I have eaten Warburtons Toastie Loaf ever since I was a child and when it comes to white sliced bread, for me there really is nothing better than a loaf of this. It's not only good for toasting but is great used fresh for sandwiches as it's soft and keeps it's structural integrity - it's particularly good for bacon butties with just a smidge of brown sauce. And when you toast it, it's crisp on the outside, soft in the middle and soaks up butter without going soggy. Warburtons thick sliced toastie comes in two sizes a 400g and 800g - the former fits perfectly into a toaster but doesn't seem quite big enough so I tend to always buy the latter larger loaf, which feels more substantial but unfortunately doesn't quite fit into the average sized toaster. If you can be bothered, the toast does tend to shrink a bit while toasting, so after a couple of minute of vertical toasting, pop-up the toaster half-way through the process and you should be able to turn it the other way (lengthways) to allow for even toasting.
This bread is often on offer at Asda where you can get 2 for £2 or sometimes it's just £1 for one. I don't mine either quite frankly, I stock up on bread when it's cheap. But that's the only reason why I buy this, because taste wise it's pretty bog standard.
The slices are almost evenly sliced, some are a little over and under the average sized slice in a loaf but this is expected. So long as they are not several centimetres out then thats fine. They're not so thick that you taste more bread than filling but not thin either.
The bread feels quite soft and bouncy but I have found a couple loaves were they were slightly hard on the shelf, nearing the end of their life. While were on the subject, these do generally have accurate expiry dates. A couple loaves have gone out of date before the date on the label, and this was due to mould. When they start to smell like vinegar you know it's abut ready to be chucked.
The bread absorbs sauces and spreads quite well, especially with butter when it's been toasted. The butter is absorbed very quickly but doesn't make it soggy. The bread still maintains it's formation and shape and doesn't fall apart when you pick it up. You can tear it easily with your mouth so it's not like rubber, but it does have that right balance.
This doesn't have that flour on the crusts like the farmhouse one which i quite enjoyed. It really added a certain something to the flavour and actually made me enjoy the crusts. With this though its missing something, and it tastes a little... average.
This doesn't stand out from any other bread, it tastes the same but if anything a little more average. Hovis bread has a slightly sweet taste to it, but this doesn't stand out from the crowd. I therefore only buy it when it's on offer and don't try and buy it deliberately. By that I mean I don't go into a shop and look for this, I just scan the shelves and i'm not bothered if I end up with this because it's on offer.
Overall a pretty bog standard loaf of bread really. I'd recommend it for toast, it does absorb the butter well and it cooks well in the toaster, plus it's not paper thin. But taste wise it's not worth the extra money, so buy this bread only if it's on offer, I can't see the point otherwise. I love the farmhouse bread because it really tastes great as well as being soft and with a little flour on the crusts. This though, is bog standard bread.
I love to have really thick toast so when I saw this I thought it would be great. sadly it didn't live up to my expectations as it just wasn't as thick as I was expecting.
Warburtons make a variety of bakery products. I particularly like their potato cakes. I find that their bread is usually very soft and fresh and lasts longer than other brands.
I bought this Toastie sliced bread from Tesco last week. A few weeks ago I bought Morrison's toastie bread and it was lovely, very thick and very brilliantly toasted. It was perfect toast. When I saw this in Tesco I thought I would give it a go.
I was actually disappointed. I wouldn't say it's any thicker than my usual medium-slicked bread so this was very disappointing as I was hoping it would be more like the Morrison's own version. I would at least expect it to be thicker than how i would imagine medium sliced to be.
It did toast nicely but just wasn't the same because it didn't have that depth. I don't see that there is any difference in buying this than buying just normal sliced Warburton's unless I just got a bad batch.
The bread itself was good like Warburtons usually is as it was really soft and the crust wasn't too over done or anything. So it made lovely sandwiches.
I won't be buying this again because I was expecting better and when it says it's thick slicked I would expect it to be thicker than this. It did taste nice I cannot deny that but I prefer a more dense texture. I definitely advise if you're looking for a lovely thick slice of bread then to buy the Morrison's version or to just buy your own loaf and cut it yourself! It is perfectly fine as bread though.
It is almost a shame to toast Warburton's toastie bread as because of the waxy packaging the bread always seems to stay fresher for longer.
