L’Oven Fresh Keto Friendly Zero Net Carbs Bread

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a product review of the Aldi zero net carbs bread. For an in-depth analysis of the bread, including how and why it showed up in stores, click here.

Joshua also contributed to this post.

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In recent years, we’ve seen a bigger push for cutting down on carbohydrates, rooted in recent science that has told us that the old carb-heavy food pyramid was, well, a really bad idea. (Science also seems to indicate that a moderate carb intake may be a better idea.) A number of diets, from the paleo to the keto, have pushed for lower carb intake, which has in turn spurred a rise in low-carb alternatives to foods that are traditionally higher in carbs.

In early 2019, Aldi dropped L’Oven Fresh Zero Net Carbs Bread into stores as an ALDI Find, and it was a massive hit … so massive, in fact, that it disappeared from shelves almost as soon as it was released. People raved about how well it worked as an alternative to traditional bread. For weeks afterward, Aldi customer service kept telling customers that it wasn’t coming back anytime soon, even as Aldi workers online claimed they had proof the stuff was headed back to stores in October of 2019.

The workers were right.

The keto bread price sticker at our local Aldi, taken in October 2019. Note that it’s a Regular Buy.

It’s been a wild ride, but Aldi finally has zero net carbs bread available as an everyday purchase, at least in some regions. And we finally got our hands on it, after it landed on our Regular Buy shelves.

L'Oven Fresh Keto Friendly Zero Net Carbs Bread

Aldi’s L’Oven Fresh Keto Friendly Zero Net Carbs Bread comes in wheat or multiseed varieties. It cost $3.49 for a 14-oz. loaf at the time of publication: that’s about 50 cents more than it was as an ALDI Find, although it is still a lot less than zero net carb breads we’ve seen anywhere else. We purchased the wheat bread variety to try.

Ingredients and Nutrition

A single slice (28 grams) of the wheat bread has 45 calories, 1 gram of total fat (1% of your daily value), 0 grams saturated fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 75 mg of sodium (3% DV), 9 grams of total carbohydrates (3% DV), 9 grams of dietary fiber (32% DV), 0 grams of sugars, and 5 grams of protein.

L'Oven Fresh Keto Friendly Zero Net Carbs Bread nutrition and ingredients

L’Oven Fresh Keto Friendly Zero Net Carbs Bread nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

While the bread does contain 9 grams of total carbohydrates, the fine print on the package states that 9 grams of total carbs minus 9 grams of dietary fiber equals 0 grams of net carbs. Fiber is a type of carb that the body does not absorb, so when all or most of the carbs in this bread are from fiber, they should simply pass through the body. (Just be aware that eating a lot of fiber can have an effect on the other end of the digestive system.)

Ingredients are: modified wheat starch, water, wheat gluten, wheat protein isolate, oat fiber (chicory), vegetable fiber, wheat bran, soybean oil, yeast, vinegar, salt, and preservatives (calcium propionate, sorbic acid). Those with allergies should be aware this contains wheat.

Some people might debate whether this is truly a “keto” bread or not. We’ve discussed this question elsewhere, but we’ll ultimately leave that one up to individual consumers.

Texture and Taste

Some other companies have tried their hands at keto friendly bread, with mixed results. It can be difficult to get the texture right. So how does Aldi’s keto friendly bread stack up?

In our view, there are two ways to evaluate this bread: 1) how it compares to regular bread and 2) how it compares to other zero net carb bread. Each reader is going to use different criteria. To an extent, probably both of those things are important: you want something that is as close to regular bread as possible, and hopefully better than what some others have done.

We haven’t tried other zero net carb breads, so we looked at how this compared to regular bread.

You probably wouldn’t expect this to be an exact duplicate of regular bread, and in our opinion it isn’t. It’s a little bit chewier than regular bread, even when toasted, and if you just eat it plain (which most people wouldn’t) there is a bit of an aftertaste to it.

However, it’s a remarkably good attempt. We tried it with various things on it, and we discovered that, if you use it for things you often use bread for, it does a good job. When you add things like butter and jam, it tastes mostly just like … well, bread. And that’s precisely what people who are getting this bread probably want.

The Verdict:

There’s a lot of hype behind this zero net carb bread, and it’s easy to see why. You wouldn’t think of bread as something that could be carb-free, but this bread comes close, thanks to having carbs made entirely of fiber. And while it does have its limitations — it’s a little chewier than normal bread — it is a close approximation, especially when you doctor it with butter and jam or sandwich toppings the way you doctor most breads. If you’re serious about a low-carb diet and you’re willing to pay more for it, L’Oven Fresh Keto Friendly Zero Net Carbs Bread might be just what you’re looking for.


