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This blog was a year-long project. In 2015 I reviewed 1 TJ's product EVERY SINGLE DAY. I visited lots of TJ's stores around the country, and when the year ended I couldn't stop. I still post often (though not daily) & I welcome your comments on the products & reviews.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Day 177 - French Baguette (bread)
I like baguettes. We lived in
Paris for a while, and there is NOTHING like a Parisian baguette. I used to pick one up at the bakery and I
NEVER got a whole baguette home – always had to break off some bits and chomp
them on the walk back.
But GOOD baguettes are hard to find in America. And reasonably priced ones are difficult to
come by, too. Baguettes are not BIG but
they are expensive.
French Baquette in a bag!
David and I have some Guests staying with us (I capitalize the word
Guest because it is a proper noun, their last name is GUEST!So technically we have some Guest
guests!).Last night we made dinner for
them and all ate out on our front porch.One thing we served was baguette with butter (of course the tastiest
butter, which got a glorious review on day 49 of this blog) and cheese (cheddar
(not from TJ’s), brie (reviewed previously I think), and Creamy Toscano) (to be
This review will focus on the BAGUETTE.
Unlike Parisian baguettes, which normally come in paper sleeves with the
tops sticking out, making them so tempting to pick at, this one came in a
plastic bag. I have had baguettes from
other American stores in plastic bags that taste like they have been in said
bags for weeks.
But this one was pretty good! It
was not the world’s BEST baguette, but it was not the world’s worst,
either. It was easy to cut into pretty
little slices. It was not too hard, and
not too soft. The crust did not threaten
to chip your teeth when you bit into it.
Overall, I will say PRETTY GOOD BAGUETTE. And at a very good (for a baguette anyway)
price - $1.59. Some American stores
charge an arm and a leg for them!
Day 2 of the bagquette - this time served with brie and olives.
We gave everyone a piece of paper and the chance to review a few items,
this bread being one of them.I will
include those reviews here:
-4 – “It is very tasty and soft in the middle but the crust is
too hard.” (Andrew, I think age10)
-4.1 – “Dry, but good with butter or cheese.” (Lucas, I think
-5 – “Love it.” (Bella,
I think age 8)
-3.75 “I didn’t notice it that much. I didn’t have any at the evening dinner (he ate
some the next day as a sandwich). I
would say it seems okay, not fabulous.
It doesn’t get as hard as a regular baguette.” (David, age 62 J )
If I gave it a review number myself, it would be 3.5. But since this was a team one, I will average
all the numbers above to come up with the final score.