The bread slices are much larger than many of it competitors making a very satisfying sandwich, toast or toastie. Because of the larger size this bread is much more filling.
The bread is light and fluffy yet it still manages to stay much more resilient than other brands which sometimes fall apart when butter is spread on them. I have also noticed that the end seem to stay fresher for longer and crusts of the bread are bouncy rather than solid.
The bread tastes more like proper bakery bread than other brands and even when toasted the outside is crisp but the inside remains fluffy and chewy.
The packaging is eye catching and practical however once opened it is hard to close again because unlike traditional bread packaging you cannot twirl the bag shut. As a family we tend to turn it upside down on the counter.
This without a doubt is my favourite loaf of bread. Warburtons bread is soft but it's strong. This is one of the few breads I can spread butter/margarine on without the bread tearing and falling apart. The bread holds it's shape well and generally stays in a perfect rectangular shape. Warburtons bread is also quite large so you can make decent sized sandwiches. The crust has strength but without being tough, which is what I believe helps it hold its shape.
The packaging, for the thick sliced bread, is orange with Warburtons 'Toastie' clearly printed on both sides. It has blue packaging for the medium sliced bread. The thick sliced bread is not as thick as some other brands of bread available, it seems to me that there isn't a huge amount of difference between the medium sliced and thick sliced bread. The packaging is a wax paper rather than the usual plastic that bread is wrapped in. I prefer the wax paper because I think it helps preserve the bread for longer and it also doesn't get 'sweaty' in hot weather. The bread is usually good for 3 days but we do sometimes use it after 4 days and 5 or 6 days to make toast. Bread doesn't usually last that long in our house though.
I usually buy the thick sliced Warburtons bread in Tesco for £1.19 but other shops do sometimes charge more, I have paid up to £1.45 for this bread - but it is worth it. Tesco quite often have this bread on offer - 2 for £2. This isn't one of the cheaper brands of bread on the market but it seems to be at a similar price to other well known brands. I hate it when the shops sell out of Warburtons and I have to choose another brand to buy. I never seem to be able to find one that comes close to this brand.
Warburtons is a bakery based in England. They produce various breads and cakes.
Warburtons offer a large selection of bread including Milk Loaf and Wholemeal. The white bread choice includes breads with different thicknesses. One of these loaves is the Toastie Loaf which is thick white bread. The bread is sliced and is ideal for toasting or making up sandwiches.
The bread once baked and sliced, is slotted into a wax wrapper which is orange and has all the relevant information about the bread present. A smaller sized loaf can be bought in a plastic wrapper so I suppose it depends on your families size etc. The bread can be frozen and is suitable for vegetarians.
Each slice contains 113calories, 1g of sugar, 0.9g fat and 0.51g of salt.
*~*Availability and Price*~*
The smaller loaf is around 90p with the bigger loaf around £1.40. Available in all supermarkets and corner type shops.
I love bread! We got through alot of bread in our home and I know its not entirely good for you but its so versatile. I have bread with almost everything from soup to supernoodles, curry to beans etc. I have tried other breads but the one I always come back to is the Warburtons Toastie Loaf. I find the bigger slices more substantial so always go for the larger loaf. The only issue with this is the wrapper sometimes gets torn on the way home if in with my other shopping so needs to be kept inside a bag otherwise it goes hard around the edges.
The loaf has around 16slices if you include the outsiders.I don't often pull the whole loaf out but I'm sure it resembles a full proper loaf! Each slice looks a bit like the Hovis sign..rectangular with a house like roof at the top! The slices are reasonably thick and offer a slightly bumpy texture crust all the way around. Inside, a mass of fluffy white bread is present and more often than not, it is perfectly formed. The bread smells fresh on opening but the smell begins to disappear after a day or so of the bread being open. The outsiders aren't overly thick and can be used as a last resort.
*~*A Toast To Warbies!*~*
I tend to use this bread for toasting mainly as myself and my son are fond of toast with various toppings. I like mine lightly toasted and the toast smells delicious when hot and absorbs the butter perfectly. There isn't too much mess from crumbs and the toast just takes yummy and crunchy. Having jam on it makes it sweet and appealing and it is perfect for mopping up tomato juice from beans or spaghetti! It is quite big but cooks fine in my toaster without the need to turn around and keeps a softness even when cooked.
