Tag Archives: Home Pride Bread

Home Pride Update LII – Roman Meal and Tastykake

It has been more than a year since I last posted a Home Pride Update post. Since there has been some recent news about Flowers Foods who now own the Home Pride Bread brand I thought I would share it tonight.

Roman Meal Bread, Sandwich, Toast , Home Pride Replacement, Flowers FoodsEarlier this year Flowers Foods acquired the North American trademark rights for Roman Meal bread and buns. The Roman Meal company retained the rights for Hawaii, Guam and Asia.

Flowers Foods had partnered with Roman Meal for more than 40 years and had been one of seven baking companies who distributed their bread. Now Flowers Foods will administer the licensing for the other six baking companies.

I also looked at the latest territory map for Flowers Foods and it has not changed much in the last year. The only change was some additional territory in Ohio and Indiana and also a very small part of Michigan.

Tastykake, Mini Donuts, Cinnamon Donuts, White Donuts, Snack Cakes, Flowers FoodsHere in California we are starting to see more Tastykake products as Flowers Foods increases their distribution.

I decided to pick up some of the Mini Donuts. I picked up a small package of Powdered Sugar mini donuts and a larger one of Cinnamon.

Tastykake mini donuts, Powdered Sugar Donuts, Six Pack, DonutsI took the package of six donuts to work and had them for a snack earlier this year. Of course they were a bit messy, but what you expect with powdered sugar donuts. They did taste really good.

Tastykake donuts, snack cakes, Flowers Foods, Cinnamon donutsThe cinnamon donuts looked really good when I opened the package.

Cinnamon Mini Donuts, Tastykake, Flowers Foods, Snack CakeThey are also very delicious and I grab one or two now and then for a snack. They have a nice consistency and the coating is not as messy as the powdered sugar ones.

I am looking forward to trying more of the Tastykake products.


100K Views for Braman’s Wanderings

This morning my blog passed the 100,000 views milestone.

I had been hoping that I would reach the mark before my trip to Turkey.

I had been closely watching the numbers and looking at trends and averages to see if it would get there in time.

At the same time I was watching the mileage on my odometer, and Old Blue passed the 100K mark earlier this week.

99498 views - Blog Views - Blog Stats - Blogging - MilestoneOn Monday I was at 99,498 views when Old Blue made it past 100,000 miles.

Blog Views - 100000 Blog Views - Blog Milestones - 100K ViewsLast night when I wrote my May Day post the counter was at 99,979. I knew that I would pass the 100K mark sometime this morning.

99999 views, blog stats, blog milestones, 100K views, blogging, This morning when I first got up I checked my blog and I was at 99,999. The web page uses the term visits and the stats page uses views.

100,010 views - Blog States - 100K milestone - Blogging - NumbersAbout 20 minutes later the counter had passed the 100K mark. The All time views only updates about every 15-20 minutes, so I couldn’t catch it right at 100,000.

So, what does 100,000 views mean? Not a lot, it means that I have been blogging for a long time and made a lot of posts :-)

However, I have written a few posts that get quite a lot of views.

John Miller, Amish MinisterAmish in California? and Amish in Oregon? both get views almost every day and together account for more than 5% of the traffic on my blog. Other Amish posts bring that up to about 10%.

Home Pride Wheat - Butter Top Bread - Flowers Foods - Home Pride is Back - Wheat Bread - Chicago - Milwaukee - Aunt Millie's BakeriesAnother popular group of posts was my quest to find a replacement for Home Pride Wheat bread. I also followed the return to market of the various Hostess products. These posts generated 15-20% of my traffic.

Tell es-Sultan - Walls of Jericho - Joshua - Walls Come Tumbling Down - Rahab - HarlotAnother popular post is about the Walls of Jericho. This is another post that gets almost daily views. I have also written many other posts about Israel and Palestine and altogether they easily account for more that 10% of the views.

Fireworks - 4th of July - Most Liked Posts - Holiday FireworksAt one time my post, Fireworks Memories, received visits almost every day. Then since September there have been only a few visits. Possibly because of the changes that some of the search engines made at about that time.

I had thought about adding in a map of where my visitors are from, but will wait and write another Fun with Flags post sometime soon. I have had visits from more than 150 countries.

It has taken almost exactly two years to reach the 100,000 mark, so I don’t expect to reach another milestone anytime soon.

Welcome to Braman’s Wanderings was posted on May 5, 2012, but regular posts didn’t start until June 2 with Take off to Canada.

So, join me for the next 100,000 as I embark on a vacation to Turkey.