Tuesday, February 28, 2012

{Food for Thought} ... the greatest thing since sliced bread

Did you know ... the phrase "the greatest thing since sliced bread" originated as an advertising slogan for Wonder Bread in the mid-1920s to market machine-made, pre-sliced bread and the promise of convenience?

These days, any brand name loaf of bread you purchase from the grocery store contains an average of 30 ingredients, most of which are unnecessary preservatives used to prolong shelf life. A basic homemade loaf only uses an average of 5 -- flour, yeast, water/milk, salt, sugar. 

If, like us, you don't fancy making your own bread, you might want to look for a Great Harvest Bread Company where you live. The honey whole wheat loaf we bought was freshly baked and used only the most basic of ingredients. Delicious.

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