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To think that Kingsmill isn't actually bread

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Mythreeknights Tue 16-Jun-15 14:26:37

I rarely buy white bread but it was all that the local shop had in stock yesterday. But this stuff (Kingsmill, Soft White) cannot really be classified as bread can it? Apart from not feeling like bread (it feels more like it has been sprayed with plastic to keep it rigid), it doesn't smell or taste like bread. Is it bread? Am intrigued as to who would buy this stuff out of choice.

DarylDixonsDarlin Tue 16-Jun-15 14:27:45

Its like glue, my DC definitely prefer white but I refuse to buy that one, tis grim.

AnyoneForTennis Tue 16-Jun-15 14:28:04

Processed to within an inch of its (shelf) life!

DarylDixonsDarlin Tue 16-Jun-15 14:29:38

Oh but their Tasty Wholemeal on the other hand...i haven't eaten bread for 3 weeks, but I made their sandwiches with it on Saturday and it broke me...i ate a piece, buttered, just plain, and I sniffed it about a thousand times first! grin

ppeatfruit Tue 16-Jun-15 14:31:28

No you are definitely nor being unreasonable. The revolting sliced stuff that passes for bread is no surprise though is it?

The craze for cheapness in all things (even when people can afford to spend more) is responsible for such shit IMO.

Mythreeknights Tue 16-Jun-15 14:31:45

oooh good tip - I am always on the hunt for a nice bread. Best one so far seems to be the Aldi/Lidl home brand. Beats the others a mile off but I'll see if I can find Tasty Wholemeal next time I'm out.

dementedpixie Tue 16-Jun-15 14:31:45

We like the half and half stuff

ppeatfruit Tue 16-Jun-15 14:35:38

If you want proper bread try the Waitrose pure rye. It's fantastic and is REAL bread. it also doesn't leave me tired all the next day, like normal wheat bread does.

sebsmummy1 Tue 16-Jun-15 14:36:18

YANBU!!! I ran out of bread flour to make my own so bought a loaf from the small local shop. Kingsmill was the choice and my god if that is the food of Kings no wonder so many of them went on to develop health problems.

Skinny cardboard slices that stick to the roof of your mouth. Hideous.

midnightvelvet01 Tue 16-Jun-15 14:36:19

I make my own (gets 100000000000 MN points)

But then my DS will only eat the white processed stuff in his lunch <points snatched away again>

pearpotter Tue 16-Jun-15 14:37:20

I don't care for it much but my family like the 50/50 stuff. The white bread makes nice bacon butties and toast. I don't buy naice bread as it just makes us all eat tons of bread.

pearpotter Tue 16-Jun-15 14:40:16

Either that or it all goes stale in a day and gets thrown away. Processed bread just makes sense for us.

danceswithcats Tue 16-Jun-15 14:47:48

It's Chorleywood bread innit...

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chorleywood_bread_process

TwinkieTwinkle Tue 16-Jun-15 14:54:08

It's hideous! Even my eight year old no longer likes it, he just has wraps now and is counting the days until we go on holiday and he can have proper French bread.

CatsCantTwerk Tue 16-Jun-15 15:00:03

I'm so glad I am not the only one who thinks this. It is vile stuff and dp keeps buying it when he goes shopping. It doesn't even smell like bread it has a weird texture, taste and smell.

Clutterbugsmum Tue 16-Jun-15 15:01:17

YANBU Kingsmill bread has the most disgusting smell about it.

We prefer Warburton bread if I not buying fresh bread.

ImprobableBee Tue 16-Jun-15 15:04:55

We like the Waitrose brown Farmhouse stuff. The difference in price between this and the plastic-y cardboard is pennies, sometimes it's cheaper. If we need bread but aren't doing a big shop, our standard quality test is to look for a clear or partially clear bag and flour on the crust. Haven't yet been let down.

ItsTricky Tue 16-Jun-15 15:05:23

We don't have a lot of white bread but I've found lidl's own thick sliced in the orange packaging is lovely - 55p. It's great for toast. Lidl's own wholemeal is lovely too. It goes stale faster than branded but with teens in the house that's never a problem smile

SurlyCue Tue 16-Jun-15 15:08:17

blush this is my bread of choice! I grew up on hovis and kingsmill. I onow no different.

Have i been depriving my tastebuds? What should i try? Should add i have tried lidl own brand and was not impressed.

BrevilleTron Tue 16-Jun-15 15:12:19

It is definitely bread.... My big brother makes it!!
He is a 'Master Baker'grin

CakeNinja Tue 16-Jun-15 15:13:03

Yanbu. Sliced white bread has the texture of glue when chewed.
Dp and I are low carbimg and fresh loaves go stale on the same day for the dc who have sandwiches and toast.
Now they take rolls or wraps for lunch and I buy a rye loaf for their toast as it seems to last a little longer and not matter if it's a bit stale when toasted.

pearpotter Tue 16-Jun-15 15:13:14

No bread is particularly good for you, so I wouldn't be so smug about only eating organic artisan loaves. I buy Kingsmill as it is made locally.

fattymcfatfat Tue 16-Jun-15 15:23:01

I prefer Warburton bread if buying it processed most of the time my dad buys kingsmill, and freezes it to stop it going stale hmm his reasoning is that he only eats it on a weekend when my brother is there, but my brother refuses to eat it! I don't blame him it's awful don't flaming well buy any then!

WorraLiberty Tue 16-Jun-15 15:25:03

I love Kingsmill and Warburton

Hate the stupid packing that Warburtons comes in though. It makes it hard to wrap it back up properly.

Back2Two Tue 16-Jun-15 15:27:17

YANBU

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