This is perfect for sarnies as although it has a fluffy softness about it, it is extra strong. I only use block butter straight from fridge and I find this is the only bread that will cope with being spread with this kind of butter. It takes a big hit and stays firmly together. I don't often eat the bread alone and like to fill it with various foods. It holds cheese, meat, jam etc perfectly and none of the fillings leak through. Cutting the bread is easy with a sharp knife and it keeps its shape when wrapped up with some cling film or foil wrapping.
The ultimate test is the taste of the bread. I have never once been disappointed with the taste no matter what I have put on the bread. It always tastes fresh and moreish like it had just been baked that day. Perhaps it had as there is a bakery a short drive from us so its good to know it may have been produced locally. The bread never goes soggy even with tomato or other liquidy/damp fillings and literally melts in my mouth as I eat it. Very tasty!
Once opened, the bread stays fresh tasting for around 2 days but we eat it up to 3 as long as its within its date. I have frozen it before and found I could use it for 2days after it defrosted but feel it looks its unique, fresh taste when previously frozen. Perfect for toast, perfect for sandwiches so ideal for picnics but it doesn't cut into triangles which I discovered at my sons party..we had some deformed sandwiches that day!
Although more expensive that some loaves, this is the best and of the highest quality. I usually buy mine from Asda or Tesco with my shopping but Iceland offer it at £1.00 usually which is a bargain so recommended by me.
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This bread seems to be quite popular but I really can't get into it. My opinion is that it tastes chewy and stretchy, not at all what bread should be like. Try a slice of freshly baked bread then try some of this, it's like trying some Tesco Value Chocolate then having a square of Lindt Finest. I know it's meant for toast and that's the only way I can make it palatable, it needs to be well toasted! But it doesn't even make good toast, the slices are funny shaped and way too tall that it sticks out the top of the toaster so I always have to cut a bit off the top. Because of the flimsyness of it it always curls up as well making it hard to butter. Be stingy with your toppings as well, because a tiny bit too much and it goes soggy and squashy. The best advice I can give is don't make a sandwich with it! I've made a few and they've been horrible, way too thin and tastless for sandwiches. This is my first review, thing i've summed things up nicely, not sure if there's anything else I can say about bread lol! Anyway if you're after a good bread that toasts and makes nice sandwiches then try Warburtons Farmhouse instead, a good thickness and shape so its suitable for either or. Thanks.
I only decided to buy this the other day as it was reduced to only 30p and I was in need of some bread for sandwiches. I don't normally buy thick sliced bread as in a sandwich it can be too much bread, but for toast it isn't too bad.
Each loaf comes in the very distinguishable orange and white wrapper which is meant to look like paper but actually feels like wax paper/plastic. On the front is the big Warburtons logo and Toastie in a large font. Each loaf is about 21cm x 14cm x 14cm and each slice is about 1.2cm thick. This is quite a difference to medium sliced, which is only about 1cm thick. On one side it says that this bread is great for toasting, which is what I think most people use it for, hence it being called "Toastie".
On opening the loaf from the top, you can see the end of a big loaf of white bread. Each slice looks to be well baked, with a thin crust on each. I found that in this loaf, all of the air holes were quite small which made it look good and easy to work with. As I bought it reduced, I expected that it would not last very long before going stale, however it has lasted 4 days longer than the best before date before starting to taste a bit stale. This is very good as with some bread I have found they go stale very quickly once the best before has been reached. I have used this loaf for the past week for my sandwiches, and despite being thicker than I am used to, it makes very nice sandwiches. Being a thicker loaf, it is easier to spread butter on each slice without it tearing, which I have found sometimes with medium sliced bread. I have also found that the thicker slices have helped to keep me fuller for a bit longer and they are very nice toasted. Sadly my toaster does not toast very evenly, however the bread is still very nice toasted, especially with a bit of strawberry jam!
I'm not sure if I will buy thick again, as despite making nice sandwiches and toast, it does not last as long as medium loaves. If it is ever on offer then I will probably try the medium loaf, but at about £1.30 RRP, I cannot justify paying the full price. Overall I will give this 4/5 as it is a very nice loaf that doesn't go stale for a long time and makes nice toast and sandwiches but the high RRP is off putting.
