Have you ever wondered when sliced bread was introduced? Well wonder no more. The first bread slicing machine was invented by Otto Rohwedder in 1928. Two years later a number of large UK bakeries employed commercial slicing machines and sliced bread appeared in shops for the first time. By 1933 80% of US bread came sliced and wrapped. That same year the phrase ‘the best thing since sliced bread’ was heard for the first time. Obviously this does not help at all if you were looking to the answer to what was the best thing before sliced bread. If you know the answer to that one then feel free to comment.