EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a review of Aldi’s classic whole grain white bread. If you’re looking for the Aldi zero net carbs bread, you can find our review here.
Over the last few years, Aldi seems to have become more conscious about health. We’ve noticed that the store has a lot more healthy options than it used to, and we’ve also watched them get rid of things like artificial colors. L’oven Fresh’s Whole Grain White Bread — a Regular Buy item — is very much in line with that trend, and it is a welcome one for a lot of reasons.
Aldi keeps a decent selection on the bread front: white, wheat, whole grain wheat, and a few more exotic entries through the Special Buy rotation. White bread, one of those choices, is a staple of the American diet, mostly because, for many people, it tastes better than whole grain wheat. The problem is, we now know that white flour is not very good for you. Because of the way it’s processed, fiber and key nutrients are taken out, and what’s left are “bad carbs” that have been associated with obesity and Type 2 diabetes. White flour is in far more places than we realize, but in the case of bread we at least have some options. But let’s be honest — habits are hard to break when taste is involved.
That’s what makes whole grain white an intriguing option. Whole grain white has the nutrients of whole grain but has the texture of white bread … about as close as it gets to the best of both worlds. Several large bread brands have rolled out whole grain white, as well as some grocery brands.
Aldi is one of them. L’oven Fresh Whole Grain White tastes like white bread while containing all the health benefits of whole grain. This reviewer compared Aldi’s whole grain white to a name brand whole grain white and was unable to find any differences in either the nutrition information or the taste, despite there being a nearly 50% difference in price. The bread tastes good, it holds up well, and the shelf life is comparable to its name-brand counterparts.
In other words, it’s one of the coolest things since sliced bread.
If you like white bread but want whole grain benefits, this is a no-brainer. Highly recommended.