A History Of Sliced Bread: The Best Thing Since Itself

A loaf of sliced white bread. (Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)

We have probably all heard the phrase "the greatest thing since sliced bread," but it doesn't ring terribly true today. Nearly all of our bread comes sliced now, so we don't think of it as particularly amazing or novel. In truth, however, sliced bread is a relatively new innovation in the long history of bread.