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I would first like to clarify that I am reviewing the small (400g) version of this loaf. I am also speaking as a buyer for toast rather than sandwiches
I decided to opt for Warburtons Toastie as my supermarket stopped stocking Weightwatchers from Warburtons thick wholemeal, and this was the next best thing.
This loaf comes in your standard plastic bread bag as opposed to the paper the larger loaf is wrapped in, making it easier to store and carry alone. I love the bright orange colour used too. The best-before is cleary displayed on the tag and each loaf has an average of 5 days shelf life- impressive, but a total preservative use give away. Hardly a problem for someone who eats 3 slices a day though!
At 63p per loaf, I'm not complaining. This is extremely reasonable for the quality of the bread and an established brand name that commands respect.
>Ingredigents and Nutrition<
I was impressed by the short list of ingredients on this product as I hate my bread being "processed" and having a lot done to it before it reaches me. This bread contains:
Wheat Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt, Vegetable Oil, Soya Flour, Emulsifiers (E481, E472e, E471), Preservative (Calcium Propionate (Added To Inhibit Mould Growth)), Flour Treatment Agents (Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), E920).
I will admit I do not approve of the use of flour treatment agents as a rule but I understand that bread isn't naturally white and needs to be bleached to get there! I have no problem with preservatives as I have been disappointed with the length of time other brands of bread I have tried stayed fresh.
Each slice contains 69 calories and only half a gram of fat, so I'd call this a waistline winner especially as is it thick sliced. It is also suitable for veggies, (as most breads are!) but it's nice to see this along with allergy info on the wrapping.
>Smell, Presentation and spreadibility<
This is where this bread comes into its own. I can honestly say I have never had bread that looked so neat and well cared for, smelled so fresh and spreaded without breaking as this one does. The smell of fresh bread hit me as soon as I opened the bag which was lovely and inviting, and not a crumb broke away as I buttered my morning toast. I have experienced breaking with brands such as Hovis and have been unimpressed. The crusts are lovely and brown and perfectly formed around each slice.
Now we come to the most important part, taste. I give this bread 8/10 for taste. In comparison to other white breads, it gets a 10. It is the softest and tastiest white bread about without doubt. However, there is something about it when it is in your mouth that gives away that it has been treated as all white bread is. It does not take much chewing to swallow and tends to slide down your throat. There is something quite artificial there. I suppose this comes mainly from being a wholegrain junkie and I admit to loving the taste and chewiness of my old loaf before it was discontinued from Sainsbury's. It only gets this negative remark due to my preference for wholemeal and remembering what I used to enjoy in wholemeal- that "real" and very slightly earthy taste and smell.
In summary I love this love and it is my new loaf of choice for breakfast toast, but if my old loaf ever came back I would switch back in a second.
Mmmm.... Hot buttered toast.
In my opinion, you've got to use white bread and for a perfect slice of toast, I always buy Warburtons thick sliced.
It's not cheap mind, but I think you pay for the quality. I'm always trying to reduce my food shopping bill (as I've mentioned several times in previous reviews) and I have experimented with some budget breads, with varying levels of success. I have however failed to match the quality of Warburtons, so I continue to pay £1.30 (and rising), but it only gets used for toast and the odd sandwich. Trying to be a little bit more healthy, I tend to alternate between white and brown bread. According to my GP, that is perfectly acceptable and a sacrifice I'm willing to make.
I've noticed over the past year that Warburtons have been advertising a lot more in the South of England (where I live), friends from across the border (the Watford gap) assure me that it's been very well known up north for many years. Originating from Bolton in the Victorian age and still going strong today. Surely this pays testament to the quality of the bread?
The bread itself, is soft, white and thick sliced. It tastes as white bread should, not overly starchy or lacking any flavour at all like so many budget breads. It is relatively robust, and manages to remain intact when you spread butter on it untoasted for a sandwich, unlike rival brands that appear to have been the victim of Freddy Krueger after just a couple of strokes with the butter knife.
This is as described a "Toastie" loaf and it is when toasted that it accelerates far ahead of the chasing pack. Personally, I toast mine under the grill, as I like it nicely browned, then I add the butter and put it under the grill again for a few seconds so the butter melts and the toast doesn't lose any warmth.
