I love bread. I especially love Companion Bread. Their products are made here in St. Louis and aren't loaded down with a bunch of preservatives and junk. Most of the breads contain flour, water, salt and yeast. "That's it" as their bags say. I don't remember why or how, but for some reason I ended up following Companion on Twitter. A couple of months ago, they tweeted that they were opening up the factory on the weekends and selling their products themselves at a discount. A deep discount. Breads go for $2 a pound and sweets go for $3.50 a pound.
I'm not great with numbers or measurements, but to give you an idea of what that looks like, I bought all this for $11 yesterday. That's a loaf of rustic french, a loaf of ciabatta, 4 sandwich rolls, 2 croissants, 2 blueberry bagels, 2 Morning Spice muffins and 2 blueberry muffins.
These aren't day old breads or anything. They are just whatever the bakers felt like making the night before.
Did I tell you I got a free canvas bag for mentioning that I follow them on Twitter? How cute is that? I know people are gonna be jealous at the farmers markets.
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