As parents, we know how important it is to get “goodness” into our little ones. Equally, we also know how tempting it is to feed them the easy stuff we know they will eat without kicking up a fuss. However, when it comes to balancing a healthier choice with staple foods we eat every day, that’s where it becomes tricky.
You can, of course, visit our Recipe section… here you can find inspiration that can retain your sanity.
Or you could thank Mr Hovis for his bread.
Our family has been a white bread family for years so when we were first asked to try something a bit different, while I knew Beard and I would love it, we were unsure as to how the kids would convert.
Tentatively we started with toast and were asked the usual questions of “what is this stuff on the top?” but they ate it. Maybe it was because there was Nutella all over it…? We then moved onto dippy bread in soup, and they LOVED it – apparently, it’s the best bread ever! From there they actually asked for sandwiches made from the “bread with bits on it” and scoffed those too.
I suppose the moral of the story is to never underestimate what your little ones will eat and enjoy… now, they eat Hovis Seed Sensations every day – never ever leaving the crusts. Similarly, don’t get me wrong, they would never turn down white bread, but they certainly are loving the tasty seed sensation.
There is a downside though, and it is a really annoying downside as I really wanted to award this one on a superstar level, but the panel, Beard and the boys, decided we just can’t, based on two things…
1. A loaf of bread doesn’t even last as long as white bread or standard wholemeal, and it is usually stale a day or two before the use-by date. We always have to check the crusts just to make double sure it’s still ok to eat. And yes, we do use a bread bin and seal the bag.
2. We have now purchased lots and lots of loaves of this bread, and while we still love it, for some reason, it doesn’t matter where we buy it from, 9 times out of 10, the crusts are always falling away from the doughy bread. It’s never all of the loaf either, it’s just a section of it. Very bizarre, but equally very frustrating when making sandwiches.
Which is a nit of a shame
Does anyone know why the Hovis Seed Sensations do not last as long as others? We did ask Hovis, but they didn’t get back to us.