Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It's just stale bread.

Fresh Bread - Making croutons is a very east task.
United States
September 4, 2007 9:16am CST
I love croutons, especially the flavored ones, if you crush them up on your salad they are excellent. Also, stuffing is in a air tight bag too. Why can't you just toast some bread or stick it in the oven to make some hard bread?
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
7 Sep 07
I love croutons. Especially flavored and on salad. I've heard of ways to make your own but have never tried it. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I love croutons too but the lightly flavored ones. I don't like anything with a strong taste for it'll grab a hold of my jaw and won't let go! lol I think the reason they're in an air tight bag is because they'll become soft if they weren't in the bag. I know, strange, isn't it? for they are stale but it's funny what nature does.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
4 Sep 07
Try leaveing a bog a croutons open for like a week and then try eating them, you will see why they are in an airtight bag. Strangely enough, they become soft if let sit out. I think they are the same as melba toast, they do something to them to make them crunchy. Also they are made out of garlic bread, not just regular bread.
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
4 Sep 07
The best croutons for me are the ones that I make from day old Artisan breads from the bakery- there are so many varieties that you'll never run out of ideas... Unlike store-bought croutons, Artisan breads don't have preservatives and stuff, so you should use them within a few days: Cubing and low-temp drying in your home oven can make some really nice accompaniments for your soups and salads and cheese plates- you can make your croutons any size that you desire, this is a plus when you might want bigger ones for heartier foods like stews and stuffings! :)
@tuffy999 (794)
• Philippines
4 Sep 07
store bought croutons are not actually made out of stale bread. it is dried in a special way and to keep their freshness they come in vacumm packed to retain their crunchiness.
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@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
4 Sep 07
Myself and my family have always made our own croutons, baking Turkish bread (brushed lightly with olive oil) in the oven, or under the grill, and then cutting it into small cubes/shapes. Melting cheese over the top until crispy is also delicious =D
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• Philippines
12 Sep 07
Yeha i really love croutons in salads..they make the most lame salads wonderful...and using stale bread is just superb