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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:46 PM

Do not laugh, I beg of you do not laugh!

I'm a pretty strong feminist, let me preface this story with that fact!

I have been having quite a bit of a hard time in thinking I may lose my beloved Wonder Bread, you know with Hostess closing and all.

Well, hubby went grocery shopping today and the stores were picked clean of Wonder Bread, Twinkies, Donettes, everything Hostess.. Holy Cow!

He went out to another store to see if he could find a loaf of Wonder Bread, and a couple of other things we needed!!!!! And I told him, try to find a replacement if you can't find the Wonder Bread.

Now, I'm really beginning to get really concerned I may have consumed my last slice of Wonder Bread! I know I can't find Sunbeam around here anymore. They closed a bakery down in 2007, and that is the closest thing to Wonder Bread, imho.

I'm sorry to have been bothering you all with my fear over this loss, but I really have been fretting about the loss of this bread. I know, please don't tell me how bad it is for me. I don't care. I like the bread and have been bred on Wonder Bread! Grilled cheese sandwiches will not be the same without my favorite Wonder Bread!

So anyhow, hubby gets home from the grocery store and is all proud. He says the second store was out of Wonder Bread too, and all other hostess products. People must be stock piling the stuff. But anyhow, he whips out this loaf of bread:









I'm gonna give it a try, because I don't have another choice, but DAYUM! Did they have to name it BIMBO!?

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Reply Do not laugh, I beg of you do not laugh! (Original post)
boston bean Nov 2012 OP
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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:48 PM

1. You know, you are what you eat... n/t

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:49 PM

4. LOL!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:49 PM

2. LOL

pronounced Beembo.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:49 PM

3. I really couldn't help it.

Damn, that's funny! Thanks for this.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:49 PM

5. lmfao... first because of your thing with wonder. ha hahaha. then..... bah hahahaha

bimbo? really?

so fuckin funny

thanks so much for the laugh.

we would have had a huge hoot in this house if this had happened.

edit... oh ya. you said not to laugh. ok. no laughing. total empathy here. promise. no laughing.

ok, last eidt. even funnier that you expect no one to laugh. lmfao.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:23 PM

26. I have never ever seen this bread before.

So, it took me by suprise.

Just tried a bit of it, and it wasn't bad.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:30 PM

35. i havent either and i live in texas. i am seeing it is known in texas and out of mexico.

i am surprised.

i hope you find a substitute.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:35 PM

75. We have Bimbo here in the NW

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:51 PM

6. I tried not to laugh...

I swear I did. It wasn't so much the name of the bread, but the fact your husband bought it. I could see my husband coming home with the same bread, being proud he'd found something he thought might be good.

Let us know if it's any good. I've heard of the bread, don't think I've seen it around here.

Good luck!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:52 PM

7. I always thought it should be "Bimba" anyway, "Bimbo" should be for boys. nt

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:53 PM

8. If you absolutely must have white balloon bread

that makes your teeth squeak, Bimbo bread is great stuff.

It's made by a Mexican company, Grupo Bimbo, that also owns Sara Lee and Entemann's, the latter making dense cake donuts that will make you wonder what you ever saw in those bland Hostess things.

The irony here is that Grupo Bimbo has been trying to buy Hostess for years and has been rebuffed. Now that the company is picked clean of all but its name and recipes and the CEO has looted the last few scraps, they might be able to do it if they're willing to take on that much debt.

All the panicky people out there needn't worry too much, a national brand like Hostess is likely not going away for long. If the company manages to stay out of the greedy hands of bankers and hedge funds and big holding companies, it will probably outlive us all.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:04 PM

18. Entenmann's---Grrrrrrrrr!!!!!

I can't find their chocolate devil's food crumb donuts anywhere. Those were the best donuts outside of the independent bakeries. I'm betting their parent company buys out Hostess, too. And, I hope after doing so, they go back to the original recipes. I hear that Hostess products have deteriorated over the years.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:25 PM

28. They did so with Sara Lee and Entemann's

and they also follow the Heinz model of keeping their plants near the point of consumption, so the US plants will most likely stay open.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:42 PM

39. Just had one last weekend.

You can find them in the variety pack. They have two chocolate, two sugar, two cake donuts and two of the devil's food crumb.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #39)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:31 PM

73. I haven't even seen the variety packs lately.

I'll have to look again. I'm betting they get sold out quickly.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:10 PM

21. And so wll

its preservative laden products!

