Breads and everything-with-flour-ingredient has been the staple food eaten by many people in all countires. For centuries, it has developed and improved into different pastries, forms and flavors to cater the growing needs of different health-conscious individuals. Over the years, it has been known to be one of the important breakfast item next to cereals and milk. History already proved that our ancestors has been making bread out of grains. The National Academy of Sciences has discovered traces of starch in prehistoric mortar and pestle-like rocks used by the early civilization. Because of the advancement of Science, innovations after innovations has created the modern bread you are eating right now.
There are factors that led to the innovation of the bread, these are leavening, the refined flour and invention of the mechanized slicing. Without the leavening through the use of the yeast, as a primary ingredient that makes our bread rise and fluffy, we would still be under the dark age of flatbread, the first recorded bread that was made my humans. Only around 300 B.C in Ancient Egypt was the yeast production was commercialized. Up until today, there are countries that are still making the flatbread, particularly our Middle East brothers, our Indian brothers and some Central American households.
The earliest bread grains was first created by hands with rocks, resulting from coarse and whole grain bread. The process was only refined around 800 B.C through the early stages of milling. For hundreds of years, it was widely distributed as a whole loaves to be cut at home. Not until in 1917, when jeweler Otto Rohwedder created the first mechanized bread slicer.
WHAT MAKES A GREAT BREAD, GREAT?
In 1969, Horatio Sye Slocumm was sent in Malaysia to start a bakery, that is where Gardenia was born. Within the span of four short years, it became the leader in the bread industry with an astounding 99 percent brand recall rate and 80 percent top-of-mind recall. Gardenia’s range of products grew and evolved through the years, becoming better and better. And now produces a variety of baked products to satisfy consumers’ demands.
With that brief history, it’s no wonder how a 35-year of baking experiences brought the Gardenia brand into a popular household name. Fast forward, Gardenia has created different bread treats. One is the famous Gardenia White Bread Classic. Gardenia adapting to the demand of the health-conscious consumers created a healthy line of Gardenia Breads.
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These are the High Fiber Whole wheat Bread, Slim&Fit Wheaten Bread, High Fiber Wheat Raisin Loaf, and Wheat Cranberry Loaf. In addition to their array of products, they added their flavorlicious indulgences (California Raisin Loaf, Chocolate Chip Loaf, Double Delights Ube & Cheese Loaf, Double Delights Choco and Mocha Loaf, Double Delights Strawberry and Blueberry Loaf, Amazing Black Forest Loaf, Amazing Butterscotch Loaf), Pandesal & Buns (Premium Pandesal, Soft Delight Pandesal, Whole Wheat Pandesal, Cheese Buns, California Raisin Buns), Filled Buns (Mini Fun Bun Custard Cream, Cheese Pimiento Cream Roll, Pizza Cream Roll, Butter Sugar Cream Roll, Chocolate Cream Roll, Cookies ‘N Cream Cream Roll, Choco Strawberry Cream Roll, Rocky Road Cream Roll, Chocolate Fun Bun, Ube Fun Bun, Peach Mango Fun Bun), Pocket Sandwich (Pocket Sandwich Raspberry & Peanut Butter, Pocket Sandwich White Chocolate & Blueberry, Cheese-Filled Filled White Bread, Strawberry Pastillas Filled White Bread, Peanut Butter Filled White Bread, Chocolate Filled White Bread), Snack Cakes (Twiggies Yellow Cake, Twiggies Pink Cake, Twiggies Choco-Brown Cake, Chocolate Muffin, Blueberry Muffin, Banana Choco Muffin), Toasty Treats (Butter Toast, Garlic Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Honey Wheat Toasties, Butter Toasties, Cheese Toasties), and NeuBake products (NueBake Super Slice Chocolate Flavored Loaf, NeuBake Super Slice Ube Flavored Loaf, NeuBake Spanish Bread, NeuBake Wheaten Bread, NeuBake Ube Bread Roll, NeuBake Pandecoco Bread Roll, NeuBake White Bread, NeuBake Super Slice White).
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You can contact them or book a plant tour at:
(Laguna Plant) Gardenia Centre, Star Avenue, Laguna International Industrial Park (LIIP), Mamplasan, Binan, Laguna (Cebu Plant) Gardenia Lapu-Lapu Centre, M.L. Quezon National Highway, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu (02) 889-8889 to 90 / (02) 845-0971 (02) 832-3100 to 01 / (049) 539-1136 to 40 / (SMART) 0920 911-4606 (GLOBE) 0917 894-2341
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Personally, I have been eating Gardenia Brand for its tasty and quality products. There are many brands out there in the market, but they are all incomparable to Gardenia by a mile. The softness and thickness of the bread, the pleasing aroma and the taste is just so right. It has folate-enriched with vitamins and minerals, zero trans fat and cholesterol free. So freshness is always quaranteed. The white and flavored breads are my favorites while some of my relatives and friends preferred the High Fiber and Slim&Fit varieties. Its buns and rolls are perfect for the snacks of the little children going to school.