Product Type: Warburtons Snacks
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Soft and delicious bread.
Warburtons Farmhouse Bread.
Member Name: Seven17
Warburtons Farmhouse Bread.
Advantages: Taste, floured crusts, soft
Disadvantages: A bit more expensive, not on offer as often as Hovis.
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 This rarely comes into the offer, but does often get reduced if its about 5 minutes from going out of date, so I buy this whenever I can.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If you want to make it last longer just pop it in the freezer, I usually stock up on these when they're almost out of date or on offer, as they can last for many months in the freezer.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.
Summary: Highly recommended, but stock up when it's on offer and put them in the freezer.