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Response to Warpy (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:41 PM

113. I LOVE Entemann's

 

We have an outlet not far from here where the bakery is at..

They're churning it out by the assloads.

They call themselves Bimbo out here too.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:53 PM

9. Motto: "Bimbo, for the breast in bed"

Oops! I mean Best in Bread.

Sorry for the mix up.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:55 PM

12. I thought in Italian it means baby.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:57 PM

15. That comes later........

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:17 PM

87. Yes yes yes

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:11 PM

22. I think that would be Bambino...

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:33 PM

74. No, in Italy they have "Bimbo on bordo" rear window car signs.

 

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:18 PM

88. yes your right. Baby boy, right? If an "a" at the end girl.

 

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:54 PM

10. The company is headquartered in Mexico.

Bimbo doesn't mean the same thing there as in English. They also own Sara Lee bakeries. Pretty soon we'll all be eating pan Bimbo.

Damned Americans. They think English is the only language and everything is in English.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:23 PM

25. Hey, if you're selling it in another country

it's probably just to be expected that the people in that country will use their language when they read the damned package.

Kind of like when Pizza Hut sold their P'zone in Italy and people read it as "pezon" which means nipple.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:16 PM

49. Or when Chevy tried to sell the Chevy "Nova" (literally, "Not Going") in Mexico

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:32 PM

57. Yeah... watch it if you give a "gift"

...in Germany.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:50 PM

93. Grupo Bimbo doesn't care, really.

They also own Sara Lee, Entemann's and other bakeries that went bankrupt. The company name is a family name. I somehow don't think they'll change it.

In any case watch for Bimbo brand bread in your supermarket. It'll be baked nearby, by American workers.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #93)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:12 PM

105. We've had it here for months

I haven't tried it, my wife likes the heartier breads and therefore so do I.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #105)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:12 AM

107. I don't eat balloon bread.

There's actually real bread out there.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:54 PM

11. Am not laughing. To me bread is bread. I use WalMart Great Value bread and

 

it makes great gilled cheese sandwiches. Try that. Remember I know your serious about the issue but kind of put in in prospective. There are people who are starving.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:03 PM

17. Oh God, not the old "people starving" canard.

Seriously, do you exist on plain boiled rice and water or do by any chance - just once in a while - eat something because you like it? If so . . how dare you! There are people who are starving.

People eat some things because they like them. Including you.

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Response to Care Acutely (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:12 PM

83. Hey friend all am saying put it in prospective. I like wonder bread. Come on it isn't the

 

end of the world. Really, lighten up friend.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #83)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:37 PM

90. I must have just misread your intention.

I interpreted your statement that you were not laughing and people are starving to mean that you were admonishing the OP for being too worried about Wonderbread on a thread obviously meant for fun.

The internet. It's tricky stuff!

Sorry I misunderstood you

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Response to Care Acutely (Reply #90)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:58 PM

95. Now you have it. By the way she was saying "Not to laugh". Believe me I know

 

also when you love something so much its hard to let it go. By the way I know myself at times I can read something wrong also. No biggie you got it fine.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:26 PM

30. I'm fond of "squishy white" bread too

Plus it lasts for weeks without getting moldy, which is probably not a good thing! Usually get cheap store brand.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:13 PM

84. I do like wonder bread but bread is bread. I love bread and use it for many things besides

 

sandwiches.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:54 PM

80. Somehow

The cheapest bread you can buy in a given store is usually the best for grilled cheese.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #80)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:16 PM

85. Oh yes I agree with that. But you can put some Olive Oil on each side and sprinkle some

 

Oregano and grill each side. Hmmm good.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #85)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:46 PM

92. interesting

never thought of that

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #92)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:00 PM

96. Oh its sooooooooo good. It goes well with tomatoes and olive oil and cheese. With anything

 

really. Even a nice salad.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:56 PM

13. Having lived in Texas for several years

I was quite used to seeing Bimbo bread on the shelves. They got their USA start by buying Mrs. Baird's bakeries in Texas. They were originally a Mexican company.