About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. She is a self-employed editor and writer who enjoys reading, cooking, and gardening when she isn't busy shopping at Aldi.

105 Comments

  1. As someone who has type II diabetes which I manage completely with a very low carb diet I would warn other diabetics against this bread. Many doctors who advocate a very low carb diet recommend counting total carbs. The theory behind fiber is that since it is not absorbed it does not find its way into the bloodstream. My personal experience, and that of many other diabetics, is that this is not true.
    If you positively most have a piece of bread every once in a while this is probably not a bad choice, but I would suggest that any diabetic carefully monitor their blood sugar levels after eating something that counts net carbs instead of total carbs.

    • Any idea what cities or states its available in?? I live in Ashland ky. And my store keeps telling me it is definitely not coming back. I’m a little embarrassed to say this but when I read this post about the bread coming back I teared up a little. being on keto has been very hard for me because bread was a big part of my EVERYDAY and if I can have toast and sandwiches again it will make it alot easier on me

      • I live in Fresno, CA (central California) and the Aldi store that opened here last week does not have it in stock. When the store manager was pressed for an arrival date, he would not guarantee an arrival date. If I had to guess, it won’t in CA for another month.

      • I just bought this two weeks ago in St Louis. I went back today and they did not have any, when i asked they said they quit selling it.

        • ive found that the store employees don’t know anything and just say that. it may be true and it may not be true.

          even the 800 number CS doesn’t really know. when I Tweeted about it, ALDI USA responded by saying it will be back by early 2020

        • This may be a duplicate post….sorry if it is…

          It appears that while it carried the Aldi brand name, Aldi used a small-time 3rd party baker to make the Aldi Finds Zero Net Carb bread…..and that small time baker isn’t big enough to handle becoming a full time producer.

          So, Aldi had to find a larger baker to handle the demand. Ramping up for a nationwide production as a regularly stocked item is a huge deal and is what the delay is all about.

          However, @AldiUSA should be upfront about when and where (by region) the bread will be arriving again.

      • I feel the same way girl. I’m very disappointed with Aldi not making things clear here. I was going there every morning at 9am when the doors unlocked in the hopes of getting my hands on a single loaf.
        Is it available anywhere? Will it be available in our markets? Damn- Aldi needs to tell their customers the deal- available or not.

        • It looks like it’s hit or miss in the Illinois area mostly. And it appears that it’s because the smaller baker is in that area.

          It appears that a larger baker is going to be baking the huge quantity needed for the targeted 2020 nationwide roll out as a regular item. And the price will increase by about 50 cents.

          We need to keep Tweeting @AldiUSA insisting that they tell us when if will appear in various regions of the country.

    • Excellent post.
      “net carbs’ is bs. Term is not recognized by FDA.
      Made up by manufacturers to sell product.
      Plus, wheat is a know inflammatory protein and is NEVER in any keto food.

      • Who gives a crab about the FDA ?? They still say that a diet high in fat causes diabetes and that you should have 75% sugar in your diet … I take my blood sugar reading after eating carbs and the fiber carbs never really seem to raise blood sugar much if at all, at least in my case …

        • Thanks to the FDA and the stupid food pyramid we have an epidemic of obesity and diabetes. I have type 2 and am off all my meds thanks to keto.
          Calculating net carbs is the way to go.

      • @Duke – food, in and of itself is not “keto”. Ketosis is a metabolic state of the body induced by eating very low carb/low sugar foods. Foods are also not “inflammatory”. Some foods cause an inflammatory response in YOUR BODY when consumed. For others, they may not; hence, food is not inflammatory. If you are irritated by wheat gluten, by all means do not eat it.

    • it did not affect my blood sugar at all. I was eating it on a daily basis but the recently NO longer carry the bread because they can’t keep up with the demand. Sounds like they need to build a new facility just for that line of bread!

      • It appears that while it carried the Aldi brand name, Aldi used a small-time 3rd party baker to make the Aldi Finds Zero Net Carb bread…..and that small time baker isn’t big enough to handle becoming a full time producer.

        So, Aldi had to find a larger baker to handle the demand. Ramping up for a nationwide production as a regularly stocked item is a huge deal and is what the delay is all about.

        However, @AldiUSA should be upfront about when and where (by region) the bread will be arriving again.

