Saturday, May 21, 2016

Safeway Multi-Grain Very Low Sodium Bread

2017 Update: Unfortunately, Safeway has discontinued this wonderful product.

Safeway's Low Sodium Bread
I enjoy making my own homemade bread, but I know others may not. Safeway’s low sodium bread is perfect for those looking for a good alternative to home baking. It’s sold exclusively by Safeway under their Signature Kitchens label. And, yes, it is truly low sodium: 5 mg sodium for a 2 slice serving. Although its first ingredient is white flour, the list also includes wheat bran, whole wheat flour, rye flour, cracked wheat, and flax seed. The bread comes in a 1 pound loaf (16 ounces) with 18 slices. The texture is soft, and the taste is pretty good. An added bonus is that it’s reasonably priced – between $3.00 $3.30 per loaf.

Only 5 mg Sodium for 2 Slices
I know there are other more well known low sodium breads available at many grocery stores. Both Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 Low Sodium Sprouted Grain Bread (0 mg sodium/single slice) and Alvarado St. Bakery No Salt Sprouted Multi-Grain Bread (10 mg sodium/single slice) are made with organic sprouted grains. They both weigh 1.5 pounds (24 ounces) and contain 20 slices. The Food for Life costs between $4.00 to $4.50 per loaf, while the Alvarado St. loaf is around $6.00 to $6.60 each.

Two Safeway Slices
It never hurts to have more than one option available. So, if you’ve got a Safeway store nearby, consider its low sodium bread as another possibility in the ongoing search for products suited to a low sodium diet.


Jackie Sandoval said...

And it actually tastes good.

shambo said...

Jackie, you're right. It does taste good. In fact, I like it better than Ezekiel and Alvarado St. breads. I try to keep a loaf in my freezer for those times when I run out of homemade bread. I actually like the size too. It's a little smaller than those other breads, so the slices make a better proportioned sandwich.

Mattyt said...

Why would these idiots discontinue this bread that people like just mind-blowing how these dummies make such horrible decisions.

shambo said...

Matt, I don't understand it either. It probably didn't sell as well as other Safeway breads. And, without the larger amounts of salt, it may have spoiled faster. Who know? But it will definitely be missed. It was one commercially produced low sodium bread that actually tasted good and had a pleasing texture. I wished Safeway had marketed it better. It's not as though there aren't a lot of people following low sodium diets for all sorts of reasons.