For the past 12 months, there has been a low carb, high protein bread sold at ALDI supermarkets. The question is, is it any good to enjoy on keto?
Bakers Life, an ALDI brand, has released an 85% lower carb, higher protein bread that is being sold at ALDI supermarkets around Australia.
This bread costs around $5 per loaf and there are approximately 14 slices per loaf. The bread boasts 5 g of net carbs per serving, which is not so bad.
So is this bread really low carb and is it suitable for a ketogenic diet? Let’s find out.
How Does ALDI’s Low Carb Bread Taste?
The texture of this bread is similar to a slice of wholemeal bread with a large concentration of nuts and seeds throughout the slices.
The bread tastes and behaves like normal bread which is fantastic and it toasts well.
But people have many different tastes, so I asked YOU what you think of the taste over on Instagram, and here are some of the responses:
It’s pretty good! Reminds me of a moist cake instead of normal bread. If you like cake, which I really do, and you like bread, who doesn’t right?, well this is best of both worlds 😂
Love it grainy light and u don’t have that heavy carb feeling eating it. It’s too Moorish
I love it toasted. topped with cream cheese and ham
Taste and texture are amazing. I’ve cut in quarters and air fried as a crunchy cracker for a party.
I like it when it’s toasted!
I love it. I don’t eat it all the time but it is handy for those days I crave bread and a great price too. I always keep two loaves in my freezer.
It is nice as a Vegemite delivery system for those times you just want Vegemite. So, keep it in the freezer for that purpose when I can get it. It sells out quickly.
Yes, I keep it in the freezer and grab a slice when I’m missing bread.
I’ve been eating it for a while. Good convenient substitute but not quite the bread feel if you get me
My 7-year-old T1D loves it.. means he can include a Vegemite sandwich in his school lunch every day & insulin ration is very low to accommodate!! Whoop another helpful LC product in the pursuit of living his best life!
I love it. Full of grains and just fills that bread craving occasionally. It sells out quickly and is about $5 in my local Aldi. I keep it in the freezer for occasional.
Yes, love it. Cheaper and much nicer taste and texture than hermon brot
I heard a lot of good reviews and don’t mind it but prefer @lovepbco protein bread instead.
Tastes best pan-fried in butter 😍. I find it hard to toast normally, stays quite soft…
Love it, but doesn’t toast up. Great “unblocker” too😮
This is actually not bad, I keep it in the freezer and eat 1 slice only if I didn’t have time to bake your coconut keto bread. I don’t get bloated or get called to the loo if I have this unlike other bread 👍
I love it, it keeps me on track! I have it at least 2-3 a week for breakfast
It’s great! Nice and filling. But it needs to be toasted, not great otherwise.
It is great. Good flavour and freezes well.
Love it! Tastes like a multigrain bread (it is mostly seeded). Somewhat hard to get hold of and you will be doing well if it hasn’t grown mould by the best-before date so we freeze it a couple of days prior.
Have it every now and then, it’s great!!! And only 5g carbs per 2 slices!
It’s too spongy for me
It’s delicious both toasted and in a sandwich! Nice to have to fill the bread craving. Easy and freezes well 🙂
I love it! Very nutty and toasts beautifully. The only problem is finding it. It goes really fast.
A couple of slices every now and then go alright. Keep in the freezer and. Toast at least 3-4 times to get it a bit harder like toast
Most people really love the bread, but there are a lot of people who toast it before eating it. Many people said that it freezes well, which is perfect since it can sell out quickly. People can stock up when they see it and pull slices out of the freezer when they have a bread craving.
Some people mentioned that it keeps them on track with their ketogenic diet, which in the long run, makes this bread not a bad choice.
Many people mentioned that it is nice to have occasionally when they miss bread, especially with cream cheese, ham or even butter and vegemite.
@banjohorrocks even mentioned that the bread is suitable for her 7-year-old type one diabetic, which is very interesting. This may not be the case for everyone, so please make sure you check first.
The first thing anyone does when skeptically looking at products such as this is look at the label.
Here are the ingredients, in order of quantity, as listed on the back of the bread package.
Water, wheat protein (gluten), soy protein, lupin protein, soy meal, linseed, sunflower seeds, soy grits, whole grain wheat meal, wheat bran, soy flour, yeast, vinegar, apple fiber, iodized salt, roasted malted barley flour, emulsifier 322 (soy lecithin) acidity regulator 262 (sodium acetates).
Contains Wheat, Soy, Lupin and Barley.
