I ordered some Low Carb Bread from Julian Bakery a few weeks ago. It was Friday, July 1st to be exact. I just got it on Tuesday of this week (July 19th). Partly their fault, partly my request.
They weren’t able to ship it within a week of my order, and I was traveling the week they wanted to finally send it – so I asked them to hold off until the Monday I returned.
They baked it and shipped it, and it arrived the next day. I’m not sure why that couldn’t happen the week I ordered it…
First, I wouldn’t recommend ordering low carb bread online in the heat of the summer. Especially if you live on the opposite coast like I do. Julian Bakery is in La Jolla, CA and I am in middle TN. My bread arrived hot, and sweating inside it’s plastic wrapper – so I had to immediately remove it, cool it down, and rewrap it.
I ordered two different loaves:
Smart Carb #1 Bread (1 Net Carb) – $7.99
Smart Carb #2 (Cinnamon Raisin) (2 Net Carbs) – $7.99
The cheapest shipping option was UPS 2nd Day Air for $18.95 (more than my order 😛 lol), bringing my total order to just under $35 for only two loaves of bread…
I decided it was worth it, even though I wasn’t craving bread at all after almost 90 days on a low carb diet. But I did want to test it out since so many of my friends asked me about it.
When I took it out of the bag to dry it out, I could tell right away that it was “crumbly”. Especially the Smart Carb #1 (their most popular “regular bread”).
The Cinnamon Raisin low carb bread didn’t seem quite as crumbly. So the next morning when I woke up hungry, I popped a couple of slices into the toaster and then lathered them with butter.
Not bad. Maybe if I close my eyes, tune out the whole world, and concentrate… I’m pretty sure I can taste pine needles in there. Still, it’s edible, and it made an easy breakfast in a pinch.
If you want to know the honest truth, I’d rather spend 30 bucks on a Quest Bars or something else I LIKE. But that’s just me. If you’re on a low carb diet, and you are truly craving bread… check out The Great Low Carb Bread Company instead. It’s MUCH better! It actually tastes like bread, instead of the yard.
(My friend was here today, and decided to try a slice of the Cinnamon Raisin Low Carb Bread… and ended up feeding it to the dog instead 🙂 LOL…)