Product Type: Sainsbury's Snacks
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Sainsbury's Tiger Bread
Member Name: maisie1992
Sainsbury's Tiger Bread
Advantages: Quality and value
Disadvantages: Doesn't last as long as other breads and you aren't given a list of ingredients
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.
Summary: An amazing fresh loaf