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      25.09.2013 19:02
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      A staple in our breadbin

      We seem to get through a lot of bread at home but the main type that's a 'staple' for us, that can always be eaten by everyone, is medium white sliced. After trying different brands and deciding that the quality always seems to vary, we tend to opt for Warburtons Farmhouse these days, because it seems to be ever so slightly more reliable (not to mention tasty!).

      Warburtons is quite a traditional brand but one that's very popular, and with a product range that's expanded over the years. Their Farmhouse loaves can be found in most supermarkets, and often also in smaller convenience stores and Iceland too. It comes in a mostly see-through bag so you can assess the contents and see that it doesn't look too battered or damaged. In terms of a use-by date, just with other packaged sliced bread, it definitely depends where you go and whether your luck's in. Sometimes there's only a day, other times you can get around 4, which is what I prefer because you can't guarantee how fresh it's actually going to be when you open it.

      Farmhouse is designed to have a more traditional, thick and warm and squidgy appeal to it. The main difference I notice straight away is the slight dusting with flour along the top, so you get that authentic, just-baked kind of feel to the top crust on each slice. Warburtons claim this has that 'fresh-from-the oven flavour' and that it's 'great for sandwiches', though obviously it can be used for whatever you fancy.

      When the quality is good, I find this bread really does taste lovely. There's no funny aftertaste as I've found with some types, and feels soft and relatively thick for a 'medium' loaf. However, it can be rather variable, and I'm noticing that more and more lately, hence the 4 stars. Having said that, I've found the same with every brand. Sometimes the bread isn't always as soft as you may expect when it's well in date and just brought from the store (so you can see it's harder around the outsides for instance and definitely not as soft), other times there are numerous holes in various places, which can be a pain if you're about to do cheese on toast because obviously melted cheesy goodness will go straight through. I'd like to say that more often than not the bread, when just bought and in good date, is, however, tasty and good quality. You just can't always rely on this being the case unfortunately.

      The 'large' size loaf, which is just a regular size to me, is 800g. Each slice contains 103 calories and 1.1g of fat, which is about average for that size and thickness. I also buy wholemeal bread for myself at home, mostly for toasting, but for sandwiches this is always the first choice. I'm therefore not too bothered by this not having any 'added health benefits' over a half and half loaf. It should be noted for those with any allergies that the product contains wheat gluten and soya, and is made in a bakery which uses milk, barley and sesame seeds.

      For the price, Farmhouse is around average these days for a medium white loaf, perhaps a little more on the expensive side. When it's fresh and tasty then it's worth the money, but it's a bit disappointing when it's not as fresh as it should be and we end up using it for toast only. Having said that, if you want something that's usually delicious and authentic, and a good thickness for a tasty sandwich or slice of toast, then this is worth trying. We're never without it in our breadbin.

      Retails for around £1.45 (Tesco)

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        23.03.2013 13:10
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        Highly recommended, but stock up when it's on offer and put them in the freezer.

        I try to buy whichever bread is on offer, and this is usually stuff that's on 2 for £2. This rarely comes into the offer, but does often get reduced if its about 5 minutes from going out of date, so I buy this whenever I can. It's usually about £1.25 but depending on where you buy it, it can be more or less.

        The bag is just a thin layer of plastic and cannot be recycled. The little sticker at the top keeps the bread fresh when tied up; this also has the sell by date on it. It does stay fresh in the bag although I stock pile this stuff in the freezer so it lasts longer.

        It's texture is very smooth for bread, very soft too. It's quite squishy when fresh but even as it gets towards its best before date it stays relatively soft before it turns into a brick a few days later.

        The slices are all about the same size but vary slightly depending on whether they've been squashed or not, a couple are a couple mm over but they're no smaller than the Hovis brand ones. You'd have to be made to anything thinner than those, they Asda bread is like paper.