It is pronounced beem-bo.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:56 PM

14. Bimbo is a mega-bakery based in Mexico ...

Most of us on the West Coast got over the giggles about this name long ago ....

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Response to Trajan (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:15 PM

23. Never heard of it before or saw it a commercial or ad for it.

I had no idea of its origins or the company.

But will give it a try, to see if it can be a replacement for Wonder Bread.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:58 PM

16. Grupo Bimbo is the Mexican company that may buy many of the Hostess brands

I think their Bimbo is different from our bimbo. Er . . . . that bimbo. I mean Bimbo. The bread Bimbo, not the bimbo bimbo. Ya know?

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:26 PM

29. Stinky, believe it or not, I think I was able to follow that!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:07 PM

20. Bimbo in Norway

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:18 PM

24. Bimbo bakeries most likely to buy Hostess!

 



Bimbo tried buying Hostess after their first bankruptcy for $580mil. This time I think they will succeed! Go Bimbo!

Bimbo Bakeries USA brands include;
Arnold
Ball Park buns
Boboli
Brownberry
EarthGrains
Entenmannís
Fransico
Freihoferís
Marinela
Mrs Bairdís
Oroweat
Sara Lee
Stroehmann
Thomas English
Tia Rosa
Old Country
Weberís
Roman Meal bread
Sun-Maid bread
Cinnabon bread
Miltonís bread

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Response to dem4ward (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:30 PM

89. Wow that's lots. Do you know if they are union?

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #89)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:57 PM

101. From the article that I will link to below it appears...

that they are:

The LA Times

Inspectors cited "the willful failure of Bimbo Bakeries to guard the openings around Ö the tortilla production lines" and insufficient training of workers, among other things. The division recommended $123,000 more in fines, including more willful citations.

Bimbo has appealed those citations too.

Through his union representative, Guido declined to comment. The worker was laid off after the accident, according to union representative Jerry Gill.


http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/26/local/la-me-bimbo-20100926

However, it made me a queasy reading about people losing digits.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:24 PM

27. We've tried that brand, didnt care for it

It has a course texture, and its not much better than a generic store brand, but they think it deserves a premium price.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:27 PM

32. I took a little bite.

The texture was a bit different, but the taste was ok.

It will be hard to match wonder bread.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:26 PM

31. That is the Wonder Bread of Mexico.

They have Bimbo Bread trucks running all over. I've laughed for years that in Mexico they name it for what it is!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:28 PM

33. He scored the Mexican version of Wonder Bread

it is very close.

Enjoy.

And they called it Bimbo because in Mexico it does not have the same connotations it does in the US. It is almost as old as Hostess and at one point TRIED to buy Hostess.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:29 PM

34. Pan Bimbo is big in Mexico

I grew up on it along with tortillas. In grade school we were taken to their factory in Mexico City to see how it's made. That was more than 50 years ago.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:31 PM

36. I always wondered if it was actually bread

I was raised baking our own though, we were too poor to afford store bought bread.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:36 PM

37. it is bread, it's just batter whipped, instead of dough.

you have never tried it?

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Response to boston bean (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:47 PM

60. Yes, I've had it

I just thought that's how it got its name: Wonder (if it's) Bread.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #60)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:58 PM

62. Ah!

hahaha!

Sorry, it flew right over my head!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:37 PM

38. Well the little bear is cute.

There are a lot of Mexicans in my neck of the PA woods and I see it in some stores here.

It still makes me giggle.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #38)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:43 PM

40. I did like the little bear, but the big BIMBO below it, was a tad startling! LOL

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:43 PM

41. LOL...Burn!!!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:50 PM

42. It's times like these

that I'm glad I'm a low carber

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:57 PM

43. Bimbo is

one of the largest bread makers in N.America and in my opinion the first in line to get access to the Hostess line.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:59 PM

44. LOLOL!

Oh, that was priceless! The back story, the setup, the pic....

