Aldi Keto Bread Assessment (Zero Internet Carbs Per Serving)
When I discovered L’Oven Fresh's Aldi Keto Bread for the first time some time ago, I knew that it was a product that I absolutely had to try.
With a label that advertised it as "zero net carbohydrates" I was intrigued to say the least.
My mind immediately started planning a menu of foods I'd missed since starting keto.
In particular, I was really excited about the idea:
- a loaded BLT sandwich in summer (with butter and mayonnaise, of course)
- crispy croutons on a Caesar salad
- Filling drizzled with sauce for the holidays
- French toast with berries and cream
- Over simple eggs with bread and butter for dipping
With two flavors (multiseed and wheat bread) the possibilities would really be endless!
But before that became a reality, I had to see if it was even a worthwhile bread substitute.
Here's my review of Aldi’s elusive zero-carbohydrate bread.
If you've been looking for this elusive product and don't have it available in your store yet, you are not alone.
After a very successful start in 2019, Aldi stores have worked hard to keep this product on their shelves.
For those lucky enough to find it, act fast! This stuff tends to go extremely fast.
If you have extra storage space in your freezer, take an extra loaf and freeze it. For emergencies, of course.
Nutritional information for keto-friendly bread at Aldi
For 1 slice Aldi Keto bread (multiple seeds)::
- 45 calories, 2 g fat, 9 g carbohydrates, 9 g fiber, 5 g protein
Ingredients: water, modified wheat starch, wheat protein isolate, oat fiber, yeast, wheat gluten, inulin, sunflower seeds, soybean oil, wheat bran, flaxseed flour, vinegar, salt, preservatives (sorbic acid, calcium propionate)
For 1 slice Aldi Keto bread (wheat)::
- 40 calories, 1 g fat, 9 g carbohydrates, 9 g fiber, 5 g protein
Ingredients: water, modified wheat starch, wheat protein isolate, oat fiber, yeast, wheat, gluten, inulin, soybean oil, wheat bran, vinegar, salt, preservatives (sorbic acid, calcium propionate)
In addition to the impressive macros, this bread substitute is perfect for weight loss and is also suitable for vegans.
It is important to note that this is the case not gluten free, however.
One of the most attractive aspects in my opinion is the price. In my local shop, every bread just came out $ 3.99.
This is excellent value considering that most low-carb breads and mixes are usually closer to $ 10 each.
Taste and texture
Overall, it looks and feels like real bread. It's soft and mushy with a pale golden brown crust.
In terms of taste, I find the bread a bit boring and dry. It totally reminds me of the gluten free breads I've had in the past.
But in all honesty, this is better than what I would expect for a baked good that consists almost entirely of fiber.
It's not something I would ever want to eat alone, but it does serve well as a receptacle for other foods.
When you start piling up the toppings and seasonings, you probably won't even realize that it's not real bread.
Best preparation method
While it's a bit plain on its own, I find that toasting the bread improves the taste and texture tremendously.
This extra step adds a really delicious, nutty aroma and taste similar to real bread.
It is also perfectly crispy in a toaster like traditional bread.
Is It Suitable For The Keto Diet?
It really depends on your definition of a keto diet.
Some choose a very strict plan that avoids ingredients like gluten and wheat starch. In that case, it's probably not a great choice for a super clean ketogenic diet.
Personally, I take a more casual approach that only limits carbs in order to stay in ketosis. This is sometimes called "lazy keto", but it works very well for me.
With that in mind, make a judgment-based decision as to whether or not you want to consume this regularly.
Overall I found it to be pretty good, especially when toasted. I probably wouldn't eat this every day, but I would definitely get it again.
The two bread flavors are very similar and I'm not sure I can tell the difference.
As mentioned earlier, if I really want bread, I plan to keep a loaf of this in my fridge.
Have you tried this carbohydrate free bread from your local Aldi?