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      31.01.2013 15:28
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      Delicious bread from Sainsburys

      Every shoppipng day in the supermarket, it is a standard treat to buy a freshly baked, instore, crusty loaf of bread.

      We prefer the Tiger Loaf - the TIger loaf is different to other white loaves as it has a sesame oil ingredient in the loaf, and is glazed with a rice paste, to form a pattern on the top - often in a stripey fashion.

      The Tiger loaf can be bought at Tesco, Asda and Morrisons, but my regular supermarket these days is Sainsbury's.

      The Tiger loaf is sold in the form of bread rolls, a small loaf (400g) and a large loaf (800g) I believe that it can also be bought in French stick form.

      I would thoroughly reccomend this bread - The crust is tasty, the bread - when fresh - is delicous, melt in the mouth.. My Friday afternoon would not be the same without my sandwich made from Tiger bread and my Saturday breakfast of toast and marmalade is a tradition I would not want to break!

      Back in 2011 though, there was a major change in this loaf.... it changed species!!!!!

      A little three year old girl called Lilly noted that why was the loaf called a Tiger loaf, when actually with the stripes it looked more like a Giraffe!!

      Lilly's Mum helped Lilly write to Sainsbury's and ask them this very important question - The customer service department replied, in a very nice letter to the little girl, agreeing with her!

      Lilly's Mum, obviously being a proud Mum and a social media fan, used Twitter anf Facebook to show everyone what her little girl had been saying about the bread, and the response it got!

      The tweets and the likes went viral.... it became so popular that Sainsbury's have now re-named their Tiger bread and it is now called Giraffe instead..

      Well done Sainsbury's for such great customer service.. Lilly and her family will never forget you! and well done Lilly for being so observant!

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        17.09.2012 17:04
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        An amazing fresh loaf

        Whenever I can I always try and buy fresh bread thats made in store as opposed to bread thats been pre packaged and made elsewhere because although it doesn't last so long it just tastes so much better. I was looking for a nice crusty bread specifically to have with soup for lunch and this loaf didn't dissapoint.

        You can buy to sizes a smallish one that I guess would cut about 14 to 16 medium sices and costs 70p and a larger loaf that, and this is a complete guess, would give you an extra 10 slices and this one costs £1.20. You can alternatively get your loaf cut in store but I think that spoils the funof cutting your own and being as greedy or stingey as you like.

        The bread is sold in a cellophane wrapping which has simply got a sainsburys label attached to it stating what you are buying "Giraffe Bread" formerly known as tiger bread, the price, a best before date and a note reffering you to a member of staff for a list of ingredients and allergy advice. The bread changed its name after a 3 year old wrote to sainsburys suggesting that it shouldbe called giraffe bread at the begining of this year. The crust resembles giraffe print due to a glaze which is put on the bread which cracks in the cooking process

        When you open the bread you get the wonderful sent of freshly made bread and I'm going to be honest it made my mouth water and my belly rumble. It's easy to cut into with a normal serrated bread knife and the bread has a lovely white colour to it and is soft, light and fluffy on the inside wih a solid chewy crust. It tastes absolutely wonderful and is one of the few breads I'm happy to eat just with a little bit of butter that said it also makes great sandwichs and I imagine would be a really good bread to make bread and butter pudding with on the off chance it's left to go a tad stale. There's little chance of this hanging around for long though as it's just so good.

        I've found the bread remains perfect for two sometimes 3 days after that it starts to go a bit dry but is usually still edible for another 1 or 2 days after which you probably wouldn't want to eat it anymore. In terms of value for money I think this bread is exceptionally good quality and I am more than happy to the price for it. Many other supermarkets and bakers sell tiger bread and its of equally good quality and value I guess where you buy it from depends more on location of the supermarket and where you tend to shop.

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          26.04.2010 12:35
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          A good white bread.

          I don't usually buy white bread, I am more of a granary person, but we had guests coming round the other week, and I know they like this bread, so I bought some for them.

          This bread costs around £1.00 for an 800g loaf, and it is baked in store. It is sometimes on offer though, and you can get 2 loaves for £1.50 which is a great bargain.

