Frequently Asked Questions
- What is gluten?
- I'm worried the nut blend on a bread has gone rancid.
- What does salt do for bread?
- What if I have a question about allergen labeling on one of your products?
- Do any of your products contain G.M.O.s?
- My Sam's Club no longer carries Oregon Trail bread. Where can I find it?
- Why do some breads have an inner wrapping?
- Have you changed the recipe for Innkeeper's 8 Grain bread and/or Innkeeper's Apple Strudel bread?
- Why can't I find Oregon Trail Apple Danish bread anymore?
- Why can't I find your products in more locations?
- What happened to the Simple Grains bread line?
- Where are your products baked?
- What happened to the Cranberry Orange bread?
- What happened to the Mango Peach bread?
- What do the colors on the twist ties and/or Kwik Loks represent?
- Why was Innkeeper's Raisin bread discontinued?
- What is the best way to keep bread fresh?
- Can I order bread from you and/or can you ship me bread samples?
- What is bran?
- I'm looking for an Oregon Trail bread and can't find it anywhere?
- I'm looking for an Innkeeper's bread and can't find it anywhere?
- What Does GMO (genetically modified organism) mean?
- How does bread work?
- What is bread?
- Who invented bread and in what year?
- What bread will mold the fastest, white or wheat?
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- source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G
- It contributes to overall flavor.
- In bread, it controls the fermentation rate of yeast.
- It has a strengthening effect on the gluten protein in the dough.
We declare common allergies on our nutritional labels according to food industry regulations. However, we occasionally get questions about other allergens that may be present in the bakery even though they are not on the nutritional label. Because we work with different bakeries across the country for producing our items, we cannot answer questions like these without speaking with you about the specific bread and region in which you purchase it. If you have any specific allergen questions, please call us at 877 4 BREADS (877-427-3237).
UPDATE 06/25/11: We found a new bakery in the Northeast that is going to be baking Oregon Trail Raisin Cinnamon for us. Look for us in Sam's Clubs beginning the week of July 5th throughout Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
We develop items and brands for specific grocery or wholesale clubs. In many cases one of brands may be exclusive (i.e. the Innkeeper's brand is managed by Costco so you won't find Innkeeper's breads for sale outside of Costco). In some cases the products are specific to a location (i.e. the Grain Basket brand is found in multiple locations but products are specific to the carrier). In most cases it is up to the individual store or club manager as to what products they carry. (i.e. Not all Sam's Club locations carry Oregon Trail breads. This is the manager's decision). Some of our products are made locally here in Oregon using ingredients from the Pacific Northwest - like our Oregon Bread brand. Since breads have a relatively short shelf-life, we are not able to ship some products long distances.
Innkeeper's Cranberry Orange bread has been picked up by Costco Canada on a rotator program. Costco members in Ontario and Quebec will be able to purchase the Cranberry Orange variety between November and January. It has been off the market in the U.S. since 2005 and at this time neither Costco nor Sam's Club plans on bringing it back.
Costco decided to discontinue the Innkeeper's variety. The Innkeeper's brand is exclusive to Costco and all decisions regarding the brand are made by Costco. To contact Costco: http://www.costco.com/Service/
Sam's Club decided to discontinue the Oregon Trail variety. You can contact Sam's Club at: 888-746-7726
Colors are usually based on what day the product was baked.There isn’t an industry standard for color coding twist ties or Kwik Loks. Individual bakeries use their own system based on which days they’re baking. We would suggest contacting the bakery that produces that product to find out thier coding system.
The Innkeeper's brand is exclusive to Costco. All decisions on this brand come from Costco corporate including which brands are on the market, which brands get discontinued, which varieties are in individual Costco warehouse locations, etc. Contact Costco corporate online or by phone at (425) 313-8100. We thank you for your interest and support.
CLICK HERE to see an article on keeping bread fresh.
Sorry, we are not a commercial bakery we are a research & development company. We don't stock any products locally. Our products are baked by various bakeries across the country under our strict specifications. Neither IBR nor any of the bakeries we work with are set up for mail order, mainly because the cost of shipping loaves of bread across the country is 3-4 times greater than the cost of the bread. This is because bread is a perishable good with a limited shelf life. Try contacting a local retailer about carrying or ordering any product you're interested in.
Bran is the outer covering or "shell" of wheat kernels.
The Oregon Trail Raisin Cinnamon bread can be found in all Sam's Club locations. Select BJs Wholesale Clubs also carry the raisin variety. It is up to the individual clubs whether or not they carry our products and which varieties they carry.
Sam's Club member hotline: (888) 746-7726 (press 4 for issues with your local Sam's Club, then press 2 for product questions).
Reference numbers for Oregon Trail items:
Oregon Trail Raisin Cinnamon bread: - item#167262 / UPC# 739455000036
Oregon Trail Apple Danish bread: - item#641642 / UPC# 739455000043
The Oregon Trail 100% Whole Wheat* Bread is produced by Franz Family Bakeries and can be found in many locations throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The apple variety is no longer being produced.
The Innkeeper's brand is exclusive to Costco Wholesale Co. Regional buyers decide what products are stocked in their locations. If you are unable to find an Innkeeper's bread you are looking for please contact Costco and let them know you'd like them to stock one of our breads. We'd love to have all our breads available to our customers.
For answers, and to find experiments, pictures and step by step instructions for making bread, visit this web-site. www.howstuffworks.com/bread.ht
The dictionary gives this definition: "A stable food made from flour or meal mixed with other dry and liquid ingredients, usually combined with a leavening agent, and kneaded, shaped into loaves and baked."
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