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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Product review & giveaway: Wonder Bread

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Wonder®.

The folks at Wonder asked us to do a taste test between three good sources of calcium: Wonder® bread, spinach, and red beans. You know how much we like taste tests around here, so we agreed in a heart beat.

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On the day of the test, I arranged some cute pottery plates and bowls and offered the girls cooked spinach (with a little butter and seasoning), red beans, and a slice of Wonder bread and asked them to taste everything.


The Official Results:
The girls preferred the Wonder bread hands down. I figured they might turn up their noses at the spinach, but was kind of surprised that my little legume-lovers weren't even tempted by the red beans. Interesting... It was also interesting to find out that Wonder bread has some seriously pumped up calcium levels—two slices have as much calcium as a glass of milk. I always figured that bread had a bunch of nutrients and carbs and all that, but never checked to see that some brands had calcium too (seriously, when I'm in the grocery store with the twinados, my only goal is to get in and out as fast as humanly possible and without injury to ourselves or innocent bystanders, there is no time for label reading). Just for kicks, I compared the Wonder bread against our family's standby bread, and a slice of Wonder has 15% of your daily calcium, while our old fave has 4%. Oh.

The Bottom Line:
The kids loved it, and I like that I can give it instead of milk on days when their sensitive little stomachs are just not tolerating dairy products (yes we have gastro issues galore in this house). The adults preferred the Wonder bread over the spinach and red beans, but didn't prefer it over our family's standby bread.

Areas for Improvement:
I think the Wonder bread is great for kids, but how about a hearty, seedy version that adults would go for? I'm a sucker for those local bakery loafs that are so heavy and have so many seeds that they pop off while you're trying to butter them. Mmmmmm, that's what I'm always trying to get close to with my grocery-store bread.

Giveaway for $100 plus a year of Wonder bread:
The folks at Wonder are giving away a $100 Visa gift card plus a year’s supply of Wonder bread (that’s 52 coupons for one free loaf of Wonder® Classic White or Wonder® Classic White Sandwich bread) to one lucky Salsa reader. To enter, leave me a comment below and tell me your favorite kind of sandwich to make with Wonder bread (either now or when you were a kid).

The Rules:
Giveaway open from 10/5/09 - 11/4/09. No duplicate comments. You may receive an additional entry by linking on Twitter and leaving a link in the comments. You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments. This giveaway is open to US-residents, aged 18 and over. Winners will be selected via random draw on 11/5/09, and will notified on this blog and by e-mail (if you have given a valid email). You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

If you need further clarification, see the Official Rules. Also, check out other Wonder® taste-test results - you've got 6 chances to win.

For more information, please see the official Wonder® web site.

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Update on 11/5/09: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED, AND THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER TODAY (Nov 5).

271 comments:

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Gina said...

My husband and my 11-year old will only eat Wonder! PB&J is the best!
g.ezell(at)comcast.net

Kristen said...

When I was little, I liked to eat peanut butter sandwiches.

kstabler@cbizmmp.com

Amy said...

pb & j!
thanks for blogging!

Annette D said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/status/4875476559
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

lilshuga2001 said...

TWEET
http://twitter.com/lilshuga2001/status/4900037106

Cindy said...

I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches!

Cindy said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/statuses/4904651078

Cindy said...

Blogged here: http://getalonghome.com/?p=1719

ewalsh said...

When I was little, a BLT w/mayonnaise on soft, Wonder bread was like heaven.

Anonymous said...

We add avocado, banana peppers, red or yellow bell peppers to our sandwiches. Mmmmmm!
cgomez204@hotmail.com

mickeyfan said...

When we were little, the biggest treat at grandma's house was butter and brown sugar on Wonder Bread. Wow, that takes me back!

cstironkat said...

I like to toast the bread and then add low fat tuna salad to it.

Shawna said...

My and My family's favorite Sandwich to make with Wonderbread is the classic Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.

ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

Shawna said...

I Tweeted about this giveaway with a link.
http://twitter.com/ShawnaMichelle2/status/4977918023

ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

alexandrea said...

Oh NUM! I make turkey breast all year because leftover turkey and butter makes the best sandwich on wonderbread!

JMom said...

My other favorite sandwich to make with Wonder bread is plain ol' grilled cheese with hot cocoa. Perfect for cold nights!

jmomblogs@gmail.com

JMom said...

Blogged: http://amoores.com/2009/10/20/i-wonder-what-the-favorite-sandwich-is/

jmomblogs@gmail.com

rbailey1958 said...

BLT. I add a slice of cheese and onion
pkbailey@charter.net

Amber said...

We try to come up with healthy but fun creations like Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches. Or Swiss Cheese Sandwiches that we cut into shapes using cookie cutters :)
Thanks!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I also tweeted on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/lipstickncandy/status/5116179952

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Candace said...

My fav sandwich is peanut butter with sliced bananas! Yumm...

Rachel said...

Has to be grilled cheese :-)

JenniferB said...

In my house, we all love peanut butter and my homemade blueberry jam

JenniferB said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/jblanton41/status/5178252398

Anonymous said...