Made from 58% Australian Ingredients
Per 2 slices of bread:
Protein: 23.6 g
Total Fat: 12.8 g
Total Carbs: 15.7 g
Net Carbs: 5 g
*In Australia, the carbohydrate levels indicate net carbs, since fibre is left out of the equation. So when people say “it contains only 5 g net carbs”, it’s actually 15 g total carbs.
Is ALDI High Protein Bread Keto Friendly?
As you all know, a ketogenic diet attempts to remove all grains, legumes and sugars from the body in order to maintain neutral blood glucose, which helps reduce insulin levels and helps the body become more insulin sensitive.
Taking a look at this bread, the ingredients contain a high level of grains, legumes, and most importantly, gluten.
Since gluten is a protein, it makes sense for this bread to contain more gluten than regular wheat bread.
If you are a coeliac, or even slightly gluten sensitive, this bread is not suitable for you.
Soy is also questionable in the levels found throughout this bread. Soy can be very estrogen mimicking, especially in its refined form.
The bread is jam-packed with non-keto friendly ingredients, which was very surprising to me. So I took to Instagram and asked my followers what their thoughts were:
It made me feel bloated. I wish I could eat it. It’s very rich and heavy. Good for the average low carb dieter. Unfortunately not for me
I eat this often but it does raise blood sugar quite a bit if that is a concern. I don’t know whether it affects weight loss because I am not on a weight loss plan.
I question the ingredients because if you are strict keto this is off limits. If you are dirty keto it might be ok.
It’s nice. But other forums state it’s a chemical bomb. Good for emergencies I think.
It’s not gluten-free but carbs are fine.
Full of pesticide grains won’t eat it. Besides, why do you need bread?
I have the lower carb Hovis and it’s 9.9g a slice here in the UK! Is the Aldi one any less?
It looks good but has soo much soy in it that affects me
Even though the ingredients of wheat, gluten, soy, barley and other unfriendly substances are sub par, people who follow a less strict version of the ketogenic diet will love this bread.
Most people will find that the amount of gluten and fibre in this bread is going to cause them some serious issues, although those who are not gluten sensitive, may find it okay in small amounts.
Where can you buy this Low Carb, High Protein ALDI Bread?
Currently, I believe this bread is only sold in ALDI here in Australia. It cannot be found in stores in America (US) or the United Kingdom (UK), so unfortunately for people in those areas who are looking to buy some over the weekend, you might have to fly to Australia, have a coffee with me, and pick some ALDI bread up on the way home…. just as long as you’re not gluten sensitive, soy sensitive or worried about your blood sugar too much.
Most people have mentioned that this bread is often sold out. If you are looking for it, be sure to grab a few loaves and keep them in the freezer.
For $5 per loaf, I can understand why this bread is popular, but what most people don’t realise is that by eliminating the carbohydrate content, this bread could be more harmful than regular bread to some people.
Where can I buy this bread if Aldi doesn’t have it?
This bread is actualy an identical version of this bread goes by the name of Herman Brot, which is available here
Here are the Pros and Cons
- Easy to buy instead of making your own.
- Tastes great and freezes well.
- Is only $5 per loaf.
- May be suitable for diabetics*.
- High in protein.
- Contains unusually high amounts of gluten (wheat protein).
- Contains soy, wheat, barley and other non-keto friendly ingredients.
- Will increase your blood sugar levels.
- Made from 58% Australian ingredients.
- Only available in Australia (and can be hard to get/sells out very quickly).
Bakers Life has released an 85% lower carb, higher protein bread that is being sold at ALDI supermarkets around Australia.
This bread costs around $5 per loaf, and there are approximately 14 slices per loaf. The bread boasts 5 g of net carbs per serving, which is not so bad.
Most people really love the taste, but there are a lot of people who toast the bread before eating it. Many people said that it freezes well, which is perfect since it can sell out quickly.
Some people mentioned that it keeps them on track with their ketogenic diet, which in the long run makes this bread not a bad choice.
Many people mentioned that it is nice to enjoy occasionally when they miss bread, especially with cream cheese, ham or even butter and vegemite.
@banjohorrocks even mentioned that it is suitable for her 7-year-old type one diabetic, which is very interesting. This may not be the case for everyone, so please make sure you check first.
Even though the ingredients of wheat, gluten, soy, barley and other unfriendly substances are sub par, people who follow a less strict version of the ketogenic diet will love it.
Most people will find that the amount of gluten and fibre in this bread is going to cause them some serious issues, and for those who are not gluten sensitive, this bread may be okay in small amounts.
I have tried this bread a few times with bad experiences. The amount of gluten doesn’t sit well with me and I can easily whip up a batch of my own Keto Bread if the bread urge really strikes.