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Apr 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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2 comments:

  1. I have never tried the frozen stuff.

    I have bought the pre-margarined garlic and various spices-covered non-frozen Frenchy-type bread I see in the deli section of the grocery store or, at times, in the "regular" bread shelves.

    Often, the bread is encased within an aluminum foil type cover and others in a see-through plastic bag.

    The plastic bag style needs to be heated minus the bag.

    But, those days are behind me.

    Nowadays I wait for a French-type bread to go on sale and take it back to the shanty where I slather my own margarine-type spread on it then shake the dried garlic in the bottle stuff and other spices on top.

    I cut the bread in half length-wise so there are two exposed (eeeek) flat slices and heat them flat-side up.

    Oregano and the "Italian Seasoning" generics work fine.

    I have also used dried onion flakes.

    Turns out good enough for me.

    A few minutes in my toaster oven works well.

    The small internal area heats up quickly.

    Some day, out of curiosity, especially if there's a sale with the price plummeting, especially if the price is less than the plain unfrozen French-type bread, I will try the frozen heat-n-eat stuff.

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  2. The toaster is a kitchen appliance designed to toast multiple types of bread products and as I am seeing this product I think a great bread to try my newly bought toaster.

    best toaster oven

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