Protein bread, you say? That’s what P28 bread claims to be. The concept instantly intrigued me, so I was very curious to check it out and see if it actually tasted decent. I do love bread in general, so a way to mimic that taste with a more macro friendly approach sounded like a potentially great idea. Did it work? Find out below…
P28 Bread Review
The idea worked, but it also had the potential to be a lot better in my opinion. The taste isn’t bad by any means, but it has to be eaten very freshly in order to be enjoyed to the utmost degree. It’s kept in the frozen aisle and you must keep it frozen when taking home, so the longevity of the product is there even if it’s a hassle having to heat up a slice anytime you want one. It’s very soft and pretty tasty actually if you eat it fresh out of the microwave/oven. However, it’s also very quick to lose that softness and turn pretty hard if you don’t eat it within 5 minutes or so. It doesn’t necessarily turn ‘hard’ technically, but it loses that soft texture for sure and becomes quite a bit more chewy/rubbery in nature, making it somewhat of a pain to chew through. If you’re quick to eat a slice or two, this isn’t a problem at all. If you were to heat up a slice, go to bathroom, then find something to watch on TV before finally eating it though, then you might be met with disappointment.
One slice of P28 bread comes out to 130 calories with the macros of 14p/12c/3.5f. Only 2g of fiber, so it’s not a significant source of fiber by any means. For what you get, the macros are pretty good in my opinion. I was actually expecting a higher carb count than protein going into it, so to see protein as the most abundant macronutrient was a welcome sight. Most of the protein comes from whey protein isolate as well seeing as how it’s the first ingredient listed in the protein blend, so there’s another welcome sight.
While P28 bread definitely has its flaws in regards to freezing/reheating it and its ability to quickly lose its texture, I do think the pros outweigh the cons for the most part if you’re a fan of bread and are looking for some different ways to utilize as that more of a protein source. The macros are pretty good and it tastes good enough if you eat it fresh. For a tasty yet healthy savory snack, I will often dip the heated bread into those 35 calorie Laughing Cow cream cheese wedges. The creaminess of the cheese really mixes well with the rougher in comparison consistency of the bread and creates a nice blend of flavors and texture. P28 bread might not be a product that I will always have in my freezer 24/7, but I will definitely continue to buy it from time to time on occasion when I feel like switching it up a bit and when I’m watching my calories more.
+Eating protein through bread form is cool
-Hassle to freeze/reheat
-Loses soft texture quickly after heating
Overall Rating: B-
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