        Taste wise things are good, being bread it's obviously dry but it's not like eating soil either. The crusts have what I think is flour on them and this adds a very nice taste to them, and actually makes the crusts more enjoyable. I don't normally like crusts but the crusts are soft, much better than the value brand ones and so I don't actually mind eating them on this loaf.

        When it's on the expiry date the bread does start to go hard but it's a few days before mould appears and it's usually inedible when this happens anyway as it turns into a breeze block, it becomes rock solid.

        I have found the expiry date to be inaccurate but a day or two, sometimes it doesn't go hard until the day after and if it does, it's only a little bit, and so it is is still edible.

        If you want to make it last longer just pop it in the freezer, I usually stock up on these when they're almost out of date or on offer, as they can last for many months in the freezer. They do take a while to defrost being the size that they are but this is worth the money I save.

        Overall a great loaf of bread, easily the best brand. It's crusts are soft and have flour on so I do actually eat them, the bread is nice, doesn't taste salty, and generally an all round good loaf of bread really. Highly recommended, but do stock up when it's on offer though.

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          09.09.2011 17:01
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          A wholesome loaf of bread

          I am often shocked at the price of a loaf of bread and I actually even begrudge buying it! It has gone up sp much in price over the last few years that it really annoys me. Sometimes I just really want to buy a small loaf, but the cost of those is only a bit less than the cost of a big loaf. What I try to do these days is, buy a large loaf and if I don't think I will use it all in a short time, then I may freeze half of it and use that half just for toast. If I don't do this I am sometimes finding that I have to throw some of the bread in the bin which is a waste. Anyway, I sometimes buy this Warburton's bread. For some reason every now and again you can get it on special offer at various supermarkets priced at a £1.00. Even though I still think a pound a loaf is too expensive, its rare to fins a good quality loaf of bread for less than about £1.15 so in that way, this is a decent offer.

          The loaf is large too and the bread is not stodgy or doughy like some basic brands can be. It tastes lovely and fresh; quite light and makes excellent sandwiches. The crust of the bread is nice too; not hard like some loaves can be; nice and soft and the actual slices of bread are quite large in size.

          Ingredients
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          Wheat flour, Water, Yeast, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Flavouring, Soya Flour, Preservative (Calcium propionate (added to inhibit mould growth); Emulsifiers (E471, E481), Treatment agents Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) E920.

          Allergy Information
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          Contains Wheat, Gluten and Soya.

          Warburton's have also stated on the packaging that the bread is produced in a factory which uses sesame seeds, milk and Barley.

          Nutrition
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          Each slice of bread contains 103 kcals and contains 0.46g of salt. There are 0.4g of fat saturates per slice.

          This Warburtons Farmhouse loaf weighs 800g; it is suitable for freezing and is approved by the Vegetarian society.

          This is a good quality; good tasting loaf of Bread; its 4 stars from me.

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            16.03.2010 09:59
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            The closest thing to home made bread ~ 5/5 dooyoo stars !

            Warburtons Farmhouse Soft White Bread


            My husband and I don't get through a lot of bread now since the children have grown up and left home there is now just the two of us. Therefore I like to buy a loaf that I know will last us and stay fresh for as long as possible to give us time to get through it before it goes stale.


            This is why my all time favourite bread has to be the Farmhouse loaf from Warburtons. If I am trying to be good and keep my weight down I will go for Warburtons Danish but nothing compares to the gorgeous flavour of their Farmhouse loaf.


            This loaf is very distinctive on the supermarket shelves with it's clear polythene wrapper and Warburtons Farmhouse in big bold lettering on red and blue backgrounds across the wrapper. But the true test of this loaf is when you squeeze it, .......... no other loaf passes this test quite like the Farmhouse loaf, it is always just so soft and bounces back immediately from a gentle squeeze.


            When you first open the pack the first thing you notice is the gorgeous smell, it has to be the closest smell to home made bread that I have come across. It smells so fresh you would think you are in a bakery. Then the first slice you take out feels so soft and light to the touch.


