One Degree Foods ‘Veganic’ Organic Bread Review and Giveaway! {Closed}

I love bread. So it’s a good thing that I have a lot of it on hand right now.

More than I actually know what to do with, in fact.

And it’s a good thing that all of said bread is organic, all natural, and made with high quality ingredients. Because if I’m gonna eat a lot of something, it better be good. It better be good for me and taste good too.

Thanks to One Degree, who kindly sent me samples, all week I’ve been sampling their ‘Veganic’ breads, which I was introduced to at Food Fete, and I’m slowly but surely falling in love with one of my new favorite food products.

There are four different types of Veganic bread. Ancient Whole Wheat, Lentil Grain, Flax and Spelt, and Sesame Sunflower.

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As you can probably tell from their names, aside from the traditional whole wheat variety, these aren’t your typical, everyday kinds of breads. And not just because they’re made with alternative ingredients like spelt flour, lentils, and flax. For me, what really sets these breads apart form all the other packaged bread products you’d find on a grocery store shelf is the fact that none of them have any unnecessary added ingredients. In fact, all have only nine ingredients or less.

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

I’ve talked about this before, but it absolutely drives me crazy when I go to grab a loaf of whole wheat or whole grain bread at the grocery store only to flip the package over to read the ingredients list and find things like high fructose corn syrup, vegetable oils, diglycerides, soy lecithin, and azodicarbonamide. I don’t want to eat any of that processed stuff. But I do want to eat bread.

In a perfect world, I’d have time to make my own bread all of the time. And if I made my own bread, I wouldn’t go out of my way to put a bunch of crazy preservatives and processed chemical additives in it, or use ingredients that aren’t typically used to make bread. (Cough, high fructose corn syrup, cough!) So why do so many companies continue to do so?! I get that some of these things are needed to preserve shelf life. But come on, if One Degree can make quality bread without them, then I don’t see why everyone else can’t too. I’m seriously ecstatic that they have proven it is possible to package great tasting, truly all-natural bread, because I have yet to find another brand with such high quality, healthy standards.

{Over Easy Egg Sandwich on Lentil Grain}

What also sets the Veganic line apart from other breads, is the fact that all of the ingredients used are organic, which personally isn’t one of my top concerns when it comes to bread, but it is nice to know even that much more care went into making the product.

And one more thing that really thrills me about One Degree and Veganic is their iPhone app. (Search “one degree” in the app store.) You can use it to scan any of their products and it will go on to tell you exactly where each ingredient used to make it came from. Like, all the way back to the exact farm, with the picture and name of the farmer who farmed it.

Being that we hardly ever really know where our food is coming from, I think that’s huge! I think that if before deciding to consume something we all stopped to think, “Where did this come from? And how much has it been processed from its original, natural state?” we’d begin to see an even bigger shift towards healthier eating. Not only because we might be more inclined to ditch highly processed products, but also because we’d simply just have a better connection to and relationship with our food.

{Feta and Gruyere Grilled Cheese on Ancient Whole Wheat }

So, as you can see from all these photos I’ve pulled from my Instagram page, I’ve really been enjoying each of the different bread varieties. I guess this might be obvious, but the Ancient Whole Wheat tastes the most like a typical and familiar bread, while I found the Sunflower Sesame variety to be the most grainy and least bread like. The taste and texture reminds me of Ezekiel bread, which is also very grainy and void of wheat. So for those who are picky about their bread (I’m thinking about people like my mom who are all, “Ew, I hate whole grains in my bread.”), I recommend the Ancient Whole Wheat or the Flax and Spelt variety.

I’m in love with all four types though, and am finding each to be awesome sandwich-making breads.

Totally Hungry Runner approved!

{Greek ‘Salad’ Sandwich on Sesame Sunflower}

As I’ve been posting about One Degree on my Instagram feed quite frequently over the past few days, many readers have been asking about where they can buy the Veganic Breads. You can find out if it’s sold near you using the location link on One Degree’s website. It’s mostly only available at specialty health food stores right now, but hopefully will be more widely distributed soon! :)

And since it might be hard for you to find near you, I’m going to giveaway a Veganic Bread Prize Pack to one lucky Hungry Reader! (Prize will include a sampling of one loaf in each of One Degree’s Veganic bread flavors. Four loaves in total!)

There are two possible ways you can enter to win, so you can enter up to two times! Here’s how:

Entry method 1:

1.) Follow me on Instagram. (You must be following me in order to win.)

2.) Re-post the image below to your Instagram account. (The easiest way to do this will be to use your phone to find where I’ve posted it on my Instagram page, take a screenshot, and then re-upload it to your Instagram page. There are also “re-post” apps that you can download in the iTunes app store that will allow you to re-post the image using the app. Either way is acceptable.)

