I don''''t know what it is about this particular bread... But I can honestly say I have not tasted better. Morrison''''s loaf comes out head and shoulders above the rest, it is really that simple!
Tiger bread is so known because of the crust- not the colour, and this crust is superb. It''''s not too thick or chewy, nor is it too crunchy and hard. It has a nice crisp taste but still cuts easily. The bread itself is smooth and full of taste too, not stodgy or doughy like other breads you can buy. It is an all-round delicious taste that even my flatmate (who doesn''''t like tiger bread for some bizarre reason) graciously sat down and ate happily. I find it a complete winner in all departments, from whether I''''m feeling for some simple bread and butter to when I want a deluxe super-sandwich, this will fit the build perfectly.
I think the most astonishing thing is the cost. The bread is cheap for what you get and how great I think it is. It is frequently below £1, which speaks volumes in itself. Even those who believe you get what you pay for should give this tasty bread a go. The bread is fairly long-lasting (when compared to other tiger breads) but really has to be eaten as fresh as possible. I have frozen this bread and it still holds up fairly well, even the fridge doesn''''t really affect it too much either. Finally, the loaf is a good size too- you can get plenty of nice slices from it.
We used to always do our shopping at Tescos every week. However, we are no longer loyal to Tesco and seem to do our shopping in a different supermarket every week! This week it was the turn of Morrisons. I love Morrisons, especially for their fresh produce - fruit, veg, meat and of course the bakery!
I rarely buy bread from the bakery because it tends to go off quickly and with there being only two of us, we are better off buying sliced loaves which tend to last that little bit longer. However, my partner always has other ideas, striding straight to the freshly baked bread section!
I had never tried Tiger Bread before, I hate burned stuff and to me it just looked burned! However, after much nagging from various family members I decided to give it a go.
The loaf is huge - probably a foot long and half a foot wide. It retails for £1 so is a bit cheaper than a lot of the sliced loaves out there. When we picked it up in store it looked like it would be a crusty loaf but instead it was quite soft.
I decided to use the bread to make sandwiches the following lunchtime, there were four of us eating so we needed quite a bit of bread. I cut 8 very generous slices and was amazed to see that there was still half the loaf left.
I was amazed to see how fresh the bread was, it looked and smelled lovely and although I initially wasnt sure if I would like it, I now couldnt wait to tuck in! Spreading butter over the bread was really easy, I thought this would be difficult and it would break the bread but it didnt and instead the bread held together really well.
So now onto the taste test! The bread tasted lovely! We had simple cheese sandwiches and I am pleased to say it was the nicest cheese sandwich I had had in a long time. The crust was really nice, it had a good flavour and was chewy whilst the inside was amazingly soft and bouncy. The bread wasn't at all stodgy and I found it really easy to chew and swallow.
Everyone enjoyed their sandwiches and I was surprised at how much I liked the bread! Morrisons gave us excellent quality and it tasted so lovely and fresh. It is worth noting that we bought the bread on Saturday and it was still fresh enough for my partner to make himself some sandwiches for work this morning.
I really recommend this bread, even if you think you wont like tiger bread as you may be pleasantly surprised!
When ever I walk past the bakery in Morrison's I can always smell the fresh bread being put out.
I don't think another supermarket does fresh bread as good as Morrison's does.
The tiger bread smells and tastes the best and it always fresh and hasn't been left of the shelf all day.
The bread is very nice and has a distinct smell; I think this is because of the crust. It has quite a thick crust and isn't hollow looking inside because some fresh bread has a lot of holes in the white.
It is also quite cheap, it usually costs around £1 but it sometimes changes in my local store.
I would defiantly recommend this to anyone but I wouldn't recommend it for every type of sandwich.
Id say this bread is good for a fry up and for making big sandwiches but I wouldn't use this bread for making my work sandwiches as the crust can be very crumbly when you tear the crust off with your teeth and wouldn't want to make a mess at work.
