Friday, February 3, 2012

Dave's Killer Bread

This happens to me all the time...I'll learn about something new and then it seems like I'm hearing about it from all directions. And this time it is about bread.


Yes. Bread.

To me, there are 2 kinds of bread...delicious, unhealthy white bread and dense, boring wheat bread. And that's it. Eric, on the other hand, is always on the lookout for better and better wheat bread. His search has evolved over time, but it always involves reading the label and seeing which have the most protein.

Because the nearest Trader Joe's is now 40 miles away, any organic shopping is done in the organic section at Fred Meyer. The other day Eric went grocery shopping with me and we decided to do an aisle-by-aisle tour of the organic section. He came across some bread that had so many seeds stuck to it, it reminded me of something you would feed your pet parrot. But he liked what he read on the label, so we decided to try it. I didn't look at the brand, I was just imagining all the seeds I would have to wipe off of the kitchen counters.

Fast forward a few days, and we're eating breakfast--eggs and toast. The new bread had come out of the freezer to replace the old wheat bread. Eric was taking his first bites of it and I was eating my bread--the yummy, but unhealthy kind. I hear a "Wow! This is really good. Try this!"

He was right. It WAS really good! Had I been converted?

Last night at the Relief Society dinner, the ladies at my table were enjoying the rolls and we got on the subject of bread. One said she didn't eat much bread. I thought of the loaf Eric had been experimenting with, when another lady said, "Have any of you tried Dave's Killer Bread? The owner used to be a convict or something. Anyway, it is really good."

Always on the lookout for new bread for Eric to try, I asked where it was sold. Little did I know that it was sitting on my counter at home.

I know you're asking yourself how I can spend an entire entry talking about bread, but the stuff is heaven. Definitely, hands-down the best wheat bread I've ever had. And, research geek that I am, I, of course, had to go to the website and learn all that I can. A pretty inspiring story, actually. I have a lot of respect for people who completely turn their lives around.

Lunch was an open-faced sandwich with Dave's Killer Bread (Good Seed flavor,) tuna with mayo and a dollop of sweet relish, topped with some Craisins. Or, as I call it, Kristie's Killer Sammich.

UPDATE: Saturday, February 4, 2012

Today Eric and I bought the "Sin Dawg" Cinnamon Roll. Oh baby, that thing is incredible! Slice it as thin or thick as you like, put the slices into the microwave for about 10-15 seconds, and then enjoy the sinfully delicious sticky goodness. We're hooked.


Alyssa said...

agreed! Delicious! My personal favorite is the "Sin Dawg." It is practically dessert!

Kristie said...

LOL when we saw the Sin Dawg, with its long rolled shape and seeds all over it, Eric's first words were, "Is that for humans?"

MOM said...

I'll have to look for this bread...right now my absolute fav is Trader Joe's "French Village" 8 Plus 2 100% stone ground WHOLE GRAIN BREAD W/8 NATURAL WHOLE GRAINS, SOY AND FLAX SEED...white label, red letters...yumm...hearty, healthy and not heavy, just heavenly as toast w/marg. or add marg. plus cinnamon and sugar! yummmmm

The Ramblin' Rambo's said...

Ha! It is like a healthy cinnabon! Sooo good!

Sally said...

It is super good. I remember reading his story and also thinking it was inspiring. However, I'd have to go to Provo to get any Dave's bread. Unfortunately I am the opposite of you. Most packaged bread from the store is worse than boring to me. It smells like preservatives and added vitamins and squishes to the top of the mouth. But that is pretty much what is available here. So I'm stuck making my own whole wheat sourdough, which I also like, but sometimes it would be very nice to be able to just buy a loaf when needed.

Karen said...

Alright - off to search for that bread in my area! =)

Karen said...

Sad update: It's only available in the northwestern US. Guess that means I'm out of luck for now...

Kristie said...

Yes, unfortunately, it is only available in states west of Utah, unless you want to order it online and pay $8/loaf.