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Speaking of "best bread" - grocery store bought?

kc girl | Aug 14, 2004 06:27 PM

Recently saw one (and just one) loaf of San Luis Sourdough brand bread. It was a cheese and garlic loaf (half-dome shape like many sourdough loafs). Very good for store bought bread. A dense sourdough with just a hint of garlic and cheese (not as strong as a garlic bread). It's not marbled with cheese like some cheese breads, but the hint of flavor comes through.

I'd never seen it before. Looked it up on the Internet, and it said it is distributed to Albertson's and others. However, I bought it at Ralph's ! (not listed)

Has anyone seen it at before? Is it a regular item? What about Orange County?

What are your favorite grocery store marketed bread brands (if any)? (Not just the in-store bakeries).

This one loaf was not ordinary for grocery store quality, IMO. It's much better.

And, when I was looking at the label, it strictly notes not to put it in the micro or steam it warm because that makes bread rubbery. And, it notes that if bread is stored in a plastic bag, the crust will soften. It further instructed to put it in the oven to re-crisp the crust. I thought that was pretty good for a bread retailer to print on its package.

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