If you haven't tried it, why not pick up a loaf when you next visit? You won't regret it and after all, its only £1 so it you don't like it there's no big loss.
Tiger bread gets it's name from the appearance of the crust. It is an extremely popular choice in this house and is never around for long. You are able to get this bread in all major supermarkets now, the morrisons version is brilliant.
The bread currently retails at just under £1 for a large loaf in our local store, the packaging is very simple, a clear plastic bread bag with a sticker on with name, weight and price. The bread does not come with any ingredients list or nutritional values.
In our store you can buy the bread loaf and can have it either sliced or not. When being sliced in store you get the choice of medium or thick sliced as well as half thick half medium sliced loaf.
The Tiger bread crust is rich in flavour and tastes almost nutty. It is lovely soft bread as well as being a light dough. It makes a delicious sandwich as well as being nice on it's own. We have found it also toasts very well.
The bread seems to keep well but is usually all gone in a couple of days in our house.
You can also buy the tiger bread in small loafs, bread buns and in bread stick form.
I like Tiger Bread and have tried it from Sansbury's and Asda. When in Morrisons recently I seen a nice large loaf of this up the fresh Bread aisle, and thought why not to buying it. Although I didn't see on the pack the size of the Loaf, I would say this was an 800g Loaf and cost me £1.09.
Packaging isn't that exciting. The Loaf was in a cellophane bag so you could see the Bread through it, the only decoration on the bag was the sticker to tell you the product and the use by date. Being a fresh Loaf of Bread, there isn't that much time to eat it while it is at it's best, but I find you get at least 3 days of this tasting nice and fresh, and then it goes a bit more hard and stale tasting.
I am useless at slicing Bread, so mines always comes out a bit wonky. I don't think Morrison's has a bread slicer, as i've never seen a sliced Loaf from here, but my hubby is good at slicing, so that's his department.
This Loaf is a nice golden brown colour and flat-ish on the bottom. The Loaf curves slightly around the sides, and on the top there is spiky parts, which are a little darker and crispier than the rest of the Bread. It s still a soft loaf, but it is nice to get the harder parts.
The Bread is soft and fluffy on the inside, so the slightly crisp part for the crust section makes this taste even better.
This tastes best on day of purchase, as you get a nice Malty, slightly sweet tasting Bread which makes a nice Sandwich.
Tiger bread smells absolutely delicious when freshly baked and I think that Morrisons sells the freshest bread from any supermarket (thanks i_am_joy for the recommendation!).
It seems to have become more and more popular recently as Morrisons regularly advertise it and for £1.00 it's a great price anyway. The bread is baked fresh in the Morrisons in store bakery and if you visit at the right time (lunchtime or first thing) you can frequently find bread that is still warm.
The bread is delicious and has quite a unique smell and taste to the crust. It is not the thickest crust and I much prefer it to standard tin loafs of bread. It is nice and easy to slice with a medium crust and a lovely soft fresh white inside. It is not so soft it's soggy and the whole thing just tastes perfect. I believe it is made by spreading rice paste and then sesame oil on top of bread but whatever it takes to make it fantastic is fine by me! I think the price is fine as you do get 800g for your money and you can purchase this sliced or unsliced for £1.00.
If you haven't tried this bread before then what are you waiting for? It's delicious as a sandwich or toast and it's delicious when toasted and spread with butter & Marmite. It really is the ultimate lunchtime bread and I thoroughly enjoy it. I have tried loaves from other stores such as Asda & Greggs and while these are very nice too I do actually prefer the Morrisons one now as it's just that little bit fresher and softer tasting. I am rating this bread 5/5 as it's delicious. It's just a shame that I only visit Morrisons every month or two as it's around 12 miles away and that's just too far to travel for a loaf of bread!
