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Last updated: 13 August 2019

We blind taste test and review 30 supermarket sliced white breads (24 regular, six gluten-free) from brands including Abbott’s Village Bakery, Helga's, Mighty Soft, Tip Top and Wonder White to see which loaf rises above the rest for both nutrition and taste.

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How we test

Products

We tested packaged, sliced white breads that are available nationally through at least one of the major supermarket chains. Where there was the option, we chose sandwich sliced. We didn't include fresh-baked bread from in-house bakeries, sourdough or brioche. Price is based on the price of a loaf in Sydney stores (not on special) in July 2019. We tested a total of 30 products, 24 regular breads and six gluten-free.

Tasting

Our experts tasted the bread samples 'blind' (without knowing the brands) in a randomised order, which was different for each expert. Regular breads and gluten-free breads were tested separately.

Scores

Experts independently judged all breads, scoring each sample for flavour and aroma, texture and appearance. The overall score is made up of taste 70% (50% flavour, 20% texture, 20% aroma and 10% presentation) and nutrition 30% (based on the Health Star Rating, calculated from the details in the nutrition information panel and converted to a percentage). We recommend products with an overall score of 75% or more.

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    Pack price in Sydney stores (not on special) in July 2019.

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    Price per 100g

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    Based on price in Sydney stores for a pack (not on special) in July 2019.

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    Percentage Australian ingredients

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    As per the country of origin statement on pack.

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