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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.
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.
Nutrition Facts for Keto Friendly Bread at Aldi
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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?
I just had the white version, toasted, with bacon and eggs for lunch. So delicious! I’m waiting to check my Ketostix tonight to see if and how it affects my state of ketosis. I bought it before I started eating “on plan” two weeks ago and I toasted one slice of the Keto Friendly and another slice of regular white bread. There wasn’t much difference at all in flavor or texture. I know white bread isn’t “good” for you but it is perfect for some things and I’m very glad to have this delicious option from Aldi (I love Aldi!). I’ve lost 9.6 lbs in 14 days and am now eager to see if I can add this in occasionally and keep losing.
HI, a year late to this conversation. Anyone still out there? I'm curious if this is ok on keto because i don't understand how it can actually be 0 grams carbs. I get it that in terms of the equation it's carbs minus fiber but still this seems like it couldn't possibly be real....
Does anyone have any research on this bread in particular?
This is not something I'd be eating every day, but it sure works well for the occasional avocado toast. I find it tastes kind of like sawdust held together with who-knows-what, but it's still worth it to have something bread-like in the freezer in case of a toast attack.
Hi Mary, are you still eating this bread a few months later? I just found it two weeks ago. I am afraid of it. 🙂 it seems too good to be true. Are you eating it at least a few times a week? Wondering if it affects weight at all.....
it's so good as toast but i am concerned about having toast every day. Should this be maybe a weekend treat thing?
Don't want to get too excited about toast again yet.... 🙂
I tried it for the first time this week. It was Awesome. I can now make sandwiches again. It doesn't taste bland to me.
Don, I started Keto this week. Will this bread hinder my progress of losing weight in this initial stage?
As long as you stay under your net carb counts and manage calories, I'm sure it will be just fine! Although, I do recommend cutting out wheat for those experiencing stalls
This bread used to be labelled "Zero Net Carbs" and now that label has been removed. This makes me nervous. Is this product truly zero net carbs or is it merely keto friendly AKA lower carbs but still carbs in it?
Oh wow, I didn't even notice this! Thanks for letting me know. Looks like I need to play some detective work!
It spiked my blood sugar. "Modified wheat starch" may technically be fiber, but it seems be readily converted to glucose.
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.
It's a game changer, for sure! It's such a luxury to have sliced bread for those moments when you really need it.
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.
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.
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!
Linda A McDonald
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!
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.
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!
That's awesome, great work! It truly does make a great French toast and sandwich.
What are Blatant sandwiches?
If you subtract fiber from an apple (4-5g) you are still left with 20g net carbs per apple - that's why you couldn't eat all the apples you wanted on keto....if the apple had 25g of fiber and no sugar you could!
This bread is fine for keto
A Magical Life
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.
I have tried it and thought it was good makes great grilled cheese sandwiches ! I like the wheat bread the best .
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.
I love it toasted as well. Great to have several times a week. No guilt.
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!
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.
It is so nice to have the option! I definitely want to give Sola Bread a try, too.