I'm very much a bread person when the mood takes me and my favourite loaf for a number of years has been Tiger Bread, a white loaf which has been coated with sesame oil on the crust to produce stripes reminiscent of a tigers fur. When I moved house a couple of years ago I thought I'd never get to taste it again as at the time Asda were the only supermarket producing it, and my new place is a good twenty miles from the closest Asda store - a distance not even a confirmed bread lover like me could justify travelling simply for a nicer crusted loaf!
A month or two ago in Morrisons however I found myself sniffing the air like some kind of demented drugs dog, there was an aroma I knew I loved but I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was. I quite literally followed my nose and then I saw it - Tiger Bread!
Morrisons bake their Tiger Bread in the onsite bakery so it's always extremely fresh, unlike Asda I've never had a hard loaf of set of cobs from Morrisons and the bread even tastes fresher overall than those loaves sold in the other supermarkets.
The crust of the Tiger Bread isn't terribly thick, but it's extremely flavoursome thanks to the sesame oil which has been brushed onto the crust prior to baking. This lends the crust a slightly burned aroma and flavour that in my opinion is absolutely delightful, although it's not without its drawbacks as my son in law despises this particular bread and hates the fact that the smell (or stench as he puts it) invades my entire bungalow when I have a loaf in the kitchen!
The white bread is slightly softer than the Farmhouse loaves available in the supermarkets so for this reason I would advise taking your butter out of the fridge for a time before spreading it otherwise you'll end up with more holes than bread in your sandwich!
I find that the strong flavour of the crust of a Tiger Loaf restricts you somewhat as to fillings for your sandwich. Tiger Bread seems to go best with meaty fillings, my very favourite being roast beef with a dollop of Horseradish Sauce, although I don't enjoy cheese with this particular bread as the flavours don't seem to work as well together as cheese with other types of white bread.
This Tiger Bread from Morrisons toasts very nicely although I find you do tend to lose a little of its burned flavour when you toast it. There really is nothing nicer though than a thick slab of Tiger Bread which has been lightly toasted and liberally buttered, comfort food at its very best in my opinion!
A large sized Tiger Loaf will cost you around £1 in Morrisons, my local store doesn't as yet produce the smaller loaves although it does sell packs of six Tiger Paws (cobs) which cost around 79p.
Freshly baked in-store, you can certainly tell the difference in the bread at Morrisons compared to the packaged stuff. The loaves are quite large, but taste fantastic. The outer crust is comfortably crunchie and the inside is deliciously soft! The bread is so tasty in itself that there's no need to use it for a full-blown sandwich (though this is a great use for it too!), instead its really nice with a simple spread of margarine on.
It might be a little off-putting because the loaf is that big, and as it is fresh you would really have to eat in a day or two, but with the great taste I don't imagine its too hard! Really, its great for large families/households.
Its not cheap, but considering its baked on the premises its worth its £1.09 price.
The smell is amazing, even when in the plastic wrapper the delicious scent is still impossible to ignore.
This loaf can be found in the section of the supermarket with the other freshly-baked breads and cakes, and if your store has one, the pasta deli bar.
If you know you'll get through the large loaf in a fairly short amount of time, its definitely worth the price!
Originally Asda started selling tiger bread a few years ago, and recently Morrisons have begun to follow them. You will find the Tiger bread in the bread aisle, along with the other varieties of bread that Morrisons offer.
So, what makes tiger bread different? It is a white loaf, normally very moist, baked with sesame oil, for an unusual, but very pleasant flavour. The bread itself tastes no different to other white bread, except for being more moist, but the crust is very flavoursome.
Tiger bread is distinctive in its appearance, as it has a pattern baked on to the top of it using rice paste before baking, this often gives the appearance of tiger's stripes.
Morrisons sell the bread in 400g and 800g loaves, and also as a pack of 6 rolls. While lovely and flavoursome, the rolls, where they are covered entirely with this pattern, can be very messy to eat, and your fingers end up with sticky brown marks which are a nightmare to get off, so maybe not advised for picnics, or other places where you can't wash your hands immediately.