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:00 PM

45. It's pronounced "beem-bo". n/t

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:11 PM

46. Bimbo makes the better known Arnold, EarthGrains, and Stroehmann brands

http://www.bimbobakeriesusa.com/product_locator/search.php

Also Thomas' English Muffins.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grupo_Bimbo

The name "Bimbo" has no specific meaning in Spanish; thus, the name has not caused significant uproar as it would in the United States, where the word "bimbo" has a negative connotation. The official theory believes that the name Bimbo, coined in 1945 when the company was rebranded from its previous name, Super Pan S.A., is the mixing of the words "bingo" and "Bambi". In addition, the innocent, childlike name went well with the brand image they wanted to build.

In Mexico as in some Latin American countries, it is common to refer to any bread brand as "pan bimbo" (bimbo bread) instead of the proper "pan de barra" (loaf of bread). The name "Bimbo" has almost become a synonym for bread.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #46)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:36 PM

58. You learn something new everyday!

Thanks for the history.

But if they buy Hostess, they ought to stick with the less negative connotation.

But if it replaces Wonder and that's all I can get, of course I will have to buy the Bimbo Bread.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #58)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:23 PM

70. The whole idea of brands is to develop product identies that are independent from the corporation

And the main asset that they would buy from Hostess is the value of the brands, like Wonder or Twinkie, that they would continue to use when selling those typed of goods. The products might no longer be made in the existing bakeries, but the Grupo Bimbo USA bakeries might bake the products instead and they might be distributed through Grupo Bimbo USA delivery routes. There may not be much value in the old Hostess bakeries, since it is likely that they have been run without much investment or maintenance.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #46)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:55 PM

61. I think Bimbo was looking to buy up Tastykake, don't think that went through but was all the talk

not so long ago.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #46)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:23 PM

71. Maybe Bimbo is the name of their mascot.

I'd buy that little bear.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:11 PM

47. All bread is bad

I havent eaten bread in 10 years. I think it has too much gluten which is a kind of glue. Bread is basically empy calories too. I'd rather eat something with more nutrition. I occasionally eat bread though but I will throw one bun away and make it an open face sandwich if its a hamburger or whatever.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #47)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:22 PM

51. Check out this DU topic about a CBS News story on what's wrong with modern wheat:

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #51)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:39 PM

59. Interesting! Modern wheat a lot more gluten than ancient wheat too.

Its a lot higher in gluten than when man first started eating it 10,000 years ago. They keep breeding more and more into it. I wonder if thats why the Jews made leavened bread forbidden. As the article alludes, I've had an easier time of maintaining my ideal weight by staying away from bread(s) , cookies and crackers for the past 10 years.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #47)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:23 PM

52. Gluten is the predominant protein molecule in wheat

Like other plant proteins, the digestive system breaks it down into the constituent amino acids, which are then available for tissue building and repair or for use as a source of energy if they are in excess of requirements.

Of course, you should get a variety of proteins from multiple sources in a balanced diet. Bread and water is not a balanced diet.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #47)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:58 PM

115. I made all my own bread for 30 years

and used a solar oven for it in hot desert summers. I loved baking and I loved my homemade bread.

That's past tense because I've developed a nasty allergy to wheat and haven't gotten the chemistry down well enough to bake gluten free breads. Someday... I've already discovered that the rice-potato-tapioca blend has the most wheatlike flavor.

One of these days I'm going to try some farro, see if the problem is the modern wheat strain with both gluten and gliadin in large amounts. I suspect that's the case.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:15 PM

48. Because my mom swore by it, I've always made all my French toast and bread puddin with Wonder Bread.

That's the only reason I bought it.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:20 PM

50. Hey-Boston Bean - did you see this? Looks like Bimbo is thinking about buying hostess! link below

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021845487

LOL!! I don't know that I could buy something branded "Bimbo"

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Response to pnwest (Reply #50)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:24 PM

53. I had no idea. I had never ever even seen Bimbo Bread! LOL

Took me by suprise!

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Response to pnwest (Reply #50)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:22 PM

69. I don't want to see the "Hostess Bimbo" mascot.


Cowboys, bears, and "Bimbo?" Too many creepy possibilities.

