A tale of two baguettes.

Via Anthony Pigliacampo
on May 26, 2010
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good bread vs king soupers bread

So today, I was buying some baguettes to take with us to our weekly lunch service at Crispin, Porter & Bogusky.  Everyone who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with whole grain products.  I like the way they taste and I usually feel better after eating them versus things made from highly refined flours.

That being said, I have always had a soft spot for baguettes, especially the ones made by Udi’s, a cool local company that makes fanfrickintastic artisan breads.  The King Soopers across the street from the Mod usually has those in stock so I decided to grab a few to take with us to our event.(they are amazing with our green chicken chili).

On the way to the register I saw some King Soopers Brand Whole Wheat baguettes and I thought ‘mmm, that sounds good, I think I’ll have that’ and I tossed one into my basket.  As I was self checking out, I noticed that the Udi’s one had 4 ingredients.  Flour, salt, water and yeast.  Seemed about right.  I then made the mistake at looking at the King Souper ingredient list.  

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2 Responses to “A tale of two baguettes.”

  1. elephantjournal says:

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    Stephanie: A very excellent point – for those who can afford to eat organic and local please begin to do so. Then for those of us who are working multiple jobs just to get by may also be able to buy organic and local. Even with 3 incomes (my two and my husbands 1) we still pay well over $200.00 a week for food (family of 4). There is no way I can fill my kids tummies when the cost of organic and local is usually 30% more than at the grocery store. Wish I could afford it…. I know the benefits.

    Judy: ‎@ Stephanie……of course one doesn't have to do a complete shop at an organic store…one could buy just the better produce (veggies and fruit) and buy the rest at your regular store….no ? Some organic is better than no organic 😉

    Lee-Anne: ‎@Stephanie…I feel your pain..as a single mom it's hard to make ends meet…so I buy what we eat the most of organic…like bananas…it's only a couple of things but at least it's something…

    Bryan: Don't you people have discount organic grocery stores yet, like we do here in Asheville NC? Get some.

    to answer the complaint of Stephanie, first of all maybe the price is 30% higher on organic produce , the nutritional content can be almost 1000% higher , and as a general rule in a balanced diet of organic food you are almost 30% lower in… consumption , so you get more nutrition and lower total consumption ,
    you also get a more balanced and healthy diet from where you have less worries off disease , and in your case medical bills , or health insurance , the rest is just planning and maybe getting skilled in food planning

    but to say organic is more dear, might be just a miss calculation in the long run . what are we calculating into the price ,,
    can we really afford to buy non organic ?

  2. Laura says:

    If you can only afford a couple items of organic foods, try to buy fruits where it is important for the skin you eat to be free of pesticides and chemicals.