Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Yesterday I had to park by one of my favorite bread stores – you know, the ones who make everything fresh from stone ground flour and leave out huge slabs for you to try – and there was a van blocking my way as I tried to get into the parking lot. I noticed that the guy in the van was carrying bags into the bread store – and they were from Meijer!

Nothing against Meijer, it’s one of my favorite places to shop (especially at midnight when I’ve been out on the town and NEED Hostess Ding Dongs and new curtains) but they are not especially known for their stone ground flour or other earthy, natural bread stuff that this store claims their bread is made out of.

I can’t get over it. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to buy bread from them again which is really disappointing because I was assigned “bread” to bring to Thanksgiving at my mom’s this year and now I’m going to have to make my own.

Thanks a lot.


Amy said...

Where are you going to buy the ingredients to make your own?

That's what I thought.

Stacey said...

I've never claimed that my flour was hand ground by a family of wheat stone grinders that goes back for generations.

Only the Half of It said...

So... you say you loved their bread UNTIL you saw they had deliveries from Mejier? Hmmmm.... seems like you should have new appreciation for Meijer. Just sayin'.
On a similar note: I've been told that uppity places like Papa Joe's get the same produce as they deliver to Meijer, Kroger, etc. Yet people insist it's better at Papa Joe's. Interesting.
What is the bread place you like so? Great Harvest?

Only the Half of It said...

PS: You never know, Meijer might supply them with the flour on some other level... like maybe they do restaurant supply because they are so huge and can get good prices? Who knows. Mostly, I think you should ask them about it and tell us what they say. :-)