I still remember my first time ever trying COBS Bread. It was on the day of my grade 7 elementary track meet. Our teacher was driving a few of us over to the track in the morning and stopped at COBS Bread to get breakfast. Thus, she offered to get each of the students a treat as well. I remember clearly having never been in such a bakery, as the products were considered to be expensive and too much of a luxury for us back then. I picked a Chocolate Croissant and it was one of the most delicious things ever. Now, I still remember that time whenever I walk into a COBS Bread store. The smell of freshly baked loaves and artisan bread with an assortment of tempting, mouthwatering pastries fresh out of the oven. A bakery can certainly be called a heaven of sorts.
Mom has been eating the Cape Seed Loaf from COBS Bread for quite a while. According to the website, it is made from nine different seeds, including poppy seeds, flaxseeds, and sesame seeds, as well as whole grain flour. I quite like this healthy alternative to the regular white sliced bread. The crust is very chewy and covered in sesame seeds. My favourite part is the centre of the top where the poppy seeds are. The crust is not super dry, which is usually the case when breads are even the slightest bit over-baked. The centre is fluffy and full of nutty goodness. The aroma of the whole grains is very strong and lovely. This has turned into one of my favourite breads ever. All you can taste is the blend of delicious seeds and the texture is crunchy and soft at the same time.