|Il Fornaio Sourdough Bread, 12-ounce loaves|
From Fresh and Easy Market
THINGS ARE NOT WHAT THEY USED TO BE:
Do you love bread? The really good stuff? The kind that you get in European bakeries that has a crispy crust ... and has a real texture, not just a sticky, sponge-like center? The kind you could -- or would -- bake yourself, given the time and energy?
* I am disappointed -- make that upset!
My beloved baked products from Fresh and Easy have changed. Even the packaging is different, more-typically of the domestic-long-shelf-life type, on the loaf of sourdough that I just bought -- agh! Hence, no crispy sound when I tap-tapped the crust. No Il Fornaio markings on the packaging. No "baked on" date, but rather a "sell by" date -- gads!
So, I guess it's the end of an era. It sure was tasty, while it lasted. All I can do is reiterate my reaction to the changes:
No ... No ... No!!!