3.) When you post the photo, make sure you tag @hungryrunner and @onedegreeorganics! If you do not tag both, you will not be entered.

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Entry method number 2:

1.) Leave a comment below letting me know which Veganic Bread variety you’d like to try most and why!

Got it? OK, good!

You have until Monday May 20th at 12PM to enter and this giveaway is open to residents of the United States only.

Good luck :)

Update!

And the winner is…

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Congrats Sarah! And thanks to everyone who participated :)

More giveaways coming soon!

17 Thoughts on “One Degree Foods ‘Veganic’ Organic Bread Review and Giveaway! {Closed}

  1. Anna on May 13, 2013 at 9:16 pm said:

    Ancient whole wheat sounds yummy! I’ve been searching for a bread that doesn’t scare me with their ingredient list and this one sounds great!

  2. Danielle @ It's A Harleyyy Life on May 13, 2013 at 10:02 pm said:

    I’d like to try any of these. I’ve never heard of it!

  3. Sarah McLaughlin on May 13, 2013 at 11:07 pm said:

    Oh yum! I’ve never seen this brand of bread and it can be hard to find good quality bread that’s not over processed. I would love to try the lentil grain! I’ve never seen that type of bread before, but the sesame sunflower also sounds delicious! I love bread packed with seeds and nutrients. These look great!

  4. Tonya on May 14, 2013 at 12:28 am said:

    I have never heard of this brand before but it looks amazing! I would love to try the sesame sunflower because I really like the texture of grains in my bread.

  5. Debra at Miles to Run on May 14, 2013 at 12:03 pm said:

    I’d really like to try the sunflower bread. Yum!!!

    I do the SAME THING in the grocery store by the way: I flip over to the ingredients and see a bunch of unnecessary (& even bad) things in the bread! I invested in a bread maker. :)

    I was able to find one or two loaves that I can buy in the store when I’m having a hectic week, though. ONE or TWO…out of a wall of breads! Ewwwww lol

  6. Danielle on May 14, 2013 at 12:32 pm said:

    I would love to try the ancient whole wheat or sesame sunflower! they sound delicious! :)

  7. Valerie on May 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm said:

    I’d love to try the flax and spelt bread!

  8. Shannon on May 14, 2013 at 2:01 pm said:

    I feel I would probably enjoy the ancient whole wheat the most since plain whole wheat bread is what I am used to but would love to branch out and try the others too! Love your blog btw!

  9. Nicole @ Fitful Focus on May 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm said:

    These breads sounds so fresh and delicious! Sesame sunflower seems like a great spring/summer time flavor.

  10. Lauren on May 14, 2013 at 4:19 pm said:

    The sesame sunflower sounds really tasty!

  11. Holly on May 15, 2013 at 12:47 am said:

    Sesame sunflower seems like the best vehicle for peanut butter.

  12. Ashley on May 15, 2013 at 2:55 am said:

    The Sesame Sunflower sounds interesting because I’ve still yet to try Ezekiel Bread but I want to know what it’s all about! But the Ancient Whole Wheat also sounds good since normally I’m a wheat bread eater. :)

  13. Marissa C on May 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm said:

    Would love to try the Sesame Sunflower!

  14. Sarah-Jane on May 15, 2013 at 9:14 pm said:

    Hi, love your blog, has some super yummy recipes I’ve been peeking at! I would love to try the Spelt bread as I’m always on the search for a good spelt bread that doesn’t taste horrible. I don’t understand why lots of “healthy” breads out there include corn syrup in them. So nasty! Thanks for the opportunity to try to win a loaf of this yummy bread. I’ll keep my butter waiting in anticipation :)

  15. Alexis on May 17, 2013 at 1:24 am said:

    I would really like to try the Sesame Sunflower! I’m a pretty big fan of Ezekiel bread, especially lathered in peanut butter after a long run! I think that trying a bread similar to this would be awesome, especially since I’m able to know where all of the ingredients are coming from. After watching a video called Food, Inc., my eyes were further opened to how disconnected our society is from our food. This to me is very sad, so I would love to be able to start supporting a company that is doing its best to work towards the reversal of such ways! Plus, its yet another thing I can say I was introduced to by hungry-runner.com! :)

  16. Frances on May 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm said:

    Since I’m unable to find any of the breads nearby, I’d love to try all of them. When it comes to breads – I like to discover something new and try it. Then, since I am able to find One Degree Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat flour, I experiment with all different ingredients to make my own wonderful breads.

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