“ Brand: Warburtons / Type: Bread „
I have recently tried the Warburtons wholemeal loaf of bread and this is my review.
I decided to buy some wholemeal bread recently as I had grown a bit fed up with eating white bread all the time and I know also that wholemeal bread is better for me than white bread so every now and then I try to buy wholemeal instead of white.
The main reason I picked the Warburtons loaf to try rather than any other type was because the size of the loaf of bread was a bit smaller than your average loaf and I quite often waste a lot of bread because I am just on my own and struggle to eat a full loaf before it goes off sometimes. The size of the slices in the Warburtons wholemeal loaf are smaller than your average slice of bread and this means the size of the loaf is smaller overall.
The weight of this loaf is only 400g which is a good size for somebody who does not eat a lot of bread although I dont think it would last long in a family house hold.
I paid around 80 pence for the loaf of Warburtons wholemeal bread from my local mini market shop but I have also seen it for sale in big supermarkets such as my local Co-operative supermarket.
The first time I tasted the bread I made a ham salad sandwich and when I took the bread from the plastic wrapper I thought it felt lovely and fresh and soft. The bread was not to soft so it did not break up when I tried to spread some butter on it. The smell of the bread was also nice and fresh and I liked how the crusts on the bread did not look too tough or chewy.
When I was eating my sandwich I thought the bread tasted really nice and it had quite a malt like taste to it which I find with most wholemeal loaves I have bought before.
I have also had this loaf toasted and think it toasts up quite well and the slices are not to thin and so they do not burn that easily when they are placed in the toaster. I am not a huge fan of brown or wholemeal bread being toasted but as I had nothing else in the house I did not have any choice. It is not my first choice for toast as I prefer white bread but the Warburtons wholemeal loaf toasted as well as any other wholemeal loaf I have tried so if you do like wholemeal bread toasted then this loaf will work well for you.
The only thing I would say is that because the slices are smaller I didn't feel that the slice of toast I made for my supper satisfied my appetite as much as a slice of toast from a 'normal' size of loaf of bread but I guess that is to be expected with a smaller sized loaf and I am pleased that I had less waste this time round due to the loaf being a neater size. This would not put me of from buying this loaf again.
I thought that the bread lasted as long as any other brand of bread I have bought recently and it did not go off to soon after I opened the pack.
The bread has 55 kcal per average slice which is not as much as other loaves i have eaten in the past.
I would suggest giving this loaf of bread a try out as I thought it tasted very nice and it stayed fresh for a good amount of time. I thought it was good value for money and I liked how I did not have to much waste from the smaller sized loaf. I will buy it again.
Many parents will know how difficult it is to get children to eat brown or wholemeal bread, especially if they have been mainly used to white bread. These days we are a lot more knowledgeable about healthy nutrition and what is and isn't good for us. Most experts agree that wholegrains are especially good for us providing us with necessary fibre and slow release energy etc. that our bodies require to function at optimum levels.
Warburtons Wholemeal bread's recipe was created by Jonathan Warburton's father in their family bakers back in 1876 according to his son as stated on the packaging (which is see through but with distinctive, rather patriotic colourings of red, white and blue). This bread comes in medium and thick sizes and the mediuim size is what I give to my childen, and having tried several other varieties I find this one is the best for the following reasons:
1. The bread is incredibly soft and not in the least bit dry;
2. it keeps reasonably well for several days (some brands start going stale within 24 hours of being opened);
3. it contains the whole grain;
4, it is low in fat;
5. is is high in fibre;
6. it usually retails at £1.22 per loaf (but is often on special offer in Tesco's for £1.00);
7. it still tastes good after being frozen and defrosted (many breads don't taste the same after this process); and
8. most importantly of all, MY KIDS NOT ONLY EAT IT BUT LOVE IT!
For those of you that like to know these things 1 slice contains:
0.44g salt; and
For allergy sufferers: this product contains wheat, gluten and soya.
Hope this is of help if you are looking to make a small, positive and hopefully successful dietary change.
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Since moving in with my boyfriend we bought Warburton's Farmhouse bread, a white loaf which was very nice and soft. Then on reading about bleach being used to make bread white which strips all the goodness out I decided to try a wholemeal loaf. Six months later we're still buying Warburton's Wholemeal as it is soft, tasty and seems to last longer in the cupboard than white bread. You know how white bread tends to get those horrid little green spots of mould on if it's a few days old? Well I'm yet to see any on this bread, it still tastes as good after 3/4 days than on the day I buy it. Plus at around £1.20 a loaf it's the same as the white bread.
At only 93 calories per slice it's a pretty good buy for dieters (eight stone gone so far :D ). The top is usually a little browned but never seems to taste burnt like some wholemeal loaves. The texture of the bread is soft and, well smooth I suppose. There's no lumpy oats to contend with, getting stuck between your teeth afterwards! It also tastes quite light, not stodgy at all. There's no overpowering taste with with this bread, just a slight tinge which I think adds to the flavour of whatever you decide to put inside. No aftertaste either which is another bonus. Oooh, it's also very nice toasted with jam on! I think we'll be buying this bread for some years to come.
