each slice has a been light & soft and a joy to eat.
Kingsmill great everyday bread makes a great sandwich. It holds it's shape well, and doesn't tear or hole like some breads, no matter what filling I put inside. I find that when you bite into some sandwiches, the bread automatically gets stuck to the roof of your mouth and tastes sticky and stodgy. I never have that problem with Kingsmill bread.
My kids take a packed lunch to school and I tend to make this the night before, just before I go to bed. I have tried making them in the morning, but it is just too hectic! These lunches regularly contain sandwiches, which are stored in the fridge during the night and carried around at school until lunch time. In the past, using other bread, these sandwiches have became soggy, but with Kingsmill everyday bread, they still taste great. My kids always eat all of their lunch!
I buy Kingsmill great everyday bread from Tesco. A 800g loaf costs £1.14 but they are on special offer on a regular basis, at 2 for £2. The 800g loaf is available in both medium and thick slices.
One slice of Kingsmill great everyday medium bread contains 93 calories.
If you are looking for a good quality bread and are willing to pay that bit extra, then Kingsmill great everyday bread, should definately fit the bill.
I bought this bread the other day on offer from Iceland (2 for £1.50). I think it normally retails for about £1.25 though. I normally don't buy this bread because I have a tight budget but I thought this offer was pretty good.
The bread is actually much better than the cheaper versions I have bought previously, with it being fluffy and moreish, great for toast, bread and butter, and sandwiches, and cheese on toast... I am really impressed by this bread I have already had to try it in all its different forms to appreciate the glory!
Each slice is about 1cm thick and it makes really good toast because the edges go crispy but the middle stays soft and warm!
It has about 5 days use by life from when I bought it, and for the thick pieces and the amount we eat bread, I dont think that will be an issue.
The pacaging tells me that this has 102 calories per slice, 1.7g of sugar, 0.9g of fat and a quite high 0.5g of salt - so watch this if you're giving it to children! It is also suitable for vegetarians, and apparantly can be frozen which is great as I like to have a loaf in the freezer for toast - so if its near the sell by date I would definitely freeze it.
Overall I was really impressed with this bread and while I might not be able to stretch to it when its not on offer, perhaps I could make bread more of a treat, or look out for in on offer, bulk buy and freeze!? At least there are options!
I have started to buy this bread because I got so tired of cheap breade going mouldy quickly and changing to that grey, pale yellow colour after a day or two. (See Asda and Tesco own brand cheap bread). I was also frequently put off by the foisty, yeasty smell that can from the cheap bread the day after openig it.
I believe that the flour used in these very cheap breads in different, so you don't get that nice white, soft bread feel and taste the day after opening. It is also common practise to bag bread while it is warm and that is what causes that blue mould that grows very soon on the bottom slice of the bagged bread.
I have never had that problem with Kingsmill Everyday Bread. It smells fresh, is soft enough for sandwiches after the thord day and tastes good. The slices are consistent in size and thickness and there is no waste.
I find that this bread toasts well and I have even used it to make a bread pudding. Yum!
Yes, it is significantly more expensive that supermarket own brands but you can be sure of quality and the shelf life is longer with Kingsmill Everyday Bread. I have been buying my bread from Tesco at three loves for £3 and freezing two of them. They thaw out just like new, fresh loaves and you would never know they had been frozen.
This is something that caused me problems with cheap bread because it sometimes did not freeze well.
I would recommend this bread, unless you have a large family in which case the cost might be important and you probably have no problem in keeping bread for a couple of days because it disappears as soon as it gets into the house.
An excellent product.
Kingsmill everyday bread
I have to say I do not usually buy the really expensive bread when shopping, I am a believer in the motto 'bread is bread'. How wrong I was. This is really good bread, light a fluffy, yet firm and strong enough to make vey decent sandwiches with. This is also makes really great toast and overall is just great quality. I had previously been buying the tesco's own brand 'fresh' bread, which wasn't too bad, and I was enjoying it well enough but it does not taste anywhere near as good as this.
This does have some flaws however, the foil type packaging for the tesco 'fresh' bread meant it lasted much longer, much longer than a regular loaf. (I really think all bread makers should look into this). Also kingsmill comes in a rectangular shape rather than a square, which makes no difference for most, but it would not fit in my toaster! Very annoying.
