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      11.02.2010 17:10
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      TASTY, TRADITIONAL STYLE FAYRE, AT A REASONABLE PRICE

      About this product the manufacturer describes it as "Combining the juiciest raisins with cinnamon provides the perfect flavour for this delicious loaf. Conveniently sliced and ready glazed, Raisin Loaf with Cinnamon offers a real fruity taste sensation any time of the day."

      Warburtons was established in 1870 with a small grocery shop in Bolton. Bread baking began in 1876. The history of Warburtons and how they got to where they are today can be found on the company's website 'www.warburtons.co.uk'. I found this quite interesting.

      Anyway on with the bread.

      The loaf comes pre-sliced in colourful and attractive packaging, and is described as 'bursting with fruitiness'. The raisin content is 23%.

      It retails for around £1.30. I usually buy mine in the local Tesco store.

      The loaf has a pleasing 'yummy' smell on opening, and you get a good whiff of cinnamon.

      The individual slices are about the same thickness as a 'thick sliced' loaf, but otherwise the size is a good deal smaller (as you would expect). I think I would prefer the slices a little thinner, particularly if sandwiching these together.

      The raisins are quite moist and plump, and the cinnamon flavour pleasantly noticeable. The loaf itself is perhaps a little dry for my liking, but a small amount of low fat spread tends to correct this. This is just my personal preference.

      Calorie wise, the average slice contains about 96. The average slice contains approx 2.6g of protein, 18.3g of carbohydrate, and only 1.3g of fat (mostly unsaturated).

      This loaf certainly tastes fruity, and will make a useful addition to the family's lunch boxes/picnic lunches from time to time.

      Overall, my family has enjoyed this 'tea' loaf, and would recommend others to try it. Well done to Warburtons.

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        16.12.2009 20:28
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        I spotted this in the Supermarket and decided I needed a bit of a pick me up. I love Warburton's Hot Cross Bun Loaf, and the odd Fruit Tea Cake, so this was right up my street.

        Not that cheap priced at £1.22 for a 400g Loaf, but I guess you are paying for the brand name. Found up the Bread aisle somewhere in most shops I assume.

        The packaging is alright, Most of it is see through, so you can see the item before you get it. You see the slices of Bread and you can see the odd Raisin dotted around the crust. This has the Warburtons brand in plain view on the bag, and the only colouring seems to be a rusty red colour.

        I didn't count the slices in this, but I think you got about 10 slices plus the heels. The slices weren't the same size either and from the end slice to the middle one there was quite a bit of a difference.

        Now to the Loaf. The crust I found was quite tough and a little hard, but it was easy enough to pull off, which is what I done. Am not the biggest fan of crusts anyway even on Bread. The Loaf part was soft with a bit of a spring to it. When you bit into it you got the nice soft, fresh tasting doughy taste with a sprinkling of Cinnamon and a good amount of raisins. I applied quite a thick spreading of Butter to this, and the whole slice was lovely.

        Not a huge best before date on this, but it can be frozen and used within a month, but I go through things like this in about a day anyway.

        A nice enough Fruity Loaf, but not quite as nice as the Hot Cross Bun Loaf.

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        05.11.2009 22:04
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        A delicious fruit loaf

        I first bought a Warburtons Raisin Loaf with Cinnamon a few months ago, when I saw it was reduced in price in my local Tescos. At the time, I was quite hungry while walking home from the supermarket, so I ate a couple of slices of the loaf on the journey back, and loved the taste. I am not sure how much I paid for that first loaf, it was probably about 50 pence, but the one I bought last week was 94 pence from Tescos. This is for a 400g sliced loaf.

        On opening the bag, there is a really sweet smell, and a noticable aroma of cinnamon, which I love. The slices of bread are packed with raisins, and can feel quite sticky to the touch. It is best served lightly toasted and with a little butter, and is reminiscent of a teacake in some ways. The taste is very sweet too, due to the raisins, so it probably shouldn't be eaten on a regular basis. Each slice (35.8g) contains 96kcals, 2.6g protein, 18.3g carbohydrate (8.7g sugars), 1.3g fat (0.4g saturates), 1.1g fibre and 0.30g salt. As a treat, I think this is fine, and it is low in fat and has some fibre. Just don't put too much butter on it.

        This loaf is suitable for vegetarians, and it can also be frozen on the day of purchase, so it may be a good idea to stock up when it is reduced in price or on special offer, and freeze it, if you have enough space in the freezer. I shall definitely be buying this product again, as it is so delicious, and is a lovely treat to have, especially on a cold Winter's day. It is great comfort food when you want something sweet.

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          27.10.2009 17:16
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          A Delicious Raisin & Cinnamon Loaf.