            The slices are slightly larger and thicker than the average loaf, which is a bit of a nuisance when it comes to toasting it and it won't fit into the toaster as its too tall. But you do feel as though you are getting lots of bread for your money. It has a lovely domed shape top, exactly as you would expect from a home made loaf, and is a lovely golden brown colour with a dusting of flour on the top.


            When toasted this bread is just wonderful, with lashings of butter, (yes I know.....not exactly good for you), on the hot toast it tastes gorgeous and remains light and fluffy but very crusty too. The whole kitchen is also filled with the lovely aroma of a bakery too. When used for sandwiches, it holds together well as the slices are quite thick, keeping the sandwich perfectly in tact so you don't end up wearing the contents.


            At the end of the wrapper we are told that each slice contains:-

            * Calories ~ 101
            * Sugars ~ 0.7g
            * Fat ~ 1.1g
            * Saturates ~ 0.4g
            * Salt ~ 0.46g
            * Fibre ~ 1.2g


            And for those with allergies this loaf contains:-

            Wheat, gluten and soya and may contain milk, sesame seeds and barley.



            Opinion:- This loaf is just about as near to perfect as you can get, I just love it, it is soft, fresh, light and very tasty. It stays fresh and squeezable until the very last slice and is just about perfect for sandwiches, toasting or anything else that you care to do with your bread. It is also fantastic for freezing too enabling you to stock up on it when it's on offer. I would use nothing else for my chip butties!


            Cost and availability:- This loaf is slightly more expensive than the average, but if like myself, you don't get through a lot this is irrelevant. It costs around £1.24 for most of the time but Tesco have it on offer at the moment for £1.00. It is widely available in all good supermarkets.



            For further product information visit: www.warburtons.co.uk



            Thank you for taking the time to read my review and I hope you found it useful!

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              06.02.2010 02:10
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              Warburtons Farmhouse Bread - Great tasting bread

              There are only two brands of bread that I absolutely love: Kingsmill and Warburtons. If I had to choose an absolute favourite, it would have to be Warburtons. It may seem strange then, that I buy 7 Kingsmill loaves every week. For me the reason for this comes down to price, Kingsmill costs £1.14 but is regularly on offer for £1. Warburtons cost £1.24 and is not on offer very often, it is also thicker and has less slices. As a penny pincher, I try to save as much money as possible, so opt for the very nice Kingsmill, instead of the absolutely gorgeous Warburtons.

              Over the last couple of weeks, Warburtons Farmhouse has been a very nice £1 in Tesco and I have been treating myself!

              Warburtons Farmhouse is a traditional white loaf, that looks like you could have baked it yourself (not me personally, the only loaf I ever baked, looked like a alien's baby!) On the outside it is a lovely golden colour, with a perfectly raised top, covered in a light dusting of flour. It looks very yummy indeed!

              Warburtons Farmhouse has a very fresh taste, that lasts from the first slice to the last. It makes a thick sandwich, which holds it's contents really well, without getting soggy or losing it's shape. It also makes great toast and is very crunchy, without being dry.

              I always buy my bread in bulk and freeze it. I have found that some brands do not taste as good when they've been frozen. They become stodgy and sticky, but not Warburtons! When it's defrosted, Warburtons Farmhouse still has a fresh newly baked taste to it.

              *Ingredients*

              Wheat Flour, Water, Yeast, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Flavouring, Soya Flour, Preservatives Calcium Propionate (Added to inhibit mould growth), Emulsifiers E471, E871, Flour Treatment Agents Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), E920, Flavouring includes extracts derived from natural yeast fermentation.

              *Nutrition per average slice*

              Calories - 101
              Protein - 4.2g
              Carbohydrate - 18.5g
              of which sugars - 0.7g
              Fat - 1.1g
              of which saturates - 0.4g

              Warburtons Farmhouse contains gluten, soya/soyabeans and wheat. It is suitable for vegetarians.

              I will keep buying Warburtons Farmhouse while it is on special offer. It is however very expensive for a loaf of bread and I really do have to watch the pennies.

