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leethebard

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RE: English Muffins Sat, 02/23/08 10:45 AM (permalink)
Any particular reason....what other's have you tried???
 
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    David_NYC

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    RE: English Muffins Sat, 02/23/08 3:28 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    Personally,I don't care whatThomas's puts on their wrapper....they're just not that good...they're also smaller than they were. They crumble now under even fairly soft butter or margarine...like so many other things,I doubt these nook & cranny muffins are using the same nooks and crannys they did years ago...Just NOT the same as 30-40 years ago!!!

    I remember the Thomas muffins from the '60's when they were baked in Long Island City, Queens. I don't know when the other bakeries came on line. They have definitely changed the formula. There is also something else fishy going on. They sell a 12 pack that are pre-priced at either $4.69 or $4.99. The retailer must get their choice of which price they want on their muffins. But for months now in the NYC area they have been available at chain supermarkets at $1.99 for that 12 pack every second week or so. The super markets overlap, so you can usually find some market selling them for $1.99 any time. Frankly, I think they are using predatory pricing to drive out the supermarket private label bakers such as H&S/Northeast Foods, Homestead Baking, and Gold Medal Bakery. One week when Pathmark had the Thomas muffins on sale, there were no house brand muffins to be had. Besides the muffins being tiny, they are underbaked. I don't know if they do this to increase shelf life, or if because they are selling so many at that predatory price that they are operating at or above maximum plant capacity and can't fully bake the muffins.
     
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      leethebard

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      RE: English Muffins Sat, 02/23/08 4:22 PM (permalink)
      Nice comments David,and I agree something is fishy...I think people who love Thomas are going on memory and tradition and NOT the quality (or lack of) the current product. Something IS wrong!!!!
       
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        Foodbme

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        RE: English Muffins Sat, 02/23/08 6:19 PM (permalink)
        I understand that Thomas' was bought out by one of the Huge foods companies not too long ago. I think that's when the product started the slippery down hill slide. I'll need to check the package next time in the store for the company name.
         
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          David_NYC

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          RE: English Muffins Sat, 02/23/08 7:44 PM (permalink)
          Yes, Thomas is owned by Canadian firm George Weston.

          For those in the Northeast, Weston also owns Strohmann's, Entenmann's, Maier, Thomas, Freihofer, legacy Taystee, Arnold's, legacy Levy's Rye bread, Boboli, Brownberry.

          Edited to include other Weston Brands.
           
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            ces1948

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            RE: English Muffins Sun, 02/24/08 12:38 AM (permalink)
            Really like the Bay brand
             
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              Baah Ben

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              RE: English Muffins Sun, 02/24/08 12:55 AM (permalink)
              Oh Pancho..I totally agree wtih you! Bay's are wondeful..A real sleeper. Cobblestone's are pretty good, too. I like mine just bordering on being burnt. Then, I let them get slightly cool so they become really hard and crusty. Them I load them up with butter...I really love those Bay's...Much more intense taste than Thomas' IMHO. I really do not like Thomas' that much anymore.

              My neighbor gave us a English Muffin bread...her specialty. Boy, that was good. It was a rectangular flat loaf maybe 4" high and you slice it..It looks raw just like an English muffin. You slice it and toast it. It tastes just like a English muffin!
               
              #37
                MiamiDon

                RE: English Muffins Mon, 02/25/08 1:17 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by roossy90


                CALLING MIAMIDON!!!



                I found a new reasonable place online...
                Sardinias in Massachusetts....... google them for bolos levados or port. muffins. you should find them.
                7 packs of 4 for $31.50.. thats a really good online price..

                Here is their link..

                https://sardinhas.com/catalog/index.php


                Thanks Roosy! What I need now is a bigger freezer for all of the great stuff one can get by mail, but which needs to be ordered in bulk.
                 
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                  roossy90

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                  RE: English Muffins Mon, 03/3/08 2:36 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by MiamiDon

                  quote:
                  Originally posted by roossy90


                  CALLING MIAMIDON!!!



                  I found a new reasonable place online...
                  Sardinias in Massachusetts....... google them for bolos levados or port. muffins. you should find them.
                  7 packs of 4 for $31.50.. thats a really good online price..

                  Here is their link..

                  https://sardinhas.com/catalog/index.php


                  Thanks Roosy! What I need now is a bigger freezer for all of the great stuff one can get by mail, but which needs to be ordered in bulk.


                  I just thought of something.. shipping to Miami might be more, since I am closer to Mass than you..
                  I am in Bolos heaven right now!~
                   
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                    Porcelina

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                    RE: English Muffins Mon, 03/3/08 3:04 PM (permalink)
                    Is it wrong to hate english muffins?
                     
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                      Foodbme

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                      RE: English Muffins Mon, 03/3/08 3:21 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Porcelina

                      Is it wrong to hate english muffins?


                      YES!!
                       
                      #41
                        justtable

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                        RE: English Muffins Mon, 03/3/08 3:44 PM (permalink)
                        I have to agree, like most things, Thomas's are getting smaller and smaller. now adays a teaspoon of jam covers both halves...
                         
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                          Porcelina

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                          RE: English Muffins Mon, 03/3/08 3:50 PM (permalink)
                          lol, if it's wrong to hate those damned nooks and crannies, I don't want to be right!
                           
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