“ Brand: Warburtons / Type: Bread „
My boyfriend and I don't always have bread in the house as we just end up eating it, and it's not the healthiest food, especially not if it's the white variety!
However we will often go through phases where we eat a fair bit of bread...my boyfriend sometimes likes to take ham and cheese sandwiches to work. We both like the odd bacon sandwich if we want to indulge at the weekend, and we both enjoy toast.
If it was up to me, I would opt for fresh bread every time (preferably Tiger bread - YUM!), however this wouldn't be a good idea as it would be eaten up immediately! If I was wanting to be healthier I'd go for a wholemeal bread (and that's what I'd tend to get if on my own). However, nine times out of ten my boyfriend and I purchase this Warburton's medium sliced bread 800g loaf (they also do a 400g version). Since a slice is 40g, this means that there must be 20 slices in a packet.
---Cost and packaging---
This currently costs £1 in Asda (special offer), and £1.45 in Tesco - so it can vary a bit. And isn't usually the cheapest bread on the market. We tend to just pick it up without thinking, but then we don't get through masses of bread!
This bread comes in packaging which is mainly a blue colour (it's changed a bit since dooyoo's picture), and is made of paper rather than plastic. It doesn't have a little tab for resealing, but I don't find this to be a problem if you make sure you don't completely rip the paper when first opening it!
---The taste etc---
This bread is definitely best eaten in the first couple of days, and is nice just spread with margarine and eaten (it's easy to spread onto)! It is lovely and soft, and this makes great sandwiches. The sandwiches are fine to be made the night before and then kept in the fridge overnight. The bits on the end of the bread do vary a bit in thickness, but we tend to toast these bits.
I find that the slices are exactly the right size for the toaster (although our toaster would take thicker bits too), and a couple of slices of this bread toasted and covered with margarine and marmalade makes a perfect (if slightly unhealthy!) breakfast.
---How does it last?---
We tend to look for the loaf with the longest date on it just to ensure freshness.
My boyfriend and I tend to finish the loaf before the best before date, but when we haven't we don't usually let it get to the mouldy stage. If a couple of days out it's perfectly fine still for toasting.
When on my own if it looks like I'm not going to finish the loaf, I will freeze it....I then use this for toast later on when I have no bread in, or sometimes for making sage and onion stuffing for the roast chicken (I cannot stand any of that packaged stuffing rubbish!)
Each slice contains 96 calories, which isn't the best, but isn't the worst either.
It contains wheat flour, water, yeast, salt, vegetable oil, soya flour, and various other things which I won't list. It is suitable for vegetarians. It's not suitable for those with wheat, gluten and soya intolerances and allergies).
This is not the sort of bread you'd use if you wanted to make sandwiches which would impress someone (really nothing compares with thickly sliced fresh bread from the bakery or made at home), but it is perfectly adequate for the usual everyday sandwiches and toast, and I imagine perfect for families!
4 out of 5 stars from me.
Warburtons isn't my favourite bread if I'm honest I tend to favour the "squidgier" loaves such as kingsmill. However the majority of bread in this house goes on my boyfriends sandwitches and he finds the softer ones dont taste so good when theyve been in a sandwitch bag for a good few hours.
The packaging of the loaf feels like waxy paper but i assume its plastic! Its dark blue in colour for the medium sliced loaf. The Warburtons brand name is printed clearly in white on two sides of the loaf. One side of the loaf packaging clearly states all you need to know about the loaf- nutritional contents, ingredients, allergy advice, best storage conditions and how to get hold of customer care. There is also a small message from Mr Warburton himself. The remaining side is just plain white and blue.
Most breads I have purchased have a twisty top secured with the best before date. This loaf however has the best before date placed on the loaf and can be opened either side by pulling up the stuck down ends. Its kind of wrapped in the way one might wrap a christmas present. Unfortunatly on a couple of occasions the joining right down the length of the loaf has come unstuck by the time ive had my shopping delivered. Ive managed to keep it fresh by sticking it in a carrier bag but this is quite annoying! I also find it hard to secure the packaging on the loaf when only the first couple of slices have been taken.