          Warburtons Cinnamon & Raisin Loaf is a delicious loaf which is mainly comprised of raisins and wheat flour with the addition of delicious warming cinnamon.

          A 400g portion is available for around 97p from Sainsburys or any of the other big supermarkets and this will give you 11 decent sized slices (although you might find yourself eating two slices a day!) and once opened the product will keep for two days unless stored in an airtight container or can be kept in the freezer and just taken out slice by slice as needed.

          It is quite difficult to cut in to this loaf because it has a very squishable texture and you will find it best to use a sawing type motion rather than a straight cut motion and this should give you a pretty unsquished serving. Each slice has approximately 100 calories and 1.3g of fat so overall this isn't too bad as long as it is enjoyed in moderation.

          When you bite in to the slice you will find it deliciously fruity, the raisins are very plump and taste lovely and I don't have anything bad to say about the fruit within this product. It is quite a sticky texture and will get stuck to your teeth but this isn't necessarily a bad point! The cinnamon brings a real warming feeling to the loaf and this is definitely a Winters cold night comfort food for me!

          It's best enjoyed either plain with just a little real butter (no margarine) or I lightly toast mine under the grill and add a little toast and some home-made jam (not made in my own home though!).

          I have nothing bad to say about this product, it's a delicious treat which is definitely an acquired taste. The fruit is perfect and it's not too high in fat or calories for how nice it tastes! Make sure that you do use real butter though as it just tastes heavenly! There is a perfect amount of cinnamon to not be overpowering yet give a delicious heady taste.

          Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Raisins (24%), Water, Cinnamon Pieces (5%) (Sugar, Cinnamon (0.5%), Wheat Flour, Sunflower Oil, Dextrose), Banana Powder, Yeast, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Salt, Glazing Agent (Water, Potato Dextrin, Preservative E202, Stabiliser Guar Gum), Wheat Gluten, Gelling Agent E466, Emulsifiers E472e, E471, Soya Flour, Dextrose, Preservative Calcium Propionate (added to inhibit mould growth), Flour Treatment Agent Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).

          I am rating this product 5/5 as there are no bad points in my opinion, it's Winter warming perfection!

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            25.10.2009 15:00
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            Very Tasty!

            I first got into eating this when I was pregnant with my first child, I had cravings for the taste of bread and raisins and when I was looking upon the shelf's this looked the most appealing.

            I am a bit of a Warburton's fan, and tend to buy standard white bread, occasionally the toastie loaf, seeded batch and then this Raisin loaf although I don't tend to buy them all the time, I switch between the 4.

            ***About Raisin Loaf***

            This is so tasty and consists of raisins with cinnamon. The crust is glazed and it is very sweet and is great for a snack or to have as lunch or even breakfast.

            If you have kids, you may find they can be a little fussy when it comes to eating fruit, maybe give this a go as it is in the form of toast but has that little extra.

            Because this is naturally sweet too if you are having a bit of a sweetie craving this does just the trick in keeping you full as well as curbing any sweet cravings.

            Kcal 96 per slice
            Fat (g) 1.3g per slice
            Contains Wheat Gluten Yes
            Contains Soya Yes


            ***Ingredients***

            Wheat Flour, Raisins (24%), Water, Cinnamon Pieces (5%) (Sugar, Cinnamon (0.5%), Wheat Flour, Sunflower Oil, Dextrose) , Banana Powder , Yeast , Vegetable Oil , Sugar , Salt , Glazing Agent (Water, Potato Dextrin, Preservative E202, Stabiliser Guar Gum) , Wheat Gluten , Gelling Agent E466 , Emulsifiers E472e, E471 , Soya Flour , Dextrose , Preservative Calcium Propionate (added to inhibit mould growth) , Flour Treatment Agent Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) .

            This is very high in sugar 10% of your daily allowance from 1 slice!

            Also if you are watching your salt intake its 5% of your daily allowance from 1 slice also

            I find this very disappointing that so many foods have so much sugar and salts in them but at the same time this does offer some sort of healthy option, I mean its better then eating a donut!

            ***Overall Opinion***

            After reading the sugar and salt contents of this product I am not as happy eating it as regular as I have been doing, maybe every couple of weeks, It's all about moderation and it is healthier then eating a cake I guess. But everything that tastes nice seems to have so much sugar and salt in.

            I give this 4/5 as it is tasty and filling and it's somewhat healthy I think!

            Be expected to pay around £0.94 for 400grams, it doesn't last too long if you are feeding a family of four either!

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              13.09.2009 23:56
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              A traditional comfort food

              I count myself as a Warburton fan having tried various loaves and compared them to rival brands. Family bakers since 1876 they have stood the test of time anyway.

