Want your bread to last longer?
Most grocery stores with a bakery section get their bread delivered frozen. Instead of taking the bread from the bin, ask the person behind the counter if you can have one of the frozen loaves!
A succession of freezing and thawing damages fruits and vegetables, so we can understand how the same might apply to bread.
Reader Zach does this at Stop & Shop in Mansfield, MA, and he says, “They seem fresher this way, and freeze better, as they are already frozen.”
A good shophack, especially if you’re just going to end up putting the bread in the freezer anyway. — BEN POPKEN