Like most breads, I feel it loses a little something once frozen, but it's still remains a good loaf for toasting and I do try to keep a couple in the freezer, especially on the occasions when I spot it reduced in our local supermarket.
Altogether, very nice and well worth the extra pennies. It will be a very dark day indeed when I have to give up buying Warburtons bread.
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I love thick sliced bread, I just do not feel as if I have eaten bread when it is either thin or medium sliced for some reason, probably because I am so used to eating the thicker type nowadays.
This bread is white and it is excellent for toasting, and it is a good brand and Warburton's have been around for many years.
It comes in a wax feeling wrapper, that is recyclable and it is a bright orange colour with a white strip down the middle and the name written across the front.
It is folded at both ends to easily be opened and to take the slices out as you need them and then folded back into place again to keep fresh.
I bought this from Tesco and it was priced at £1.28 for 500g loaf, which is good value for money and my wife sometimes buys it at the end of the day and freezes it for another day.
Some people think freezing it is not good as it is not as fresh, it obviously is not as fresh as it could be but it is perfectly fine and it comes in handy for when you have no bread left at home and have not the time to go to the shops to buy some more.
Each slice contains 111 calories, 1.0g sugar, 0.9g fat, 0.3g saturates. 0.51g salt and 1.2g fibre.
It is a good tasting bread and it is nice and soft and the texture is very nice and when butter or margarine is spread over the bread, especially when toasted it tastes delicious.
I place the bread in a toaster that is designed for very thick slices but it will easily go into a smaller sliced toaster or under a grill.
This is very good quality bread and it is very good tasting and perfect for sandwiches as well as for toast, and my wife uses this bread and others sometimes to make a bread and butter pudding and it is delicious.
I rate it a 5 star.
Warburtons Toastie thick sliced bread is deffinately my favourite bread, especially for sandwiches. As i am trying to reduce the shopping bill, i have tried alternative cheaper brands, but i always come back to warburtons!
This bread is not cheap! It is £1.29 in most supermarkets, however it is quite often on offer. In B & M they sell it for £1.09, but i can never be bothered doing my shopping in the supermarket, then going all the way to B & M for a loaf! So i just stick to asda, who regularly offer this bread 3 loaves for £3. You can mix and match with the thick and medium sliced bread in this offer too. This works out at just £1 a loaf, which i am happy to pay, but i have a very small freezer and sometimes just dont have the space for all this bread! Tesco are also doing these loaves on offer at the moment, 2 for £2.
This bread is so soft and it doesnt rip easily when you butter it like some breads do. It is not too thick or too thin, it is just right!
The packaging of this bread is the only bad thing about it. It is wrapped in a paper packaging, which always means me searching through the shelves to make sure i pick up one that hasnt torn. It is a nightmare when you get it home too. You can't seal this bread properly with this type of packaging, and it goes dry very quickly.
Warburtons are the only bread i can think of that use this type of packaging, even value bread is in a plastic bag, with a label to reseal it!
Although i hate the packaging, you cant beat this bread for a sandwich! I dont like any other bread for a sandwich, although for toast i tend to have a cheaper loaf in the freezer too, to just take out slices when i need it, as i dont taste much difference in cheaper breads when it is toasted.
I prefer the thick sliced warburtons bread toasted, rather than this one, which is the one advertised to be good for toast. I think this loaf is the best for sandwiches.
The thick sliced bread comes in a green packaging, the blue one is for the medium sliced bread. It is a good idea to have different coloured packaging, as it is easy to just get the one you want off the shelf, once you know what they are, without having to read the packaging.
This bread isnt good for you, each slice contains 111 calories, so if you are having a sandwich that is 222 calories, before you have even put any filling in!
You can freeze this warburtons bread like i do, make sure you do it on the day of purchase to ensure it is still fresh. You only get a few days date on these loaves, it usually lasts about 2 days longer than they say, but is never as nice, it goes dry very quickly. It may contain traces of nuts, but it is ok for vegetarians.
Warburtons also do many other different types of bread including seeded batch, wholemeal, farmhouse, danish, weight watchers wholemeal and crusty. They also do a range of rolls and breakfast products including white and brown bread rolls, teacakes, potato cakes, crumpets, hot cross buns, pancakes, fruitloaf and raison loaf.
