I love bread! As a little girl growing up in the South I used to make sandwiches out of every meal. Pork and beans and rice turned into a pork and beans and rice sandwich. Meatloaf and rice turned into a meatloaf and rice sandwich. No kidding.
So naturally when I learned that I had Type 2 diabetes cutting back on bread became a real struggle. I managed to transition from white bread to wheat bread without feeling that I was sacrificing taste. However, 100% wheat bread still would elevate my blood sugar levels higher than I’d like. I also tried various gluten free breads but have yet to find a brand that was pleasing to me.
Two weeks ago I ran across the Private Selections Sugar Free 100% Whole Wheat bread in my local Kroger. On first glance I thought it may be a gimmick but decided to give it a try since Private Selections makes fairly decent products. I was pleasantly surprised. The bread is delicious and the loaf is large enough that one slice can truly make one serving when cut or folded in half.
whole wheat flour, water, wheat gluten, resistant corn starch, maltitol, wheat bran, contains 2% or less of soybean oil, calcium sulfate, salt, raisin juice concentrate, yeast, soy flour, vinegar, monoglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactylate, calcium propionate (preservative), ethoxylated monoglycerides, azodicarbonamide, sucralose, reduced iron
The smooth taste won over everyone in my household so it will become a new part of our family meal planning. In addition to being just 100 calories per serving, the bread did not raise my blood sugar as much as regular 100% whole wheat bread does.
The bread is made with an artificial sugar alcohol, maltitol, but it is listed as the fifth ingredient. I purchased the bread on sale (two loafs for $4), however I think the regular price was over $3 per loaf which may be pricey to some.
I would recommend this bread. It tastes great and is made with fairly decent ingredients which may explain way I do not see a major spike in my blood sugar levels after eating it.
Have you tried it? What were your thoughts?