              Going on taste alone, this loaf is definately worth 5 stars.

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              15.01.2010 23:08
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              A bread thats great on soo many levels

              Some things you just have to have white bread with. Like a chip butty, or a cheese and pickle sandwich. Now for me, Im a shopper that normally goes for the freshest, and softess feeling bread, as I tend to not eat much and dont want it going stale too quickly.

              Thats how I discovered this bread. Giving this bread a squeeze on the shelf, I was shocked to feel how soft it felt, so I bought it, and have been hooked ever since.

              The main thing that comes to mind about Warburtons is how soft and fresh it always feels. The farmhouse loaf looks like a fresh baked loaf out of a bakery, with the natural rounded top. But enough about looks and feel, you want to know how it tastes right?

              This bread is delicious. The softness of this bread means that sandwiches are moreish whatever the filling is. The one thing I dont like about fresh bread normally is that it tends to be a bit gummy in the mouth but this doesnt turn stodgy when yo are eating, its just like any other normal bread.

              I thing one of the other main selling points for me is that you can actually see the loaf you are buying. It comes in a clear bag, so you can see the bread, which makes it a bit more appealing and fresh looking on the shelf. I like to see what im buying afterall.

              The only dowside I can say about this is when i put it in my toaster, its slightly taller than noraml bred which means the top sticks out of the toaster a little bit.

              Normally I like to save money where I can when it comes to shoppig, but this is soemthing I would happily buy, and eve pay more than what it costs in the supermarket. I would class this as a more premium bread, but its actually in-line with all the pther leading bread loaves for price.

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                15.01.2010 00:08
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                The Best Warburtons Bread Ever

                This is THE best bread to have with stew, it's the best bread full stop actually but we only ever seem to buy it when we have stew or something you need a nice loaf for.

                I think you can only get it in the supermarkets, I've never seen it in any of the shops by me and always get it in Morrisons or Tesco.

                It's made by Warburtons and is a Farmhouse loaf, the difference between this and normal bread is that it looks and tastes like a fresh loaf only is cut into medium slices. The crust is cooked just right and is dusted on the top with soft flour, I love the way you've got the crust on the top and bottom but it's not on the sides because that makes it feel even more fresh.

                This bread is ALWAYS mega soft, it's proper springy and if you're having butter you have to make sure you take it out of the fridge for a bit first because the bread is so soft that it falls to bits when you try to spread it.

                It's got a lovely light texture and flavour. The feel of it as you're chewing is proper nice, it's delish with such a soft texture that it feels like mega fresh bread and not one that comes in a bag. The crust is also nice to eat and gives the bread a chewier texture, when you toast the bread it goes lovely and crunchy and gives it a nice strong flavour.

                I think this bread goes good with everything. I use it for butties, toast, to dunk in stew and I made eggy bread with it today. The eggy bread come out wicked because the bread is so soft that it soaked tonnes of the egg up.

                It's a bit dearer than normal Warburtons, I'm not sure of the exact price but about 20p more expensive I reckon.

                Recommended!!!

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                  03.01.2010 13:02
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                  A fantastic bread from the farmhouse of Warburtons.

                  Having quite a large family I am sure that you can imagine the amount of bread that we go through and bread really is one of those things that lasts just a day in my household and I love to try all the different varieties available and have lots of different types in the house to have with different things such as sandwiches, toast, in bread puddings etc.

                  This loaf has quite a distinctive appearance to it because it comes in a wonderful clear bag so I can always check out the quality of the loaf before purchasing it. The bread has a nice dusty appearance on the top and this is where it is given a nice generous dusting with flour before being packaged and shipped all around the country.

