Me: (breezily so as not to influence the answer) What do you think of this new bread Alex?
Alexandra: (frowning slightly) What new bread do you mean Mummy? The one with the green bitty bits?
Me: (perplexed) Err- I wouldn't call them green, but yes, the one with bits in it...
Alexandra: (brightly) It's delicious, I like that one, can we get it again?
Me (opening mouth to speak):
Alexandra: exit left out of the kitchen humming 'Build Me Up Buttercup' without waiting for a response.
We have deep meaningful conversations, my daughter and I!
So (without Alex's insightful input) how does DS Wholesome Seeded Loaf square up to its rivals?
- Packaging is robust, meaning loaf isn't falling apart before we even begin sandwich building.
- Texture is springy and butterable (yes, it's a word!).
- Stays fresh for a few days when opened (and can be eaten fresh- doesn't need to be heated to 'revive' it).
- Tastes good (both girls and myself gave it a go- the 'bitty bits' make it nice and moist!)
- Toasts well.
- It ain't cheap (£2.50 for 300g)- but then again what GF food is?!
- Holes were smaller than most competitors, but still they poked their little absent selves through-grrr.
- Slices were small- I have never yet seen 'normal' sized GF sliced loafs- it seems gluten has an amazing amplifying quality that makes loaves made using wheat flour increase by 1/3 to dwarf their GF cousins.