Today I’m reviewing another ready-made low carb bread you can buy at Aldi’s here in Australia — it’s called Baker’s Life 85% Lower Carb bread. I don’t know if it’s available in other countries, but being Aldi’s it’s likely. Low-carb products are harder to come by in Australia so I had to give it a try.
You may have noticed I reviewed two other ready-made low-carb breads in the past - MiRico (which is no longer available here) https://mp3download.xyz/watch/zm49egl3EaY and The Protein Bread Co. https://mp3download.xyz/watch/iBfNvetXhLM Their bread is available from GoVita and other such health stores, but is rather expensive. This was quite similar in texture, but the bread from The Protein Bread Co requires refrigeration, and this one doesn’t. Not only that, but it’s less than half the price and we really loved it.
We put it through its paces just like the others — while it can be toasted, it takes a lot longer than regular bread as it’s much moister. But our favourite way to have this bread was as a grilled cheese or ‘cheese toastie’ as Australians call it. Just delicious — if you’ve missed grilled cheese like I have, I highly recommend this bread, it was delicious. It would also make great French Toast, just grab some sugar-free syrup. Yum!
The lowest carb choice is still from The Protein Bread Co, but for the price and ease of finding it, you really can’t beat this one from Aldi’s. I learned about it as it was in the news lately for not only being a low-carb supermarket bread, but a very healthy one at that. Excerpts from the news story follow.
“It’s rare to find a really great, healthy product in a supermarket that makes even nutritionists happy. But every so often it does happen — and such a good product deserves a mention.
“This time it is the Baker’s Life 85 per cent Lower Carb bread ($4.99) sold at Aldi. Not only does this bread taste great, but the nutrition information is so strong it is hard to find fault with the lower-carb product which is quickly going mainstream.
“A couple of slices of carb-controlled bread will give between 20-24g of carbs, 5-6g of dietary fibre and 8-12g of protein plus all the benefits of wholegrains and seeds.
“So how does this compare to the Aldi Higher Protein loaf? Two slices of this reduced carb bread offers a massive 23.6g of protein, 10.7g of fibre and just 5g of carbs.
“The other key aspect that makes this product so strong nutritionally is that while it is higher in fat than most other varieties of bread, as the fat is coming from wholegrains and seeds or linseeds and sunflower seeds in this loaf you end up with a food that is exceptionally high in the long chain polyunsaturated fats — the type of fat linked to a number of health benefits and the type of fat that few Australians get enough of.
“While all soy and linseed loaves offer this benefit, the amount of these fats in this loaf are double what we generally find in other supermarket breads.”