                  There is something quite distinctive about the slices in this loaf as they have a lovely soft texture in the middle with a fairly springy doughty crust to the outside which is not always eaten in my household (you know how fussy children can be!). The bread has a lovely taste to it and works perfectly either fresh for sandwiches or frozen for toast (providing you have a decent toaster). I always find that this lasts for a good few days before becoming too stale to be used for a sandwich, even after a little staleness it is still fine for toast and there are never any instances of this becoming mouldy in my household because it is always eaten up before it's possible for that to happen. The quality of this bread is very high as should be expected with a Warburtons product and this one is no exception to the rule that they offer fantastic quality bread products.

                  Each slice of this bread contains 101 calories, 4.2g protein, 18.5g carbohydrates (of which 0.7g sugars), 1.1g fat (of which 0.4 saturates), 1.2g fibre, 0.18g sodium & 0.46g of salt so providing this is eaten as part of a well balanced diet then there is no reason that this cannot be offered to children for their breakfast with a nice egg or something.

                  This bread is fantastic and although it costs £1.24 on average for an 800g loaf it really is worth paying a little more for because it brings a lovely taste to any sandwich and my particular favourite at the moment is ham salad as I find the crunch of the salad works really well with the soft doughy bread. I will be continuing to buy this as I don't mind paying a little more for good quality and to ensure my husband always has nice sandwiches to take to work.

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                  01.12.2009 14:28
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                  It's good bread!

                  Oooh now this has been a treat if you like bread, I 've been quite impressed by this loaf!

                  We get through such a lot of bread in our house with 3 out of 4 of us on daily packed lunches and toast for breakfast etc etc and because money has been tight I have resorted to buying lesser quality bread. But I just haven't been able to afford to buy the 6 loaves I normally do in one go, the kids like white and me and him prefer brown.

                  However, I was running short and asked himself to pick up one of each at the shop on his way home. For the white option, he chose this one: Warburtons Farmhouse and I'm so pleased he did! I can't tell you how much he paid for it, or even where he got it but it's the yummiest bread I've tasted in a long while.

                  The bread has all gone, and I'm sitting here with the empty bag on my desk while I type, and the wafts of bread are still floating through the air. It's lovely!

                  The slices are white and sooo soft with quite an irregular shaped crust which even the kids have eaten. The slices are thick, you couldn't have them any other way, and are fabulous in sandwiches.

                  But it was when I popped the slices in the toaster that made it, the smell that wafted through the house was almost as if I'd found the breadmaker again. I've never noticed bread toasting to smell so noticeably as that, excluding burning of course! It was delicious, so homely and comforting especially on a chilly November morning.

                  I was toasting for my son who will chomp through 2 slices in no time, the toast popped up all lovely and golden though not to crisp and the butter just loved the bread too, melting into it almost sighing. Or maybe that was me.

                  Anyway, I have nothing much else to say other than get yourself a loaf of this, a pot of butter, a huge mug of tea, your quilt and a black and white afternoon matinee on the telly and indulge.

                  I am off to the shop to get some more in a minute, need to ring husband first to find out where he got it from!

                  Oh and by the way, a slice of this will give you 1.1 g of fat and 101 calories before your toppings.

                  Thanks for reading! xx

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                  30.07.2009 17:34
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                  ...this is the best supermarket bread I've had.

                  My Yorkshire Dad was an old fashioned sort. Bread in our house was from the bakery and if we went to the supermarket he would grunt and snort abuse at the "rubber bread" as we passed the Hovis. I've picked a little of that from him and I don't really buy packaged, sliced loaves if I can avoid it. Particularly, I can't really stand Warburton's usual bread and so it took an otherwise bare cupboard for me to get around to trying the little Farmhouse loaf my girlfriend picked up.

                  Simply put, Warburton's Farmhouse is the best, tastiest, softest and freshest sliced bread I have ever tasted. The consistency of this bread is a lot closer to freshly baked bread than most other bread on the market. The slices are a nice medium size and unlike other bakery style sliced breads, they don't fall apart in your hands. It's strong enough to spread your butter on and makes a great sandwich.

