3 Brands - Balsons, Noble Bread and It's A Divine Bakery

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Real Estate Agent with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty BR534744000 & BR540649000
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This is our entry for Active Rain March Challenge: Name 3 Brands You Trust & Why? sponsored by Ron and Alexandra Seigel.

 

I've taken a tour through the entries posted so far, and noticed that some of our favorite major brands also appear on the lists of others.

 

To name a few, Apple, Costco, Home Depot, Trader Joes, and the list goes on

 

There are others, such as Whole Foods, that I've noticed in comments, that I have not noticed in the posts...

 

We're going to be a little different and focus on two local brands and one international brand (although I suspect many readers may not have heard of it).

 

The three have something in common.

 

They all relate to food.

 

I did notice in particular Kathleen Daniels post which focused on eating the "right stuff".

 

Suzanne headed us down that road a few years ago, while we don't limit ourselves to "vegetarian", we do focus on purchasing the healthiest possible foods.

 

First up - Balsons. or to be more precise "RJ Balson & Son -  Europe's Oldest Family Butchers - Since 1515".

 

Yes - you read it correctly, they have been in business for over 500 years!

 

 

One of my favorite breakfast proteins is a good English Breakfast "Banger" (Sausage for those of you not familiar with the term).  While many options for breakfast meat are available locally, I was ecstatic to find these folks have a US online store:

 

 

 

"where you can now buy authentic English and Irish "banger" sausages and English and Irish bacon. Simply the best British food online, delivered to your door"

 

Agreed!  We have used them faithfully for years!  Consistency of product, great pricing (even better if your local Costco stocks them), and the genuine flavor derived from all natural ingredients!

 

Next, we turn to Noble Bread.

 

A few years back, when we were looking for authentic bread (don't get Suzanne started on carbs and gluten - but for me, bread is on my "good list").

 

We were at a Farmer's Market in Phoenix, and stumbled across Noble Bread selling their bread within one of the major organic farms tent.

 

"Noble Bread is a small scale bakery featuring old world techniques, a stone hearth, and naturally leavened bread. Our bread is created only using organic GMO free flours, water, sea salt, and organic levain starter."

 

Jason Raducha, owner and entrepreneur, bakes a variety of breads, including their standard bearer "Country". 

 

If you are in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, and you are a bread afficionado, it's well worth seeking out Noble Bread.  In fact, they have been so successful that there is the Noble Eatery!

 

Last but not least, It's A Divine Bakery.

 

Another find at a Farmer's Market.

 

A stunning variety of European Specialties, cakes, cookies, pastries and the lengthy list goes on.

 

We particularly favor their authentic Streuselkuchen, and Apple Strudel.

 

Rain or shine, you can find Craig and the delectable assortment of items on Sunday's at the Anthem Farmer's Market.

 

Three of our favorite brands, and we are fiercely loyal to all three!

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If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

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Rainmaker
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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So now my mouth is watering for all those items and I am going to have check out the "bangers" because American Sausages are not the same.

Mar 13, 2017 08:58 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Tony and Suzanne,

Thank you for your post.  Although we just had breakfast a couple of hours ago, I am salivating at the different brands you have shared with us.  We will have to investigate the sausage and Irish purveyors of bacon.  Happy to have Foodie brands among all the rest.  A

Mar 13, 2017 09:12 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers  - fiercely loyal ... I love that.  It is what we strive to create with our clients.  I could make a meal out of the bread  - you found some great products and people to be loyal to.  Thanks for the mention.  

Mar 13, 2017 01:27 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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Tony and Suzanne, I read this post at the wrong time. Thank you for sharing some of your favorites and sharing links. I love bread, that picture got me!

Mar 13, 2017 02:18 PM #4
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers  what a delightful choice of favorites  yum yum yummy

Mar 13, 2017 03:36 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I love you focus on amazing foods!  Balson's looks awesome.    I've never heard of any of these brands but they sound great .-Kasey

Mar 13, 2017 03:52 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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mmm....sounds like a tasty selection...hard to find good strudel....and not patient enough to attempt making it !

Mar 14, 2017 02:20 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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The bangers are top notch Nick & Trudy Vandekar - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Mar 14, 2017 05:43 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Balson's is the "best" Ron and Alexandra Seigel - thanks for hosting the contest and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Mar 14, 2017 05:44 AM #9
Rainmaker
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It makes toast like you can't believe Kathleen Daniels - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Mar 14, 2017 05:45 AM #10
Rainmaker
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It's the best Beth Atalay - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Mar 14, 2017 05:46 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Thank you Hannah Williams and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Mar 14, 2017 05:46 AM #12
Rainmaker
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They are Kasey & John Boles and the team at Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Mar 14, 2017 05:46 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Amazing strudel Sally K. & David L. Hanson - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Mar 14, 2017 05:47 AM #14
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Tony and Suzanne, delicious post! We have the habit of buying fresh bread daily, and are not tired to look for it. Whole Foods ahs good options, but not always. I am glad I learned about the Noble Bread and the Divine Bakery. I thought Noble produced steel only ... :).

Mar 24, 2017 07:38 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Alexander- Slocum
Adamas Realty - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Yumm - nice to find a brand going back to 1515!  We also love our local good food providers, as it can be a tough business for them to be in.  Thanks!  John and Kat

Mar 24, 2017 07:46 PM #16
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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Tony and Suzanne I want to check out Balsons online store. ;)

Thanks for sharing your faves.

Lauren Selinsky

Mar 24, 2017 11:22 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Noble Bread is definitely worth trying Steffy Hristova - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Mar 25, 2017 06:05 AM #18
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It can indeed Alexander- Slocum - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Mar 25, 2017 06:05 AM #19
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You are most welcome Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

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