    • it did not affect my blood sugar values, infact my keto blood levels stayed the same and I was eating 4 slices for breakfast and 4 slices for lunch on some days

      • I was luck to find them in south florida a couple weeks ago but since then I have not seen them at all. From what I heard they will be back in December

    • they are still selling it on ebay for 10$ a loaf pluss shipping

    • My wife and I, both T2D, experimented with this bread and it did not effect our blood glucose levels and were looking forward to making it a part of our regular diet plan. We manage our blood sugar through diet alone. We both had regular A1C levels in the 8 range (me) and 10 range (wife), and my wife is now routinely in the 6 range, and I have been in the 5’s for nearly a year. Each person is different in how the react to products. Blood glucose testing is key. We want Aldi to bring this product back.

  2. None of my Aldi’s have it in stock. Roanoke Va, Christainsburg Va, Bristol Va, Martinsville Va.
    WHO HAS IT IN STOCK?

    • We suggest patience. (I know that’s not the answer you want to hear, but we think that, in time, this will emerge in other stores.)

      • Went to Seven Hills, Oh Aldi today regarding the Zero Net Carb bread. Employee told me that Aldi will not be selling it. She asked manager who also said they will not sell it! I told her about Aldi article and she said she was sorry, not selling it! Employees should also read the Aldi Reviewer!

    • I’ve looked all over in northern Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia . Nothing just yet here either. I really can’t wait to try it.

  3. Veronica Albarbarawi

    My ALDIs told me no ALDIS carries this bread
    I live in Mesquite TX

    • We can confirm, both from ourselves and from others, that Aldi has started carrying this bread, and in multiple regions.

      • When you say that you can confirm…..can you please tell us what city you’ve seen this bread in during the month of October (not Sept)?

        No one I know has seen this bread come back into stores . My friends and family live in Calif and NY. and I live in Alabama. We have not seen it in Aldi stores since about Sept 12th.

        And which other regions?

        • We’re in St. Louis. We’ve heard from others in the Midwest, including Chicago, that have seen it. Also know at least one person in Florida who has.

          • Thank you!
            Ok I just got off the phone again with Aldi. They transferred me to a higher level CS person. He insisted that they have no info about the product returning, even tho I told him that it has showed up AGAIN in stores in IL and MO. I told him that the new Sell-By dates were Oct 20….rather than Sept 18 like the “Aldi Finds” loaves sold in Sept.

            He still claimed to have NO INFO.

            So….TWEET about it to @AldiUS

      • I don’t believe this to be true…not unless you work for ALDI or L’oven bakery. Most stores if not all stores are not bring this bread back. To bad it was good. And this would make ALDI a better market to shop in.

        • It actually is true. Illinois stores did get more deliveries in October. The sell-by dates on the bread were late October, rather than Sept (the dates that the rest of us got).

          This is what Ive been able to piece together. The baker that baked that bread is located somewhere in the Midwest, perhaps near IL and Missouri. That baker is not large enough and/or doesn’t have the ability to mass-produce this bread to support all Aldi stores continuing.

          So, Aldi has had to contract with a larger baker to meet the need. There’s a lead time to get that larger baker up and ready….and that’s what we’re experiencing now.

          Thru Twitter, @AldiUSA has twice confirmed to me that the bread will be available to all the stores by early 2020.

        • Why don’t you call Aldi’s Customer Service line(1-800-325-7894), press the Option for Product information(2) and then press the option specifically regarding this bread(2).

          That’s right, the demand for this product is so significant that Aldi’s recorded an Auto-Attendant in their IVR to tell you what’s going on.

          The bread IS coming back, it’s going to be a year round item in ALL states\stores, they just have to ramp up production to begin getting supply on shelves.

          The demand for this item is huge- so huge that they could not keep it in stock, anywhere. People who bought it began reselling it on ebay for a significant profit. Aldi’s would be an idiot to let this opportunity pass.

          Currently, there are ZERO Grocery stores that carry 0-net carb bread marketed to Keto\low-carb individuals. This is a huge un-tapped market and is a license to print money for Aldi’s. I guarantee you that once Aldi’s has deployed this nationwide, your Supermarkets are going to start having their versions show up in store soon after. Because their customers that do keto will do all their shopping at the place where they can buy their bread.

          Keto isn’t just another “fad” diet, the science behind it seems to add up. And the results can not be denied.

    • I found it at my store in Arlington, TX

  4. Just got off the phone with the 833 corp number, the lady I talked to had no information about the bread being in the stores :((

    • Here’s the situation as I understand it: on this product, there appears to be a disconnect between Aldi customer service and what’s going on stores. Aldi CSRs have been telling people for weeks that this bread is not headed to stores, even as store workers have been seeing price tags for the bread as a Regular Buy.

