We tested 12 bread brands to see which came up on top. Now.. we didn't test every single bread available but the best bread needs to be:
• Big: to ensure the bread is large enough for different shapes
• Soft and elastic: It won't break apart from the pressure. Make sure the bread isn't past the sell-by date because there is nothing worse than stale bread.
• Standard thickness: This makes cutters and sealers go through it without a problem. So almost all Pepperidge bread is NOT a great option because it's too small and not very elastic. Gluten-free and rye bread aren't elastic enough.
The best bread that we found for standard white bread is *drumroll* Sara Lee's Butter Bread.
The bread is large enough to work will all shapes without getting cut off. It's also nice and soft, so it'll cut without a problem! You can use similar bread and you'll get almost the same result, sometimes the same.
For the healthy bread option, there aren't a lot of great ones because the sizes are too small. But we found the best of the bunch. The best healthy bread that we liked is Dave's Killer Bread White Bread Done Right. The slices are HUGE and super soft. While testing, this gave us better shapes than regular white bread. I'm also interested in what bread brand you like. Send us a message and let us know!