13 Jul 2010, Comments (7)

Alvarado Street Bakery Essential Flax Seed Bread

Author: Healthnuttxo

Bread. What a wonderful thing. Whole wheat bread, potato bread, rye bread, homemade fresh-outta-the-oven bread… I could go on and on! Nothing’s better to me than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on two slices of soft, fluffy bread.

So, I was excited to explore some new bread options for me, offered by Alvarado Street Bakery. They sent me some coupons to try some of their products for free, so I decided to pick up a loaf of the Essential Flax Seed Bread. What caught my attention for this bread was that it was a sprouted whole grain bread, and only had 100 calories for TWO slices! Some of the breads I have are about 100 calories PER slice, so that was certainly a change!

I opened up the bag and took out two slices. Each slice was soft, and a pale yellow/white in color, with a brown crust, and tiny flax seeds and other little pieces scattered throughout. Each slice is on the thin side, but about the average size in length of a piece of prepackaged sliced bread that I normally buy at the store. I took a bite of the bread as it- it was a bit bland, kind of plain. It was chewy, and the flaxseeds added a bit of texture, as well as a flaxseed taste. Overall, it kind of reminded me of a mix of white bread and whole wheat bread flavors, but was also a lighter/not as dense bread.

I decided it needed something flavorful inbetween, so I had some hardboiled eggs with hummus on the inside to make a sandwich. Not bad! I think this bread is best with something powerful, or even savory/salty on the inside, because as is, it’s a bit bland.

Overall, I give it 3 stars. I really like that I can have 2 slices for only 100 calories, and that the ingredients are awesome. I also like that there are flaxseeds in this bread, and according to the website, this bread is “A great source of Omega 3 and 6!” I think this bread may be good toasted, with some sweet fruit jam, or even with a fried egg and a slice of cheese 🙂

1 serving, (2 slices/ 45g) is 100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 15 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar and 8 grams of protein.

Sprouted Organic Whole Wheat Berries, Filtered Water, Wheat Gluten, Sprouted Organic Whole Flax Seeds, Soy Fiber, Organic Dates, Fresh Yeast, Organic Raisins, Soy Based Lecithin, Sea Salt, Cultured Wheat.

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Comments (7) »

  • Ohh I wonder if that bread is in Richmond! I’ll have to look for it, because those are good nutritional stats! Plus I want to try some sprouted grain bread!

    P.S. I love your blog header 🙂 So cute!

  • Kate says:

    This is my go-to bread for sandwiches and really, for everything! I agree – amazing nutritional stats. I like that it’s not too dense to make a good sandwich out of.

    It tastes much better toasted though, just so you know. I think it’s a little on the bland side when eaten on its own plain, but it’s great with any type of sandwich filling or as a breakfast sandwich!

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    thanks for the tips! I may try a PB&J on it, anything wth PB is good to me!! 🙂

  • I love Alvarado Street Bread! I had some today for lunch 🙂

  • Christal says:

    I try this with either tuna salad, goat cheese, or as a grill cheese sandwich. I know I can find it in Martin’s Foods.

  • Is your flax seed bread gluten-free ?

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    Im not sure, you’d be better off looking at their website to make sure it is!

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