Friday, November 9, 2012
One product that just grosses me out is any sort of super-processed shelf-stable bread. I'm talking about Dempster's and other similar brands - just gross. Bread that is shipped from a factory across the country/continent and then sits on grocery store shelves for days that is still soft when you take it out of the bag is NOT bread.
Here's what bread is supposed to be: baked fresh the morning you buy it in a bakery, and starts to go stale within 24 hours. Real bakeries, if they don't sell out of all their bread in a day, sell day-old bread at a reduced price for cheapskates and people who want to make stuffing or croutons.
Grocery stores let the same brand-name bread sit on their shelves for days. What sort of preservatives are in this weird bread product that keeps it "fresh" for such a long time? Fake bread doesn't even toast, it just chars a bit on the outside but stays soft and doughy on the inside. Real bread is in danger of drying out if you toast it too long. Fake bread is in danger of starting on fire.
I refuse to buy fake bread because it tastes weird, has a doughy, sticky texture, and on top of being full of chemicals and preservatives that don't belong in bread, it's generally more expensive than buying real bread. I don't understand why anyone buys fake bread. Convenience? I guarantee there's a real bakery that's as close or closer to you than the grocery stores you frequent. Real bread goes stale too fast? Use your freezer; a slice of real bread takes 2 minutes to thaw at room temperature or 15 seconds in the microwave. Start saying no to fake bread because it's a super disgusting product and there's no point to it existing.