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Why all breads are so sweet?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Fire_FoxFire_Fox Forumite
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    z1a wrote: »
    How does the customer pay extra for air? Loaves are sold by weight.

    Supermarket psychology.

    Brits do not consistently compare products by stated weight or edible volume. We see a large/ small/ medium 'whatever' and grab it, or we see X meals worth based on the manufacturer's portion size.

    How much 'shrinkflation' do manufacturers get away with by tweaking the packaging or shape of the product? Toblerone, crisps.

    Commercial ice cream is pumped full of air. As are many breakfast cereals. Froth on coffee. What they cannot add air to they add water to: more ice cubes than soft drink, bacon, chicken breasts ....

    MSE regulars are arguably more savvy than average, but most of us are fooled by something. If we check weight/ volume/ additives/ price (I do) we miss other key information. A yellow or orange sticker and I slacken my basic animal welfare principles. :o Or I half-clock a welfare 'symbol' but fail to read the small print. :o
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    All your post has done is put me off "artisan" breads.


    I think that is called cutting off your nose to spite your face.



    Continue to buy what you want, whether for taste or filling up your tum, but don't blame artisan breads for the crapness of the Chorleywood process.


    I'll continue to make my own, and if the occasional loaf comes out a bit brick like it always makes cracking toast! I made a couple of ciabattas on Friday and with a little help they've both disappeared. I made the starter the night before, and the longer fermentation helps both the taste and the digestibility. Not much extra work which is mostly done by the yeast whilst I do other things.
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    totallyy agree, home made bread is so much better for you then the supermarket breads

    If I eat two slices of white, toasted, for breakfast my dressing gown belt will be cutting into me before I get back up the stairs

    It doesnt happen with HM bread
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    suki1964 wrote: »
    totallyy agree, home made bread is so much better for you then the supermarket breads

    If I eat two slices of white, toasted, for breakfast my dressing gown belt will be cutting into me before I get back up the stairs

    It doesnt happen with HM bread

    Exactly the same with me.

    Most shop made bread gives me stomach ache and can make me look like a pregnant hippo.

    Never happens with homemade bread.
  • HappyUserHappyUser Forumite
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    It's confirmed: Marks & Spencer breads are all horrible
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    HappyUser wrote: »
    It's confirmed: Marks & Spencer breads are all horrible
    Noooo...!

    The date and walnut is so delicious, I could eat a whole boule at a time!
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    edited 15 June 2019 at 7:16AM
    HappyUser wrote: »
    It's confirmed: Marks & Spencer breads are all horrible


    :eek: Have you honestly tried ALL the varieties of M&S breads ?

    Their Olive bread is to die for
    Their sourdough is lovely
    Their stone baked seeded bread is amazing
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    Does the OP live in the USA? If you think UK breads are sweet you should eat theirs! I remember going round the supermarket trying to find bread without added sugar, took ages! I can't taste any sweetness in the main loaves in the UK, I know there's some sugar in it, but I can't personally taste it.
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    Sharon87 wrote: »
    Does the OP live in the USA? If you think UK breads are sweet you should eat theirs! I remember going round the supermarket trying to find bread without added sugar, took ages! I can't taste any sweetness in the main loaves in the UK, I know there's some sugar in it, but I can't personally taste it.
    Agreed, it's not good.

    Food in the US is either amazing or astonishingly bad.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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  • I buy at local bakery and it's to my taste
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