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Whole wheat bread recommendations?

Every now and then I try to make the leap from white bread to whole wheat, usually end up with a bread that tastes syrupy sweet, and then go running back to white bread. Sure, I could just try a bunch on my own, but I hate paying $3 for a tiny loaf of bread that I don't like but feel guilty throwing out. I'm looking for a name brand recommendation for a bread that:

* Isn't Pepperidge Farms (don't like the density of their breads)
* Isn't sickly sweet
* Has 2-3g fiber and <80 calories per slice
* Doesn't taste burnt

Thanks in advance!

Fri. May 11, 6:29pm

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I like fiber for life. It has 35 calories per slice and 3 grams of fiber per slice. I have been eating it for about a year now, i really like it.

Friday, May 11, 2007, 8:24 PM

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I buy Barowsky's organic breads-lower in sodium than many others on the market, no high fructose corn syrup, and high in fiber (but they are usually around 100-110 cals a slice though).

Also good Freihofer Family grains series-look for the 100% whole grain ones AND read labels carefully some have HFCS and some don't. High in fiber-2-4 g and about 70 cals a slice.

On more of a local level-I live in NH and occasionally find Matthew'sAll Natural Bread (Company) (made out of Lowell, MA) in my regular grocery stores and it's low cal, high fiber, low sodium, no HFCS, 100% whole grain AND only $1.99!!!!!!!! can't beat that!

Saturday, May 12, 2007, 12:38 AM

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i like sprouted wheat breads that you can find in the freezer section. the other poster mentioned Food for Life. 3 grams fibre, 80 cals, .5g fat. this bread is made with grain sprouts as opposed to flours.

my favorite freezer-section brand of sprouted grain bread is Shiloh Farms. YUM.

as for bread-aisle breads, i avoid those with HFCS. i like Matthew's (other poster mentioned) and VT Bread Company.

Saturday, May 12, 2007, 9:38 AM

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OP here

Thanks - I picked up a loaf of Matthew's All Natural and it's exactly what I was looking for. Living in Manhattan, however, it was nowhere near $1.99 though (not that I thought it would be).

As sprouted grain versions...guess I'll need to look into the benefits, because at the moment, anything "sprouted" makes me think of old potatoes.

Saturday, May 12, 2007, 3:17 PM

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Another suggestion, even though you've already purchased...

Oroweat Light Whole Wheat Bread

Two slices has 80 calories, 1 gram of fat, 18 carbs, 7 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein.

It makes really good sandwiches, and I like that it's so low in calories because I hate "spending" so many just on the bread. :)

Saturday, May 12, 2007, 8:06 PM

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