Ten Interesting Facts about Bread
12th July 2021
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Mmmm don’t you just love the smell of freshly baked bread!

But how much do we know about bread? 

We have found ten interesting facts!

  1. Sliced bread was invented in 1928 and was referred to as “the best thing since bagged bread”.
  2. Bread goes stale six times faster in the fridge than at room temperature.
  3. Before the eraser was invented, people used soft breadcrumbs to rub out pencil marks.
  4. In France, a bakery has to (by law) make all the bread it sells from scratch in order to have the right to be called a bakery.
  5. Bread is one of the only foods that eaten by people of every race, region and culture.
  6. Egyptians were the first to add yeast to bread, transforming it from a flat bread to something lighter. 
  7. There are 3 basic types of bread, white, brown and whole wheat; however, there are more than 200 varieties of bread that consumers can choose.
  8. Breaking bread is a universal sign of peace.
  9. In some cultures, there is a legend that whoever eats the last piece of bread has to kiss the cook!!!
  10. We eat the equivalent of over 9 million large loaves of bread every day.

The team at Hunnypot Cottage Bakery in Lichfield know everything there is to know about bread and have over 30 flavours and styles available from traditional white and wholegrains to more exotic treats.  All breads are freshly baked each morning to ensure every loaf retains its moist and airy consistency. 


Give them a call today and see what they have to offer!

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Louie C

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I am passionate about 'Buying Local' and supporting our local businesses to 'keep the pound' in town, to help grow our economy here in Lichfield.
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