Wonder Bread – A Review

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I tried Wonder Bread the other day. To the best of my knowledge, it was my first-time trying Wonder Bread. It was an experience, sort of. It was unlike anything I’ve ever eaten. So, of course, I wanted to write about it. Now, just to be clear, this was the classic Wonder Bread. The old American staple in the white bag with the red, blue, and yellow spots on it. I will look at its taste, texture, and nutrition.

The taste is interesting in that it may be the least interesting thing I’ve ever tasted. Room temperature water is exciting by comparison. I often joke that I love bland, flavorless food, but come on. I was a little afraid I had Covid and had lost my sense of taste. But I could taste the peanut butter just fine. That wasn’t it. It was the bread itself. It’s fascinating how flavorless Wonder Bread is.

As for texture, I’m not even sure how to describe it. I could say it’s soft and airy, but not in a good way. It’s almost marshmallowy. Then, it turns to mush in your mouth. I’m not doing it justice, though. Let’s just say it’s not toothsome.

If it’s that bland and mushy, it must at least be nutritious, right? Well, I wouldn’t call it health food, although it is better than a lot of breakfast cereals. It clocks in at 130 calories per slice. They do use enriched flour, so it does have some vitamin D, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folate. Only 3g of fiber but 5g of added sugar.

So, how to sum it all up? I will say it’s not disgusting. It’s not like broccoli where it triggers a gag response (Seriously, how do people eat broccoli? Anything that bitter has to be poison, right?) It’s simply the most boring thing I’ve ever ingested. My final verdict – not worth the calories.

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