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Old 09-20-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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OK--so I know this might be an idiotic thing to ask, but what exactly is Wonder Bread? Like, is it different than other types of bread?

I've never had it before, yet I know that it has a certain kind of notoriety to it. I tried to ask the Google, but the Google isn't answering my question very well.

I did, however, find a picture of a small child in Wonder Bread costume:
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:11 PM
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You've never had it? It's like wheat bread, but heavily "bleached" to be white and have less nutrition (except for the fortified nutrients).
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:16 PM
 
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You've never had it? It's like wheat bread, but heavily "bleached" to be white and have less nutrition (except for the fortified nutrients).
No, I actually haven't! I think my mother told me it was toxic growing up...
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:18 PM
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No, I actually haven't! I think my mother told me it was toxic growing up...
I was just reading that supposedly some countries don't allow such bread or even put a tax on it because they don't want people to eat it. It was popular because it added free stuff inside like trading cards, maybe they still do.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:14 AM
 
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Originally "store bought" bread was not readily available. Most bread was made at home and one day of the week was set aside for baking. Wonder came along and made a consistent loaf that was inexpensive to make and had a decent shelf life and affordable. Lots of cooks just could not make a decent bread, and when wonder added nutrients to it to target the lunch market, it was a hit. It is a machine kneaded mixture of high gluten flour bleached white, yeast and other additives.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:17 AM
 
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Wonder is a brand of bread. It's an old company that started (I think) in Indianapolis.

Wonder bread Home Page
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:24 AM
 
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OK--so I know this might be an idiotic thing to ask, but what exactly is Wonder Bread? Like, is it different than other types of bread?

I've never had it before, yet I know that it has a certain kind of notoriety to it. I tried to ask the Google, but the Google isn't answering my question very well.

I did, however, find a picture of a small child in Wonder Bread costume:
It's bread that makes you wonder what it is.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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what i wonder is who is buying it? and i also wonder what they are doing with it?
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:33 AM
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I remember the old commercials, "Builds strong bodies in 12 ways".

I still love tomato, mayo, salt & pepper on it. And I wouldn't imagine any other bread better fit to PB & Raspberry jam. Yummmmm!
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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I can't imagine a bologna, tomato, cheese, with mayo on anything else............
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