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Half Price Bread Rack

August 9th, 2007 at 09:37 am

Yesterday when I went grocery shopping, bread was on my list.

I always stop off at the half-price (day old) bread rack first to see what they have. I try to eat healthy, so I only buy 100% whole grain bread with no corn syrup. If there is something on the half-price rack that meets my criteria I will buy it; if not, I move on to the "regularly-priced aisle" to see what might be on sale. I'd say 2/3 or more of the bread I buy is from the half-price rack.

Yesterday there was a 4-pack of bagels on the half-price rack that fit the bill, so I bought those. [Shared one with DH this morning and it was delicious. I left one on the counter for tomorrow and put the other 2 in the fridge so they'll keep until I eat them.]

I realized that I have never seen anyone else buying things off of the half-price bread rack, even tho' I see them cruising the bread section all the time. In fact, I've never even seen anyone stop to look at it. Obviously things on that rack sell or the store wouldn't have it, and I am grateful that it's not more popular because it means I'm more likely to find something for myself there, but I can't for the life of me figure out why so many people won't buy off of it.

Bread can keep for a long time if you put it in the refrigerator. It is true that it gets a bit dried out that way, but it's perfectly OK if you're not a bread snob. It's not at all a health hazard, and it tastes just fine!

Why don't folks buy it? Are they unwilling to compromise one day's worth of freshness to save some money? Are they embarassed to be seen buying day-old bread? Do they think that saving a buck here & there doesn't add up? So many of here on this site are living proof that it does!

5 Responses to “Half Price Bread Rack”

  1. fern Says:

    i always keep my bread in the fridge, and if i buy extra on sale, it goes in the freezer. Sliced bread dethaws quickly.

  2. mbkonef Says:

    I always try to buy my bread on sale and freeze the extra loaves. Tastes the same to me and why pay full price?

  3. Aleta Says:

    Also, by double bagging it for the freezer keeps it fresher as well. I have double bagged french, Italian, and Cuban bread and it thaws out beautifully.

  4. veronak Says:

    We don't have a half price aisle that is great. lol bread snob, never heard of this but I do know someone who is

  5. baselle Says:

    Must figure that its moldy or something. We try to buy our bread marked down, if its a brand or a store we are familiar with.

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