Guess where I stopped on my way home from work today?!
I made a Great Harvest pit stop! Let me tell you, it was most definitely a fabulous idea. I have only been to Great Harvest Bread Company once before about a year ago, but I only vaguely remember it. I do remember how delicious my sample piece of bread was, but didn’t think much of it again after that. Then I started reading Kath’s blog… Reading how delicious all of her goodies and breads from her Great Harvest bakery are every day convinced me that I need to go back and buy a loaf of my own. I also just discovered as I was looking up Utah locations online that there is a Great Harvest right on my way home from work. Perfect!
Tonight my plan was to make a chicken parmesan dish for dinner. I wanted to get some bread to go with it, so I thought Great Harvest might be a good choice to pick some up. I was famished by the time I got off work, so I figured a free sample slice (I love how they call them “samples” when they slice you a hunkin’ piece) would be a nice treat too. The nice girl at the counter offered me a sample slice right when I walked in, and I immediately agreed to one. At first I thought my choice would be difficult, until I spotted the chocolate chip pumpkin loaf. Of course I requested a piece of it and couldn’t wait to eat it. Someone was waiting behind me, so I quickly bought a loaf of this goodness and headed out the door before I bought the whole bakery.
As I got into my car, I gobbled up that chocolate chip pumpkin bread so quick I don’t even know if I had time to breathe. Yes, people, it was THAT good! I am totally not exaggerating here either. It was perfectly moist, sweet, flavorful, and had just the right amount of chocolate chips in it. Obviously it was in my belly before I even thought about snapping a picture of it, but you get the idea. It was probably a wise decision not to buy a loaf of the chocolate chip pumpkin bread to take home, otherwise I might just have eaten the entire loaf on my way home. 😉
The loaf that actually ended up home with me is quite good too. Yes, I already sampled it. If you notice in the above picture, the end is nibbled off…that would be
me a mouse. As I said, they call it their Three Cheese Garlic Bread. It is so dense, and has a perfect blend of garlic and cheese. I think it’ll go perfectly with tonight’s dinner! I have a feeling Great Harvest might start being a frequent pit stop on my way home from work… Uh oh! 🙂
- Have you ever tried Great Harvest’s breads?
- Do you have a favorite bakery that you frequently buy baked goods from?
- What are you cookin’ up for dinner tonight?