Ok, not true. To be perfectly honest, I eat many breads.
But I do have a favorite: Trader Joe’s 100% Rye Bread. Here is a photo of my lovely:
I can’t say that TJ’s 100% Rye is my absolute favorite by taste.
..Which isn’t to say it tastes anything other than wonderful. It’s just that bread is a tough category to compete in.
Bread is so damn good. I just want to eat all the bread in the world and then regurgitate it back up and then eat it all again. I want to spend 95% of my life eating bread, and the remaining 5% writing about eating bread. I want to marry a Channing Tatum shaped loaf of bread, and then I want to cheat on it with a hot steamy loaf of that impossibly delicious Honey Wheat Bushman from Outback Steakhouse.
You know what I’m talking about…
Why TJ’s Rye is the Overall Winner
Clearly, I have bread issues. In general, if I start, I can’t stop. I also cannot keep ANY simple carbohydrates in the apartment, because I will eat all of them.
Yet – somehow, I find TJ’s 100% Rye to be PERFECT for my needs.
- It gives me the carbohydrates I need to not die of sadness; AND YET…
- I can stop eating it when I want to.
…I think that’s because unlike many commercial breads, it’s not designed specifically to addict you. Evidence?
…the short ingredients list.
Unlike most commercial breads, TJ’s Rye contains zero percent crack.
So even though TJ’s Rye isn’t #1 in taste, it’s number 1 in my heart. More reasons:
- The taste IS very good (but see pro-tips below)
- It’s PERFECT for avocado toast (See recipe: “Avocado Toast on Fleek“)
- High Satiety Factor
- 100 calories
- 3 grams fiber
- 3 grams protein
- It has NO artificial colors or preservatives
- It keeps well in the freezer
- This bread tastes a bit weird unless toasted. I toast it on a pan, either:
- uncoated; or
- lightly coated with non-stick Coconut Oil spray
- This bread can be EXTREMELY crumbly, especially when not toasted.
- In general, I’ve found that breads from Trader Joe’s have fewer (or different) preservatives than your standards breads. Meaning, they will go bad more quickly than most.
- Keep it in the fridge or freezer
- Note: I haven’t had this specific problem with this specific bread, so maybe it’s fine. I have had other breads from TJ’s go bad VERY quickly.
If you have bread issues like I do, then give it a try. It might be a decent bread that you can eat regularly without gorging yourself.
If you don’t have a Trader Joe‘s near you, but you have another bread you recommend for these same reasons – share the wealth!
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