Product Type: Tesco Snacks
Newest Review: ... the bread, similar in look and colour to the stripes of a Tiger, hence the name Tiger Bread. Packaging Tiger bread comes pre-packed in a t... more
Bread With A Bite
Tesco Tiger Bread
Member Name: MollyWH
Tesco Tiger Bread
Advantages: Unique taste, absolutely delicious
Disadvantages: Only available at Tesco
Every now and then, I like to treat myself to some of the freshly baked bread from my local Tesco's bakery. One of my favorite types is Tiger Bread.
Why Is It Called Tiger Bread?
This bread is referred to as Tiger bread because of the pattern which develops across the top of the bread during the baking process. This is achieved by spreading rice paste and sesame oil on the top of the bread before it is baked. Then, while the bread is baking, the paste dries and cracks which creates stripes across the
top of the bread, similar in look and colour to the stripes of a Tiger, hence the name Tiger Bread.
Tiger bread comes pre-packed in a transparent plastic-type wrapping, with a label giving a description of the item and the weight. The packaging is very thin and quite flimsy so often it can break as the crusty bread pokes through the packaging so I often transfer the bread into a normal bread type bag to ensure it stays fresh.
Sizes & Price
As far as I am aware Tiger bread comes in two different sizes, 400 grams and 800 grams. You can choose to buy sliced or un-sliced and they are both the same price. The 800 gram loaf is £1.09 and the 400 gram loaf is 67p.
Tiger bread has such a distinctive flavour. I often like to eat my bread with something on it such as jam but with Tiger bread, it tastes so delicious that I can literally just lightly toast it and butter it and I really en joy eating it this way. The crust of this bread which is made with the sesame oil and rice paste gives it such a distinctive flavour, and the outside of the bread is crusty and the inside is lovely and soft.
I would highly recommend Tiger bread to anyone who hasn't tried it. It is best eaten when it is fresh out of the bakery and to be honest, it does only keep for about 2 days before it starts to go stale which is a shame. Aside from that though, it has a unique taste, a unique look and is definitely worth a try if you fancy a change from you normal bread.
Summary: Bread With A Bite