              I purchased a raisin loaf with cinnamon in Asda, tempted by the fact it was reduced from its normal price of 68p to 48p. It has to be said this is a smallish loaf, but then most fruit loaves are. Each slice contains 96 calories, but this is without the butter, and they are moreish.

              The bread is a pleasant sweet bread,easy to toast. I did not find it too sweet for my taste. It is surprisingly liberally sprinkled with raisins,I like raisins but I wouldn't have minded a few less.The slices are fairly thick.

              The flavour of cinnamon is pronounced, but I didn't find it overpowering.I like cinnamon, and would assume most people do, but a quick opinion poll of my family said otherwise,"nah, not much",(22 year old daughter),"I don't like it" (61 year old husband.)I did a little quick research on the internet which revealed that in the ancient world it was held to be an extremely precious spice, which has anti inflammatory and antiseptic protective properties.

              Fruit loaf is a traditionial type comfort food. I associate it with Sunday teas with my parents.It is nice , can be frozen and kept, I think the cinnamon twist makes it a bit special, maybe Warburtons are thinking of the run up to Christmas.I'll give it a good 4 stars.

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                04.08.2009 12:42
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                If you are looking for something different give this fruit bread a go!

                I love fruit bread and have tried lots of different brands lately, I was shopping online on Sunday and came across Warburtons while I was searching for bread so decided to give this a try.

                ~Packaging~

                The bread comes in the usual plastic packaging that you get with most bread, it is burgandy/pinkish in colour and has a picture of fruit on the wrapper. There is a tie wrapped around the top of the bag which gives you the display until date and best before date.

                ~The Bread~

                This is a 400g loaf and my loaf had 12 slices of bread, the bread is a little bit thicker than the usual thin cut loafs of bread which makes it ideal for toasting.
                When you open the bag you can smell the cinnamon, it isn`t too overpowering it is just a light nice smell. The bread feels nice and soft and you will notice loads and loads of raisins in the bread.

                I toasted my bread and put some low fat spread on it, even though toasted the bread remained soft and the raisins were also soft and very juicy. I have to say these are the best tasting rasins ever!


                ~Ingredients~

                I am not going to go through the whole list but here are the main ingredients :-

                Wheat Flour, Raisins (23%),water, cinnamon pieces ( 5%)
                ~Other Useful Information~

                * The bread is suitable for freezing - if freezing, freeze on day of purchase
                * Suitable for Vegetarians
                * Store in a cool dry place
                * Under warm conditions the life of the bread will be reduced

                ** Allergy Advice**

                *The product contains wheat, gluten and soya
                *The product is made in a bakery which uses milk, sesame seeds and barley

                ** Nutrition Information**

                Calories - 267 kcal per 100g of product or 96 kcal per average slice (35.8g)



                ~What do I think?~

                I am lucky as I have 2 bakers in the family so if I want fruit bread all I have to do is ask, but after trying Warburtons I can say that I will be buying this again very soon! It is quite expensive at £1.07 from Tescos but for me the selling point is the juicy raisins and the lovely smell of cinnamon

                ~One Last Thing~

                This fruit bread does seem to toast a lot quicker than other brands so keep an eye that it does not burn.

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                  07.05.2009 16:08
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                  Addictive fruit loaf

                  Warburtons Raisin Loaf with Cinnamon is probably a good alternative to replace their limited edition of the Hot Cross Loaf, which I loved so much. Before I only noticed the Orange version but then I saw this one, even though not keen on raisins I do love the cinnamon taste so decide to give it a go. I found it over powered with raisins and it did not really have that spongy freshness they had in the Hot Cross loaf version, so I do not recommend eating it straight out the bag. I find it tastes much better toasted and buttered. As it is toasted the cinnamon smell wafts in the air. The raisins become juicy and there is a lovely taste of cinnamon, not over powering at all. Nice to munch on in the mornings and afternoon with a hot chocolate or a cup of tea. I found this near the buns and fruit loaf aisle just for a £1.06 from ASDA. Shame it is only a small loaf, it just doesn't not last as long.

                  The product it self is a 400g loaf, wrapped in the usual plastic packaging for bread with a tag with the best before date and to seal in the freshness. The packaging is brown/ red and shows raisins, it also states that it is bursting with fruitiness. The Loaf it self is a little sticky on top with the glaze, and is already sliced, each slice containing loads of raisins and a smear of cinnamon through out.

                  The product itself contains wheat gluten and soya. It states that it does not contain any milk, egg, sesame seeds or barley. It states it is suitable for home freezing but it is best to just eat it within the best before date and trust me it won't last long so there is no need to worry about it going off.

                  Tastes good but it's a shame that with the 8.7g of sugars per slice the sugar amount really starts to really build up with each slice consumed, it also contains more than the sugar in the Hot Cross version. Overall it's a nice tasty product but maybe one to have from time to time even though it is addictive.

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