Overall, i buy this over cheaper brands as it is the nicest bread i have had!
The Warburtons name has been around since 1870, in a small grocery shop in Bolton, Lancashire. In 1876 they baked their first loaf of bread, this was a huge success in the town and since then they have worked hard to create the Warburtons brand name. They are now one of the major bread brands you will see on supermarket shelves.
A loaf of Warburtons toastie will set you back around £1.30 in most supermarkets, for this you get an 800gram of thick sliced white bread. The slices are always equally cut and the crusts are nicely done too. Each slice of bread has 111 calories and 0.9grams of fat. This is much more then you would expect, make a sandwich with this and you are already at 222calories without any filling!
The bread is lovely and soft and it does make good toast. The one problem i have is the price. In my opinion, if you are buying a loaf of bread to make toast, why not buy a cheaper brand that will turn out pretty much the same once the toaster has done its work.
This bread does however, make a lovely sandwich, you can tell the difference between this and cheaper brands, it is probably the softest bread available and wins hands down over brands such as Hovis. It lasts a few days after it has been opened too, which is good as there are only two of us.
One thing that annoys me a bit with this bread, is the paper packaging, put this in your trolley and by the time i get to the checkout i have nearly always got a tear through the packet, why not put it in a plastic bag like everyone else? If you buy the smaller loaves of Warburtons they're in a plastic bag which I think is much better.
This is a nice bread, but for making toast, I would personally save myself 50pence and buy a supermarkets own brand. For making sandwiches, it is lovely.
It's normally Medium sliced Bread we have in our house, as Thick bread always seemed too thick. Not really sure why as Thick Bread is great when Toasted, and even in a sandwich if you put extra filling into the Sandwich then this makes a nice lunch.
We have this Bread in the house now and again and ended up with only this in the house last week after nipping to Asda and this was all they had left.
This is quite expensive at around £1.50 for the 800g loaf. You can get this in a 400g loaf as well, but the slices are pretty small and the bread doesn't seem that thick either.
The wrapper is an orange colour with some white on it and the Warburton's branding in blue on the pack as well so it stands out well enough.
This bread is white and very soft. The crust is alright, and not too tough a crust either. Don't like too hard a crust, and often don't eat the crusts, as they can be a bit boring.
When this has been toasted the outside is nice and crisp, and the thick part inside is nice and soft. This always tastes nice and fresh and I think that Warburton's make the nicest Bread, although it is more expensive. Some things are worth paying that bit more for.
Yes, medium is perhaps better, but on the odd occassion this makes a nice change.
Warburtons have been baking bread since 1876, but they (Thomas and Ellen) first opened a grocery shop in 1870. It was only when the grocery trade took a dive that Ellen decided to bake bread. Her first batch sold out within an hour and less than 2 weeks later they renamed the shop 'Warburtons the Bakers'. Warburtons now have 14 bakeries.
Warburtons now bake lots of different bread, muffins and breakfast products, but the one that is used the most in our house is the 'toastie'. We often try out different bread and brands but we keep coming back to this.
It is quite expensive about £1.30 for the 800g one but you get what you pay for in this case.
As soon as a loaf of this is bought I always want a sandwich as I know it is so good. As you open the orange top you get the same smell as you do when you are around the bakery section in a supermarket. Take a slice out and you can just feel the softness that you don't tend to get from any other bread (well I haven't found any bread that feels this soft). As you spread it with margerine the bread doesn't start to break like it does with some bread. As you eat it the bread tastes lovely it doesn't have a doughy taste and the crust is just right it tends to be soft and not too hard or tough.
This bread always tastes nicer when it is freshly bought. Once the packet is open I only tend to have it the next day and if any is then left it can be toasted. It doesn't keep soft enough for my liking even if the best before date isn't up.
As toast it is nice and it tends to just have the right amount of crunchiness, but I have never been able to fit this bread in any toaster I have had over the years which is really annoying. So if using a toaster you may have to turn the bread round half way through. (I need a warburtons toaster)
Each slice contains 111 calories which I think is quite a lot for a slice of bread if you are interested in all the nutrirtional information and ingredients then you can take a look next time you see this loaf.