But good luck to Boston Bean having future access to necessary products!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:25 PM

54. Barbie bread? No, wait

I'm thinking of Kill Bill part 2, aha here it is !
Although Quentin Tarantino is known for never using real brands for products like cereals and cigarettes, the brand of the bread he uses to make the sandwich during the "Emilio's killing story" scene, BIMBO, is a real and very popular brand of bread in Mexico.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0378194/trivia

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:28 PM

55. They have it where I am

In fact, I got their whole grain white last week because after Sandy nothing was stocked and I couldn't get Pepperidge Farm whole grain white. I use that for french toast for my husband. He really, really isn't supposed to have white bread, but must have his French toast.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:31 PM

56. Having been on a fishing trip where the only town had only....

a one horse store that only had Wonder "bread", I beg of you.
If you have a nearby Safeway and that Safway has a bakery. Or for that matter if any of the nearby Safeways have bakery.
Go to the fresh bread section. Pick up a loaf of Italian or Sour Dough.
You'll see the difference between bread and Wonder "solidified chemtrail in a bag".
If you have a nearby KingSupers and that KingSupers has a bakery. Or for that matter if any of the nearby KingSupers have bakery.
Go to the fresh bread section. Pick up a loaf of Rye. The dark Rye is especially good.
Heck even the raccoons wouldn't mess with that Wonder "solidified chemtrail in a bag".

Price is reasonably the same, however the bread won't stay fresh as long.
On the up side, it doesn't taste like "solidified chemtrail in a bag".

Please note I do feel bad for the workers. I hope they find jobs in a bakery that cares about the product.
It might even be such that said bakery cares about it's employees




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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:04 PM

63. So bimbos are whitebread. Wow, who woulda thought? n/t

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:06 PM

64. Maybe bimbo can buy out Hostess

and re-launch their bread as Wonder-Bimbo.

From their "About" page:

http://bimbobread.com/about-us/default.aspx

"Our company values are strong. We start by valuing the person and seeing others as people not things. We serve with passion, committing ourselves to everything we do. We promote teamwork, collaborating, and building personal bonds. "

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #64)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:47 PM

79. They tried to they first time they went through bankruptcy in 2004.

They were bought by hedge funds and private equity firms that loaded them up with debt. That was their downfall, not the unions.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:09 PM

65. it's pronounced Beembo

and they will likely buy Hostess Brands. I doubt if they will continue Wonder Bread from what I understand.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:13 PM

66. It's everywhere here. And bimbos are much maligned in our society...

what's wrong with a happy, bubbly, possibly somewhat airheaded person? It's only an insult if you think it is... I'd rather be around a bimbo than a grumpy or snarky or know-it-all or Republican any day of the week.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:13 PM

67. You live in New England. Try potato bread. You won't eat white bread again.

Potato bread is delicious.

BTW. They could have called the bread "Biff". I wouldn't want to swallow that.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:20 PM

68. I've been to Mexico twice and have used Bimbo twice to my great personal amusement

First time was in high school, and I was part of a student exchange where students from Puebla, Mexico, stayed with our families for 2 weeks, and we went down from Kansas and stayed with their families. I was the only guy on the trip either way. After flying into Mexico City and getting in a school van to go to Puebla, I immediately saw a Bimbo delivery truck and turned to one of my schoolmates and said, "You are the biggest piece of bread I know!" This of course confused her until I pointed out the truck, and she laughed. It soon became a private joke that spread throughout the group except to the person on the trip who found something to complain about everywhere we went. At the end of our two weeks there, she was going crazy, whining, "Whyyyyyyyy do you keep calling me a piece of breeeeee-eeeeead?"