The price varies slightly from store to store but theyre usually around the £1.25 mark. Tesco often run a 2 loaves for £2 promotion.
THE BREAD ITSELF:
I tend to find the bread a little firmer than i prefer though i have come across a couple of soft loaves. Now when I say firm I'm not saying stale just in comparison to my favourite loaves its not quite as squidgy and doughy! I'm not sure if this texture is simply because of the packaging itself not allowing it to stay fresh!
I'm not a butter/marg fan. I dont know if its lack of experience or a common problem but I've torn many a slice of bead trying to butter it for my boyfriends lunches. With warburtons this isnt a problem, I'm yet to tear a single slice so for spreading purposes I'd say warburtons is great! No more wasted bread in this house!
I'd also say the bread makes pretty decent toast!
Per average slice:
(of which sugars): 0.9g
(of which saturates): 0.3g
Of all the white breads my family like to buy Warburtons medium the best. It is soft and fluffy to the touch. Not the usual 'is it stale' or 'is it slightly yellow' that every other bread makes us ask.
Supermarket own brands are the cheapest, but they are usually thinner slices, and with dubious preservatives.
When Warburtons came out with a waxed bag we thought the air would bet through, but not one loaf has been stale though occasionally we see tears in some loaves which we leave back on the shelves.
This bread as I say is soft, fluffy and stays that way for a good 5 days when opened. It is not too moist and so soggy either.
The best price we find it for is £1 at Iceland or if you buy 3 at one time at Asda (3 for £3). Co-Op sell it at a high £1.45.
Seeded, wholemeal and granary breads are all well and good and obviously more healthy but there is the odd occasion when I crave a slice or two of white sliced bread!
Today was one of those occasions, so I sent my son out to the corner shop (where you typically pay over the odds!) and he returned with a loaf of Warburtons medium white sliced bread.
It cost £1.38 which I didn't think was too extortionate. Tesco normally sell the same loaf for £1.35 although it is on special offer at the moment at a cost of £1.00 (until 07/08/11).
The packaging no longer resembles the picture above. Warburtons have given it a more modern design. It remains blue in colour but the logo has been moved to the bottom of the pack, nutritional information appears upper left and a message from Jonathan Warburton in the upper right hand corner.
The loaf contains 18 slices of medium white bread and a crust (quite thin) at either end.
The packaging is easily opened to reveal the product inside. Each slice of bread is incredibly soft - including the crusts. It is of a standard size, quite rectangular in shape and makes very smart sandwiches! As opposed to the bread that you slice yourself - I always seem to mess it up!
I find that white bread is quite tasteless and see it purely as a vehicle for the sandwich filling - this loaf does this expertly, there are no intrusive tastes allowing my tuna mayo and onion to shine through.
Each slice contains:
Energy - 96kcal
Sugars - 0.9g
Fat - 0.8g
of which saturates - 0.3g
Fibre - 1.0g
Salt - 0.44g
My local shop generally sells products that are quite long dated, this particular loaf has a best before of 5 days. I have found in the past that the loaf stays quite fresh if stored correctly - in a cool dry place, not refrigerated. The loaf can be frozen but this is something that I am not a fan of. I normally only use previously frozen bread for toasting.
If you are looking for a a simple, down to earth sandwich bread at a reasonable price then this is the loaf for you. Certainly refreshing as a treat and a change for the more healthier options out there.
I could eat bread till the cows come home. But this is by far the best bread I have brought.
The loaves always seem fresh at time of purchase and 4-5 days after ourchase.
I normally only by 1 loaf a week for me and my Husband and it is still fresh for our lunch box on Friday.
It's soft which a nice crust...Warburtons's the best family to make your bread.
Every loaf I have is spot on never had a burnt or disappointing loaf off them yet.
