Is Aldi Protein Bread Keto Friendly

Is Aldi Protein Bread Keto Friendly?

Is Aldi Protein Bread Keto Friendly

So is this bread really low carb and is it suitable for a ketogenic diet? Let’s find out.
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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.
Taste Overview
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.

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Ingredients
The first thing anyone does when sceptically 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 fibre, 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

aldi low carb bread nutritional info
Nutritional Information:
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.

Ingredients Overview
Even though the ingredients of wheat, gluten, soy, barley and other unfriendly substances are subpar, 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.

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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.

Where can I buy this bread if Aldi doesn’t have it?
This bread is actually an identical version of this bread goes by the name of Herman Brot, which is available here

Here are the Pros and Cons
Pros:
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.
Cons:
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).
In Review:
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.

Even though the ingredients of wheat, gluten, soy, barley and other unfriendly substances are subpar, 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.

Aaron’s Verdict:
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.