I’m writing up a double fiber bread comparison here. It looks like the grocery store I shop at has stopped carrying Nature’s Pride double fiber bread, which is distressing me. I stood there in the aisle last night looking and looking, and I couldn’t find it. I had just bought some a few days before, but maybe that was one of the last loaves.
They *were* totally stocked up on Oroweat double fiber bread. I bought that once when I was at a different store that didn’t carry Nature’s Pride at all, and let me tell you, most of that loaf is still in my refrigerator. I’d have to be desperate to eat that stuff.
I guess my last few weeks qualify as a taste test, so I’ll tell you how it went. I bought Nature’s Pride double fiber on a whim, just picking out some brown bread to make my mom some sandwiches. (My mom lives with me. She’s 83.) I thought okay, double fiber ought to be good for her.
Later after I got home I tasted it and I was pleasantly surprised. It reminded me of the taste of All-Bran muffins like I used to make them when I was a kid, from the recipe on the box. Brought back all kinds of memories. We went through that loaf pretty fast, and I admit I ate most of it. I had some four slice days. Never did make sandwiches; we just ate bread and butter (well, margarine) with dinner, again like when I was a kid.
The Nature’s Pride bread was moist and dense, and kind of sweet, right? Okay, so the next week I bought that Oroweat, and it was dry and kind of bitter. Maybe toasted it will be okay, but I haven’t dared to try it.
Last night, in that store, I ended up buying Nature’s Pride Nutty Oat. It’s okay, but this morning I was wondering just how much dietary fiber was actually in it, so I got online to check.
Turns out Nutty Oat has 120 calories a slice, but only 3 grams of fiber. Nature’s Pride Double Fiber has 100 calories with 5 grams of fiber. So I wouldn’t consider nutty oat a good substitute.
I looked at some of the white breads, and they don’t have any fiber at all. I guess that shouldn’t have been a surprise, but I’d forgotten.
I checked Oroweat Double Fiber too. It’s 70 calories per slice with 6 grams of fiber. So I admit, healthier than the Nature’s Pride — but hell, if I can’t stand to eat it, what’s the point?
Maybe my store was just out. Or maybe I’ll shop somewhere else.