I didn’t think it was possible for me to like the Great Low Carb Bread Company more than I did after taste tasting their low carb bagels. But then I used their breads to make french toast, and my whole world collapsed upon itself.
On the left is the non-paleo plain low carb bread, and on the right, the smaller slice, is their paleo low carb bread. They were dipped in a mixture of beaten eggs, heavy cream and cinnamon. The brown in the pan is browned butter.
I could have eaten them just loaded in butter, but I opted for the fun stuff.
Paleo folks could top theirs with maple syrup, I used sugar-free syrup which is basically the opposite of Paleo.
I mean, I love my cream cheese pancake recipe and all, but these were the real deal. In terms of which bread won the french toast flavor game, it’s a toss up. They really were both great in their own ways. The plain low carb bread was soft and chewy and was just like real bread. The paleo bread was thicker, softer and like a sponge, which made it more dessert-like than the regular bread.
Since they both won the french toast challenge, I also had them in a sandwich challenge. I feel like the plain one holds up just like bread and was perfect for a roast beef sandwich.
The paleo one is almost half the size, a little softer, and almost a little sweeter, so I used that for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It held up great but it’s definitely a dense sandwich, which makes the smaller size not really a problem in terms of hunger.
In terms of sandwiches, I’d choose the plain low carb bread as my favorite. After not eating bread for months, I felt guilty through every bite, because it really tasted, smelled and felt like the real thing!
Great Low Carb Bread Plain Bread
8g carbs, 7g fiber = 1 net carb per slice
Ingredients: Water, Vital Wheat Gluten, Almond Flour, Flax Seed Meal, Oat Fiber, Wheat Protein Isolate, Modified Wheat Starch, Virgin Olive Oil, Yeast, Calcium Propionate, Vinegar, Salt, Stevia
Thoughts: It walks, talks, and acts like bread. It’s chewy, but in a good way. And it served every bread need I had.
Great Low Carb Paleo Sliced Bread Plain
7g carbs, 5g fiber/sugar alchohols = 2 net carbs per slice
Ingredients: Water, Egg Whites, Almond Flour, Coconut Flour, Flax Seed Meal, Erythritol, Salt, Cream of Tartar, Baking Soda
Thoughts: The first thing I noticed was that this bread is made with Erythritol, a sugar alcohol that in most Paleo circles would be deemed not Paleo. The regular bread is made with Stevia. I think this is to add in fiber, because there are two grams of Sugar Alcohols on the label. But if you’re going true Paleo, you probably won’t be eating this.
As a non-Paleo who appreciates real foods, I still like the ingredients better than the regular bread because I know what they all are.
But moving on to flavor, I really liked this bread. When it came to french toast, it totally rocked.
Would I buy it?
To be honest, because I haven’t had bread in so long, eating more than one slice at a time made me a little anxious. SO MUCH BREAD, I thought. But two slices of Paleo bread is 14 carbs and 10 grams of fiber. That’s less than eating one of their bagels, which I’ve already had and enjoyed. The low carb plain bread is exciting at one net carb each, especially due to the fact that you’d never know you weren’t eating regular bread.
I’d definitely recommend these breads, and after trying them, I wouldn’t even seek out any other company to see if they can do it “better” because I really feel like it doesn’t get better than these!
Full disclosure: Great Low Carb Bread Company provided me with these samples for free, but did not ask or pay me to write this review.