Warburton's Wholemeal Goodness Bread Loaf
Those of you who read my reviews will know that my other half and I are currently trialling various brown breads to find the healthiest and tastiest. We have been through quite a few brands now, ranging from quite nice to downright insipid. This is the second Warbuton's loaf that we tried (see earlier reviews) and we may well be sticking with it!
Made with wholemeal flour, malted wheat flakes and sunflower seeds, this bread has a really great taste to it. It tastes nutty and also has an excellent texture (let's face it, there is nothing worse than soggy tasting bread). It makes great toast and adds a good flavour to sandwiches, without being overpowering. It is suitable for vegetarians and can be frozen.
The good thing about this bread is not only does it taste delicious but it is also better for you and has a relatively low calorie count (one slice contains just 100 calories and 1.7g of fat). It is filling too, you don't feel like you are saving calories! It is a flavour that both kids and adults will enjoy too.
Nutritional information is as follows;
In summary, I recommend this bread highly! It is heathy and delicious and we will definitely be buying it again.
I love to eat bread, especially white bread, there's nothing nicer than a slice of toast or a yummy sandwich. For years the only bread I ate was white bread but after I started having kids and I had to watch my weight more I thought I would try eating brown bread. Being a huge fan of Warburton's white loaf I thought it was only right that I tried their Wholemeal Loaf. Although it is not as nice as Warburton's white loaf it is still very tasty and my first choice when it comes to brown bread.
You can buy Warburton's Wholemeal Loaf from all supermarkets and usually the price is the same. One loaf will set you back £1.20 and this weighs 800g and contains 18 slices of bread, with two crusts on the end. There are five of us in our house and we all eat sandwiches at lunchtime, whether it be at school, work or home. Therefore I end up buying about three loafs of this bread a week.
I have tried other brands of brown bread, usually when they are on offer in the supermarket. Hovis comes a close second but I do like Warburtons the most. They are a really reputable brand and have been family bakers since 1876.
The bread tastes the nicest when you first buy it from the shop, it is really delicious and soft. It usually has a good best before date, giving you a few days to eat your loaf. When the loaf has been opened a while the quality and taste is not as good.
Warburton's Wholemeal Loaf is a healthy choice, it contains whole grain, is low in fat and high in fibre. The fact it is healthier is probably why brown bread will never be as nice as white. One slice contains 93 calories and 1.0g of fat, so it seems pretty healthy.
The bread needs to be stored in a cool dry place and it is also suitable for home freezing. I don't think bread is ever the same though once it has been frozen.
We all know bread is not good for us, so if you're gonna eat bread then it should be brown and if you're gonna buy brown bread then it should be Warburton's. It really is a brand we can trust!
There's something about the smell of toast that's so comforting, and because I had somewhat of an addiction to white bread toasted a few years ago, I wasn't sure I'd take to brown bread. I can honestly say that, whilst it's different to the doughy soft variety, this wholemeal bread is delicious.
Warburtons, the bakers since 1876, are a very popular and prestigious brand when it comes to bread. I trust that their products should be of good quality and tasty, and this bread didn't let me down.
I've only been eating wholemeal bread every now and again for a year or so, but since buying Warburton's wholemeal I've been eating it regularly and have so far had no issues with it.
This is sold in a 400g medium-sliced loaf with see-through packaging, so you can see what're buying. The loaf costs around 68p (Tesco), which is a reasonable price providing you can eat most/all of it within the couple of days 'use-by' date.
There is also the regular size loaf available, at 800g for £1.20. I tend to buy the smaller loaf, however, as it's mainly eaten by me for toast.
Cheaper alternatives of wholemeal bread can save you some pennies, but I find the quality can vary quite considerably so I prefer to find a brand I can stick with because I know I can expect good quality (ie. Not slices of bread like net curtains).
The design is relatively simple, with 'healthy choice' written on the front to persuade you to buy brown over white bread. The health benefits of wholemeal have been promoted a lot lately, but no one's going to try it unless they think it's tasty as well as healthy, to which I would argue this bread is very yummy.
Warburton's Wholemeal contains 55 calories and 0.6g fat per slice, so it's low on the cals/fat compared to the average slice of white bread. It's still a good-sized slice within the smaller 400g bag, so you're not buying teeny tiny slices.
The taste is hard to explain unless you've eaten brown bread before, but it has a very satisfying taste. There's nothing about the taste that can be too offensive or disliked, and the same goes for the texture, which is soft yet rougher than doughy white bread.
In terms of appearance, you can see that this bread isn't as 'solid' as white bread. It appears lighter and less densely packed, and yet it's still suitable for sandwiches. I tend to use this bread for toasting, and I'm always happy with the result because it's been delicious every time.
It doesn't lie heavily after I've eaten it either, which can sometimes happen after I eat white bread. It goes down well and seems to be easy on my digestion.
Definitely worth a try whether you're a wholemeal fan or a newbie; it not only has its health benefits, but it's tasty and of good quality.