A few weeks ago, when it looked like the bread I normally have might not be available, I decided to order one of these Finest loaves and was so impressed when I tried it, I immediately added it to my must order each week list. Apart from what's going to be consumed immediately, I always put bread, rolls, etc., straight into the freezer, so I've yet to find out how well this bread stays fresh at room temperature. The Finest loaf slices are about 25% thicker than the medium slices I'm used to, so I have found that when one sandwich was not quite enough, two sandwiches were a bit too much (but I still ate them!) It would be brilliant if this bread was available in a choice of medium sliced or thick sliced, rather than a compromise of the two, but I'm hooked on it anyway.
Can't understand how this bread scores so highly.It's not very nice at all.I didn't like the flavour or the texture.It makes the most awful toasted sandwiches ever.
Use your loaf -buy the Finest sliced!
We'd stopped buying white, (cotton wool) bread, years ago, preferring the slightly healthier wholemeal option. However, we tried this Finest loaf a year or so ago, and now I always buy one. We freeze 2 x 4 slices, and use the rest. It's excellent toasted, or in bread & butter pudding. (Made with single cream - lush!). Best white sliced loaf around, in my humble opinion.
Really tasty loaf.
Really tasty bread - maybe because of addition of sourdough.
Could be so good...
Tastes absolutely lovely. Unfortunately, it does not keep well at all. We have found mould on the bread before the use by date on at least two occasions.
Best sliced white out there!
Best sliced white loaf I've ever had! Absolutely delicious. Also perfect for making toasted sandwiches in the Breville.
Poor shelf life
Got my delivery at chosen time of 7-8pm on 4.12.20. Best before date 05.12.20. I'm not going to get much use out of that loaf.
So good the crusts were eaten
This loaf was a substitute for my usual farmhouse loaf and I have to say it was very popular with everyone in the household. Good texture and light. Used for both sandwiches and toast. My son actually eat his crusts for the first time !! I've dropped one start because I'm not sure how well it keeps as the bread includes sourdough which I find goes stale quicker than a normal white loaf, I will buy again
Love this bread stays fresh for so long _ makes great toast 5*
Ideal for bacon sandwiches
I'm really impressed by this loaf. 'Soft white bread' is rarely my choice, but I thought I'd try this for making bacon sandwiches. It was ideal. Lovely soft crumb, and with this a freshness which is rare. You can taste the sourdough element, which certainly improves the experience.