Manna Bread Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.

Winner here.

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For the last 100 or so years, we’ve had the technology to easily make shelf-stable flour from our abundant amber waves of grain. Unfortunately what happens when you start mass producing a food into a highly processed food-thing is that you get a decline in the quality of the food. Nutrient-deficient food-things line the shelves of grocery stores and the Standard American Diet (I call this the “industrial diet”) is based on these products. Perhaps this is the reason for the decline in the health of the average American and why it seems like 90% of the commercials on TV are telling me to take the latest drug that will solve my myriad health issues.

Bread has been one of the worst victims of industrialized food production. Chemicalized, preservatized, and devitalized, both bread and the flour it is made from lack the benefits that perhaps a traditional bread may have had. Sprouted bread, though, bypasses most of these issues. Sprouted grains are not stripped of nutrients, and they seem to be easier to digest (especially for those of us with IBS) than flour. I’m a fan of sprouted breads but they are so dang pricey I don’t buy them that often.

Manna Bread Review

Fortunately, Manna Organics was kind enough to send me some bread to try – they sell sprouted bread that also happens to be yeast free, organic, free of salt, free of oils, without sweeteners, and uses no leavening agents. With a list like that you might think it tastes like cardboard or dog poop, but it’s actually quite delectable. They have two types of bread – the regular Manna Bread, which comes in fun flavors like Carrot Raisin, Fruit and Nut, but also the standard flavors like Millet Rice, Multigrain, etc… They also have a new line of Bavarian Style Sourdough Breads.

I will start with my favorite, the Multigrain Sprouted Bread. It is not presliced and comes in a petite hearty loaf.

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This manna bread is appropriately named, because it is divine. It is incredibly moist and soft. It’s dense, but not in the way that many whole grain breads are – it is not dry at all, and reminded me of the consistency of a moist, hearty, healthy muffin. So this bread is basically like an unsweetened muffin. I have only had it plain (it’s just that good) and with butter (another product I like to call manna). The ingredient list includes sprouted organic wheat kernels, organic brown rice, organic barley, organic millet, organic flax seed, organic rye kernels, organic soy beans, organic rolled oats, organic oat bran, and organic cornmeal. I loved it!

Now for the sourdough breads. The sourdough breads do have organic whole grain flour and salt added, but the sprouted Manna breads do not have either. I much preferred the regular kind but Bobby liked these better! We have very different taste buds. The other morning we had toast and eggs and used one of the sourdough breads. The sourdough breads are pre-sliced. The slices are nice and thin so you can have a couple and not be too full.

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Sourdough bread is said to be easier to digest since it is partially fermented. We tried three kinds – the Whole Rye, the Sunny Sourdough, and the Multigrain Flax (pictured above).

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If you’re looking for Manna Breads, I think they are found in the freezer section of your grocery store. Definitely check out that multigrain one. I want to try other flavors as well.

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This giveaway is now closed.

Winner here.

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Manna Organics is also going to let one (1) lucky reader try their breads. You’ll get 4 loaves (either you pick or they will send 4 of their most popular ones). Retail value is $25. Open to USA addresses only. This contest will close next Thursday, June 16, at midnight (EST). Unless I forget to end it, in which case it will end a day or two later icon wink Manna Bread Review & Giveaway So get your entries in asap.

Here’s how to enter (leave one comment per entry please):

  • Follow Manna on Twitter: @MannaOrganics
  • Like Manna on Facebook: Manna Organics
  • Follow me on Twitter: @TheSaladGirl (leave your handle in the comments)
  • Like me on Facebook: Say Yes to Salad
  • Add me to your blogroll icon wink Manna Bread Review & Giveaway (I’m sorry again, this is shameless.)
  • Blog about the giveaway.
  • Tell me what your favorite kind of bread is!

Happy Wednesday! I am off to do the 30 Day Shred. I am super sore from yesterday in my quads. Gahhhh squats.

48 Comments on Manna Bread Review & Giveaway

  1. Kristina
    16 June, 2011 at 8:40 am (3 years ago)

    I follow Manna on Twitter.

  2. Kristina
    16 June, 2011 at 8:42 am (3 years ago)

    I love rye bread and also pumpernickel. :) I’ve had a chance to try one flavor of Manna Bread and it’s very good!

  3. Kristina
    16 June, 2011 at 8:47 am (3 years ago)

    I also follow you on Twitter.

    My name is krisviking on there.

  4. marie
    16 June, 2011 at 9:36 am (3 years ago)

    My favorite bread is hot bread fresh out of the oven!

  5. marie
    16 June, 2011 at 9:38 am (3 years ago)

    I like Manna Bread on FB.

