Taste Test: The best sandwich bread


We taste-tested dozens of sandwich bread from the grocery store and picked our favorites, from best multi-grain to best white.

Best Multigrain: Rudi's Organic Bakery 14 Grain
The ingredient list reads like a who's who of healthy grains, yet with such a "nutty" flavor and "tender" texture, you'd never peg this as a good-for-you loaf. "This is truly stealth health," one panelist said. Read full review »

Try it with: ABC Sandwich (Apple, Bacon and Cheese) »

Best Whole Wheat: Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain 100% Whole Wheat
The "crunchy" crust is made with 100 percent whole wheat flour, and each slice boasts 4 grams of dietary fiber. A touch of honey and molasses adds a mild caramel flavor and moistness. Read full review »

Try it with: Asparagus Panini »

Best White: Nature's Pride Country White

"Like the white bread I remember from my childhood-only better," said one taster. Instead of corn syrup and trans fats, this light, buttery-sweet loaf is made of the same easy-to-pronounce ingredients our grandmothers used: buttermilk, butter, sugar, honey and barley malt. Read full review »

Try it with: Creamed Spinach-and-Ham Broilers on White »

Best Rye: Alvarado Street Bakery Sprouted Rye Seed
Want to take your pastrami sandwich to the next level? Start with this "complex-tasting" bread, made with sprouted rye seeds and wheat berries and loaded with dill weed, caraway and celery seeds. Read full review »

Try it with: Honey-Almond Corned Beef Special »

Best Sweet: Cinnabon Cinnamon
"Someone shoved a cinnamon roll into a bag of bread," one taster joked about this "rich, buttery" treat. Laced with cinnamon, the thick, "melt-in-your-mouth" slices would make an indulgent breakfast-or dessert. Read full review »

Try it with: Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Sticks »

By Dina Cheney | Photograph by Lucas Zarebinski

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