Home Pride Update XXXVII – The Bread Choice

The time has come to make the choice for a temporary replacement for Home Pride Bread.

Home Pride Bread - Hostess Brands - Discontinued - Butter Top

My temporary replacement is from the same company that is now the new owner of Home Pride Bread.

If you have been following my Home Pride Update posts, you know that the new owner is Flowers Foods.

Since Flowers Foods has officially acquired Home Pride Bread, I decided that the time was now for making the choice.

During my search for a replacement I have tried many different breads. Sara Lee, Oroweat, Bimbo, Cascade Pride, Roman Meal and Rainbo have all been run through the test.

Nature’s Own by Flowers Foods has been a late entrant as they just recently began distribution in Northern California.

Home Pride Wheat Replacement - Nature's Own Honey Wheat - Rainbo Butter Top - Nature's Own Buttertop - Which Bread

In the end the choice came down to Rainbo and Nature’s Own. After trying Nature’s Own, the question then became which of the Nature’s Own breads would be the choice.

I wanted to wait for one more test before making the choice.

Nature's Own 100% Whole Wheat - Premium Bread - Home Pride Replacement - Flowers Foods

Last week I mentioned that I had tried the 16 oz. size of Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat. I was not impressed with the bread, but knew that it would be different than the full size 20 oz. Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat.

This weekend I decided to buy a full size loaf for one last test before making my choice. There was a big difference in the bread between the 16 oz. and 20 oz. sizes. The bread was much softer and had more flavor. The bread toasted well and was nice and soft for a sandwich.

Nature's Own Honey Wheat - Home Pride Replacement Choice - Flowers Foods - Bread Quest

However, it just didn’t beat out Nature’s Own Honey Wheat bread, which is my choice for the temporary replacement.

In a post written while testing the Honey Wheat, I wrote:

I really like the texture of the Honey Wheat bread. The bread is nice and soft and makes great sandwiches. When toasted it has enough firmness for spreading butter or jam, but still remains a bit soft. It absorbs the butter very well. I have one small complaint that the crust is a little dry and flaky when toasted, but that is something that I can live with.

I am hoping that the time that it will reign as temporary replacement will not be long. Hopefully I will soon be enjoying Home Pride Wheat again.

But, that brings up questions. Will the bread live up to my memories? Will it still have a taste and texture that outshines the other breads that I have tried? Will I instead stick with my new temporary choice? In either case, Flowers Foods wins.

Steven

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3 Responses to Home Pride Update XXXVII – The Bread Choice

  1. Glenda McDougal says:

    Interesting that bread would be such a popular topic!!!

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