  6. marie
    16 June, 2011 at 9:40 am (3 years ago)

    And I like you on FB, too!

  7. Yin
    16 June, 2011 at 9:53 am (3 years ago)

    I follow you via Google Reader.

  8. Yin
    16 June, 2011 at 9:54 am (3 years ago)

    My favorite kind of bread is whole wheat — I’m a plain girl ;)

  9. Claire N.
    16 June, 2011 at 9:54 am (3 years ago)

    Following manna organics!

  10. Claire N.
    16 June, 2011 at 9:55 am (3 years ago)

    Following The Salad Girl on Twitter. That bread is making my little piece of toast look so sad in comparison. Hope I win!

  11. Kellie
    16 June, 2011 at 10:16 am (3 years ago)

    I love the Ezekiel Breads, cinnamon raisin is my favorite. I have wanted to try these Manna breads so I am happy to hear they are good.

  12. Cellabella
    16 June, 2011 at 1:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I really like banana bread and fresh baguettes!

  13. Anna
    16 June, 2011 at 3:15 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite kind of bread is cinnamon raisin..Manna’s Cinnamon Date bread looks amazing!

  14. Gaby
    16 June, 2011 at 8:41 pm (3 years ago)

    you’re on my blog roll, duh!

  15. Gaby
    16 June, 2011 at 8:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh man do I really have to choose a kind of bread??? That’s way too hard. I love cinnamon raisin, all ezekiels, any english muffin, anything wheaty and doughy, you know those sweet brown breads they serve at steakhouses? Love those! These whole grain baguettes I buy in France. Also anything you put nut butters on turns into amazingness, or toasting it with honey and butter…or bread pudding…wow I love carbs.

  16. Gaby
    16 June, 2011 at 8:46 pm (3 years ago)

    And I just had to double check but I like you on facebook too!

  17. Katie R
    16 June, 2011 at 8:47 pm (3 years ago)

    I follow you on twitter (@carrotrunr)

  18. Katie R
    16 June, 2011 at 8:47 pm (3 years ago)

    I follow manna on twitter (@carrotrunr)

  19. Katie R
    16 June, 2011 at 8:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I like manna on facebook.

  20. Katie R
    16 June, 2011 at 8:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I like you on facebook.

  21. Katie R
    16 June, 2011 at 8:49 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite bread is my Grandma’s Swedish Rye bread. It is amazing – dense, flavorful, healthy…

  22. tea-bag
    16 June, 2011 at 10:30 pm (3 years ago)

    you’re already on my blogroll

  23. Betherann
    17 June, 2011 at 8:43 am (3 years ago)

    My favorite bread?! Just one?? :) I guess that would have to be pumpernickel bread (which is sadly hard to find here in Montana). Love it! I also love the bread I make using my Artisan/Healthy Bread in 10 Minutes a Day books. So good!

  24. Betherann
    17 June, 2011 at 8:43 am (3 years ago)

    I already have you on my blogroll. ;)

  25. Betherann
    17 June, 2011 at 8:44 am (3 years ago)

    I already follow you on Twitter (@betherann).

  26. Betherann
    17 June, 2011 at 8:44 am (3 years ago)

    …and on Facebook. :)

  27. kirstin
    17 June, 2011 at 1:27 pm (3 years ago)

    just liked manna on facebook

  28. kirstin
    17 June, 2011 at 1:27 pm (3 years ago)

    you’re on my blogroll

  29. kirstin
    17 June, 2011 at 1:30 pm (3 years ago)

    my favorite bread is pepperidge farm whole wheat rye

  30. kirstin
    17 June, 2011 at 1:31 pm (3 years ago)

    i like you on facebook

  31. kirstin
    17 June, 2011 at 1:32 pm (3 years ago)

    now follow you on twitter

  32. kirstin
    17 June, 2011 at 1:33 pm (3 years ago)

    follow manna organics on twitter

  33. kirstin
    17 June, 2011 at 1:36 pm (3 years ago)

    oops my twitter is @kfred3

  34. kayla
    18 June, 2011 at 3:48 am (3 years ago)

    i’m following manna on twitter! :)

  35. kayla
    18 June, 2011 at 3:49 am (3 years ago)

    i like manna on facebook!

  36. kayla
    18 June, 2011 at 3:49 am (3 years ago)

    you’re already on my reader!

  37. kayla
    18 June, 2011 at 3:49 am (3 years ago)

    i’m following you via twitter!

  38. kayla
    18 June, 2011 at 3:50 am (3 years ago)

    i love bakery artisan loaves!

  39. Heather
    21 June, 2011 at 2:17 pm (3 years ago)

    i love ezekial sprouted bread and fresh sourdough bread!!

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