See below to find the answers to Schwebel's Frequently Asked Questions.
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The baking process has a number of intricate steps. The first and most important is the fermentation process, where flour, water, and yeast combine and ferment for as long as four hours. This process is when bread (dough) develops its true flavor. The entire baking process from the beginning when flour and yeast are put into the mixer to the very end, when it is sliced and bagged, takes a total of eight hours.
We produce close to one million packages of bread products daily.
Schwebel’s GIANT White enriched bread.
Hot Dogs are sold by the pound. On occasion, depending on the brand of hot dogs you purchase, our 8 count or 12 count Hot Dog Buns do match up.
Schwebel’s signature loaf, Jewish Rye Bread. We bake it the same way today.
To maintain the best quality and freshness, we recommend storing bread products at room temperature. Storing bread in the refrigerator tends to dry out bread quickly. If you must freeze your bread, you can use the microwave on defrost, defrosting a slice at a time.
We suggest you use your best judgment and knowledge of your microwave’s power output before using this method of defrosting your bread. The best option is to thaw at room temperature.
Yes. Schwebel Baking Company is still owned by the Schwebel family of Youngstown, Ohio.
Three. Youngstown, Ohio (Headquarters); Solon, Ohio; and Hebron, Ohio.
The smiley face clown has a name. It’s “Happy the Clown.” Happy was introduced on the Schwebel’s bread package in 1932 by founder, Dora Schwebel. At the peak of the Great Depression, Mrs. Schwebel believed customers needed an uplifting symbol of hope and optimism. She created the “Happy the Clown” character to brighten peoples’ spirits. He (our Happy mascot) continues to do that to this day with visits to local hospitals, parades and fund-raising events.
Schwebel's Merchandise can be found at the Bakery Outlet Stores.