I think the cost is reasonable also as Tesco often have it on offer for £1.00 even full price it's only £
1.35. In the past I have made the error in buying own brand bread...never again now I have found this beauty.
Would I recommend this to others? Defiantley actually if anyone want to come round for a sarnie I'll make them one from this loaf. Second to none.
I have never really been to fussed about bread and where it came from a loaf was a loaf to me and a Tesco Value loaf was simply delicious when we used to have it at work. My partner however used to go on an on about Warburton bread or 'Warbo' as it is known in our house and so when we moved in together the bread of choice had be Warburton else he simply refuses to eat it.
The loaf tells me 'The ingredients that make this loaf special are - over 130 years of tradition, five generations of heritage, tonnes of quality and a touch of Warburton's magic' does not really say its down to the way its baked or the mix of ingreidients as you would think.
The Warburtons loaf we choose to buy is the medium one which costs around £1.20 for an 800g loaf. The bread is white with a crust and is very soft indeed and I have to admit it is delicious bread. The bread springs back when you touch it and smells very 'bready' it is lovely and soft and delicious with some nice Clover spread on it. The bread once opened lasts around a week aslong as you roll the package back onto it to keep it fresh I sometimes find the top couple go a little harder but if you pick a slice from nearer the bottom they are as soft as the day of purchase.
Each slice of bread contains 94kcal and is not suitable for those of you who are wheat, gluten or soya intollerant. It is however suitable for vegetarians. A loaf of Warburtons bread can also be frozen however I find that it is never quite the same as fresh once it has been frozen if you are going to use it for sandwiches however it is perfectly fine if you are going to toast it from frozen. Toasting is of course the other way to enjoy a nice slice of Warburtons and and the medium slice piece fits perfectly into my toaster and a couple of slices are enough to fill me up until lunch.
I give Warburtons 5 stars a loaf I enjoy.
I usually buy own-brand bread from the Supermarket. However, having run out of bread I asked my other half to pick some up on his way home for an 'Eggy Bread' breakfast the next morning. The local shop he went to had only a small 400g Warburtons medium sliced loaf left which he duly purchased for 80p. When I was a child this was the only bread we had other than, on the rare occasion, the slightly heftier thick sliced Toastie loaf. The bread is in a blue packaging with white and red on also. The pack displays all ingredients and nutrition information. This bread can also be frozen - though it didn't last long enough in our house for this.
As we have been used to eating thicker sliced bread for some time now I wondered how filling it would be. I needn't have worried. The bread was tasty and in fact noticeably less crumb creating than some of the bread we usually eat. The bread had a nice soft texture and fried well in the pan. Also I found that when making sandwiches it held together very well without tearing or ripping. I found the consistency good being neither too light nor too heavy providing the foundations for a solid sturdy butty that doesn't bloat you up.
The bread is suitable for toasting but I would strongly recommend that you keep your toaster setting toward light otherwise the bread could become a warped burning mess but if you get the crispness spot on then the result is very rewarding.
This is a nice tasty bread but as it is over £1 for a standard loaf it is not something I will purchase as part of my weekly shop but I certainly wouldn't put anyone off buying it. If you've got the dough buy the dough!
These is normally 2 types of Bread we always buy. It is either Mothers Pride the Plain stuff which the wife hates, or this Warburton's which the wife says is her favourite Bread. Since I like this one as well, and since we often don't need the 2 Loafs of Bread in the house for waste purposes then this normally is the winner in the Supermarket.
Priced at about £1.30 thesedays for a 800g Loaf. Where has all the prices came from over the last while? I used to think £1 was expensive for a Loaf of bread.
The pack stands out well enough on the Bread shelf as it is blue and white in colour.
Have never counted how many slices you get in the pack, but would hazard a guess at about 14 slices and the 2 heels. The slices are a good size as well, and I even end up eating most of the crusts and i'm a bit fussy about the crusts on some bread as it seems pretty hard and not that nice.
