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by Dom Geracia / Feb 7, 2021 /

Aldi Keto Bread

When I first spotted the Aldi Keto Bread by L’Oven Fresh a while back, I knew it was a product that I absolutely had to try.

With a label touting it as “zero net carbs,” I was intrigued to say the least.

My mind instantly started to plan out a menu of foods I had missed since starting Keto.

Notably, I was really into the idea of making:

  • a loaded BLT sandwich in the summer (with butter and mayonnaise, of course)
  • crunchy croutons on a Caesar salad
  • stuffing drizzled with gravy for the holidays
  • French toast with berries and cream
  • Over easy eggs with buttery toast to dip

With two flavors to choose from (multiseed and wheat bread), the possibilities would truly be endless!

But before this was a reality, I had to see if it was even a worthwhile bread substitute.

Here’s my review of the elusive zero carb bread from Aldi.

Rarity

If you’ve been looking for this elusive product and have yet to see it stocked in your store, you are not alone.

After a very successful launch in 2019, Aldi stores have been working hard to keep this product stocked on their shelves.

For those that are fortunate to find it, act quickly! This stuff tends to go extremely fast.

If you have the extra storage space in your freezer, pick up an extra loaf and freeze it. For emergencies, of course.

Aldi Zero Carb Bread Comparison

Comparison of multi-seed and wheat

Nutrition Facts for Keto Friendly Bread at Aldi

Multi-seed

For 1 slice of Aldi Keto Bread (multi-seed):

  • 45 calories, 2g fat, 9g total carbs, 9g fiber, 5g protein

Ingredients: Water, modified wheat starch, wheat protein isolate, oat fiber, yeast, wheat gluten, inulin, sunflower seeds, soybean oil, wheat bran, flaxseed meal, vinegar, salt, preservatives (sorbic acid, calcium propionate)

Wheat

For 1 slice of Aldi Keto Bread (wheat):

  • 40 calories, 1g fat, 9g total carbs, 9g fiber, 5 grams of 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)

Ingredients in Aldi Keto Bread

Ingredients in Aldi Keto Bread

Special diets

In addition to the impressive macros, this bread substitute is perfect for weight loss and is also suitable for vegans as well.

It’s important to note that it is not gluten-free, however.

Price

One of the most appealing aspects, in my opinion, is the price point. At my local store, each loaf came out to just $3.99.

This is an excellent value considering that most low carb breads and mixes are typically closer to $10 a piece.

Taste and Texture

Overall, it looks and feels just like real bread. It’s soft and squishy with a light golden brown crust.

Flavor wise, I find the bread to be a bit bland and dry. It totally reminds me of the gluten-free breads that I’ve had in the past.

But quite honestly, this is better than what I would expect for a baked good made almost entirely of fiber.

It’s not something that I would ever want to eat alone, but it serves well as a vessel for other foods.

When you start piling on the toppings and condiments, you likely won’t even realize it’s not real bread.

Best method of preparation

While a bit plain by itself, I find that toasting the bread improves the taste and texture tremendously.

This extra step adds a really delicious, nutty aroma and flavor similar to real bread.

It also crisps up perfectly in a toaster oven just like traditional bread would.

Aldi Zero Carb Bread Slice

A slice of Aldi Keto Bread looks very similar to regular wheat 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 this case, it’s probably not a great choice for a super clean ketogenic diet.

Personally, I choose to follow a more lax approach that only limits carbohydrates to stay in ketosis. This is sometimes referred to as “Lazy Keto,” but it works extremely well for me.

With that being said, make a judgement-based decision as to whether or not this is something you’d consume regularly.

Verdict

Overall, I thought it was pretty good, especially when toasted. I probably wouldn’t eat this daily, 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, I plan on keeping a loaf of this in my refrigerator for situations when I really want bread.

Have you tried this zero carb bread from your local Aldi?

 

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16 Comments

  1. Avatar Mary Ann on February 8, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Yes! My husband bought me a loaf yesterday. We had patty melts last night. I agree, on its own it’s bland, but it was nice to eat a normal grilled sandwich, instead of just the beef patty on a plate.

    • Dom Geracia Dom Geracia on February 8, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      It’s a game changer, for sure! It’s such a luxury to have sliced bread for those moments when you really need it.

  2. Avatar Melissa on February 7, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Yes! And I agree with you 100%. Lucky to find and great to have on hand. The only way I can enjoy it is toasted.