Second time was in college to take a class for a major in Spanish. That bear is pretty ubiquitous in Mexico, and little signs with the bear saying, "Aqui Hay Bimbo," are found outside large supermarkets as well as little corner stores (Here there is Bimbo). I had three of the girls on the trip that I became good friends with pose next to a sign on a corner store, telling them I wanted a shot of them with the picturesque background. My professor walked by when I was taking it and just smiled at me, knowing my true target.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #68)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:28 PM

72. LOL, those are cute stories. Made me chuckle. n/t

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:41 PM

76. Oh no!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:47 PM

77. Who wouldnt want some Bimbo in their kitchen? nt

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:47 PM

78. Mexican wonder bread!

Bimbo has been around a long time, didn't know it was imported or baked here though. I suppose I should have guessed - the local independent grocers now have so many Mexican customers I can get anything I used to get across the line here now. Kind of makes me almost as sad as seeing walmarts there.

along with all the other cultural destruction, white bread and mayo has ruined a lot of Mexican food tradition

edit for speeling and personal note: when responding from the latest page, note how many replies are already posted and maybe READ some of them!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:04 PM

81. I just bought my first loaf last week

not bad, as good as Home Pride or Wonder. I will buy again

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:06 PM

82. wonder bread and bimbo are the same thing essentially

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Bread

I live in Texas where you can get both.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:16 PM

86. trying not to laugh

 

But I can't help myself, lol. Anyway, just buy it.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:46 PM

91. Since you are sharing...

I JUST love

San Francisco Sour Dough bread with real butter .. or



Clam chowder in sour dough bowl.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #91)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:57 PM

94. just LOVE. one of the boys favorite places when we took them to SF about a yr ago.

the boys fell in love with all of northern calif, and the foooood. lol

i so miss the food.

but, that is a favorite place.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #94)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:06 PM

97. I posted this elsewhere but...

San Francisco has some awesome Burrito places too..

This is as big as her arm!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:07 PM

98. Bimbo Bakeries url

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:22 PM

99. I wouldn't eat Sunbeam bread if it was the last brand on earth. It tastes like dirt to me....

Do they have Merita in your area? Merita is *the* best bread I've ever eaten, and I'm not really much of bread eater...

Good luck on your hunt for some new bread...

Peace,

Ghost

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:51 PM

100. My English grandparents had an orange cat named Bimbo

yes INDEED

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:58 PM

102. Isn't Bimbo looking to buy Hostess?

IIRC, it's a Mexican company. Someone is bound to buy Hostess, and the products will be made once again.

Right now, Twinkies and other Hostess products are selling for ridiculous prices on eBay. Somehow, I think people will regret those purchases, once these items are available again.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:03 PM

103. My wife calls that stuff "air bread" and we haven't touched it in years. To each their own. n/t

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:07 PM

104. I'm trying to remember what program I was watching the other day

Where they were talking about this. I think it was on CNN (can't remember the guy's name). He was saying there are so many preservatives in them that if you horded them you could probably bequeath them to your children and they'd still be good. That gave me a good chuckle.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:57 PM

106. The ingredients in my bread... (no sugar! - Thank Hank)

Unbleached flour, whole wheat flour, water, salt, cracked wheat, vitamin C, yeast.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:25 AM

108. Can you *really*

tell the difference between one slice of store bought white bread and another? Homemade bread is another matter, but store white bread?

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Response to Aerows (Reply #108)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:38 AM

109. Yes, I can, really!

There are differences.

Especially when you are so use to one particular brand.

They are not the same.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:23 PM

111. Holy crap. I just checked. No more Merita Bread.

That's gonna suck big time. No more Hotdogs and Hamburgers until I can find decent hot dog buns and hamburger buns. I can use Bunny Bread for sliced bread, but it will never be as good as Merita was.

And all this time, I was thinking my brands were safe. When you mentioned Wonder Bread, I went and checked and no more Merita. Now it hurts.

I'm probably the only one who didn't laugh about the Bimbo Bread. No more Merita. You didn't tell us not to They made the best of the best hamburger buns and hot dog buns. Will miss those a lot.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:24 PM

112. People still eat white bread?

Wow.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #112)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:03 PM

116. my exact thoughts

nt

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:06 PM

114. Any soccer shirts with the sponsor have had a decent cult following:

https://www.google.com/search?q=bimbo+soccer+shirt&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a#q=bimbo+soccer+shirt&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=uhb&tbo=u&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=BruqULRQ0azQAe3DgYAG&ved=0CFUQsAQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=26e98e798f8949f7&bpcl=38625945&biw=1280&bih=960

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