Talking about white bread made me remember the bread my late Mum used to eat in the Sixties and Seventies.
It was called Nimble and it was as light as Action Man's undies.
It didn't really feel like bread on account of it not really having any dough in it. It was mostly chalk and talc I think and then mixed with cobwebs!
Bringing butter anywhere near a slice of Nimble was enough to make the bread disintegrate on the spot. It was as if it was programmed to self-destruct near fat of any kind, the ultimate diet slice. A better name would have been Crumble!
My Mum swore by it and it was a classic diet food. It even came in an unusual bag or wrapper but for the life of me I can't picture it.
I do remember the TV ad for Nimble though. It involved a young slip of a girl in a stripey skirt floating nimbly in a hot air balloon high above fluffy white clouds, presumably Cumulo Nimbles.
The floating was accompanied by a theme song along the lines of She Flies Like a Bird in the Sky- y-y-y, Now I Know I can't Let Maggie go!
Too late, Maggie's gone! She's dieted that much on Nimble she's floated away!
Amazingly through the time machine that is You Tube we can still enjoy the low-fat content of Nimble's classic ad:
Do you remember Nimble or another diet bread in your neck of the woods?