Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ZombieBread, Part 2: Still 'Fresh'!

You may remember about a month ago I told you about the Bread That Wouldn't Die. This miraculous loaf was purchased some time around December 30th in Daytona, Florida, largely because it advertised itself to have "No Artificial Preservatives, Colors or Flavors" and "No High Fructose Corn Syrup".

Today is exactly two months and six days after the expiry date marked on the bag, so I decided to pull it out of the bread box again and examine it for signs of mould, decay or even staleness.

Nope. It's just as fresh and mould-free as it was the day it was purchased.

This is really starting to scare me. But what is truly terrifying is the knowledge that if I ever contacted the "Nature's Own" company to complain that their bread lasts too long, they would think I was out of my mind.


  1. Green assassin BrigadeMarch 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    years ago when living alone I had this wonder bread english muffin that would not mold.  I knew it had been on the counter for about 2 months when I caught my girl friend eating it.  I was most upset that she ruined my experiment, whe was most upset I "let" her eat it. 

  2. If the bread was packaged immediately after baking, there's a possibility that it could still be sterile.  My wife's parents will often do the same with soup if there's no place in the fridge for leftovers--boil it, then leave the cover on overnight and reheat the next day.  Few germs would survive the boiling and be able to spoil the food by the next day.

  3. Interesting theory, except that it's been opened and closed several times since then, with slices removed fo photographs and then replaced.  I could try innoculating it with a slice of regular bread and see what happens...