Damn people (!) kill off my (sacred) Dave’s Killer Bread!

Dear Dave’s Killer Bread:

Yours is the best bread on the planet, if not universe, IMHO.

I’m so not a breads person. The first time I sampled it, however, at a Costco demo, I was BLOWN AWAY. Converted. Yours showed me the Light, the character and characteristics of a truly quality and healthful bread.

You made a believer out of me, Dave! A believer and a cultist for it’s not only your bread that ROCKS but the story with it, YOUR story, Dave. Your story of redemption, of goodness borne of dark living and prison. Your example inspires.

Since discovering Dave’s Killer Breads, I buy no other. When upon imminent departure from Washington state, I discovered during a roadshow that Dave’s was not available at my destination of Colorado, I carved sacred space for two loaves of your Good Seed (my hand’s down favorite) in a carload that allowed precious scant room for items personally meaningful.

Understanding that most of the load was utilitarian and necessary possessions like files and clothing is essential to appreciate the enormous value of any item outside the criterion! That two loaves made it in speaks to and of the extraordinary esteem of and regard for your product!

Two loaves tucked into a dedicated corner of a box traveled some 1,500 miles, surviving a rapid turnover of residences and roommates.

Or so I thought.

I didn’t put the bread under the lock and key evidently needed when living with roommates with little regard or concern for others’ foods.

My bread, dear Dave, is gone. Vanished. The two loaves transported across four state lines with such care and dignity – eaten by others (behind my back) who saw in it free meals. Damn people ruin everything!

I’m heartsick. I kid you not!

And it’s not only because Dave’s Killer Breads aren’t available in Colorado. It’s because of the extraordinary passion and care in transporting and preserving two loaves, one slice savored only on occasion, as if sipping of the finest brandy.

Gone! I had maybe four slices; the rest the roommates got.

Can the loaves be replaced? Of course, albeit expensively (via your Web site and shipping).

But that’s not the point and it’s not the same. I just wanted you to know the story from this rabid fan (of which you have many, as you well know!).

I’m heartsick. Truly.

Moral of the story: It’s wrong to steal, even food from others. You never know when that slice you eat so absentmindedly is of another’s treasured loaf carried across the miles.

Only Jesus could feed the multitudes with a single loaf. We mortals must bear and endure others’ thoughtlessness and selfish gains at personal expense. I’ll miss your breads dearly, dear rockin’ Dave!

But continue to wear your cool black T-shirt, smilin’ and praisin’ your breads to the high heavens but admittedly cryin’ a bit on the inside.

You and your breads ROCK! And if ever they make it into Colorado, I’ll be the first in line. Keep up the tremendous work! You deserve every success and reward that come your way!

a true cultist and fan and lover of DKB,

P.S. Feel free to use this letter, or excerpt thereof, in any fashion you see fit. I’m a hard person to please, even harder to impress, so this feedback is worth its weight in gold. Pay it forward. 🙂

P.S.S. You’ll find this on my blog too – http://www.allycatadventures.wordpress.com, just FYI.


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lauowolf
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 15:46:26

    Now that is LOW.
    A testament to the yumminess of the bread – such a thorough case of nibbling and all – but really a demonstration of complete lack of whatever: politeness? honesty? having a damn clue?


    • allycatadventures
      Jan 17, 2012 @ 10:57:05

      @lauowolf – People see food and don’t consider the person on the other end. I’ve seen it in housemates, family, hell, the public at large! If ever you’ve worked retail food, you’ll know. I used to do (food) demos at a Costco. The way that people descended on free samples was appalling! As if they were children of Biafra who hadn’t eaten a morsel in months! You wanna see the ugliness of people, give away food! It translates into workplace and home refrigerators too. Only two ways to overcome the greed: keep foods under lock and key or live on air! 🙂


  2. lexiemom
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 15:49:10

    No Costcos in Colorado? Or no Costcos that carry Dave’s Killer Bread?


    • allycatadventures
      Jan 16, 2012 @ 23:10:37

      @lexiemom – Costcos, yes, of course they’re here. (reasonably sure they’re in each state as well as overseas.) No retailers of the bread in Colorado. (While it was widely available in WA, I just always bought it at Costco for obvious reasons. 🙂 )


  3. lauowolf
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 18:21:57

    Sair’s roommates last year were clueless girllie girls.
    One brewed chai in her electric kettle, under the impression that everything is a tea pot.
    Also burned up food in every pan in the place.
    One only ever had beer in the kitchen, and lived solely on sandwiches from Subway.
    The third periodically cleaned the fridge by throwing out any and all fresh food.
    Milk, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, perfectly good left-overs.
    All gone.


    • allycatadventures
      Jan 17, 2012 @ 10:59:54

      @lauwolf – Yikes! and ouch! And how old is poor Sair, if I may ask. Too old to be living with such bimbos, I reckon? There are 150 reasons to avoid roommates whenever possible. You just identified three. 🙂


  4. longeyesamurai
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 02:45:54

    Roomates, will thy evil ways never end…

    Hope that Dave responds with an armored truck and, if he does, I would suggest bodyguards…


    • allycatadventures
      Jan 17, 2012 @ 12:13:21

      @capra – “Hope that Dave responds with an armored truck and, if he does, I would suggest bodyguards…” lol. You’re hired! And are at full liberty to take no prisoners! Or, in the alleged words of Mme. Antoinette, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!” Just keep those fucking hands off my bread! (in my words. 🙂 )


  5. Chris Irey
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 22:06:09

    I’ll eventually be retiring to Arizona, no Dave’s there either!! I fly loaves with me when I visit there and have been lobbying the Costco, Safeway and Frys Marketplaces get them (any or all) to carry Dave’s. I think it’s a supply/quality thing for Dave’s. They gotta do it right or they won’t do it. On the one hand I’m thankful they won’t sacrifice quality and service just for bigger markets but I will not know what to do without Good Seed and Sin Dawgs. I feel your pain.


    • allycatadventures
      Jan 21, 2012 @ 10:11:19

      @Chris – Ahhhh, another DKB consumer! Thanks so much for dropping by! So you understand and relieve my loneliness in preaching on the mojo of this bread. I *totally* get that you fly loaves with you and why. If you peruse the Web site, you’ll read story after story, account after account just like yours! People who visit Portland (or any of the few states where DKB is available), then return to Nebraska pleading with him to bring his product there.

      You’re right, it’s for those reasons you cited that he hasn’t expanded exponentially to meet demand and outcry (!). Like you, while I have great respect for that, we who’ve been exposed to DKB suffer the consequences. Incidentally, while only a couple varieties were available at my former Costco (fortunately the Good Seed, which I absolutely adore toasted, I had the pleasure of sampling an array during a roadshow.

      And committed the “grave error” of discovering Sin Dawgs. Oh my gawd! One loaf, consumed entirely by moi, lasted all of two days.

      Since you understand about DKB, I’ll share one of the best stories I was told by a Costco customer — funny btw how many conversations with total strangers are struck up by virtue of that bread alone! It was a man raising chickens. And the bread heels are his least-favorite part (go figure!) so he’d go out to the chicken yard with the heels (and fallen seeds) in the bags. And the chickens would start going WILD.

      Even they knew. Pass it on and again thanks so much for stopping in and commenting. Means a lot to be heard and understood by another DKB-er. 🙂 May many years of “loafing around” lie ahead.


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