Sunday, November 17, 2013
A pilot bread bleg
Alaskan readers in particular will be familiar with Sailor Boy Pilot Bread, made by Interbake Foods. (If you don't know it, read this blog article for more information.)
I've been trying to find a local source for them, but nobody in Tennessee seems to carry them. (Sams Club advertises them online, but only as an in-store purchase, and the local SC doesn't keep them in stock.) Does anyone know a good online supplier for these things, preferably one that doesn't charge too horrible a price? They've also got to ship countrywide, not just within Alaska. Alternatively, if you can get it in your area, what does it cost? Would you be prepared to send me a decent-size shipment of the stuff?
I've compared alternative pilot bread and hardtack suppliers, but they're almost always very expensive on a cost-per-ounce or cost-per-cracker basis. The cheapest on that basis that I've been able to find is Mountain House with their #10 cans containing 70 pilot bread crackers, but those who know it tell me it's not the same as the 'real thing'. I wouldn't know, of course.
Can anyone help? Many thanks in advance! Please leave any information you can provide in Comments, or e-mail me (my address is in my blog profile).