Real Bread in Los Angeles is a scarcity. By real bread, I’m referring to what most Australians, Brits and Europeans are familiar with: bread that does not contain any sugar or high fructose corn syrup. My first American bread experience was with a whole wheat, all natural, 16 grain loaf from Trader Joes that tasted more like banana bread due to the 4 grams of sugar per slice. In order to avoid this happening again, I thought it would be best to document any and all real bread finding I come across while living in Los Angeles. Hopefully it’ll help out some fellow Aussies too!
Purchased from: Target, Glendale
Date: November 8, 2015
Ingredients: Unbleached enriched wheat flour, water, sour dough starter, salt.
Tastes like real bread, only less soft and more salty.
Purchased from: Target, Eagle Rock
Date: Sunday 15, 2015
Ingredients: Whole wheat flour, unbleached bread flour, nonfat milk, wheat gluten, canola oil, sugar, salt, malt, yeast, wheat flour, ascorbic acid added as dough conditioner, enzymes, cultured wheat starch, citric acid, rye flavour.
Sugars: 1g per slice
Looks like the cheap bread you’d get from the bakery at Coles. Tastes like nothing special, with a hint of sugar.