While our American and Jewish friends are getting ready to feast for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or both… I thought I would sneak in a post about healthy eating. Yes, bread that is good for you. Shocking!
Dempster’s has a bunch of new healthier breads on the shelves which intrigued me. I must admit, I do not like store-bought bread very much. I prefer to make my own but I know so many people buy their bread I just had to check it out.
Today’s post will be about the protein and fibre breads. I hope to pick up their Garden Vegetable bread soon and will be product testing it with the Say No to Fat & Sugar! loaf. They also have a gluten-free version… OMG, that is a lot of bread!
The Boost My Protein was really dark in comparison to most loaves of bread and had a tendency to scorch when I used it for French toast.
When it comes to protein, in comparison to the smaller loaf of wheat bread I buy which has 6 grams of protein per 2 slices (63 grams), this loaf had 11 grams of protein in 2 slices (77 grams). It is made with whole grain whole wheat flour including the germ, has a grain blend that includes flax seeds, millet, spelt, kamut, barley, poppy seeds, amaranth, quinoa… It also has wheat protein isolate which explains the big boost in protein.
The bread tastes healthy and also tastes store-bought to me. Reg had it for his sandwiches and thought it was OK. If you want to buy a loaf of bread that is going to fill you up more with lots of healthy nuggets, this is a good choice. It is just too dark for me though which made it a tad dry. Great for French toast though but next time I will turn down the heat. I give this product three and a half out of five wooden spoons but most people will give it a higher rating.
Double My Fibre! tasted a little closer to homemade for me, perhaps it was the crunch of the flax seeds or that it was not as dark. Still, flavour-wise, it is store-bought so I am hard to impress.
In 2 slices (77 grams) there are 12 grams of fibre and… 10 grams of protein! The regular brown bread we buy is smaller but only has 3 grams of fibre in two slices. That is a big difference! And only 6 grams of protein.
The ingredients list is quite similar to the protein loaf with whole grain wheat flour that includes the germ and a grain blend of flax, sunflower, sesames seeds, oats, millet and barley grits. Interestingly this loaf has ground pea hull fibre too and uses raisin syrup which boosted the iron count. Very impressive.
I enjoyed these pieces of bread with lots of spreads I have been product testing and for factory-made, I actually enjoyed them. Not as soft and moist as homemade but for something that was not baked in my kitchen it is packed with healthy elements and still tasted quite good.
I give this product four out of five wooden spoons. It is healthy, tasty, has good texture and they put way more good stuff in there than I do when I make my own bread. Well done Dempster’s! Well done.