As for price expect to pay usually over £1 for a loaf, so it is not cheap, some of the basic bread is less than half of this price. If you are living on a budget, then it maybe worth looking into some basic bread as you can save quite a bit over the year. If you are not worried about your food bill, go and buy some of this delicious bread.
My bread buying habits are non-consistent, and in general, I don't stick to a specific brand. I do have one rule however, and that is to avoid the really cheap and nasty value stuff. I once took some old Tesco Value Bread to the duck pond, and whilst some of the birds cautiously ate, a selection of older and presumably wiser swans turned their noses (or should I say beaks?) up at my offering - and fair enough.
Whilst in the shop last week, I decided to give Kingsmill's 'Everyday Bread' a go, as it was less expensive than the Hovis brand, and i've always had good experiences with Kingsmill in the past.
Price & Availability
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Kingsmill Everyday bread has a regular retail price of £1.14, but you can currently purchase it in Tesco for only £1.
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The bread contains;
Wheat Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt, Vinegar, Vegetable Oil, Soya Flour, Fermented Wheat Flour, Emulsifier: E472e; and Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).
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When fresh, this particular bread is one of the softest that I have tasted to date - it has a spongy and moist consistency which makes it delicious with nothing more than a layer of butter. What is a bit unusual however, is the chewiness of the crust, which requires a bit more mastication than some of the other breads I have tried in the past. This phenomena is especially apparent in the thickly sliced version, although in fairness, the problem is alleviated with the noble art of toasting.
This particular bread can be frozen, although It's best to freeze it on the day of purchase - doing so will allow it to be stored for up to three months.
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As a tasty bread, Kingsmill Everyday really hits the spot. I highly recommend it toasted and buttered with a healthy smothering of Bonne Mamman's Blackcurrant Conserve - delicious! The only downslide is the occasionally overly chewy crust which, in fairness, isn't always present.
Nutritional Info Per 100g
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Saturated Fat: 0.3g
You cant beat a bit of toast on a morning for breakfast, 2 slices of hot, fresh buttered toast sets you up for the day ahead. "Kingsmill Everyday" bread is the ideal loaf for this, packaged in a blue wrapper with the Kingsmill logo across the front the loaf claims to be "our deliciously soft white loaf" and "great everyday" and tells us that there are no artificial flavours or preservatives contained within.
The GDA information is listed on the underside of the packet. A medium loaf of bread weighing 800gs will give the following daily allowance:
of which sugars 1.5g
of which saturates 0.1g
So, how does it taste?
To say its a medium sliced loaf the bread is very soft and spongy, sometimes medium bread can be quite cardboardy and doesnt toast very succesfully. Kingsmill however toasts remarkably well and after crunching through the top layer you are met with a soft middle and crunchy bottom.
If you are not a fan of slices as thick as doorsteps then this is a much lighter alternative, also ideal bread for sandwiches as you want to be able to taste the filling rather than just having a mouthful of bread.
Kingsmill seems to always be on offer in the supermarkets and at the moment you can buy 2 loaves from Iceland for £1.50, so at that price its great to stock up on and dont forget that you can freeze it aswell so you can be assured that it wont go mouldy or off.
Ill let Kingsmill themselves conclude this review with their explanation as to why its such a great loaf: "Kingsmill 'great everyday' is baked using our finest quality flour to make a deliciously soft white loaf for the whole family to enjoy in their favourite way. Love bread. Love Kingsmill"
That seems to sum it up nicely, due to its taste, consistency 'toastability' and price Kingsmill gets 5/5 from me.
If you want a basic, no frills, soft sliced white bread, you cannot get better than Kingsmill. It is in my opinion marginally better than Warburtons and Hovis.
It toasts really well, staying soft on the inside and crisp on the outside and tastes divine with baked beans on top. As for making sandwiches, it is soft and not an effort to eat like some other cheaper varieties. It tends to stay soft without becoming mouldy well past its sell-by date which is good economy and means you have less need to freeze it.
The only problems I have come across is that the crusts often fall off when toasting and the bread breaks apart too easily when using vinegar on your tuna.
One last point is that it makes a particularly tasty fried slice with an English Breakfast - just add an extra drop of goose fat with the cooking oil and it will go really crispy.
Soft, medium white bread.