The bread is a bright white colour and very very soft. It tastes fresh up until the best before date and even when it reaches that date it is still very edible, but I like this because it is so soft and tasty. Not much taste to it, but I think it has a slight sweet taste to it.
PEr slice this has 94 calories, so the wife can make a sandwich on this for lunch while on her diet.
Yes it is expensive for a Loaf of Bread, but most of the brand named Breads are around this price thesedays, and this is the nicest brand name out there. I feel you get what you pay for with this.
There is only one type of packaged bread allowed in my bread bin and that is Warburton`s.
I`m not at all snobbish about this, if cheaper breads were as good I would have no qualms in buying it.
The truth is Warburton`s is THE best sliced bread I have ever tasted.
Why does this bread taste better? Truth is I can`t really explain it, it is always soft but not too light. You get a nice mouthful of doughy bread every time you bite into it. Probably some ingredient that is totally bad for you is the one that gives it the distinctive taste but I don`t care. I like to eat healthy whenever I can but I will not compromise on bread.
It is soft but firm if that makes sense. I can spread Lurpak light spreadable on it quite easily, however Lurpak "full fat" tends to rip it. I think its about the softness of the spread and the pressure you apply though.
Warburton`s is one of the priciest white loaves out there to be honest at between £1.00 and £1.50 depending on the store. That said I would pay £2 for it if I had to because I won`t tolerate any other bread!!
I can`t recommend this bread to everybody because if you all buy it it will leave less for me. So don`t buy Warburton`s white bread its awful (as if)!!
I can't think of any bread I'd rather eat than Warburtons, it's got to be the medium for sandwiches and that's the one that comes in a blue packet. It costs anything from 99p to £1.39 depending on where you buy it from but it's worth it because it's dead soft and stays proper fresh for days.
The slices of bread are just the right thickness for me because I think a lot of medium slices are like thick bread at the minute but these are nice and thin but thick enough that you can taste the bread in your butty.
Warburtons medium sliced is always lovely and soft and goes good with any filling you can think of, my fave sandwich ever is cheese and pickle and the best bread for that is the softest white bread and that for me is Warburtons.
This bread freezes quite good but it loses some of its softness when it unfreezes and I'm not mad keen on it then but it's ok for toast.
Another thing I like about Warburtons is that even though it's soft it doesn't get holes in it when you butter it unless your using that stupid butter that won't spread from the fridge.
It tastes nice and doughy but not too much, we used to buy Kingsmill but they changed it and now I think it tastes too floury and you can taste that over the filling of your sandwich. That doesn't happen with Warburtons and it complements the filling instead of covering the taste of it.
Bread! It is something most of us eat every day, but choosing the right one for you and your family is trial and error. Although I don't tend to eat much white bread, the rest of my family really like Warburton's White Bread. And in my experience it is unique and different to all the other brands out there.
Now being a southerner and moving up to Manchester in 1997 I had never even heard of Warburton's before, I don't know if it is widely available so if anyone has any comments on this please do let me know if you are down south and you can get it.
***Why Warburton's? ***
Warburton's bread is so soft and fresh, it has a really nice taste and is quite doughy, and I tend to use it mainly for toast as it is kind of crispy on the outside and really soft inside. They also do a "Toastie" Version which is brilliant for making toast and toasties. As it is really a lot thicker too then normal bread.
What I find with Warburton's bread is it does not break when you are spreading your butter or margarine, it stays whole and also I find it stays a lot fresher then other brands I have tried in the past.
I tend to prefer the wholemeal variety when it comes too bread, Warburton's also do another type of bread "Seeded Batch" This is my favourite as it has seeds, is wholemeal and has a really nice taste to it but this is all together another review.
Wheat Flour , Water , Yeast , Salt , Vegetable Oil , Soya Flour , Emulsifiers E481, E472e , Preservative Calcium Propionate (added to inhibit mould growth) , Flour Treatment Agents Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), E920 .
Suitable for Vegetarians.
Contains Gluten. Contains Wheat. Contains Soya\Soybeans.
