9 Nov 2012
Warburtons Winter Loaf Review
I loved the packaging on this Warburtons Winter Loaf. The snowflakes and blue and white colours evoke the winter season and colder days. Even though it is called a "Winter Loaf" it could easily have been named a Christmas loaf because of the flavours included. It's described on the packaging as "mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg and spices to give it an unmistakably Christmassy taste". I couldn't wait to see how this would differ in taste compared to a regular fruit loaf.
The Warburtons Winter Loaf is quite a small loaf with little slices. They are quite dark in appearance, making it look almost like wholemeal bread, but it's simply a result of all the spices contained within the bread. There are not too many raisins or fruity "bits" which was perfect for me.
As soon as I took the bread out of the packaging I could smell the "Christmassy" spices. Looking at the ingredients this spice blend is made of; cinnamon, cloves, coriander, dill, ginger and nutmeg, quite an eclectic mix! Even though I couldn't taste all of these spices individually, as a whole they add up to a subtle slice of Christmas.
The combination of raisins, currants, orange and Christmas spices is reminiscent of lots of festive treats from mince pies to Christmas pud. It really does have a richer and warmer flavour than a regular fruit loaf or hot cross bun. It makes a lovely festive treat without having to crack open a box of mince pies!
Update: This bread is available at Asda and the Co-op supermarkets.
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