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Tesco Stayfresh Wholemeal Bread

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      26.03.2010 12:33
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      A GOOD WHOLEMEAL BREAD

      I have recently tried out the Tesco stay fresh wholemeal loaf of bread and this is my review.

      I had decided to buy wholemeal bread for a change as I sometimes get fed up with eating white bread so when I was in Tesco I had a look to see what else was there to buy and I decided on this loaf as it seemed to be middle of the road and it wasn't that expensive.

      The loaf of bread cost me around 75 pence for a large loaf which I think is a good price and is average for a supermarket own brand loaf of bread nowadays. The loaf is 800g in size which is average to and this size is what I would usually buy tho I find it can be a bit much as it is only for myself. What I usually do is freeze some of my loaf on the day I buy it and defrost it when I need to.

      I thought that this bread was easy to freeze up and when it came to defrosting it I just left out how much I wanted for around an hour and left it at room temperature. This means it had softened up in time for me to use it and I think some bread doesn't freeze that well especially cheap bread but this wholemeal stay fresh bread did which I was pleased about.

      The wrapper is not that nice looking although it is nicer than the Tesco value products which is what I buy a lot of the time so its not hard to see that there is an improvement. The wrapper is a brown colour which makes it easy to tell that the bread inside is wholemeal.

      When I first opened the packet I could smell the bread and it smelled lovely and fresh. I had a sandwich the first time I used the bread and I thought it was lovely and soft which made me think again that the bread was lovely and fresh. The taste was very nice and a little malty with a lovely savoury taste. I think cheap wholemeal bread tastes a little bitter but there was no problem like that with the Tesco stay fresh wholemeal bread at all and I thought that it made a really nice change from eating white.

      I also had this bread toasted and I thought it toasted very well and did not burn to easily due to the slices being to thin which is another problem I have had before with cheap bread so all of this led me to think that the Tesco stay fresh loaf was really of quite a good quality and wasn't all that cheap and nasty or anything. It tasted really nice and froze well as well as toasted well and it was lovely and fresh so I am happy that it did what it was supposed to!

      I will be buying the Tesco stay fresh wholemeal loaf again as I thought it was a really nice change and I enjoyed the flavour and softness of the bread. I thought that it stayed very fresh when in my breadbin and the other half of the loaf froze and defrosted really well which was a good point for me.

      I would suggest giving this bread a try out and I know not everyone likes wholemeal bread but once in a while it offers a very nice change and remember that it is much better for you than white bread as it has fibre in it and fibre is very good for you!

      Give it a try, I think you'll like it!

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      22.12.2009 13:41
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      A good quality & nice tasting loaf of bread. Great for sandwiches.

      We don't eat a lot of bread with our meals in my house. We do however always have sandwiches for work & only go shopping once a week. Because of this we need bread that we buy to last at least a week. It's for this reason that we buy Tesco Stay Fresh bread.

      In my supermarket the bread costs around 80p per loaf & can be purchased in medium or large slices. You can also buy a white variety which I tend to favour slightly.

      The bread it very good. It is soft & does stay soft & fresh for the full week. It tastes nice & doesn't taste very salty. For a wholemeal bread it isn't very bitty either which I sometimes find that type of bread to be. You don't seem to get bits stuck in your teeth. Even the crusts aren't too bad as they aren't very thick or hard.

      I would recommend the bread highly. It is reasonably prices & competitive against the other prices in the bread section. The quality is just as good as it you had bought a famous brand name. Plus the long lasting nature of the bread is really useful if you don't eat a lot of it. I think you should try it for your sandwiches.

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        27.07.2009 13:04
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        A great value loaf of bread

        As both hubby and I take a pack lunch to work every day, I need a ready supply of fresh wholemeal bread, neither of us like white bread. Since bread prices at Tesco seem to have rocketed over the past 6 months, I decided to change from my usual irwin's bread which was over a pound, but still a lot less than some other brands, and try Tesco's whole stayfresh wholemeal bread which usually costs 72p, but is on offer at the moment for 65p.

        Each slice of this bread contains 82 calories, and 0.4g of salt, which is the best not the worst I have seen on the shelves. It is suitable for home freezing, like most bread, and ideal for vegetarians as well. Tesc also claims this bread will stay fresh for 7 days, and I have to admit that this is the truth. Although a loaf of bread in our house doesn't always last 7 days, on the occasions when it has, it has stayed fresh for the week, and even a little beyond that.

        This bread does contain wheat, gluten and soya, and Tesco warns that it cannot guarantee it to be nut free, so it will not be suitable for everyone.

        Both hubby and I really like this bread. It is fresh and tasty, and certainly as good as the irwin's bread that I was previously buying. When I first bought it I was dubious that it wouldn't be as nice as some of the more expensive brands, but I was wrong, and since then, I have not bought any other bread, unless it is on offer at around the same price as this loaf, which at 72p, I think it great value for money.

        As I said, this product holds up its claim to stay fresh for 7 days and even beyond, in my experience as long as it is kept in a cool, dry place.

        All in all, I think this is great bread at great value, for anyone who eats wholemeal, and uses it regularly for sandwiches. I think it tastes just as good as other brands of wholemeal bread, and is certainly as fresh as others. I intend to continue purchasing this bread as it does exactly what I want and tastes great, well as great as wholemeal bread can be!!

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        25.06.2009 15:24
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        Great for everyone

        I bought this bread last week after the doctor told me I would really benefit from having more wholemeal in my diet. I'm not a big bread eater so I thought this pack was ideal as the bread is guaranteed to stay fresh for 7 days. I bought this from my local tesco at 75p for an 800g loaf which isn't too bad as for the branded bread you can expect to pay around £1.10.

        I am not a big fan of wholemeal bread at all, I have never enjoyed it and have always purchased white bread, and more recently the best of both variety. Therefore, I wasn't expecting much when I tucked into my sandwich the other day. I've always thought wholemeal bread tastes of cardboard but this doesn't, it has a pleasant, smooth texture and the 'bits' that you find in most bread are kept to a minimum. The taste is very good and the bread is soft, and remains soft for a good week afterwards. The crusts are small and taste good. It is very easy to put spreads on this bread as it does not break and fall apart like a lot of others.

        The bread stays fresh for over 7 days which is great if you dont eat a lot of bread. Due to its softness and smooth texture, the kids will happily eat this and it is great value for money!

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        09.04.2009 13:26
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        I just had to write a review about this after all the recent problems we've had. We were buying this quite regularly because it was good value for money at 64p for a loaf of decent wholemeal bread that stayed fresh for a good five to seven days (where it lasted that long). In the last few months, the price has jumped to 72p per loaf, and that was following quite a long period where we couldn't get any in our local Tesco due to "supplier problems".

        So it came back at 72p per loaf and I thought that was fine, a few extra pence is to be expected on products during these difficult economic times. But when I opened up the loaf, I was amazed to immediately notice that the bread is thinner than it was before! Not just looking a bit thinner, but so much thinner it actually rips and tears when I try to put some spread on it.

        The taste is okay, as it always was. The bread really does keep quite fresh and it's got a light springy texture to it that good bread should have. But this new thinner texture means it's almost impossible to prepare a decent sandwich with this stuff, it just falls to pieces!

        For 72p a loaf this stuff is just false economy. It's much better value for us to pay an extra 30p a loaf and get whichever premium brand is on offer that week. At least we can make a sandwich without it falling to pieces in our hands then.

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