Favorite to make with Wonder Bread? OMG - Definitely PB&J! Yummy! ceegeebeegee at yahoo dot com

VickieB said...

In the summer it would be PB&J sandwich, in the winter grilled cheese

VickieB said...

Tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5200025665

VickieB said...

blogged http://vickieb52.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-wonder-bread-visa-gift-card.html

lmurley2000 said...

my favorite sandwich on wonder is the peanut butter and jelly
lmurley2000@yahoo.com

lmurley2000 said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/lmurley2000/status/5222383059
lmurley2000@yahoo.com

Carolyn G said...

We love grilled cheese. We also love turkey and avocado.

Carolyn G said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/5232690846

Carolyn G said...

blogged http://theartofrandomwillynillyness.blogspot.com/2009/10/woo-hoo-wonder-and-blogher.html

Sharon said...

Grilled ham and cheese is a favorite around here. Followed closely by good old pb&j.

Linda, Greg and Drew said...

Love Grilled Cheese sandwiches w/ Wonder Bread! Thanks!

Linda, Greg and Drew said...

blogged!
http://givemeagiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/10/blogher-giveaway.html

Anonymous said...

My favorite sandwich is Peanut Butter and Jelly on Wonder Bread!

Melendrez@mail.com

Liz said...

PB & J, for sure!

Anonymous said...

I tweeted about this giveaway with a link to it.
http://twitter.com/BustedupDaddy/status/5234852215

Melendrez@mail.com

cjcmommy said...

It has to be a toss up between PB&J or grilled cheese.

freecyclemom said...

Grilled cheese sandwich
freecyclemom4 at g mail (dot) com

Princess Golden Hair said...

wonder bread builds strong bodies 12 ways so it goes a long way towards making all the sandwiches I serve healthy. I also make sure I use low fat cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes on our turkey sandwiches so we get some calcium and some vegetables.

teechbiz at gmail dot com

MOMMY'S A WAITRESS said...

My eleven year old daughter likes egg salad on hers. My older daughter likes to make a grilled cheese stuffed with mushrooms and tomatos. My husband likes Chicken Salad in his. As for me I enjoy grilled egg plant, mozz cheese, and avacado on mine. Wonder Bread has been around our family since i was a tiny girl. (43yr now) If I won this my mom would say. I told you eating Wonder Bread was good for you.

texasmomof3(AT)hotmail.com

Clarissa said...

Nothing's better for Wonder than PB&J!
clarissa at digitaldeacons dot com

pixie13 said...

Toasted ham & cheese. Yummy.

coriwestphal said...

It's weird but I love veggie sandwiches. Mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles and cucumbers. Yummy!

coriwestphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/5394016294

coriwestphal said...

Blogged: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-giveaways-ending-110409.html

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com

As a kid I liked the same sandwich: Turkey and mayo!

cdziuba said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/5400103959


cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

blogged http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/11/wonder-bread-years-supply-and-100-gift.html



cdziuba@aol.com

ellie said...

I love tuna salad and chicken salad on Wonder Bread. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Jes said...

Grilled Cheese! That's our families favorite now and was when I was a kid growing up!!!

Making my children's lunches every day for school and packing one for my husband for work is alot of food. This sure would be a HUGE help!

Mommy Daisy said...

Mmm, turkey, avocado, lettuce and tomato on Wonder bread is divine.

Wendi P said...

We eat peanut butter and honey on our Wonder bread.

Anne J said...

My favorite sandwich is cheese with tomatoes, spinach and avocado. I also love to add bacon to the sandwich, but since that isn't very healthy I usually don't.

Anne J said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/5419791734

Anne J said...

I blogged:
http://lunaj1456.blogspot.com/2009/11/win-years-supply-of-wonder-bread.html

bkwrms78 said...

Peanut Butter and Jelly...mmmm

07violet said...

peanut butter and banana

alterna7 at hotmail dot com

07violet said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/07violet/status/5425318627

alterna7 at hotmail dot com

Deb said...

Nothing beats a 'mater sammitch! Hot off the vine ripe tomatoes sliced super thin, with a smear of Miracle Whip or your favorite dressing (try it with ranch) and voila! A summery sandwich to die for.

Deb said...

tweeted here
http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/5434324746

Jinxy and Me said...

I have always been a big ham and cheese fan.

Jinxy and Me said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/5441015161

Jinxy and Me said...

I blogged about your giveaway here: http://winwithjinxy.blogspot.com/2009/11/win-100-visa-gift-card-and-years-supply_6622.html

ladyt64 said...

My favorite sandwich to make with Wonder bread is turkey with lettuce, tomato and mayo.

ladyt64 said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/ladyt64/status/5442410349

Betty C said...

When I was a kid my favorite sandwich was fried potatoes on a Wonder Bread sandwich. I know, not very healthy but I sure loved it.
Now I'll go for a great BLT with tons of fresh tomatoes, lettuce and sometimes avocado.

Betty C said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/willitara/status/5444019664

M3 said...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED, AND THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TODAY (Nov 5).

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