Woolworths store in Double Bay turns discounted bread into garlic bread


Woolworths employee spills the beans on how the supermarket chain turns of old loaves of bread into a NEW product

  • Woolworths is reducing food waste by ‘upcycling’ loaves of bread  
  • Employee Liam Kirley shared a now-viral video on the official TikTok account 
  • At his Double Bay store in Sydney, unwanted bread is turned into garlic bread
  • Customers have the opportunity to buy the garlic bread frozen  

A Woolworths store in Sydney has revealed how it ‘upcycles’ discounted loaves of bread about to expire. 

Employee Liam Kirley, who also handles the official TikTok account, says his store in Double Bay turns the unwanted food into garlic bread rather than disposing of it.

In the video several loaves of sourdough was reduced to less than $6 per loaf, but when it wasn’t picked off the shelves by customers the store found a practical solution. 

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Sydney Woolworths employee Liam Kirley has revealed how his store in Double Bay 'upcycles' discounted loaves of bread about to expire

Rather than throwing the unwanted bread away, it's turned into delicious garlic bread

Sydney Woolworths employee Liam Kirley has revealed how his store in Double Bay ‘upcycles’ discounted loaves of bread about to expire. Rather than throwing the unwanted bread away, it’s turned into delicious garlic bread

‘In our stores we bake fresh bread daily, however sometimes we don’t sell it all,’ Liam said in the clip. 

‘So in our Double Bay store, we’re reducing food waste by giving these loaves another life in the form of delicious garlic bread.’

Once the garlic bread has been made it’s then frozen and ready to be sold in store.  

To make the desired food, the Woolworths bakery employees cut the bread in ‘specific ways’ for each type to form slits. 

Next, the garlic butter is spread in between, then the bread is frozen for 12 hours before being offered. 

At the moment this addition, in attempt to move towards zero food waste, is only available at the Double Bay store. 

Once the garlic bread has been made it's then frozen and ready to be sold in store

At the moment this addition, in attempt to move towards zero food waste, is only available at the Double Bay store

Once the garlic bread has been made it’s then frozen and ready to be sold in store. At the moment this addition, in attempt to move towards zero food waste, is only available at the Double Bay store

After 24 hours the video went viral exceeding 215,000 views, and thousands said the idea is ‘amazing’. 

‘Love this! Team Woolies all the way!’ one customer commented, another added: ‘ Yes! I can’t wait till this is every store.’ 

‘This is awesome,’ a third wrote.  

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