Product Type: Morrisons Snacks
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Morrisons Tiger Bread
Member Name: i_am_joy
Morrisons Tiger Bread
Advantages: A delicious flavoured crust and soft white bread
Disadvantages: Not as versatile for sandwich fillings as plain baked bread
I'm very much a bread person when the mood takes me and my favourite loaf for a number of years has been Tiger Bread, a white loaf which has been coated with sesame oil on the crust to produce stripes reminiscent of a tigers fur. When I moved house a couple of years ago I thought I'd never get to taste it again as at the time Asda were the only supermarket producing it, and my new place is a good twenty miles from the closest Asda store - a distance not even a confirmed bread lover like me could justify travelling simply for a nicer crusted loaf!
A month or two ago in Morrisons however I found myself sniffing the air like some kind of demented drugs dog, there was an aroma I knew I loved but I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was. I quite literally followed my nose and then I saw it - Tiger Bread!
Morrisons bake their Tiger Bread in the onsite bakery so it's always extremely fresh, unlike Asda I've never had a hard loaf of set of cobs from Morrisons and the bread even tastes fresher overall than those loaves sold in the other supermarkets.
The crust of the Tiger Bread isn't terribly thick, but it's extremely flavoursome thanks to the sesame oil which has been brushed onto the crust prior to baking. This lends the crust a slightly burned aroma and flavour that in my opinion is absolutely delightful, although it's not without its drawbacks as my son in law despises this particular bread and hates the fact that the smell (or stench as he puts it) invades my entire bungalow when I have a loaf in the kitchen!
The white bread is slightly softer than the Farmhouse loaves available in the supermarkets so for this reason I would advise taking your butter out of the fridge for a time before spreading it otherwise you'll end up with more holes than bread in your sandwich!
I find that the strong flavour of the crust of a Tiger Loaf restricts you somewhat as to fillings for your sandwich. Tiger Bread seems to go best with meaty fillings, my very favourite being roast beef with a dollop of Horseradish Sauce, although I don't enjoy cheese with this particular bread as the flavours don't seem to work as well together as cheese with other types of white bread.
This Tiger Bread from Morrisons toasts very nicely although I find you do tend to lose a little of its burned flavour when you toast it. There really is nothing nicer though than a thick slab of Tiger Bread which has been lightly toasted and liberally buttered, comfort food at its very best in my opinion!
A large sized Tiger Loaf will cost you around £1 in Morrisons, my local store doesn't as yet produce the smaller loaves although it does sell packs of six Tiger Paws (cobs) which cost around 79p.
Summary: At last I can enjoy my beloved Tiger Bread without having to travel 20 miles to Asda!