Vending Machine French Bread: What Will They Think of Next
Ok, one of my favorite things about visiting France is a freshly baked baguette. Most Americans have absolutely no idea just how good a French baguette truly is. But, vending machine french bread?
If you are used to picking one up at your local supermarket, then you have no idea what you are missing. Crusty crust and a light and airy center, ah there’s just no way to truly describe the texture, the aroma, the taste.
The French buy a baguette or two every day, but for a few it isn’t always possible to get to the boulangerie while they are open. So one enterprising boulanger has installed baguette vending machines outside his two locations.
The vending machine french bread is apparently partially baked, and then when the customer purchases the bread is completed and dispensed to the customer hot and crusty. Takes a bit if the romance from being in the boulangerie, but for the working folks, it just might work.
The woman in the video seems to give her thumbs up to the vending machine french bread dispensed. It’s hard for me to imagine a partially baked loaf of bread, that is then finished in the vending machine, then dispensed to the waiting customer being any good. But, what do I know? I’ll reserve judgement until I have given it a try.
What do you think? Idea whose time has come, or simply ridiculous?
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