Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Product Testing Tuesday: Aunt Millie's Whole Grain Muffins

What is the first thing you think of when you see the words "whole grain"?

Me: "Excuse me while I spit the sawdust out of my mouth."

A whole grain brownie? I bet it is so dry that it can be used as a floor dry agent....

To my surprise my suspicions were wrong.

I found these great tasting whole grain muffins in the bread isle. See, they aren't even placed with the snacks. That's because they are good for you, healthy.

These brownies are very moist and flavorful. They actually taste like a brownie.

You can see that they have the crusty top just like a normal fattening brownie.

They only hold 220 calories, which can be killed easily with a brisk hour-long walk.

They are individually wrapped, so that means they can go purse diving....

How many of you throw your breakfast in your purse or briefcase on your way out the door?

And for someone that has a hard time eating breakfast, ME, these are perfect. I also found an awesome coffee cake muffin that is to die for.

Another thing I noticed is, the ingredients are listed in English. There are no ingredients listed that cannot be pronounced.

One thing that caught my attention in the ingredient section is: "sodium propionate (added to retard spoilage)".

Alright, us humans have got to be eating tons of this stuff. I'm sure it is placed in most prepackaged foods. If this is the case, "why are we aging?"

Here is my train of thought going wacky again....bare with me.

Added to retard spoilage: That ingredient should be slowing our aging process....Correct?

Aunt Millie's is a family-owned company that is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The company has been family owned since 1901.
The company was founded by John B. Franke known as the Fort Wayne Biscuit Company. The present president of the company (John F. Popp) is the grandson of the founder.

Also in 1901 the company name was changed to The Perfection Biscuit Company.
So, when did Aunt Millie's come into play?
In 1990 a new bakery was built in Coldwater, Michigan where the name was changed once again. This time being called "Perfection Bakeries, Inc." The Aunt Millie's line of breads began to flourish in 1991. The silhouette placed on Aunt Millie's products soon became a symbol of delicious, old-fashioned quality bread products. The industry then began introducing Aunt Millie's Fat Free Breads.
In 2005 the company opened a seventh bakery in Plymouth, Michigan, and the company name was changed once again to Aunt Millie's Bakeries.

Through the ever changing bakery names and products, Aunt Millie's today is still committed to baking the healthiest, highest quality bread possible. Many breads made by Aunt Millie's Bakeries are whole grain, and ingredients are held to the strictest standards.

Today: Aunt Millie's operates seven bakeries and distributes its many brands throughout most of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

My favorite of the Aunt Millie's bread products are, Multi Grain Bread, and Whole Wheat hamburger/hot dog buns. You will not find any other product in my house other than Aunt Millie's.

I am 100% satisfied with this product.

Live Large~Love Much~Laugh Often


  1. VERY interesting! I didn't know all this...and it's right in my own 'backyard'...so to speak. Thanks for the reviews and thoughts. I will definitely try the whole grain muffins if/when I see them. Also...did you realize we BOTH are featured in this week's Village Reporter newspaper? My picture is in there twice - a very nice article about your recent win too. Whaddya know? =)

  2. Help me out here Marsha. Where is the Village Reporter from? Is there a Web site or link where I can go to read it?


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