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 also a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

52 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

    • 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.

  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 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.

  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.

    • 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!
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    by SAMANTHA NETKIN
    OCT 19, 2019

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