Whenever I visited my great-grandmother when I was a little girl she’d always take me and my older sister to our local Mrs Baird’s outlet for some special treats of honey buns, moonpies, and fried pies while she shopped for bread. In the morning she’d always cook us a special breakfast of sunnyside up fried eggs, crispy bacon, sausage patties, and golden toast. In fact, she is the one that taught me how to break my toast and use it to get every last drop of yellow goodness from my egg yolks, which I do to this day. Oh the memories of my Grandma Dolly and her good Southern cooking!
Which is why when my husband and I moved back to Texas I was excited to purchase Mrs Baird’s bread again. When we first moved back to Texas in the summer of 2003 we lived in south Fort Worth. Everyday as I rode shotgun with my husband on his way to work on the north side of the DFW metroplex we passed Mrs Baird’s bakery. Each morning as we’d pass the bakery I’d dream up ways to persuade them to hand over all their honey buns. Kinda like the dream I have to persuade the security guard at the Dr Pepper plant near me to hand over all the Dr Pepper. So you can guess how happy I was when I discovered the Mrs Baird’s outlet in my town shortly thereafter. I’d like to think that is the reason we moved here.
Obviously, I love Mrs Baird’s products. That’s no lie. Truthfully, I am having a hard time writing an objective review of their bread which they sent me a month ago to try for free. I mean, I didnt even have to pursuade them to do so. Personally, I think there is no better bread product than the one you make yourself (well, except if you’re me and making whole wheat bricks), but Mrs Baird’s to me seems to be the best tasting and looking that I can purchase in the store.
The first bread they sent me was Mrs Baird’s 100% whole wheat bread. Seriously, the best tasting whole wheat I’ve ever had. But that’s probably because the only 100% whole wheat bread I’ve ever eaten is the one I make. Joking aside, Mrs Baird’s 100% whole wheat bread has been newly enhanced with antioxidant vitamins A and E and contains 15 or more grams of fiber per serving! It also bears the American Heart Association heart-check mark, because it's a bread rich in whole grain, low in fat and is a good source of dietary fiber.
The other bread Mrs Baird’s sent me was their Whole Grain White bread. According to Mrs Baird’s, “(Whole Grain White is) a deliciously smart choice that blends the soft, smooth texture of white bread with the added goodness of whole grains. It's hard to believe that bread this irresistible can be so good for you too, but this delightful recipe is a nutritious as it is tasty, because it's made with real milk and is a good source of fiber and folic acid and an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D.” I agree–it was delicious! Let me just put it this way…my kids went through the bread Mrs Baird’s sent me faster than I could come up with some delicious recipes for it. Either I’ve been starving my kids or Mrs Baird’s is just that good!
Oh my gosh! I just checked out their website and how could I have forgotten their cinnamon rolls?! I mean, I only get one every time I visit my local Mrs Baird’s outlet! The ones with cherries are the best.
Tips for Shopping Mrs Baird’s:
- Mrs Baird’s bread is available in most grocery stores throughout Texas.
- But why shop there when you can get the bread discounted (including special promotions like free desserts) at Mrs Baird’s Outlet Stores. This is the only place I buy my Mrs Baird’s bread!
- Be sure to visit one of four Mrs Baird’s bakeries for a tour to see how their bread is made located in Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, and San Antonio! Great learning opportunity for children ages 6 and older!
- Read about Mrs. Ninnie Baird, the woman that brought Mrs Baird’s to life. The real Mrs Baird whom Mrs Baird’s is named for was a pioneer woman business owner, Texas icon and legend, and obviously a great baker. It made me cry.
So whether Mrs Baird’s has been a household name in your home, you’re trying to create new traditions or you’re simply searching for a bread product that is as great tasting as it is nutritious, then Mrs Baird’s just may be the bread that you’ve been looking for. And considering the fact that there is no “.” after the “Mrs” in “Mrs Baird’s” (just like Dr Pepper), then it has to be good! Just sayin’.
Be sure to visit Mrs Baird’s Facebook page.
Disclosure: Mrs Baird’s sent me two free loaves of bread in the mail for free. Did you know that there are boxes that fit loaves of bread perfectly so they don’t get squished? Now you do.