      The bread is definitely in some stores as a Regular Buy. I know, because we bought it, and because we’ve talked to people in other parts of the country. Be patient, and you should eventually see it make its way to your stores.

      • I was just told they are no longer going to carry the bread ): the baker can’t keep up with the demands !

        • Who told you that? Was that the corporate office?

        • I hope this is not true for this was a turning point for those trying to control their weight with a ketogenic profile. one thing is certain and that others have taken note of the demand for the bread and one thing I am certain is that people love to make money. Maybe the next time you see it it’ll cost a little more but believe your bottom you will see it again!

        • The corporate office said today that it will be back in stock after the new year.

          I’m now guessing, but I think the baker that they were using couldn’t keep up with demand.

  5. I hope it becomes a regular item at our Aldi in Wichita Falls, TX. My daughter is a manager there and says she has not heard that it is coming back as a regular item. Our store sold out of the bread in one day.

  6. I’m in Virginia Beach and just checked at two different stores- nothing. I wish they had a “where to buy tab” or something.

    • The problem is, even if you have a store that carries it, like me, its sold out so fast you. You have to like live in the store to be there at the time its stocked.

  7. There are 6 stores within an hour or less from me and all were sold out in a day or less….but again only 12 loves were sent to each store…..I never even got one to try….I know some people bought 3-6 loves which was wrong when many others didn’t get to try any….and have been told there is no future dates when it will be if going to be on shelves

  8. I have been calling the customer service line for over a month and it has been confirmed by the customer service supervisor I spoke with, the bread is coming back as a regular stocked item. I was told it would take time to reach all stores, but it is going to start rolling out in October/November. If you call the customer service line they can check your zip code and see the stores inventory (but only as of start of business that day).

  9. What is there customer service line number?

  10. Robert A. Campagna

    Cherry hill nj 08002 had it and sold out almost immediately. It’s Considered a specialty item and they don’t have it all the time. Oddly the afternoon they were sold out it was available on eBay at three times the cost. This should be an item that’s available all the time not something to be held for ransom on eBay!

  11. All I can say is – Aldis if you don’t jump on this you are fools !

  12. Please make it a regular product daily

  13. Is there any other information about what cities will have it available or when will it be available? My 9yo daughter has been put on a medical ketogenic diet and this was the ONLY bread that she’s liked and now we can’t find it. I call weekly and I’m told it was an “Aldi find” and they do t see when or if it’s coming back. We are in Southern California. thank you for the heads up. This is the costumer service number I call ‭+1 (855) 955-2534‬

  14. I went to 3 local Aldi stores here in Central Florida and none of them had it and no one at all 3 stores said they were expecting it. I hope they are all wrong.

  15. Just scored 12 loaves at our Aldi in Carol Stream IL. It IS being stocked, with a set amount per store. Our Wheaton IL store was sold out, and our CS store had 23 loaves as of this morning, when I arrived there were 13 left. Corporate was kind enough to tell me where the stock was 1-833-440-1024 and choose ‘product information’

  16. Ok! Tweeting works to get real replies in writing so I suggest using Twitter to bombard Aldi with requests.

    Here’s the Twitter reply that I just received back from @AldiUS ( I sent them a Direct Message via Twitter).

    “Our L’Oven Fresh Zero Net Carbs Bread was a hit and sold out in most locations. We expect to have it back in select stores soon, and plan to bring it to all ALDI stores in early 2020. Thanks, and stay tuned!”

  17. Can we purchase Keto friendly bread on line? and if so, what is the link

  18. Aldi US just called me because they were afraid I was going to tweet something negative.

    I assured them that my tweet was not bad at all….it was just asking when the Net Zero Carb bread would be back on the shelves.

  19. Hi, I emailed Aldi’s. Their response was the bread was a special buy and would not be carried in the stores as a regular item. HOWEVER, I was just at my local Aldi’s. During checkout, I asked the cashier who told me that she just loaded the shelves with this bread and it would, in fact, be a regular store item. I immediately went back to the bread section and bought two frozen loafs. So, as Joshua said, there is a disconnect between the stores and customer service.

  20. This bread is not truly keto. It contains wheat and oat grains, which you’re not supposed to have on keto. You’re better off making bread without trashy ingredients

  21. In the freezer section?

    • In our store, it’s in the bread section.

      • Has anyone gained weight with this bread i bought 4 loaves from my aldis in pembroke pines fl ..its soooo good ..im scared it will kick me outta ketosis.