                  Where the Farmhouse loaf falls down is obviously the crust. The crust must be the height of difficulty for sliced bread, I once bought a "crusty" loaf and they'd just made the top inch overbaked. I didn't really expect Warburton's to have discovered this holy grail of supermarket bread but I felt I needed to mention it.

                  Finally, it should be said that this loaf isn't expensive but is a brand name bread and so it usually costs over £1 a loaf. Loafs are a good size and it lasts a decent amount of time.

                  P.S It makes a great toastie.

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                    Gorgeous, soft bouncy bread..I'm off for some toast ta ra!

                    My most favourite food in the world (so far lol) is bread and my Mother actually calls me the bread bin! It has to be white for me and I usually like it thick but seriously I can get through a whole loaf in a day and it drives other people in my home dotty! I can live without a lot of foods but bread is not one of them as I simply adore the stuff!

                    Because I'm trying very hard to be healthy at the moment I've been eating wholemeal bread. It isn't so bad when it comes to sandwiches but for my favourite meal of jam sandwiches or marmalade on toast I'm not one bit keen so the other day when I saw my Mother had got herself some of this Warburtons Farmhouse Bread I couldn't resist but nick some to try. I am such a fan of Warburtons Toasting Bread and I just knew I was going to love this and when I looked at the nutritional values of this on the bag at 101 calories a slice I was pleasantly surprised!

                    The Packaging:

                    The bread comes in a clear plastic bag and on it I'm told clearly what it is and who it's by of course and on the back ingredients, nutritional information and allergy advice is all given, storage instructions is listed, contact details for Warburtons are also given, size is stated (800g) and I'm told it is suitable for Vegetarians. It is rather simple packaging and I do like to able to see the soft white, nice looking bread through the bag too!

                    The Bread Itself:

                    Comes sliced and I counted 21 slices of bread in the bag. Smaller than average slices if your familiar with Weightwatchers and/or Nimble bread your looking at sizes as big as that per slice really. It is quite thick really and bouncy to the touch and of course white with golden edges to it. The two crusts (one at each end of the loaf of course) are a lot thicker that the other bread slices but wow they are delicious!

                    This is an excellent quality robust bread. By that I mean it doesn't crumble or flake and because it's not too thin it's great for toasting as well as making fried bread with it and sandwiches and stuff like that. It has a lovely fresh wheaty smell to it and taste wise it is really is simply bready, well seasoned and simply tastes fresh (as long as you store it correctly and it is freezable too!).

                    An excellent quality bread and it's become a real favourite of mine lately. It has a really traditional look, feel and taste to it and is lush!

                    Allergy Advice.:

                    This product contains wheat gluten and soya.

                    This product is produced in a bakery which uses milk, sesame seeds and barley.

                    Nutritional Information Per Slice:

                    Energy: 101 Kcal
                    Protein: 4.2g
                    Carbohydrates: 18.5g
                    of which is sugars: 0.7g
                    Fat: 1.1g
                    of which is saturates: 0.4g
                    Fibre: 1.2g
                    Sodium: 0.18g
                    Salt: 0.46g

                    Available in all good supermarkets etc at about £1.35 a loaf unless it's on offer (so do watch out for that!).

                    This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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                      A tasty, good quality loaf

                      Saturday is shopping day at Morrison's & into the trolley goes some Morrison's Tiger Bread (already reviewed on dooyoo) for the parents, a small brown Warburtons loaf for Grandma & this for me......

                      Packaging:

                      The loaf comes in a predominantly transparent polythene bag with a which is tied at the top with a gold tie. The also contains the display until & best before dates. The familar Warburtons logo appears in various place on the bag along with the usual ingredient, allergy advice, customer care details & storage instructions. At the time of writing Warburton are running a "Save Tons on Lunch" campaign which can be accessed at:-

                      www.savetonsonlunch.co.uk

                      On reaching the site you are asked to enter the two sets of alpha-numeric codes on the gold wrap tie. The site asks for your name & e-mail address &, once you've clicked submit you find out what you've won. The bread bag tells you that this competition is only valid in the UK, that it closes on 31/10/2009 & that your minimum prize is 30p off a future purchase of Warburtons. I've just visited the site for the first time & was rewarded with 30p off Warburtons Medium 800g. However, I had to print the coupon off from the website so people without printer access may find themselves unable to claim these money off vouchers.