This is the best White Bread I have used, I tend to get it from my local shop as it seems much fresher then Huge Supermarket chains, IT also seems to me supermarkets put there own date on the bread.
At the moment you can get 2 loafs of this bread for £2 at Asda or be expected to pay around £1.29 for 800g they also do a smaller version for about 70p which is 400g.
What I like about Warburton's as a brand is they have something for everyone, they do many bread varieties and they come in different sizes too.
This bread is also suitable for freezing but we always buy from Fresh as it tastes so much nicer.
If I had a bigger budget then this would always be my bread of choice but sometimes I have to stick to cheaper products or just whatever is in the cupboard wherever I happen to be staying!
This bread is provided in a thick paper style bag that is folded around the bread as if it's a wrapped up present and it's more unique than other loaves of bread and providing you are careful when opening the bag it can easily be resealed and your bread will stay fresher for longer. I find that this stays soft for a good few days on average after purchasing and I normally freeze some when I get it so that I have a nice loaf in the freezer for toast at all times as well as emergency sandwiches.
The bread is brilliantly white & is deliciously soft, I always give my loaf of bread a little squeeze before I purchase it just to try and make sure that it's as soft as I can get. I love this bread as the base for sandwiches (hence what makes me keep buying this as well as the toastie loaf!) or as toast and it never really disappoints. I use this as toast or bread and butter with the occasional grilled fry-up style breakfast and this is perfect for cleaning up all the beans and what not!
I have no bad points to mention about this bread, it's soft & extremely tasty. I like nothing more than a few good slices of bread to help get my day started and this product does it wonderfully! I will be buying it again (as soon as the budget allows) and I would definitely recommend it. It is a little expensive but it's worth paying that little extra for the fantastic taste, softness and great quality of the bread.
Each slice contains 94 calories and 0.8g fat (good slices, medium cut) and this is very reasonable for a slice of white bread of a decent size. While I remember it this is sometimes a little too tall for some smaller toasters but mine is a brilliant toaster so I have no problems with this, however, if I am staying somewhere where I am using their toaster then I just turn the piece around after a minute just to ensure that everything is nicely cooked.
Medium White Sliced Warburtons Bread is available for £1.29 per 800g and as this is the same size and price as the Toastie variety I would have to pick the toastie one over this if I could only afford one loaf of bread. However, these loaves are frequently on 2 for £2.00 in local supermarkets so I usually stock up my freezer then for a good few weeks.
I am rating this bread 5/5 as it's one of my favourite & it's a bread that makes yummy, soft, fresh tasting sandwiches.
I like to 'drop' down a brand or two with several items on my shopping list, and by doing so regularly, I can save a few pounds on my shopping budget. If in Asda for example, and I am looking for a particular item, I will more often than not opt to pick out the 'smart price' alternative if there is one available. I do find that by doing this, I can reduce my shopping bill and many of the 'cheaper' alternatives to those well-known brands are just as good in my humble opinion!
That said, there are a few cheaper options that don't seem to come up to my standards, and 'value' bread is one of them. I have tried several brands of cheaper bread and found them all to be a bit grey and unappetising- looking. For this reason, I tend to stick to my favourite brand - Warburtons.
The Warburtons range varies from loaves of bread to crumpets and other items. They do several types of bread, from batch loaves to seeded etc, but the bread I buy regularly - because I think it is 'just right' - is the Warburtons 'Medium' sliced white bread.
I think the 'medium' refers to the size and thickness of the slices, because if memory serves me correctly, there is also a 'thick' option of loaf to buy, and the slices of bread in the thick loaf are just that - thickly sliced!
The medium loaf however, is just the right size for my needs which are basically for making toast and sandwiches. I do find that a loaf will last sufficiently and won't go stale too quickly which is another disappointing trait with a lot of the cheaper branded bread.
The bread is always very soft to the touch, another point which makes me favour it over other brands. I find that it toasts very nicely and has a nice taste to it, whereas cheaper brands just taste like cardboard for the most part.
