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THE DAILY STAMPEDE BREAD BRACKET - Round 2

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Most of the favorites advanced, and now we have some cracking matchups in the second round. Who moves on today?

Bagels had an easy Round 1 win. Can they continue past pizza crust?
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The bad news is there were very few upsets in Round 1 of The Bread Bracket. Only tandoor (in an 8/9 matchup) and jalapeno cheddar bread (by one vote!) survived from the lower seeds. The good news is we have some powerhouse matchups in the second round.

If you want to skip down to the voting, that’s fine. If you want to see how I filled out my own bracket and yell at me in the comments, keep reading.


My bracket had some surprises. Tortillas were sent packing right away, even to a bland, tasteless product like farl, because tortillas are not bread. This led to panettone making a Cinderella run to the Sweet 16, based solely on the chocolate chip panettone Target sells around Christmas, which is fantastic. Try making French toast with it. Wow... so calories... very saturated fat. Challah also lost to humble white bread, because I am extremely Caucasian.

Anyway, the upsets started flying in after that. Cuban bread was knocked off by the highly underrated potato bread. Ciabatta was stunned by brioche in the Sweet 16, while Kings Hawaiian took a terrible beat by having to face off against sourdough. Then in the Elite 8, a couple of true shockers. Yeast rolls took down cornbread, because too often I get cornbread that still has whole kernels of corn in it. And biscuits prevailed over croissants, which are buttery and delicious but are a bit too delicate and leave a ton of crumbs everywhere. That’s how you get ants.

In my Final Four, biscuits finally ended the magical run of yeast rolls, but there was only ever going to be one winner in my bracket, and that was sourdough, the king of all breads.

We’ll see if any other TDS staffers have the courage to post their full bracket and face the wrath and dunking on of the Internet. In the meantime, voting on the second round starts now. Polls close Friday night. Winners advance to the Sweet 16. Losers get fed to the ducks!


SANDWICH BREAD REGION - ROUND 2

Poll

(1) Sourdough vs. (8) Multigrain

This poll is closed

  • 79%
    Sourdough
    (23 votes)
  • 20%
    Multigrain
    (6 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now

Poll

(4) Baguette vs. (5) Kings Hawaiian

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    Baguette
    (17 votes)
  • 43%
    Kings Hawaiian
    (13 votes)
30 votes total Vote Now

Poll

(3) French Breads vs. (6) Challah

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    French Bread
    (21 votes)
  • 27%
    Challah
    (8 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now

Poll

(2) Cuban Bread vs. (7) Potato Bread

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Cuban Bread
    (21 votes)
  • 27%
    Potato Bread
    (8 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now

SANDWICH ROLL AND FLATBREAD REGION - ROUND 2

Poll

(1) Ciabatta vs. (8) Muffaletta

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Ciabatta
    (21 votes)
  • 25%
    Muffaletta
    (7 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now

Poll

(4) Brioche vs. (5) Hoagie Roll

This poll is closed

  • 57%
    Brioche
    (16 votes)
  • 42%
    Hoagie Roll
    (12 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now

Poll

(3) Pretzel Roll vs. (6) Pita

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    Pretzel Roll
    (17 votes)
  • 41%
    Pita
    (12 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now

Poll

(2) Naan vs. (7) Kaiser Roll

This poll is closed

  • 82%
    Naan
    (23 votes)
  • 17%
    Kaiser Roll
    (5 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now

SOLO BREADS REGION - ROUND 2

Poll

(1) Cornbread vs. (9) Tandoor

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Cornbread
    (22 votes)
  • 24%
    Tandoor
    (7 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now

Poll

(4) Pan de Queso vs. (5) Banana Bread

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Pan de Queso
    (11 votes)
  • 62%
    Banana Bread
    (18 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now

Poll

(3) Italian Bread vs. (11) Jalapeno Cheddar Bread

This poll is closed

  • 67%
    Italian Bread
    (19 votes)
  • 32%
    Jalapeno Cheddar Bread
    (9 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now

Poll

(2) Focaccia vs. (7) Cinnamon Swirl Bread

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Focaccia
    (10 votes)
  • 65%
    Cinnamon Swirl Bread
    (19 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now

MISCELLANEOUS/MAYBE NOT BREAD REGION - ROUND 2

Poll

(1) Croissants vs. (8) Scones

This poll is closed

  • 82%
    Croissants
    (24 votes)
  • 17%
    Scones
    (5 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now

Poll

(4) Pretzels vs. (5) Tortillas

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    Pretzels
    (17 votes)
  • 41%
    Tortillas
    (12 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now

Poll

(3) Biscuits vs. (6) English Muffins/Crumpets

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Biscuits
    (20 votes)
  • 31%
    English Muffins/Crumpets
    (9 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now

Poll

(2) Bagels vs. (7) Pizza Crust

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Bagels
    (20 votes)
  • 31%
    Pizza Crust
    (9 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now