                      Nutritional Information per average slice - 42.7g {per 100g in brackets}

                      Energy kJ: 426 kJ {999 kJ}
                      kcal (calories): 101 kcal {236 kcal}
                      Protein: 4.2g {9.9g}
                      Carbohydrate: 18.5g {43.4g}
                      Of Which Sugars: 0.7g {1.7g}
                      Fat: 1.1g {2.5g}
                      Of which Saturates: 0.4g {1.0g}
                      Fibre : 1.2g {2.7g}
                      Sodium : 0.18g {0.43g}
                      Salt: 0.46g {1.08g}

                      Allergy information: The product contains wheat gluten & soya. It is produced in a bakerty whichb uses milk, sesame seeds & barley.


                      The bread:
                      The loaf I purchased was thick sliced & weighed 800g. It contained 17 slices of bread with 2 crusts. The bread itself is lighter than some of the others on the market so it doens't feel so heavy once you've eaten it. However, one potential downside to this is that it can "tear" quite easily if you're using a margarine or butter that's not very spreadable. It tastes pretty much as you'd expect bread to taste. There's no particularly strong flavouring & it doesn't feel or taste "cheap" like some of the more lower priced options do.


                      Price:
                      Morrison's had this bread on offer, charging £2.00 for two loaves. Reading other reviews on here it would appear that some other supermarkets are currently seeling it for £1 per loaf, although the usual price is higher.


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                      This bread is ideal for sandwiches or toasting and it keeps fresh for a reasonable length of time. The slices aren't too small that you still feel hungry after eating them nor too large / chewy that you're left wondering whether you're actually going to finish the slice(s) you're eating. It's ideal for freezing & doesn't retain water after it's been defrosted. As far as pre-pared breads go (as opposed to ones baked on the premises) this is one of the better options available.

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                        09.06.2009 21:51
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                        As I've mentioned before, I love Warburton's Bread. I tend to buy the blue wrapper Warburton's mostly, but when I saw an 800g loaf on offer in Asda today for £1, I thought I would have some of that. After all in Asda this normally costs about £1.50. Yes, I know it is expensive for Bread, but thesedays Bread seems to have shot up in price, although it is an everyday essential for all households (I would say so anyway!)

                        The packaging is just the normal for a loaf of bread. This is in a see through plastic bag and ties at the top. Often I tie it at the top at first, but when it gets further down the loaf, then it is easily enough to fold the wrapper under the loaf. The only colourings on here is a creamy colour and then the warburton's writing which is in white against a blue background.

                        The slices in here are different to the normal square-ish slices. They are square with a curved crust on top, so this gives the slices a different look. The top curved crust is dusted with white flour, and although there isn't a lot of flour on this, it is just a nice dusting.

                        The bread is nice and soft, and all the crusts are soft also. The slices seem quite thick, and each slice has 101 calories. So although it is just thick, it doesn't have loads of calories. You get 14 slices in 1 loaf and the 2 heels.

                        So what is it that makes Warburton's such a good loaf in my eyes? Not quite sure. It is quite an expensive brand considering other Bread brands out there, but I feel that the quality is worth the price. However thesedays when most people are watching the pennies, then can't Mr Warbuton make the price permenantly lower?

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                        03.06.2009 15:27
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                        A fantastic loaf of bread for all your bread related food requirements.

                        Warburtons Farmhouse bread is white bread that has been baked in a traditional looking tin and then sliced thickly. It contains wheat flour, wheat gluten, soya & soya flour amongst other ingredients so be advised if you have an intolerance to any of these ingredients.

