Thursday, December 29, 2011

Manna Organic Bread Review

I was super excited to win Haley's (of Climb Run Lift MomManna Organics Bread giveaway - thanks Haley!

What is Manna bread? It is a cake-like, sprouted bread, yeast free bread, organic bread, free of salt, no oils, no sweeteners, no leavening agents. Manna is moist and delicious, high in protein and fiber. Available in 9 delicious flavors in your favorite health food store, and most Whole Foods markets, in the USA and Canada.

For my prize pack, we chose Multigrain Flax Sourdough, Sunny Sourdough, Millet Rice and Banana Walnut Hemp.
Denser looking pieces are the sprouted Millet Rice and Banana Walnut
For each type of bread, we tried a non-toasted and toasted sample.  For the last type, Banana Walnut Hemp, I also include toasted with sunflower butter (delicious combo).   Here are my kiddos'  tasters' remarks:

Multigrain Flax Sourdough (ingredients and nutrition facts):
Tazer (10) - not toasted - ok, sour, toasted - better;
Gaigai (9) - not toasted - sour, tart, little chunks/seeds; toasted - a little better than non-toasted, still has same taste
Munchkin (4) - not toasted - sour and sweet; toasted - awesome
Little A Bomb (18 mos) - ate both,  "dar" (more in Lithuanian) along with hand sign for more:)

Sunny Sourdough (ingredients and nutrition facts):
T - not toasted - good; toasted - better;
G - not toasted - dry, little chunks/seeds, more sour than multi-grain; toasted - not really tart
M - not toasted - sour; toasted - pretty good
A - ate both

Millet Rice (ingredients and nutrition facts):
T - not toasted - slightly sweet; not toasted - mmmm...better
G - not toasted - soft, really moist, big chunks; toasted - crunchy, smoky flavor
M - not toasted - good; toasted - chewy, crispy
A - didn't try

Banana Walnut Hemp (ingredients and nutrition facts):
T - not toasted - can taste the banana; toasted - chewy, delicious; toasted with sunflower butter - flavors mix well
G - not toasted - banana jumps out, sweet, moist; toasted - crunchy, sweet, moist, chunks of banana; toasted with sunflower butter - tastes different, weaker banana taste
M - not toasted - don't like; toasted - chewy and crispy; with sunflower butter - I like it!
A - didn't try not toasted, ate both toasted and toasted with sunflower butter (in other words, he like them:))

I truly enjoyed all 4 types of bread - the 2 sourdoughs were not only delicious and perfect for sandwiches, they also have at least 5 g of fiber and 5 g of protein (...and did you know sourdough is a probiotic?).  The sprouted grain breads were moist, dense and sticky, plus have no salt, yeast, flour, oil or sweeteners.  I preferred these toasted - chewy, crunchy and delicious, especially with spread or a nut butter!

Healthy, organic, delicious... and local -  Manna Organics is located one town over from us - we'll have to try more of their flavors, and possibly the trail mix!

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  1. Love when a quality company turns out to be so close!

  2. This is one I haven't tried. Love the kids input! Looks to me like banana was the big hit with them.

    I love Ezekial's, but hate the price. How does Manna compare?


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