“ Brand: Roberts / Type: Bread „
I live very near to Roberts Bakery, it's actually just down the round from us and as a family we are huge fans of their products with Roberts Medium Sliced Bread being a staple in our household. When it comes to bread my dad is very picky, his favourite brand being this one. It has to be the medium sliced variety, too thin and he grumbles, too thick and he complains it will get stuck in the toaster! This bread is just what you need, it's your every day white bread and the perfect thickness, perfect for toasting, sandwiches or even mopping up gravy after a sunday lunch. The price differs, at the moment Asda has it on offer for 2 for £1.50 which I think is a great deal as usually it's over £1.16 a loaf. In a loaf you will get 800 grams of soft white bread, the crusts are firm without being overly chewy. This bread is also reasonably low in calories - around 86 calories a slice so fine for those watching their weight. The taste thankfully isn't sweet or sugary like other brands (cough cough, tesco value) it's just a lovely bready taste which of course is what you want in a loaf! If you haven't tried this bread before then I'd say to give it a go, it's a firm favourite with us and lots of other people. I take my hat off to you Roberts Bakery! Please keep supplying us with your products :)
Apparently Roberts have been making bread & bread products since 1887 but I must have missed something as I've never heard of them until hubby came home with a couple of loaves the other day. I usually shop at Iceland or online at Tesco & have never seen their products but I do believe they're on sale at Tesco, Morrisons & Aldi etc although hubby bought 2 loaves for £1.76 from Costco. We usually have Warburtons (or Hovis white when on offer) so it was good to try something which is around the same size but a different brand. It comes as shown in the picture, weighs 800g & comes wrapped in polythene with a tie. You get lots of slices which are approx 15mm thick which makes them good for toast or sustantial sandwiches & the bread is a nice white colour with a good texture which isn't too doughy or yeasty. I also like the way the crusts are of a good size & that the slices are fairly 'springy' to the touch which gives the illusion that it's 'fresh' (although obviously preservatives are on the list of ingredients). The nutritional information & ingredients are clearly listed on the wrapping. I won't bore you with all the details but just to let you know if, like me, you're watching your weight, that each slice contains approx 86 calories, 0.7g of fat & 0.8g fibre. It's therefore not the healthiest bread around but it has a great taste so would recommend it for white breadlovers. The ingredients include the usual yeast, flour, veg oil etc & additived. It's suitable for vegetarians & vegans but not for coeliacs & contains wheat, gluten & soya which means it's not suitable for everyone unfortunately. So far I've tried this bread for making butties, toast, toasties & bread & butter pudding - all with good results. I'm on the 2nd loaf now which, when defrosted, still tastes good & I've found it's maintained it's good texture. summary ~ - not the healthiest bread around. - one of the best white breads I've tasted. - versatile. - nice white colour & great texture. - recommended if you're wanting a change from your usual white sort.
If you have read some of my previous reviews you will know that I do quite a bit of my shopping at CostCo. This is another foodstuff that I buy on a regular basis. Partly because of the cost - at £1.76 for two loaves is is very reasonable and also for the taste. This bread is lovely and soft. The crust is firm but not too hard - so I don't get too many complaints from the children. The texture is springy and not at all soggy. The bread is also not as sweet tasting as some breads tend to be at the moment - co-op own brand is a good example of this. The slices are just the correct thickness in my opinion and so when it goes in the toaster there is still a soft section in the middle when you bite into it. As the bread come in a dual pack I usually put the other loaf in the freezer. I find that after defrosting there is very little if any dgradation to the tastep or texture of the bread. Though to be honest it probably doesn't stay in my freezer for more than two or three days.