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Baffled by Bread? How to Choose the Best Loaf

Plus Our Top Picks for Whole Wheat Breads

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1/3/2009 6:03:27 PM

SECRETFUN's SparkPage
A brand of 100% whole wheat potatoe bread my husband found is great! Some bread has high fructose corn syrup but this company avoids it, has 70 calories and 4g of fiber in each slice without being grity. It was a good compromise between my smooth potato bread raised husband and my nubby 100% whole wheat bread raised self. They also have hamburger and hot dog buns. Now we are down to one loaf of bread which is good!
12/28/2008 12:10:15 PM

RMAUBER's SparkPage
I bought a bread maker and make my own bread - my family love it and I know exactly what goes into it - including some of my own ideas.
11/13/2008 12:20:21 AM

JENNIFER_71's SparkPage
A lot of these (most) are not available where I live/shop. Perhaps a list of more national brands? Some of these must be midwest/east coast based.

Out west, Milton's Bakery has great breads, it's all we eat for sandwich bread. I know you can buy it up and down the west coast.

The Oroweat and Sara Lee that I have seen have HFCS.
11/10/2008 1:15:41 PM

JUICE68's SparkPage
I just ready bread article and wonder if people are choosing lite bread over those listed in the article for less calories. Or do you feel it's worth doubling your bread calories to feel you up more?
11/7/2008 11:58:42 PM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
I like the Brownberry Bread, also I buy the P.Farm and Sarah Lee, and Honey brands. The best way to get my family to eat the HEALTHY FOODS, is for me to use a black marker and label the food "MOM'S DIET FOOD, Don't eat this." Works every time.
LOVEBEAM
11/7/2008 2:58:50 PM

what about Natures Own Double Fiber???
11/3/2008 9:26:13 AM

MISTRESSMISSY's SparkPage
Yes,EverLizM, Arnold and Brownberry are from the same company, which is Weston Bakeries :D
11/2/2008 7:47:43 PM

SUNNYARIZONA's SparkPage
My Favorite is Aunt Hatties LOW CARB bread, at 45 calories per slice with 2 grams fiber, and NO HFCS. I would like more fiber in it,. but the bread that has MORE, has HFCS in it...so I said no to that.... This is a very good article !
LOVEBEAM
11/1/2008 9:52:09 PM

Never thought to check out the sodium in bread
WILDNTEXAS
11/1/2008 6:12:38 PM

My favorite is Mrs. Baird Double Fiber 60 calories, 5 grams of fiber, & 110 mg of sodium per slice! I also love Oroweat Double Fiber bread. Both are yummy!
10/30/2008 2:37:38 PM

EVERLIZM's SparkPage
I think Brownberry goes by the name "Arnold" here in New York -- the labels are very similar, and the Arnold loaf I have in my kitchen right now lists "No High Fructose Corn Syrup" on the front. If it's the same company, they have several healthy types of bread that are all delicious!
10/27/2008 9:55:07 AM

SHOMAC's SparkPage
Thank you for this article. I was astonished to find out recently that my favourite (I thought) ever-so-healthy "multiseed" bread that I was paying a premium price for was actually WHITE FLOUR bread with seeds through it and caramel colouring added to give it a more "wholesome" brown appearance! I'm amazed at how manufacturors can get away with doing this - here in the UK, it seems the more a bread brand shouts its wholesomeness/healthiness, the more likely it is that the vital first ingredient on closer inspection will turn out to be "wheat flour", not "wholewheat/wholemeal flour". I actually buy supermarket own brand wholemeal bread now, not only to save money (always handy) but because clear, honest packaging and ingredient listing is the only way to make sure your "healthy bread choice" isn't just an overpriced white that's had a "trendy" makeover.
10/27/2008 9:54:55 AM

SHOMAC's SparkPage
Thank you for this article. I was astonished to find out recently that my favourite (I thought) ever-so-healthy "multiseed" bread that I was paying a premium price for was actually WHITE FLOUR bread with seeds through it and caramel colouring added to give it a more "wholesome" brown appearance! I'm amazed at how manufacturors can get away with doing this - here in the UK, it seems the more a bread brand shouts its wholesomeness/healthiness, the more likely it is that the vital first ingredient on closer inspection will turn out to be "wheat flour", not "wholewheat/wholemeal flour". I actually buy supermarket own brand wholemeal bread now, not only to save money (always handy) but because clear, honest packaging and ingredient listing is the only way to make sure your "healthy bread choice" isn't just an overpriced white that's had a "trendy" makeover.
10/27/2008 9:54:24 AM

SHOMAC's SparkPage
Thank you for this article. I was astonished to find out recently that my favourite (I thought) ever-so-healthy "multiseed" bread that I was paying a premium price for was actually WHITE FLOUR bread with seeds through it and caramel colouring added to give it a more "wholesome" brown appearance! I'm amazed at how manufacturors can get away with doing this - here in the UK, it seems the more a bread brand shouts its wholesomeness/healthiness, the more likely it is that the vital first ingredient on closer inspection will turn out to be "wheat flour", not "wholewheat/wholemeal flour". I actually buy supermarket own brand wholemeal bread now, not only to save money (always handy) but because clear, honest packaging and ingredient listing is the only way to make sure your "healthy bread choice" isn't just an overpriced white that's had a "trendy" makeover.
PSALM22
10/26/2008 10:08:59 PM

I decided to make it easy on myself a few years ago. I buy only Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain breads. Well, almost. A couple of times I bought Silver Hills when Fred Meyer was out of Ezekiel.

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