          Tiger bread is available in all the supermarkets, I know that Asda do their own tiger bread too. I'm not sure how this type of bread became so popular but everyone seems to know about it, and I'm not entirely sure why it's called Tiger bread, but maybe that's just me. If anyone knows the answer I would be grateful of that knowledge!

          Tiger bread is very distinctive, it has a hard crust on the outside, and the white bread on the inside is incredibly soft. I found this made cutting it a bit tricky when it's very fresh but not too bad.

          To me this just tastes like very light, very fresh, soft white bread. It is a lovely taste and texture, and the crust around the outside is very nice. I did try toasting it though and it went very hard very quickly so I would only recommend it for sandwiches or with a meal, unless you like rock hard toast that is.

          I think if I ever needed or wanted white bread, this is the loaf I would chose from now on. The only reason I don't buy it more often is that I simply prefer granary bread, but this is a great loaf and is very tasty and soft, and cheaper than a lot of the sliced breads, which has to be a good thing.

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            19.04.2010 21:23
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            Well worth buying

            Recently I have been eating quite a lot of healthy foods, plenty of fruit and vegetables and less breads, pastas and rice than I used to eat. Cutting back this way has helped me to lose the few extra pounds that I gained over the festive season but I must admit that I do love decent bread and so have been treating myself a couple of times a week to some freshly baked tiger breads.

            I must admit that I love tiger bread, it is difficult to explain the taste because of course, it is quite distinctive to tiger bread and nothing else really compares! The crust should always be chewy, and never baked for too long and the bread inside should be fluffy and light.

            Luckily, Mr Siamese and I live relatively close to a couple of large supermarkets who have in store bakeries, which means that I can pop in and pick up fresh bread whenever I need to. Today, when I was wandering around Sainsburys, this tiger bread had just been baked, was still warm and incredibly enticing!

            A 800g loaf of this bread cost me just £1 and is wrapped in clear and breathable cellophane. Inside, the bread has a rough looking orange crust with the odd looking markings on the top which make it quickly identifiable as a tiger loaf. The loaf feels quite soft when you pick it up so be careful not to squash it when you are carrying it home.

            Words cannot describe just how good this bread is! Whether you are eating it as a sandwich, with soup or just with a spreading of butter (and blackcurrant jelly - a personal favourite!), you cannot fail to be impressed. The bread is as fresh and delicious tasting as you will find anywhere and the combination of the chewy crust and soft fluffy bread inside is mouth wateringly good and sure to impress you. I cannot recommend this bread highly enough to you, Sainsburys have found a winner here and it is well worth trying....again, and again and again!

            The loaf is not sliced which means that you can cut the right sized piece for yourself. I like a decent chunk of this because it is very tasty and one thin slice is never enough. The bread is fantastically fluffy and light inside and perfect for spreading with butter and eating on its own. It is best to soften the butter first though as the bread is very light and butter straight from the fridge can tear holes in it easily.

            Quite simply, this is perhaps my favourite type of bread. The simple and home baked flavour is hard to rival and the deliciously chewy crust provides the perfect balance for the soft white bread inside. If you are a fan of tiger bread then you are sure to be impressed by this one.

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              16.01.2010 20:22
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              Great loaf of bread!

              I love tiger bread. I always just you to buy a normal white loaf in the shops but then i saw this loaf in sainsburys and i liked the look of it. Ever since i have always chosen to buy tiger bread.

              So what is tiger bread? Quite simply tiger bread is just like a normal white loaf but when they bake it they but rice paste on the outside. When the rice paste cooks in the oven it cracks forming this tiger pattern crust and that is why it is called tiger bread.

              Over the last few years i have bought countless tiger breads from many differnt shops and bakerys but i keep coming back to this one. I always find that the sainsburys tiger bread always seems the be the freshest.
              The crust also always seems to taste and look the best. Sometimes in other shops especially in tescos it has not been cooked correctly so the rice paste does not split forming the tiger pattern and it tastes weird.

              Overall i love tiger bread and highly recommend it to anyone that has never tried it before.

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                21.11.2009 21:04
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                One wonderful loaf of bread.

                I have been sat here thinking and I have come to a conclusion - what is one of the main things that we as consumers buy ? And I have come up with what I consider to be as logical answer - Food !
                Each and every day millions of us flock to the supermarkets and fill up wire baskets and trolleys with edibles. So surely it makes common sense to say that food reviews are extremely important and equally as important as any other review that appears on Dooyoo.
                I have read thousands of very entertaining reviews appertaining to food, some of the Dooyoo writers can make fish paste sound positively wonderful and for that I am truly grateful.

