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November 29, 2012 7:46 AM   Subscribe

Can you recommend a sandwich bread?

I eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch most days of the workweek. I finally found a bread that worked perfectly for me, which was Nature's Pride (made by Hostess), alternating between the whole grain and the multi-grain. Now that that brand is no longer going to be made, I'm asking you all for a new recommendation.

What I liked about Nature's Pride was that the bread wasn't too small in size and that it was a little bit chewy even after being toasted. Likewise, a light toasting wouldn't dry it out.

I live in Orlando, Florida, so I'm looking for a recommendation for bread that can be found in the grocery story aisle of Publix, since that's where I shop.

Anybody have any recommendations? Thanks.
posted by lea724 to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
I wouldn't freak out about your bread going the way of the do-do just yet. I'm sure that Hostess will sell off their different brands to other bakeries.

Until it disappears from the shelves, dont' dispair.

Publix house brand bread is pretty great for PBJ. Try some of the more upscale loaves rather than the "bunny bread" in the bread aisle.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 7:48 AM on November 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Would you consider going to Trader Joes? Their 9 Grain Whole Wheat is sublime. (Lousy photo, sorry)
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 7:50 AM on November 29, 2012


Do you have the time/ability/desire to make your own bread?
posted by theichibun at 7:52 AM on November 29, 2012


I'm sure that Hostess will sell off their different brands to other bakeries.

I very much hope so; in the meantime, I haven't been able to find the Nature's Pride loaves anymore in Publix.

Publix house brand bread is pretty great for PBJ. Try some of the more upscale loaves rather than the "bunny bread" in the bread aisle.

Thanks!

Would you consider going to Trader Joes?

I would absolutely consider it, except the closest one, according to TJ's website, is 98 miles away. A bit too much of a schlep. :)
posted by lea724 at 7:53 AM on November 29, 2012


Do you have the time/ability/desire to make your own bread?

No, unfortunately.
posted by lea724 at 7:54 AM on November 29, 2012


The only regular grocery store bread I can stomach is Pepperidge Farms 15-Grain. It's great with pb&js!
posted by something something at 7:59 AM on November 29, 2012


If your Publix carries Pepperidge Farm breads, I found their Whole Grain breads to be similar to Nature's Pride.
posted by FreezBoy at 8:00 AM on November 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


I found their Whole Grain breads to be similar to Nature's Pride.

I'll give that one a shot. Thanks!
posted by lea724 at 8:02 AM on November 29, 2012


I'm a big fan of Aunt Millie's Ancient Grains. No HFCS, lots of grains, yet soft and chewy.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:06 AM on November 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yes, Pepperidge Farm Whole Wheat -- the one that is 100 calories a slice, is delicious. I also shop at Publix. Their multigrain from the bakery is great, too.
posted by Fairchild at 8:09 AM on November 29, 2012


I adore the Pepperidge Farm 15-grain for PB&J too. I haven't really paid attention to its post-toasting texture, but I'm willing to carry out that experiment tonight and see.
posted by Stacey at 9:13 AM on November 29, 2012


The Aunt Millie's really is quite close to the Nature's Pride, including the post-toasting chewiness. Except it's small. Annoyingly small.
posted by Lyn Never at 9:19 AM on November 29, 2012


Look for Brownberry Breads which are a good, average style bread.
posted by JJ86 at 9:23 AM on November 29, 2012


I love the Oroweat breads! Especially their Healthfull Nutty Grain bread. It has extra protein so you feel full longer (even if you're just eating PB&J).
posted by Weeping_angel at 9:45 AM on November 29, 2012


It was already recommended, but reading your description, it seemed to describe Pepperidge Farm's whole grain breads perfectly. I used to buy them exclusively, but now I make my own, as the American's Test Kitchen's whole wheat sandwich bread recipe, to me, is superior and cheaper.
posted by General Malaise at 9:54 AM on November 29, 2012


I don't know if it's in your area, but if you can find Dave's Killer Bread you might give that a try. My favorite is their Good Seed. Good texture as bread or toast, slices are a nice size, lots of grains and such. Also delicious!
posted by dorey_oh at 9:59 AM on November 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Another fan of the Pepperidge Farm breads chiming in. I can't say that I've specifically had their 15 grain as opposed to some other number of grains or something else in the whole weat/multigrain family, but they've never let me down.
posted by Sara C. at 10:22 AM on November 29, 2012


I recommend Brownberry Natural Wheat, the one that says "Catherine Clark's Original Recipe." It has lots of flavor and heft, expecially toasted.
posted by Dolley at 10:54 AM on November 29, 2012


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