I have frozen the Warburtons bread on several occasions, and have found that it freezes very well indeed. Many other brands don't fare as well as I find they are never quite the same once defrosted and it puts me off from freezing them in the future. This is not so with the Warburtons medium sliced loaf - it freezes and defrosts as it should, which is something I do quite often now.
The Warburtons medium loaf comes in two sizes - the larger size is 800g, and there is also a smaller sized loaf which is 400g. I tend to buy the 400g loaf more often, as I struggle with my (lack of) appetite a lot of the time, and therefore I find the smaller-sized slices are a little more appealing to me.
The 400g loaf costs me around the 85 pence mark from my local grocer, although it is also available in my local Tesco and Asda supermarkets. Warburtons products in general are quite readily available and I wouldn't have thought there would be any problem in finding the products.
The nutritional information on the packaging informs me that 100g of the bread will provide me with 239 calories and 1.9g of fat. I can also see that it is suitable for a vegetarian diet and there is allergy information given so that we can make an informed choice as a consumer, about whether this is a suitable product for our dietary needs.
All in all I would award this bread top marks, I use it often and have continued to buy it over other brands for a couple of years now. That in itself is proof to me that it must be a reasonable product as I am not loyal to any one brand in particular and am easily swayed!
There is a website available at www.warburtons.co.uk, should you wish to find out more information about Warburtons products.
Warburtons is by far our favourite family loaf. When I first met my husband he refused to eat anything other than Warburtons medium sliced white bread, which I thought was strange. However when I tasted it for the first time I totally understood why, it really is delicious.
It is available from probably all supermarkets and is priced £1.29 for a 800g loaf, this is from Tesco's but I know the price will vary depending on where you buy it from. For your money you will get 18 slices of bread and two crusts. You can also buy it in 400g loafs but these are really small and not as good value for money.
It is always really fresh and soft when you buy it and it always lasts for a good few days. There is a display until date and a best before date, two days later and I find the bread always stays fresh until that date.
I have tried cheaper alternatives but have never found anything that comes anywhere close to the quality of warbutons.
We buy medium sliced bread but it is also available in thick and toastie. They are also fresh, soft and tasty loafs its just we prefer the medium size. You can also get warburtons brown bread which we also buy.
As a family of five we eat lots of bread, maybe we shouldn't as it isn't the healthiest food out there but when it is so nice to eat we just can't resist. I makes loverly toast and sandwiches.
The loaf provides you with nutritional advice and one slice of bread contains 94 calories which is 5% of an adult's guideline daily amount and just 1% of fat (0.8g) so I'm sure a couple of slices a day won't do any harm.
Asolutely the best bread there is and I think it would have to be something special to change my mind!
I eat alot of bread! Probably way more than I should, but I can't help it, I love the stuff. Warburtons white medium sliced tends to be the one i go for. I have it for toast, sandwichs, and even just on its own sometimes. I think all round its my favorite white bread.
The bread has a really fresh feel and taste to it. The slices are quite thin which is good sometimes when this is what your after. Sometimes I do prefer a thicker slice, but generally am happy with this. I must have eaten thousands of these loaves over the years and have never had a bad one which shows how consistent Warburtons are!
The packaging has been the same for practically forever, its very easy to spot when your looking round the supermarket. It seems to keep the bread fresh, and it lasts for three or four days when I have bought it. Or sometimes I will freeze the bread and eat later on.
I know white bread is not all that healty, so here is what it contains. Each slice has 94 calories, 0.8 grams of fat and 0.46 grams of salt. That's 8% of your daily allowance for salt, which is quite alot I think!
A loaf of this bread will cost you £1.29 which tends to be about average for a slice of loaf of bread these days. That's at Tesco by the way. You can also buy a smaller loaf for 70p.
Warburtons also do thick sliced bread, brown bread, rolls, crumpets and all sorts. I like pretty much all of their products but think this medium sliced white bread is there best and is just a good all round classic loaf. Go and make yourself some butties!