Saturday, April 30, 2011

Review: Pepperidge Farm - Garlic Texas Toast

Pepperidge Farm's Garlic Texas Toast is your typical thick-sliced garlic bread made with real garlic. There are 8 slices to each 11.25-ounce box and each box retails for around $2.99 with sale prices ranging around $1.50.

The real draw of Pepperidge Farm's Garlic Texas Toast is one of convenience. Yes, you could easily buy a loaf of bread, spread it with butter and garlic and make your own. And, I would guess you could also pre-make it and freeze it just like Pepperidge Farm so that you don't have to worry about eating the whole loaf in a short period before it goes bad.
But for the no-fuss (or time-crunched) crowd, it doesn't get any easier than this. No ingredients to buy, no left overs to store, no "what do I do with the rest of the garlic, bread, butter, etc." You just open the box out from the freezer, open the bag, pop a slice in the toaster oven for 5 minutes and a toasty piece of garlic bread greets you at the end of it all. And yes, I am painfully aware that the above text is very infomercial-ish but there it is.
The toast turns out quite nicely with a good crust, is fairly buttery (although there's no butter involved), and has some garlic flavor. It's thick enough that the crumb remains soft and fluffy while the crust reaches the desired hard toasty texture.

I would have liked a bit more garlic flavor but I like buttered toast as well. I mostly get this because I like the individual servings and  don't want to have to try and eat a whole loaf of bread before it goes bad (when you buy a loaf of bread with no preservatives, you're lucky if you get a week before mold sets in).

Nutritional Info - Pepperidge Farm Garlic Texas Toast - per 1 slice - 1.4 ounces (40g)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 2.5g)
Sodium - 210mg
Carbs - 15g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 3g
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