I remember reading in Peg Bracken's, I Hate to Cook cookbook, that store bought croutons taste like they were made using sewing machine oil. I'm not sure how she would know that; but, I always remembered that. And, croutons are oh, so good homemade and very easy to do. Just melt some butter and add some seasoning you like and toss some bread into the mix. Bake at 300 for 20 minutes.
I've been invited to a barbeque and am bringing a ceasar salad. Ceasar salads must have croutons don't you think? Now to just get it tossed and across the street. Is the wine chilled?