Each week’s Deals in the Wild post will be a place for both me, and you, to share any interesting deals we find in the current week, whether they’re online or in stores.
Back in 2017, I switched to a low-carb keto diet. Since then, I’ve blogged a few times about some of my favorite keto products, but by far, one of the greatest things to appear on the market over the last year was Aldi’s Zero Net Carb bread. This wonder product showed up back in September 2019, and just as quickly as it hit the shelves as a “special buy” item, it disappeared. My husband picked up a couple loaves the day we heard about it, and when I went back the next day to buy more, the shelves were bare.
I drove to another Aldi and saw a woman carrying the two remaining 12-loaf trays to the register. Other shoppers were asking if they could buy just one loaf from her – nope. She bought them all. That week, the bread went viral on the internet, and some people were charging $20 a loaf on Ebay. This bread was seriously an overnight sensation for low-carb dieters, and as quickly as it appeared, it disappeared.
Three bread-free months later, Aldi has reportedly scaled up their zero-carb bread production, and it’s now back in stores! Aldi is limiting shoppers to four loaves per trip. This bread freezes well too — in fact, when I picked this up, it was still frozen on the shelf.
Low-carb dieters subtract total grams of fiber from total grams of carbohydrate, as fiber passes through the body and does not count toward your daily carb allotment. Clearly, this bread is made from a lot of indigestible fiber, but it is bread, and it enables us to have all kinds of “normal” treats, like grilled-cheese sandwiches and French toast breakfasts while still keeping our carb intake low. I actually cleaned out my freezer this weekend to make room for extra loaves of this in case there is another lengthy “bread drought!”
Have you spotted any good deals in the wild this week? Feel free to post them below! If your deal includes photos, feel free to email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll add them to your comment.