I’ve always loved this bread – still do, and treat myself to a toasted (best way) buttered slice some mornings.
I freeze the loaf to keep it fresh, and take a slice, put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds, to get it ready for toasting. My tongue is already hanging out in anticipation.
I finally got to the last slice, which I had placed in the fridge a couple of days ago, so I put it on my shopping list for the next spree in Publix. Doesn’t everybody have a food shopping list?
I usually make my Publix visits on Sunday morning, and my quest started almost a couple of months ago. There was no P.F. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl bread on the shelf, so I spoke to the Manager – found out there’s no bread delivery on Sundays, so I made a mental note to come back during the week.
Still no P.F. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl bread. I figured it was all sold out. Went to “Customer Service” and put in a special order for the bread. (I knew it might be an exercise in futility, but I did it anyway).
This continued for about a month – in the meantime, I was suffering from anxiety. I started to have withdrawal symptoms – sweating, tasting the bread toasted and almost dripping with melted butter – yummm! You understand, don’t you?
Last week, my efforts were rewarded – but it didn’t turn out the way you might expect.
I happened to complain again, but this time, I got the RIGHT PERSON! She said, “Oh, it’s not on the shelf with the other Pepperidge Farm breads. It’s further down on the shelf and to make things easier for our customers, we’ve grouped all the different brands of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl breads together.”
So much for progress.