The good news is I try to avoid the national brands and stick with local/regional purveyors. Here in the Chicago area, I'll generally go with Natural Ovens of Manitowac, Today's Temptation's here in Chicago, or Healthy Life out of Indiana- I usually go for whole grain or rye. Nothing like a toasted slice of bread in the AM with a little melted cheese on it...
A couple of things I've heard lately have me behooved!!!
1) Once a slice of bread has been toasted, it raises the glycemic index considerably
2) The delicious burnt parts are carcinogenic!!!
Say it ain't so!!!!!
It also took me many years to figure out that my little slice of toast with a slice of muenster or havarti is essentially like eating a slice of pizza without the sauce ( well, the sauce in this case is butter!!) ...I do use Smart Balance, but on the weekends i splurge for BUTTER!!!!
oh, and what about those little crumbs of toast that end up in the butter container..Yukko!!!..I wonder if they can cause any collateral damage after lingering in the container over time
...and why are the toaster ovens almost the size of my microwave, and take forever to toast!!! I miss my 2 slice toastmaster