My participation in another thread has gotten me to thinking about my own protestant past, and the various protestant communion services that I have attended (my family, and my wife’s family, are all protestant, scattered among various denominations).
Protestants either use wine or grape juice. In my experience, grape juice is most common, being used in all of the Baptist, Methodist, and AoG ceremonies I have attended. The Episcopal church is the only protestant denomination that I know of that regularly uses actual wine. I have never attended a protestant service that used anything that was not derived from grapes (ie, no milk, or apple juice, or grapefruit wine).
There seems to be a much broader variety of breads. Many protestants use leavened bread, cut (or broken) into pieces (as the Eastern Orthodox Church does). Some (such as the Episcopal Church) use Catholic-style wafers. I’ve been to many communion services which use Nabisco Oysterette crackers, or regular saltine crackers broken into quarters.
In posting this question, I am not attempting to engage in discussion about which is more preferable - I am simply asking what folks have observed when attending protestant communion services.
Please share your experiences.