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Post# 958269   9/20/2017 at 09:39 (367 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Post# 958280 , Reply# 1   9/20/2017 at 10:23 (367 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
I hated Wonder bread!

We called it whipped white flour sponge. We ate Koeplingers or Hillbilly bread, or from the local Milano bakery.
I still buy Koeplingers and artisan breads.

Post# 958289 , Reply# 2   9/20/2017 at 10:55 (367 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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When I was a little boy I longed for my Mom to buy Wonder Bread. She always bought Kilpatricks Thin Sandwich Sliced white bread. I recall being in Safeway when I was about 5 and asked her to buy a loaf of Wonder Bread, to which her reply was negatory. I remember telling her that she must not want me to grow strong and healthy on 7 different ways, which was the Wonder Bread slogan on TV at the time. I beleive her retort to that comment was something along the lines of, "Bulls**t Eddie", LOL.
Now I wouldn't touch Wonder Bread with a 10 foot pole.

Post# 958297 , Reply# 3   9/20/2017 at 11:45 (367 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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It's never left Canada.. We had Wonder Bread home delivery when I was a kid back in the day.  Along with the bread they also had all the other stuff like twinkies, cupcakes and sno balls but it was rare that my mother would buy those for us.  I go through a lot of bread but only buy Wonder now for my peanut butter sandwiches.. To me it's not a peanut butter samwich unless it's on squishy wonder bread. 

Post# 958302 , Reply# 4   9/20/2017 at 12:09 (367 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
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I've been buying this on occasion.

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Post# 958317 , Reply# 5   9/20/2017 at 14:04 (367 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
For some whole grain bread loyalists, . . .

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. . . it's a guilty pleasure


They will eat nothing but whole grain bread EXCEPT when making a PB&J for which Wonder Bread and ONLY Wonder Bread will do.  Do not offer them Weber's or Langendorf or even Helms (now's THAT for a nostalgia kick?) or ANY store brand.

Post# 958327 , Reply# 6   9/20/2017 at 15:23 (366 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        

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OH Nooooooo!

Red and blue dots circle makes the circus go wild for a slice.

My family grew up eating that stuff until potato bread hit the markets!

 I remember my childhood very well but I always wonder how it builds bodies in 12 ways?

Post# 958341 , Reply# 7   9/20/2017 at 17:50 (366 days old) by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        
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Captain Kangaroo show had Wonder Bread, as one of their sponsors. I myself didn't like wonder for PB, and J's, as the whole sandwich would stick to the roof of your mouth. I can remember having to use your fingers, to pry it off the roof of your mouth, and then washing it down with a glass of milk. Ahhh, memories...
My mother always bought store brand bread, for the price. I can remember sales of like 4/$1.00. I always liked whole wheat bread, so much so, White bread actually makes me kind of green, while trying to eat it. Oh Well I Digress...

Post# 958344 , Reply# 8   9/20/2017 at 18:05 (366 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
Never left Canada...

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but it sure left Québec.  Probably in 1976 with all the other businesses that were headquarted in Montréal.... LOL


Seriously, I haven't seen Wonder Bread in this neck of the woods for decades! 

Post# 958356 , Reply# 9   9/20/2017 at 19:32 (366 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Didn't even notice it was gone. When I was a kid we ate Wonder. I liked to bake their dinner rolls (yes I know, while other boys were playing football, I wanted to bake). We've been eating Martin's for awhile now. Plus bread from our local Italian bakery. On occasion I'll buy "sonnenblumen brot". German sunflower (seed) bread.

Post# 958359 , Reply# 10   9/20/2017 at 20:01 (366 days old) by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        

I always liked the packaging of Wonder Bread but avoided it like the plague. I hated that squishy doughy bread even as a child. One time my grandma served me roast beef on Sara Lee white bread. She had a conniption fit when I started removing the mushy chunks of bread from the beef and just eating that. She insisted there was nothing wrong with the bread and that I eat it after I told her it was mushy and gross, to which I replied "NO!". Having been used to always getting her way she did not like that!
A few days later I heard her telling my mother what had happened then went on to say how she fixed herself a sandwich on that bread and said "he was right, it was too soggy".

She stuck to the wheat and rye after that, and that was also the last time she tried to force me to eat something.

Post# 958371 , Reply# 11   9/20/2017 at 21:42 (366 days old) by nmassman44 (Boston North Shore Massachusetts)        

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Wonder Bread brand is now owned by Bimbo bakeries. I worked for Hostess /IBC and they owned Wonder Bread and when they decided to go bankrupt, the holding company then decided to sell off the brands to the highest bidder. I can tell you that its not the same bread at all.

Malcolm...I buy that Martins butter bread all the time...very tasty!

Post# 958374 , Reply# 12   9/20/2017 at 21:53 (366 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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We never had it that I recall.  Mrs. Baird's was the standard.  Sometimes Town Talk.

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Post# 958375 , Reply# 13   9/20/2017 at 22:02 (366 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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I've told this story before here, I think...but for those who missed it...

