One thing that was a lot better in the USSR – and we all know how I hate the USSR, so this is really true – was bread. I have not tasted in North America anything remotely resembling the little Soviet 7-kopeck loaf. Or the big black 22-kopeck loaf. Or the round golden loaf.
And I’m not talking gas station bread. I’ve been to all sorts of fancy bakeries in the US. And it’s all trash compared to what we had in the USSR.
Germany has great bread, so it’s not like the USSR had some secret recipe.