You know, I could do my monthly recap of awesomeness. I mean, there’s been meetups and PAX and camping to tell you about. However, there’s something of great importance I must discuss with you. That thing… is King’s Hawaiian Bread.
King’s Hawaiian Bread is the best bread of all time. Now, I know what you’re probably thinking — the challah at this New York bakery is better, or the French bread at this other place, etcetera. Well, I’m talking about bread you can pick up at any grocery store, and King’s Hawaiian fits that bill. If you can’t find it in your supermarket, then I guess you just need to find a new place to shop, because you’re missing out on the bread experience for the ages.
I’ve been eating the standard stuff since I was a kid, but they’ve since branched out into making dinner rolls, sandwich rolls, and my favorite side product, the snacker rolls (which are just miniature sandwich rolls). However for the purposes of this piece, we’re going to talk about the original deal, the large round bread.
The bread can usually be found somewhere in the bread aisle of your grocery store. The packaging hasn’t changed much over the years — I believe that the logo used to be in all caps, but other than that, the distinctive orange bag is still the same. (As you may notice, the bag has a Walmart sticker on it — I usually do my shopping at Top Food, but I found out this weekend that they don’t carry King’s Hawaiian there. Guess who just lost a bread customer?) When you pick up it, you’ll notice that it feels a bit heavy. That’s partially because of the tin it’s in.
Yes, this bread comes in a tin. Believe it.
Now look at this baby. Isn’t it gorgeous? When you smell it, it’s got a nice, light sweetness to it. There’s nothing cloying about this bread, which I’ve found to be the case with a lot of breads that have sweeter flavors to them. As you can see now, it’s baked in a pie tin, and it’s got this wonderful crust all over it. It’s not a hard one, though, but a very soft one that you can peel off slowly. While there isn’t a wrong way to eat the bread, I prefer to peel off the crust and roll it up.
I mean, look how thin and flaky this is. Mmmmmmm, so delicious.
And the inside! It’s so fluffy and just the right amount of sweet!
I was going to try to take this seriously and all, making this a real, honest-to-goodness review, but now I have to stop typing and start eating. Oh, King’s Hawaiian, don’t ever change.