        • No. My son eats it every day and he’s lost 50 lbs….he’s lost at least 15 since sept when we first got the bread.

    • I think the freezer confusion is this..
      Aldi often keeps some bread/bakery items in their storage freezers and then they bring out boxes as needed with dates on stickers and put in their regular bread dept.

      In Terry’s situation, the Aldi employee knew that they had some of this newly-arrived bread was in their freezer (soon to be put on the floor in bread dept), so the employee went to their storage freezer and brought some out.

  22. Hey,
    My friend in DeKalb, IL just posted that she bought the loaves TODAY. The sell by dates are 10/30

    And Delish. Com just posted this:
    “You Can Buy Keto Friendly Sliced Bread At Aldi
    It’s FINALLY back in stock!
    image
    by SAMANTHA NETKIN
    OCT 19, 2019

  23. Any updates on availability of the bread?

    • DeKalb Illinois has already received their SECOND October shipment!

      But we, in Alabama, have not rec’d any since about Sept 10th.

      Ugh

  24. Nothing yet in Plano, TX – asked today. The manager said it’s a “unicorn” product. He still hasn’t heard if it will be permanent or not, and doesn’t get notice before it gets shipped to the store. *shrug*

    • im very disappointed that Aldi USA can’t give us a better idea as to when the bread will arrive by region. I realize they can’t provide dates “by store,” but SOMEONE, SOME TEAM knows the schedule as to when the bread will arrive by region!

      We need to Tweet about it to @AldiUSA

      Tweet to @AldiUSA and insist that they find out a rough delivery schedule by region!

      • it’s absolutely unreasonable that their “pat answer” is to “keep checking back”. Aldi is a rare store that has no phone number so one could call and ask if something is in. So so they really think we should have to physically go into their store everyday, maybe twice a day, in order to actually find the product?

    • I’m in Frisco near Little Elm and can’t get any answer other than it was a specialty item that won’t be back. Please come back and post if it comes to the Plano store so I can see if my local area has gotten it too.

      • Don’t listen to in-store employees. Ive learned that even the general store managers don’t know anything. And even if you call their CS number, those people don’t know anything either.

        You have to TWEET to @aldiUSA in order to get any real info. And press upon them to give dates.

  25. Absolutely

  26. So the big question is when are you going to get it in the stores? I have gone to 5 different stores in Southern California and didn’t find it. All your stores should carrier it. You should also limit the amount that one person can buy, so all can have some.
    My husband has stage 4 cancer and is on low carb/low sugar. This bread would be so helpful for his diet.

    • This site is not run by Aldi, so if you want to contact Aldi: http://www.aldi.us/contact/

      • i would not recommend contacting Aldi thru that link.

        if you want to get Aldi’s attention, you have to go to Social Media Twitter and tweet your concerns. once Aldi sees that tweets about them are being widely seen, then they respond with more accurate info, rather just “pat answers” to wait and see.

        @AldiUSA is their Twitter

    • hi, you posted your question here, but this site is not an Aldi site. this website has no answers because it’s not owned/controlled by Aldi.

      please Tweet your message to @AldiUSA

  27. @AldiUSA replied to my tweet today and restated that the bread will be back after Jan 1, 2020.

    It appears that the IL/MO areas got it again because the baker is Nearby.

    It also appears that Aldi is going to a larger baker to produce the nationwide roll out.

  28. I head that it has to stay refrigerated so it is keep frozen in back and you have to ask for it. Just add it to the frozen section.

  29. Just got a message from Aldi. They are returning it to the stores in 2020. It has not been discontinued.

  30. Found this in Chicago around October 18. Then it disappeared again from store shelves. One store manage told me it was discontinued. I hope she is wrong.

  31. The Aldi’s in Daytona Beach Fl had this 3 weeks ago. I bought three loaves but now the Aldi manager said the supplier could not keep up with the demand and Aldi’s will no longer stock it. I am very disappointed. I have type II diabetes and this bread did not spike my blood sugar at all. The DR had me taking 4 metforman a day, but now I’m not taking any thanks to a strict keto diet.
    If anyone knows of any other stores that sell this, please let me know.

    • I have found that the store managers don’t have accurate info.

      @AldiUSA is still saying that we’ll get the bread back in January 2020

  32. I found the bread in Mattoon IL. Was so excited and enjoyed it as it’s delicious. Bought two loaves but when I went back I was told they won’t have it until February 2020. We do Keto for my husbands diabetes so we need this bread. He is off one expensive med.

  33. I’ve seen it in Woodstock Georgia Aldi

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