The loaves however do not have the same problem, and make, in my opinion any sandwich more exciting. They also smell sensational, and will make your home smell like a bakery all day.
Tiger bread will cost you the same as other loaves of bread at Morrisons, around 65p for a 400g loaf, £1.10 for a 800g, and 95p for 6 rolls.
Morrisons stores have an instore bakery where many items, including this Tiger Bread, are made on the premises.
The packaging is see-through with a simple sticker telling you the name of the item & the price. Those of you on a diet, or who are interested in the nutritional information about the bread will be sorely disappointed as there is no calorie information listed. Likewise there is no list of ingredients either.
The first thing you'll notice is that the top of the bread look different to the majority of other loaves available. Presumably this "odd appearance" is what gives the bread it's name as it does look a bit like a tiger's coat.
The crust is more chewy than your average bread on the market but is in no way hard on the teeth. The bread itself is light and airy rather than heavy & "doughy" as some breads can be.
It's ideal for sandwiches or eating on it's own (I haven't tried to toast it yet so I can't comment on that). It also keeps well & still tastes fresh the following day, unlike some other freshly baked breads you can buy.
The larger Tiger Bread loaf retails around the £1 mark which is well worth the money considering that it tastes better than the usual pre-packaged bread on the supermarket shelves.
Try it if you haven't yet done so.
Morrisons tiger bread is easily my bread of choice. If I could have a sandwich made with any bread from any shop, I would choose this bread.
The main reason why this bread is so good is the flavour of the crust. I believe that this has such a distinctive flavour because it is brushed with sasame oil. The taste is wonderful though and really gives the bread something that other types of bread do not offer.
The reason I have chosen Morrisons' tiger bread over those on offer from other supermarkets is that I find the Morrisons' bakery to be generally superiour accross all breads. The bread has a very nice texture and a good taste that you would expect from an expert baker. In the case of the tiger bread, this goes with the taste and crusty nature of the crust to create a perfect loaf.
The bread is also baked in store fresh every day so you are guaranteed a fresh loaf every day.
I just love this Tiger bread. It tastes like no other loaf I have ever bought.
Light and airy and a crust that although quite chewy is not tough and unpalatable like most other breads I have tried.
This has a unique flavour and is quite delicious especially if you are lucky enough to get there when the baker has just taken them out of the oven and placed them still warm on the shelves. It is almost too much to wait until you get home to slap a slice on a plate and put lashings of butter on it to eat it. Well obviously what else would you do with it huh?
I can be a bit simplistic at times, but I think you get my meaning, this bread is so good why wait.
I have had occasion to get the baker to slice it for me as they are more than willing to do this, but find they slice it a bit thin for my liking in most respects so usually go for the loaf as is. Cutting a reasonable slice for myself with a nice dollop of a good cheese on top really is the business for me. I have been known to eat half the loaf myself on a very bad eating frenzy so it is very morish.
There is a slight crazed pattern to the loaf on first look at it and it is probably this that gives it the name of Tiger bread, all I know is that it is my favorite type of bread out there and from the small loaf at around 69p to 89p to the larger loaves which I tend to go for around the £1 marker I donot think you can go wrong. Most loaves on the shop floor cost this anyway and they are not cooked in situe.
This is the favourite type of bread in our house and this is our favourite variant of it.
As we are lucky to have a number of different supermarkets in our area I am able to compare each stores version.
Why is this our favourite?
This bread is generally crusty but Morrisons manage to make it consistently crunchy, the crust is not so hard that you break your teeth, or it scratches the inside of the your mouth and it isn't chewey and heavy.
The crust has a wonderful flavour - it is basted somehow - sorry I'm not sure of the way it is manufactured - with sesame oil - the smell is always wonderful and stays in the kitchen for a long time. the bread is lovely and soft and isn't too sweet. It keeps well and is still fresh the next day - unlike some bread which can be quite stale and hard the next day.
This bread retails at around the £1 mark which is pretty much the same as most other supermarkets, though it is quite often on special offer.