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Best Bread for someone with Type 2

Paulio

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As per the title I am looking for a recommendation for the best, lowest carb bread. I have seen recommendations for Burgen but I noticed one called HiLo on Sainsbury's website that has far lower carbs per slice. However a little research has indicated that it isn't just the number of carbs in a particular food, but how they are stored e.t.c.

What do people recommend?

Edit: If I'm asking one of those annoying forum questions that get answered multiple times per day, is there a list of recommended brands anywhere?
 

ColinUK

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I think that the Burgen one is generally more widely available than the Hi-Lo.
Waitrose do a seed loaf which is more like one of the keto seed loaves you’d bake at home. It’s considerably more money than either the B or the HL though.

Have you considered baking your own loaf?
 

Pattidevans

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I cannot seem to get Burgen anywhere local now, so I’ve been trying Nimble @ 9g carb per slice. Toasted it’s like cardboard. It’s not at all satisfying as a sandwich either whereas Burgen was much more satiating and not bad as toast.
 

Felinia

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Hovis do low carb breads as well. I tried them all and in the end settled for a 400gm Warburtons ordinary Wholemeal at just over 9gm carbs for a 23gm slice. It's a bit like Nimble or WW bread, but I like it.
 

Docb

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My usual suggestion, which is only of use to those living in that part of the world with Booths supermarkets*, is the Booths own brand Low GI bread, which I believe is baked by Bells of Lazonby. Tasty, excellent for sandwiches, toasts well, 9g carb per slice.

* Gods own country, the North West of England.
 

goodybags

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I’ve searched the supermarkets for the elusive Burgen, but never found it
but I found this warburtons
which is only 9g carb per slice so not to bad 85p - £1.00 per loaf and usually available in MorrisoHs or Tesco but I might Try that Sainsbury’s HiLo which @5g looks a good option
 

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Molly M

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I am in NI but we can always get Burgen in Tescos here - it's really good.
 

AngelSprings

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Burgen bread sends up my blood glucose levels. Sainsburys stock the HiLo bread, and when shopping and I see that they have the HiLo bread in I usually buy three or four loaves then freeze it. However, the slices are quite small, and in my opinion not suitable for making a sandwich, but nice to have a slice with a couple of boiled eggs in the morning, or a salad later on.
 

Pine Marten

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I cannot seem to get Burgen anywhere local now, so I’ve been trying Nimble @ 9g carb per slice. Toasted it’s like cardboard. It’s not at all satisfying as a sandwich either whereas Burgen was much more satiating and not bad as toast.
The normal Burgen Soya & Linseed has disappeared completely around our way, and they've brought out a new loaf which is much carbier instead. I've been getting Hovis Low Carb Seeded, but as you say, Burgen is more satisfying and the slices are larger.

I sometimes get Waitrose's LivLife, and although the slices are 3.8 carbs they are tiny, and it's an acquired taste. What is the Waitrose seed loaf, @ColinUK? I'll have a look next time we're shopping.
 

What the..?

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I used to buy Burgen and really liked it, but like Pine Marten the only one I can now find is the higher carb (and I think slightly smaller) loaf. Lovely new packaging, but no use to me given the price/size/carb comparison. I have wondered why they've changed it, and did contact them to ask why, but no answer came. It has occurred to me that possibly the carbs in the nutritional values panel on the original loaves was found to not be accurate and has been corrected. Also, I've been looking for the M&S high seed content crackers that someone kindly mentioned on the forum, but all attempts failed so far - the label was there but no low carb crackers. I really want to try them.
 

What the..?

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Hello - just sent another email to Allied Bakeries about the Burgen bread changes, telling them it's a point of discussion, and this time got an almost immediate response. I pointed out that the lower carb factor made the old loaf much more attractive to diabetics. It would seem we have been thrown onto the grass verge in the name of 'progress'. Hmm...
This is what they said:

Thanks for getting in touch about our Burgen Soya and linseed Sprouted grain.

As a brand we are growing and evolving, therefore we’ve made the decision to retire our much loved Burgen Soya & Linseed 800g from the market. This loaf can still be found in Asda stores for a limited time.

We are sorry the carb content on the new loaf does not meet you expectations, we will pass you feedback onto our technical team, making them aware of the negative comments on the internet.

Thanks again for getting in touch.
 

EmmaL76

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I have a couple of issues with that email…

1. What sense does retiring a “much loved” product make ?
2. They are not your expectations they are a dietary necessity
3. “We are growing and evolving as a brand”. Well diabetes is also growing, and we often pay over the odds for the limited choices we already have so again not great for business.

sorry for the rant.
 

Pine Marten

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Good grief. Ditto to @EmmaL76's rant. I am pretty p****d off.
 

grovesy

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I personally find the new one suits me just as equally as the old one.
 

What the..?

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I personally find the new one suits me just as equally as the old o
I loved the old Burgen loaf, but now the new recipe is higher carb, which is a shame. It makes it a less attractive option. It has also shown me that I shouldn't assume carb content of food remains the same over time, so I'll check packets and tins of foods I eat regularly to make sure the carbs haven't gone up due to a change in recipe, as in this case. Also, interestingly, in my email to Allied I said I thought the price had gone up and the size of the loaf had gone down, and I notice they didn't contradict me, so that's a negative point too.
 

grovesy

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The new does not taste any differnt to me, and at one point they did a smaller loaf.
 
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