  3. Avatar Patricia on February 7, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    I think both kinds are pretty tasteless, and I have to disagree about toasting. It doesn’t seem to improve it for me. The absolute best low-carb bread one can buy is Braum’s Carb Watch bread. Unfortunately, Braum’s stores are only in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. That bread is 7 net carbs for 2 slices, and you can’t tell it from regular bread. I’m tempted to move to one of those states, because they don’t ship items. Boo.

    • Dom Geracia Dom Geracia on February 8, 2021 at 9:15 pm

      That’s great to know! I haven’t heard of that brand, but I also don’t live in those states you mentioned.

      I’ll definitely keep an eye out for when I got on vacation, though!

  4. Avatar Linda A McDonald on February 7, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    This is neither a “keto” acceptable bread nor zero carb! You’ve got nine grams of carbs shown there, along with modified wheat and wheat gluten, which is basically…..WHEAT! In order to be considered a keto bread, it would have to have about 2-3 grams of carbs as far as I’m concerned considering your entire days meals cant total over 20! Two slices of this bread would already be that total with 18 grams of carbs, and no, you cant just subtract fiber from carbs, doesnt work that way, if it did we could all eat apples on the keto diet, which we cant!

    • Dom Geracia Dom Geracia on February 8, 2021 at 9:17 pm

      Hi Linda-

      You are welcome to avoid if it doesn’t align with your eating style. At the end of the day, ketosis is a metabolic state, not a list of an ingredients.

      Some of us choose to limit our carbs solely to maintain ketosis. Others do completely clean Keto without low carb substitutes.

      Both methods work. It’s personal choice.

      Dom

      • Avatar MF on February 21, 2021 at 5:46 pm

        I have always used net carbs for my Keto diet. “Lazy Keto”? Maybe, but it works. I’ve lost 45 pounds so far and I feel great! This bread is a great find. Makes great French Toast and BLATANT sandwiches!

        • Dom Geracia Dom Geracia on February 22, 2021 at 2:41 pm

          That’s awesome, great work! It truly does make a great French toast and sandwich!

  5. Avatar A Magical Life on February 7, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    We’ve tried it twice and I personally find it wretched. I bought it the first time to use for stuffing on Thanksgiving. Everyone who tried it threw theirs away. It was just gross, even though I used my tried and true stuffing recipe in every other way. We had another loaf in the cupboard and we forgot about it, and it was exactly the same — same softness, same look, everything — two months later when I found it. That’s a huge red flag for how food-like it is IMO. 🙂 My husband bought another loaf this month because he missed sandwiches and I asked him if he liked it any better. He said no but he likes having a vessel for things like lunch meat. Personally, the ingredients are just so ugh and I don’t do keto just for weight loss but for the great health benefits. I feel like eating this stuff brings me right back to the SAD (standard American diet) problems but just with supposed cheats like eating lots of desserts made with sucrolose. If it tasted really good I’d buy it as an occasional treat, but the way it tasted to me made it not worth it. It just wasn’t even like food to me, but more like eating packing material or something you’d stuff upholstery with. And if it had health benefits I would probably eat anyway, but the ingredients contain a lot of decidedly unhealthy things so I can’t find any reason I’d personally eat that stuff again. That’s just me though, and I’m glad if others like it.

  6. Avatar Julie on February 7, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    I have tried it and thought it was good makes great grilled cheese sandwiches ! I like the wheat bread the best .

    • Dom Geracia Dom Geracia on February 8, 2021 at 9:21 pm

      Great idea! I definitely want to try that soon. Might have to do some recipe testing to come up with a low carb tomato soup.

  7. Avatar Suz Wulff on February 7, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    I love it toasted as well. Great to have several times a week. No guilt.

    • Dom Geracia Dom Geracia on February 8, 2021 at 9:20 pm

      Agreed. And it doesn’t bloat me either. Sometimes those fibers do that to me, but I haven’t had any issues with this bread!

  8. Avatar Yona Williams on February 7, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    We’re big fans of the bread. I feel like my city was the last one to get it, but since it started coming in regularly, our Aldis keeps it well-stocked. Toasted is the best way to eat it, and the bread also makes excellent grilled cheese sandwiches. It costs much less than Sola bread (and has fewer carbs). We recently made keto French toast with it, and it’s definitely a game changer.

    • Dom Geracia Dom Geracia on February 8, 2021 at 9:19 pm

      It is so nice to have the option! I definitely want to give Sola Bread a try, too.

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Dom Geracia is a long time Keto diet follower who is passionate about simplifying the low carb lifestyle for beginners. When he's not posting yummy food pics on Instagram, you can likely find him cuddling the nearest cat or guzzling down (yet another) iced coffee.

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