Big Yaz Bread: Akin to Bigfoot or REAL?

Lose Remerswaal

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I mentioned this product of my youth in the Sam Adams thread and received an inquiry from a longtime board member who shall remain nameless for now. (Hint: he has the largest ones of something of any Sosher).

I am on mobile and at work but I assured this member that it was real and that I thought it was a Nissen bread product.

Anyone here used to buy this? Have stories you'd like to tell?
 

joe dokes

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Not a buyer, as I didn't grow up around here, but I've heard about it from those who did.

 

exGloucester

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I dimly recall a loaf of yaz bread that had a sticker on the end of the loaf with a picture of yaz in his batting stance. You could peel off the sticker and stick it to something else. Very dim memory...
 

Bierman9

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Your mention of Bigfoot made me think of the Sierra Nevada beer..... but anyhow...



And I guess you could have some sausage on his bread...



Cheers!
 

Sampo Gida

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I remember trying to convince my mother to buy Yaz Bread but she said it was too expensive. It was a real thing although I have no visual memories. I think there may even have been a commercial (radio or TV i cant recall)
 

Harry Hooper

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I've got a "Yaz for Governor" button around someplace. It looks like this one:

 

themactavish

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I grew up in New York City, and I remember seeing Yaz bread for a short spell. Since he was my favorite player, I insisted on eating it every chance I got (just like I drank the first incarnation of Gatorade, the green stuff that tasted a bit like urine, just because baseball stars seemed to attribute all their success to it). It was a bit like Wonder Bread, as I remember it.
 

geoflin

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I love the "Be good to your body, it's the only way to live" line on the Sportsmanship Club rules. Seems a bit disingenuous coming from a chain smoker.
 

snowmanny

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I love the "Be good to your body, it's the only way to live" line on the Sportsmanship Club rules. Seems a bit disingenuous coming from a chain smoker.
Wasn't he the first player to work out in the off-season instead of waiting until spring training? I think he swung a lead pipe or something. It was famous at the time.
 

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Wasn't he the first player to work out in the off-season instead of waiting until spring training? I think he swung a lead pipe or something. It was famous at the time.
He spent the off-season prior to 1967 working out with a trainer, Gene Berde, at Colonial Country Club in Wakefield. It was his first off-season after he completed his college degree at Notre Dame and Merrimack College. Part of the training included swinging a leaded bat.
 

phenweigh

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I was young, but to the best of my faulty memory my Dad (who did the shopping) bought a loaf once. I guess we didn't care for it much, (despite our Polish ancestry and being huge Yaz fans), so it was back to Dreikorn's bread for us.

Anyway, with the lead pipe training, Tonya Harding should have used Carl to take out Nancy Kerrigan.