                Onwards - This afternoon I bought one of those delectable Tiger loaves in Sainsbury's, I have no idea what is in it but the moist and almost oily bread is hard to beat.
                Take a look on the internet and you will see lots of posts all asking the same question, what is the magic recipe for Tiger bread, how do they make a simple thing as a loaf of bread taste so delightful.
                But it seems that the answer is in the lap of the Gods because no one except the supermarkets themselves seem to be able to create that nutty taste.

                I have managed to find a recipe for Tiger bread topping which is on Delia smith's website,
                Delia recommends that you smear your dough with a mixture of yeast, sesame oil, sugar and rice flour. When the paste has been cooked it gives the bread that lovely `nutty` taste that to the crust.

                Tiger bread is different, fresh Tiger bread is soft and moist and if you accidentally squash it when you pack it the bread seems to unable to bounce back. I love to slice my own Tiger bread, in order to get the best from the loaf I find that it is essential to cut good sized doorsteps and give them a thick buttery coat. The bread always caves in under the pressure of the bread knife and what in fact should be a good sized slice turns into a slightly squashed up apology for a slice but that is half of the attraction.

                Warm Tiger bread and tasty cheese is the business, add some pickle and away you go. I do think that the supermarkets should add a label to the bread stating that it needs to be eaten on the same day that you purchase it. A fresh loaf of Tiger bread is hard to equal, try replicating the same taste the next day and it just won't happen. One day old Tiger bread is ( in my opinion ) only fit for the toaster.

                If you tap Tiger bread into Google then you will get over 3,000,000 results ! It even seems that Tiger bread is on Facebook, I am now considering asking to be a friend !
                But if you scan through some of the `hits` they all say the same thing, the unique taste of tiger bread is all down to the paste that is liberally spread over the crust before baking and the one flavour that stands out above all others is that of the sesame oil.
                The golden stripey Tiger crust is worth going three rounds with Joe Calzaghe for and I would feel mortally wounded if anyone dared to steal those coveted crusty end.

                All of the major supermarkets have their own version of Tiger bread, I have sampled all of them, I love the Sainsbury's version but I couldn't put it head and shoulders above it's rivals.
                I did notice that Tesco have now started to bake Tiger bread rolls, now I thought this was a good idea. Tiger bread rolls would really appeal to those who live alone or those who just eat very little bread.

                If you have never tried one of these delicious Tiger bread loaves then it is about time that you did, a normal large bloomer sized loaf will cost you about £1.
                Every 100g of Tiger bread contains about 265 calories.

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                  18.08.2009 10:33
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                  A delicious loaf of tiger bread.

                  Tiger bread smells absolutely delicious when freshly baked and Sainsbury's Tiger Bread has recently become my firm favourite.

                  They sell the 400g and the 800g loafs in my local store, the 800g loafs are around £1.00 and the 400g loafs are around 67p but are regularly on special offer with 2 for £1.00. However, I never pay full price for my bread as I visit my local Sainsbury's at around 6:00-6:30PM to find that all the items have been reduced down in the bakery and fridge section. I normally pick up an 800g loaf for around 50p and then freeze it to use for toast.

                  The bread is delicious and has quite a unique smell and taste to the crust. It is not the thickest crust and I much prefer it to standard tin loafs of bread. It is nice and easy to slice with a medium crust and a lovely soft fresh white inside. It is not so soft it's soggy and the whole thing just tastes perfect. I believe it is made by spreading rice paste and then sesame oil on top of bread but whatever it takes to make it fantastic is fine by me! I love this bread and for the bargain price that I pay it's even more fantastic!

                  If you haven't tried this bread before then what are you waiting for? It's delicious as a sandwich or toast and it's delicious when toasted and spread with butter & Marmite. It really is the ultimate lunchtime bread and I thoroughly enjoy it. I have tried loaves from most of the big stores now and don't really find that much difference between them. As long as they have the sesame paste & sesame oil topping then I'll eat it! I am rating this bread 5/5 as it's delicious and I love it every day, I never tired of it.

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