                        I am always trying different loafs of bread depending on what is on offer and this loaf is currently available in Sainsbury's for £1.00 (until 21/06/2009) which is around 25p cheaper than the usual price in the big supermarkets.

                        The bread comes packaged in a clear polythene bag with a neck seal towards the end of the bag which shows you the best before date of the bread as well as helping to keep the bag sealed and the bread fresh. It has the familiar Warburtons logo on it along the top and a farmhouse logo as well as showing the ingredients & nutritional information of the bread.

                        I believe that the bread is available in a couple of different sizes but I would recommend the thick bread as although it might be a struggle to get in the toaster it really does make the loveliest sandwiches.

                        The bread is very soft and has a normal amount of crust to the sides & bottom without producing too much waste if your child does not like crusts, and it has a slightly thicker top crust that has been sprinkled with white flour once cooked. Each slice contains 101 calories and 1.1g of fat so providing you don't eat it all day long there is no problem with eating this (watch out for the 0.5g salt per slice though).

                        This bread is very soft and stays that way for a good couple of days which makes it ideal for sandwiches or alternatively I just stick a loaf in the freezer and remove a few pieces for toast whenever required. I think the price is pretty standard for similar loaves of bread and it's very tasty bread. It's chewy without being too much and there is not a hint of staleness or soggyness to this bread at all. I will definitely be purchasing it again in the future (probably if it's on offer again!) and I am rating it 5/5.

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                          28.04.2009 23:08
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                          Makes a delicious sandwich

                          Only this afternoon I passed a comment to a fellow `Dooyooer` concerning Warburton's bread, I love their bread products full stop but the Other Half much prefers his bread hot from the bread maker. As the saying goes - you can't please everyone!
                          I spent an hour with my niece and her toddler this afternoon and we were trying, note the use of the word trying, to place an on-line order for Tesco. In between removing sticky little fingers away from the keyboard and letting the dog in and out it was a work of art!
                          Sometimes on Hot Deals UK they offer voucher codes for online shopping, spend £50 and get free delivery, in the past we have been lucky and found some even better value discount codes than that.
                          Usually if you have to spend a significant amount to take advantage of the deal on offer I will add a couple of things to my nieces order so that she can use that voucher code.

                          I soon noticed that Warburton's had their large Farmhouse loaves on offer at £1.15p, 9p cheaper than the normal price. I had already had my bread maker on that morning so my bread bin was full but there is always a corner somewhere in the freezer.
                          I don't know what makes Warburton's bread so appealing, there is something that I can't put my finger on.

                          Take the large Farmhouse loaf, a very traditional loaf and that shape has been baked for years.
                          The loaf is sliced and every slice is really thick and soft.
                          Each slice of the Farmhouse loaf is large as well as thick and if I want to toast it I have to toast one half of the slice and then turn the slice around and toast the other half. Use real butter on the hot Warburton's toast and it is a meal in itself.
                          Although the slices are large they are lightweight, put two slices together and make a sandwich and the bread is very satisfying.
                          The Farmhouse loaf flatly refuses to fit into my sandwich toaster, the only way I could make a toasted sandwich using the loaf was if I were to trim the edges off!
                          But then I would take away one of the best part of the loaf, the crusts. All around three sides of each slice there is a very pale soft golden crust but as we reach the upper crust things start to change and the top crust is still soft but it has been well-cooked and on the surface the loaf has been dusted over gently with pure white flour.

                          Warburton's Farmhouse loaf is suitable for freezing and vegetarians can enjoy the loaf too.
                          One slice contains 101 calories.
                          The loaf contains soya and wheat gluten but it doesn't contain egg, milk, sesame seeds or barley.

                          Warburton's use a good thick plastic bag to put their loaf in and their advertising colours are bright and bold.
                          The company offer a wide range of products , their fruit teacakes are superb, their fruit loaves are delicious and their selection of bread is second to none.
                          If you have never tried a Warburton's loaf then maybe now is the time to take Tesco up on that special offer.

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