Aug 23, 2015

Review: B&M - Brown Bread in a Can with Raisins

B&M Raisin Brown Bread in a Can is a shelf-stable bread that's been steamed and sealed in a can.

I picked up a 16-oz can for $2.99 at a local supermarket. You can also find it on Amazon in bulk. Interestingly, I found it with the canned beans as B&M's traditional business seems to be canned beans.

I didn't know what to expect from the bread but had to try it for novelty's (and curiosity's) sake. I'd never heard of or seen canned bread before. Fortunately, it turned out to be pretty good.

The bread is actually steamed right in the can (you can tell as the top side has a risen dome, while the bottom retains an imprint of the can's lid. You actually have to remove both ends of the can and push it out.

Out of the can, the bread was just a bit sticky from molasses. The texture is firm and crumbly. There are instruction on the can for heating it up so I tried toasting it as well as warming it up in the microwave.

It only took about 15 seconds to heat up a slice in the microwave. The resultant slice was moist and soft (and probably similar to a freshly steamed slice). Toasting didn't work out as well; the bread came out a bit dry with a slight crust.

In terms of taste, the Brown Bread was very similar to a bran muffin. There's a bit of a graininess to it and a deep caramel molasses quality that is only just slightly sweet. The raisins were curiously muted with a melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Overall, B&M's Brown Bread in a Can with Raisins was really good, especially if you like molasses. I'm glad I tried it. It's especially nice for emergency food as it's good for 3 years according to the expiration (or "best by") date or if you're going on a long camping trip.

Nutritional Info - B&M Brown Bread in a Can with Raisins
Serving Size - 2 oz (56g / 1/2-inch slice)
Calories - 130 (from Fat - 5)
Fat - .5g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 380mg
Carbs - 29g (Sugar - 16g)
Protein - 3g

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