I’ve mentioned Foodbuzz before, but it’s a wonderful food community where people with a crazy love of food get together and basically check each other out. Whether you have a blog or not, you can still post recipes on there – so I find it to be a pretty cool site for anyone. You can click to check them out on the sidebar. Anyhow, Foodbuzz has a Tastemaker program of which I am very happy to participate. Basically, I get free samples of food and food-related products and then get to talk about it. Cool!
So, I’m pretty committed to my favorite type of 100% whole wheat bread, which is Earthgrains. The reason that I buy Earthgrains is due to the ingredients inside the bread – and the flavor is excellent. However, it’s good for me to have a back-up plan, since only two grocery stores that I can think of actually carry my type of bread. Also, if you’re like me, you end up going to 4 different grocery stores to get everything you like. Sometimes, I don’t feel like making another stop or just don’t have the time!
I like the Nature’s Pride’s philosophy for their bread- they don’t use artificial colors, artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats or artificial preservatives. But how does it taste? Well, I did a fun little taste test with my regular bread and the two varieties I received from Nature’s Pride- 100% Whole Wheat and 12 Grain. I sliced them in half, did not toast them, and sampled the three together with my mom and son. O went for my usual bread, it was pretty cute, I think he knew what we were doing and he took one bite of each and pointed at the usual slice a few times and smiled. Of course, the Earthgrain’s variety is softer and probably easier for him to eat. My mom liked the 12 grain the best because of the added crunch. Both the Nature’s Pride breads had a sort of raw flavor to them. I’m not sure if it’s the type of vinegar added. Of the two Nature’s Pride varieties, I preferred the 12 grain as well. The crunch and the added grains made this one taste a little nuttier and heartier. They are both fairly heavy and dense breads – and I’d buy the 12 grain again for sure! How do you like the picture? Since I already had my usual bread in the pantry, I put this in the freezer right after I took out my samples. I can’t wait to toast the 12 grain – I love the taste of toasted seedy bread with an egg over-easy on top or almond butter. Yum!
Disclosure: I was provided free product from Foodbuzz and Nature’s Pride