Upon first laying eyes on Dempster’s latest creation, “garden vegetable bread”, a furrowing of the brow inevitably sets in. These days, poor little ol’ whole grain wheat bread has a bad rap so the brains at Dempster’s came up with a “fresh take” on it: adding veggies in it (specifically pumpkin and carrot). Is this bread worth it’s weight in veggie gold? Should you swap out your regular whole grain bread for this one?
Well, as for a way to get veggies into your diet, it’s a-surprise-flop. For 2 slices of the bread, you get 1/2 a serving of veggies. A half a serving of veggies is a 1/4 cup. Not that exciting, not that much. Plus, it was more expensive than my regular whole grain bread. And finally, the fibre content is basically the same as other whole grain breads out there (4 grams of fibre for 2 slices). So in terms of packing a superior nutritional-punch that would justify any increase in price, Dempster’s Garden Vegetable Bread is at best an interesting marketing ploy and at worst, manages to fuel the theory that “hiding vegetables” in products that are modified in some small way, makes up for an otherwise unhealthy diet.
Bored with your current bread varieties? Check out our review of High Protein Pita Breads for something nutritiously different.