“ Brand: Kingsmill / Type: Bread „
The one thing I'd find really, really hard to give up is bread! I simply adore the stuff and when I used to live at home my Mum got sick of loaf after loaf being devoured and called me the bread-bin! However since moving out of home and having a flat I try to buy really healthy food and this is one loaf of bread I spotted the other day costing £1.34 in Asda (I bought two whilst they are on offer) and I decided that it looked nice and as I hadn't tried it before I was really looking forward to trying it out. The Packaging: The bread comes in a see-through plastic and orange coloured bag with the bread slices lined up single file within. On the front of that bag I am of course told that it is Kingsmill Seeds & Oats, Soft & Crunchy 'Bursting with pumpkin, sunflower and poppy seeds, together with millet, linseed & oats'. On the back of the bag other information stated includes being told a bit about the bread, ingredients and allergy advice is given, I'm given a full nutritional rundown chart and storage advice (this is suitable for home freezing by the way), the weight is stated (which in my case was a standard loaf size of 800g) and contact details for Allied Bakeries (the manufacturer of the product) are given. It ties up to one end with a small label and on that label the best before date is given. Nice informative bag this is and easy to reseal once opened etc. The Bread: The bread is medium thick so you can pop this in standard sized toaster if desired. It is an off white colour, you can see seeds scattered in abundance within it and it has a light brown golden but soft crust to it and looks very pleasant indeed though gives off no real aroma. The only problem I had with this bread is that it is really very soft and bouncy giving a really fresh feel to it however it falls apart on you even with a light and delicate hand. The bread of course is made up of from wheat flour and the seeds used are sunflower and pumpkin seeds, linseed and poppy seeds, millet and oak flakes and it is rather sort of nutty in flavour and in feel. It's also well seasoned though not overly so and as it's moist it's easy to digest. I really do like this bread. It is great served as it is, great toasted and although seedy and with a nutty type of feel to it goes well topped with both sweet and savoury toppings alike. The seeds in some parts are whole, some are slithered and speckled and each mouthful tastes slightly different though I do always get bits stuck in my teeth which is slightly annoying! Also this is great after being frozen and on the whole this is highly recommended from moi! Nutritional Information Per Slice: Energy:121kcal Protein: 4.5g Carbohydrate: 18.0g of which: sugars: 1.3g Fat: 2.9g of which: saturates: 0.4g Fibre: 2.0g Sodium: 0.15g Salt: 0.38g Available in all good supermarkets etc priced at about £1.34 a loaf though I bought this on offer just a couple of days ago costing me £2.00 for 2 of this variety of bread as it's on offer at the moment!