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Great Low Carb Bread Company Review (& Bagel Giveaway)

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I’ve seen several questions on our Facebook page about the Great Low Carb Bread Company, but until recently, I couldn’t offer an opinion because I’d never tried the bread. Well, I got a chance to sample some goodies from them–and I sampled plenty. And sampled. And sampled a little more. Ha!

Ah, the lengths I will go through to keep my low carb folks informed, huh?

First thing though, before any sampling commenced, I asked about whether or not the carb counts were lab tested, since let’s face it: we low carbers have been burned before with “low carb products” that aren’t. I was happy to hear the carb counts are lab verified, along with assurances that doing low carb right is a priority for the company. That always makes me happy to hear. So far so good, but what about the products themselves?

Well, I had plenty to test. I asked for some gluten-free options in the mix, since I normally avoid gluten. But my family was kind enough to finish off the stuff that falls outside my personal dietary guidelines. They are oh-so-helpful that way. (Click on an image for a closer look at our haul.)

Overall, everything tasted good. A little heads up if you choose Paleo/Gluten-Free: the bread and bagels really need to be toasted. Gluten is a binder and without it, the breads fall apart very easily. Toasting helps it hold together. You’d need to put it in a toaster oven or on a cookie sheet in the oven. I wouldn’t even try a normal toaster, as it just wasn’t sturdy enough.

The Paleo/GF muffins coconut and cinnamon muffins did hold together fine, and were pretty tasty, especially after a few seconds in the microwave. The sweetness was subtle on the muffins, so if you want it sweeter, you may want to add a little sweetener to some butter and melt it right into some warmed muffins.

Mmmmmm. Warmed muffins…

Oops! Getting sidetracked.

The Paleo bread did not have a strong flavor alone, so you will want to team it up with your favorite toppings. The thick, bready cinnamon pretzel was good–I’d suggest toasting that, too, and adding a smear of cream cheese. The sourdough bread was a solid bread replacement with a nice texture that should hold up to sandwiches without issue.

Matter of fact, nothing tasted bad to us, but we decided the standout was the “Everything Bagels.” We couldn’t tell the difference between these and carb-laden bagels, high praise for a low carb bread-alike.

Because they were our favorite, the Great Low Carb bread company offered to send five lucky winners a package of the “Everything Bagels” to try. Yay! In case you don’t win one of the packages (or just want something else), you can order online from the company directly or on Amazon. Update: I’m hearing from my folks many order from Netrition as well.

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Please do remember, while I liked the products, the type and amount of specialty products folks can manage without compromising their progress varies between individuals. As always, monitor your own progress when trying new products and see how they work out for you.

Have you tried these? How did you like them?

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2017-09-10T14:58:35+00:00 Jun 29, 2015 / 3:36 pm |Reviews|15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Lori A. June 30, 2015 at 11:38 am - Reply

    I haven’t tried any of their products but I really want to! Especially the bagels.

  2. Beth June 30, 2015 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Tried to enter giveaway,but cant on mobile. Hope i can get some to try. Thanks

    • Dix June 30, 2015 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      Okay, I set up an alternate entry on Facebook, and Rafflecopter says their FB entries are mobile friendly, so maybe! It’s here…

  3. Donna June 30, 2015 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    They look good.

  4. Melanie Sichelstiel July 1, 2015 at 8:16 am - Reply

    The low carb bread I’ve tried in the past ended up going out to the birds. Would not hold together, and was really not very good. Anxious to give this brand/product a try.

    • Dix July 3, 2015 at 5:08 pm - Reply

      For the regular LC items, holding together wasn’t an issue I saw. But I know what you’re talking about, texture and LC breads can be super tricky!

  5. Tina Ranous July 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    I order a big batch every month and Love Love Love these! The everything bagels are good with cream cheese and sausage! heck everything is good!

    • Dix July 3, 2015 at 5:09 pm - Reply

      We really, really liked the bagels especially!

  6. Diana Brown July 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Oh I miss bagels, I would love to try these. Everything bagels are one of my favorites. I have tried low carb breads and didn’t care for them. After reading the reviews I am going to try to order some of the bagels. Thank you for the share.

    • Dix July 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      I hope you like them, Diana.

  7. Dix July 4, 2015 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    FYI folks: I’m getting a lot of reports that people get these from Netrition at a better price (and a single shipping charge per order).

  8. Jolene July 4, 2015 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    I love this brand. I order and freeze bagels, pizza crust, onion rolls and hamburger buns. My fav is the pizza crust and bagels. Load up the pizza! I also get mine from Nettition.

  9. Tina J July 7, 2015 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Im sorry, I really did not like the bread, bagels and sour dough bread at all. To make things worse, they caused terrible stomach distress. I bought 3 packages and didnt want to throw them out so I waited a couple weeks and tried them again with the same stomach issues and then again a few weeks later with the same results (hate to throw them away but had to dispose of the rest). They all tasted the same and very bland with a strange texture when toasted.

    • Dix July 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm - Reply

      Sorry to hear it didn’t agree with you, Tina! We had no issues whatsoever with it and liked the taste. Hope you have better luck in the future.

  10. Sarah May 9, 2017 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Interesting, I really liked the bread. When toasted, it has a nutty, pleasant flavor that was better than most low-carb breads I’ve tried, which tend to have no flavor at all. Although it is expensive, I’d recommend.

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