When I was young, I could be a picky eater when it came to bread. At some point, there as a TV ad for Wonder Bread which suggested that it was the bread that kids were just guaranteed to love and adore. I saw that, and suggested maybe my mother should procure a loaf of this magical bread.

To which she said she had already tried it. Apparently, I'd hated it as much as I'd hated everything else...

Post# 958384 , Reply# 14   9/20/2017 at 22:58 (366 days old) by MixGuy (St. Martinville, Louisiana)        
Bread Battles

In Southwest Louisiana there has alway been a battle about which bread was better! Evaneline Maid-motto: Stays Fresh Longer--slightly underbaked and more moist than other breads. Sunbeam--Batter Whipped Advertised its even fine texture (had the MixMaster in the background on the the label, but never affiliated with the appliance company) Holsum--sold about 10 cents less than other brands. This all before the big stores contracted to have their own breads baked at these same bakery factories.

They made sweet rolls and seasonal items that I miss like the pecan rolls with caramel icing. I like making yeast breads and rolls but have never been able to duplicate the light and yet moist texture.

Post# 958386 , Reply# 15   9/20/2017 at 23:16 (366 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I grew up

Having to eat Bosts Multi Grain or Roman Meal....YUCK, If I want hay I will go out in a pasture, Give me plain old white bread, unhealthy or not!

Post# 958397 , Reply# 16   9/21/2017 at 00:26 (366 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

There is little I dislike more than Wonder Bread, it's like eating cotton candy.  It makes me cringe.  Soft, floppy, collapses if the butter is just a tad bit hard.  Will never see it in my home.  I only get 12 grain bread, or make my own sourdough rye.

Post# 958403 , Reply# 17   9/21/2017 at 04:47 (366 days old) by MrAlex (London, UK)        

Brioche is very nice when making pb&j sandwiches.. :)

Post# 958425 , Reply# 18   9/21/2017 at 08:41 (366 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Yes, brioche'

make everything richer. It has eggs in it.

I liked the Roman Meal bread personally.
One Christmas we were at my grandma's in Pa. and I asked if she tried it. "Yes, we don't like it."
They were D'Italiano by Tasty bread eaters, but she often made her own.

Post# 958870 , Reply# 19   9/24/2017 at 09:04 (363 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Well, here is the ONE THING that I'm sure Wonder Bread is good for--and that's French Toast!

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Post# 958937 , Reply# 20   9/24/2017 at 19:52 (362 days old) by dartman (Portland Oregon)        

Mom switched all of us over to whole wheat bread, bran, high fiber etc. It was hell at first as our bodies flushed themselves not used to all the fiber. I don't think we usually ate cheap store brand white bread, after that she bought whatever was cheaper and got a kitchen aide mixer and made our own. I still can't really stand store bought white balloon bread. I do like homemade white bread and specialty breads. We buy whatever decent whole wheat bread we can get and have a bigger kitchen aide 500 lift bowl just in case we want to make something big.

Post# 959011 , Reply# 21   9/25/2017 at 09:04 (362 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
French Toast?

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I prefer a thicker cut (Texas Toast) for French Toast off the stovetop.
Or cubed French bread worked into a French Toast casserole.


Post# 959013 , Reply# 22   9/25/2017 at 09:07 (362 days old) by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
Was it gone?

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Guess I never missed it.

French toast:
We prefer the large "homemade" loaf from the bread machine for French Toast. I have other recipes and make other breads by hand or with the Kitchenaid, but for French toast we like the traditional white, then cut about 3/4 inch thick, soak in the custard mix. Eww-La-la. (that's French isn't it?"

Post# 959016 , Reply# 23   9/25/2017 at 09:18 (362 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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But there's a reason I don't own a bread machine...


Post# 959021 , Reply# 24   9/25/2017 at 09:36 (362 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Texas-French Toast! That has me wondering if I've ever used anything thick-cut--so I have got to try it...

My freezer is loaded w/ wheat bread, and the ever-shrinking bag of Wonder, whereas the only bread the wife & kid eat, Sunbeam White, or more often a store's White, private-brand is in the fridge...

My all-time favorite is Hillbilly bread, so w/ some grease in my skillet, and another large bowl & a fork (the whisk is in the dishwasher) I am hankering top make French Toast with that...

I have some cracked wheat by Koepplinger & I think I couple loaves of their reg. whole wheat--so in short, I eat "good for you bread" & that means WHOLE WHEAT, whereas my dad won't eat anything nowadays but multi-grain--he and I are typically on bird feeding kicks, meaning he scrapes out leftovers with old mark-ed down white bread (he NEVER eats WHITE--health conscious, you know) and actually buys seed & goes by my late-mom's tradition of filling her now-deteriorating bird feeders... Whereas I toss out everything 'bread', and wipe out grease and other food-debris with (though meat juice I use to make soup) to feed my birds...

The homemade bread idea seems economical, as we tend to run out of it, though I can get one loaf of what I buy to outlast what the wimmen-folk eat, which is usually one loaf of their stuff...

So I would sure like a bread maker if it ever solves my constant running out, provided it's easy to use & keep clean...

-- Dave

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