Friday, September 16, 2011

Nostalgia from the 1960s

A blast from my past. A&P grocery stores, which we had in Canada too for a while, sold Jane Parker bread. I distinctly remember the cellophane wrapping around the loaf, kept closed by the paper label glued on at the ends.

There was a time in my youth, when I was around 5 or 6, when I so enjoyed a loaf fresh bread, that I would feast on it - plain - right out of the wrapper. It was so good! Maybe they spiked it with something back then, who knows.

A&P was bought out by the Quebec grocery chain 'Metro' in 2005. For all Western Canadians who've never heard of A&P, the chain didn't make it out west. Check out that snazzy font on the logo.....

1 comment:

ANDY PAGE said...

Thanks for the memories.

I am thankful that I can still enjoy Jane Parker fruitcake during the holidays.

But JP white bread, and the other 32 varieties like ryes and buttermilk, and cinnamon bread were favorites as well.

I just learned that Great A&P will be rebranding all of their bakery product except Jane Parker fruit cake with the name, "two forks".