I received an email from our reader, Momma Bear, telling me about a great sale running at the local Oroweat Bread Outlet — loaves of bread were just 50¢! I knew that fantastic sales like this don’t last, so I ran out last night. Sure enough, there was a modestly sized display of bread priced at 50¢ and the 100% Whole Wheat variety was included! I don’t know what made these loaves warrant such a low price, but I’ve never been disappointed by bakery outlet bread.
The Oroweat Outlet doesn’t typically have 50¢ loaves available, but they always have a nice selection of $1 loaves and most of the time I can find the specific varieties my family eats. There have been times when I’ve come up short; in those cases I just head to the $1.65 section and I always find something. So, the most I ever pay for a loaf of high quality bread is $1.65, which totally beats even the best grocery store sales on Oroweat or Franz.
Bread freezes well, so stock-up if you find a fantastic sale (like the 50¢ price) or if you live more than a casual driving distance from a bakery outlet. I won’t freeze the four loaves I purchased — we go through about one a week and the regular loaves don’t mold for typically over a month.
I’ve had great luck with both the Oroweat and Franz Bakery Outlets. I suggest you just find the location closest to your home or work or school and head in a couple times a month to get a feel for their inventory and sale cycles.
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