I Tried the Keto Bread That’s Supposedly Even Better than Aldi’s

updated Sep 30, 2019
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Perhaps you noticed (or took part in) the frenzy that was (and actually, remains) Aldi’s keto bread? The discount grocer launched a bread with zero net carbs as an Aldi Find — and people flipped for it. It was so hard to find that people began selling it on eBay! I’ve heard that the bread will be back in stock later this month as an everyday item, but this madness got me curious about other keto breads. (That aren’t DIY recipes.) And then I got an email about “the best freaking keto bread the world has ever seen.” The email came from the company’s founder, who was probably a little biased, but I wanted to hear him out. And I definitely wanted to try his bread!

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Fast forward a few days, and here I am unboxing four Keto Kubes, from UprisingFood.com. Cubes (er, kubes) they are indeed! The bread comes in these perfectly square loaves that you can freeze for up to six months, refrigerate for a month, or leave on the counter for a week. (Although it’s recommended that you refrigerate the breads immediately upon delivery.) And the loaves are unsliced.

Upon first glance, I was dreading a few things: I dreaded the crumby mess this was going to make when I cut into it and, honestly, I also dreaded having to eat it. It looked dry, dense, and flavorless. I pulled up my big-girl pants, because it’s my job, and got to slicing.

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And I’m so glad I persevered! The bread was not crumby at all and it was incredibly easy to slice. It was actually kinda fun to cut the eight slices! I stole a slice right from the pile. Although I wasn’t a fan of the crust (it was very dry and it took a lot of effort to get it down), the inside was shockingly moist and tasted a lot like regular whole-grain bread. The consistency was a little thicker but also sort of cake-like at the same time, if that makes any sense.

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Because I eat most of my sandwich bread toasted, I threw two slices into the toaster. The crust crisped up nicely, as did the rest. I slathered one piece with butter and topped the other slice with a tomato salad that I had in the fridge. Once the slices were “dressed,” I could barely tell that I was eating keto bread. I even enjoyed the crust! If I hadn’t known, I don’t think I would have noticed a difference. So, yes, this bread is best when toasted and when paired with other foods, but that’s also sort of the case with all sandwich bread, no?

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Now, onto the stats. This bread has two net carbs, 160 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 11 grams of fat per slice. (Aldi’s bread has zero net carbs.) And it’s made with just eight ingredients in total: water, almond flour, egg whites, psyllium husk, flaxseed, apple cider vineger, baking powder, and salt. (There’s no wheat, whereas the Aldi version does contain wheat, which has a lot of people saying it’s not keto.)

“Our recipe features a 2-to-1 ratio of fats to carbs. A critical primer for achieving the keto fat burning state,” the website touts. It’s low-carb and gluten-free. Oh, and each loaf is handmade by artisanal bakers — in a wood-fired oven! — and shipped directly to customers on Mondays.

As for pricing, you can get four Keto Kubes for $48, which comes out to $1.50 per slice. (Although, while I REALLY to try avoid food waste, I’d hate to be the one to have to eat the heels of these loaves.) The bread company puts it a different way: “The best selling keto breads on Amazon charge $2 for every 100 calories. Uprising is less than half that,” we’re told in a video on the site. (For reference, Aldi’s costs $2.99 for 14 slices, if you can find it.) Would you pay $48 for 32 slices of bread? Maybe if you’ve been doing keto for a while and missed sandwiches?

Have you tried this stuff? Is there another brand you swear by? Discuss in the comments below.