Norwegian Bread Can Be the Ultimate Enemy

Norwegian bread is 100%, without a doubt, the best bread I have ever consumed in my life.  Ask my thighs and the 15 lbs / 7 kg it has gained in the two months I have been here.  I just can’t get enough of it and could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

In the US, I kind of hated bread.  I loved rolls and specialty bread that people would make, but I couldn’t eat it in large consumption.  I did, however, develop a passion for hard breads when I was living in the US.  I used to eat them with cheese and vegetables on them for breakfast or lunch.  The grocery store bread was just atrocious, on the other hand.  While it may have been low in calories, its wretched taste made it hard to eat for me to stomach.  And don’t even get me started on how pre-slicing the bread leaves it dry and dehydrates it of all tastes.

When you walk into a normal sized (by Norwegian standards… its true size is equivalent to a drug store in the US) grocery store here, they have a fairly large bread section.  And the choices are endless!  Here are some photos in a store here:

Norwegian bread section of a supermarket
Norwegian bread section of a supermarket
Norwegian knekkebrød section of a supermarket

The first two photos are of the “normal breads”… which are baked fresh daily (trust me…I have been in this store at 10pm at night and they are wiped clean of bread…) and the third photo is of the flat breads and hard breads (knekkebrød in Norwegian), which is what I currently eat.

I gave up bread here about two weeks ago and am currently only eating hard breads and flatbreads…which is what I used to consume.  While it might not be world’s healthiest, it makes me feel better after I eat it.  I have no idea if I am on the losing spectrum regarding weight since I don’t have a scale at home, but I feel like I am heading in the right direction.

Do you enjoy bread and if so, what is your favorite??

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I also loooovve bread! What smells better than freshly baked bread coming out of the oven? Nothing! Plus bread goes with amazing things like cheese, pate and nutella! I’m supposed to be going to bed and now I’m hungry….

gah…i love bread. sourdough is where it’s at. fa sho.

ai yi yi that would be rough, that looks SO yummy!!!! I love fresh baked bread (that’s like saying I like to breathe), I would struggle to not eat it as you are. But even the flatbreads sound okay :)

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I live in Paris so a life without bread is quite difficult;-)
Rye bread is my favourite these days, but I do enjoy the odd croissant.

I feel for you–but living in Germany I miss bread!! I don’t like the really dense, sticky bread that Germany offers, and I have never been able to find crackers at all! :( enjoy your bread and think of me while you eat it.

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