Monday, November 2, 2009

Stockpiling Bread

I never buy bread unless it's BOGO. I stock up and freeze it. Whenever I need a new loaf, I just take one out of the freezer and sit it on the counter. Within a few hours it's as good as new. If I can't wait a few hours, I just toast it.

Skeptical about freezing your bread? I've always been a bit of a freezer snob. I just don't typically like the way food tastes after it's been frozen. However, my mother persuaded me to give it a try, and after that I was convinced. I've never paid full price for bread again! Mom always knows best.

Another way to get the most of the BOGO bread sales is to request rainchecks. If you see that any particular variety of the bread is out of stock, go to the customer service desk and ask for a raincheck. That way, you can access the sale price at a future date.

Trying to find the healthiest bread?
  • Look for 100% whole wheat flour as the first ingredient.
  • Don't get fooled by the use of the term "wheat" on the front of the package - check the ingredients to be sure.
  • Avoid high-fructose corn syrup.
  • Avoid sugar if it's near the top of the list of ingredients.
  • Avoid enriched flour or any flour that's not whole grain.
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  1. I love to freeze things, and I completely agree about bread.
    I love the tips on how to pick the healthiest bread - it gets confusing. Thanks!

  2. I'm the opposite of Lisa - I never liked to freeze things. I'm one of those freezer snobs you referred to above! But I'll take your advice and try it.
    Do you think this would also be an option for the half-price basket of bread as it is set to expire the next day?