A few months ago, Manna Bread sent me some samples of their bread for me to try. And, by a few samples, I mean a loaf of each flavor they have!
It was extremely generous of them to send me so many samples and I greatly appreciated it! I really do love the texture and the ingredient list of their breads.
[Disclaimer: I did receive these samples for free, but my review is completely my own. If I didn’t like the bread, I would definitely tell you so!!]
From the website:
MANNA BREAD® is remarkably simple and wholesome, made entirely from sprouted organic grains, seeds, fruits & nuts. It contains no salt, leavening, yeast, oil, or sweeteners. By fully germinating our grains, we convert the starches into easily digested natural complex sugars, similar to those found in fresh fruits, hence the sweetness. The sprouts are ground and hand-shaped into loaves, baked at a low temperature, then packed and frozen to preserve shelf life, without any chemical additives.
MANNA BREAD® is moist, delicious, cake-like…and simply heavenly!
They are definitely right about that, the bread is extremely moist and cake-like, even after defrosting from the freezer. The texture is awesome. I have eaten the bread plain, with jam, nut butters, butter, etc. It is perfect every single way.
I stuck all of the bread directly into the freezer and am just taking out a few slices as I eat it. This way, it will keep for up to a year.
Shelf Life of Manna Bread:
Frozen (-10 F) – up to 1 year
Refrigerated (35 F) – 2-3 weeks
Room Temp (65 F) – up to 5 days
I basically liked each of the breads, but I definitely liked a few more than others. My favorites contained chunks of dried fruit and nuts, like Fruit & Nut and Banana Walnut Hemp!
On to the review…not in any particular order.
The rye bread is dense! If you like rye bread, then you will definitely like this. My favorite way to enjoy it is toasted with a smidge of butter and a side of scrambled eggs. 🙂
Each loaf is fairly small, but very dense and filling, so don’t be fooled by the size!
You can really see the cake-like texture in the photo above! This bread had a very subtle hint of cinnamon and a few chunks of dates throughout. It was on the sweeter side, as most of their bread are, but I like that.
Yum, Yum, Yum! Millet bread is my all time favorite, and this did not dissapoint. It was much more moist than the other brands I have bought, which was great. The only downfall was that it really fell apart before I even ate it. I love the Millet toasted with jam.
I liked this flavor, but it wasn’t anything special. It was good with peanut butter, but if I had to choose, I would pick one of their many other flavors before this one. Like, the carrot raisin!
Look at the hunks of raisins! I really liked this flavor, but I really like anything with carrots and raisins. Due to the cake-like texture and the sweetness of the bread, it almost reminded me of carrot cake without the frosting! Heavenly. 🙂
Fig, Fennel & Flax
This loaf was topped with tons of seeds! I love that kind of texture in my bread. The seeds were only on top though, and I would have liked more figs! But, the flavor was good – only a hint of fennel.
Fruit & Nut
I loved this! Generous chunks of dried fruits and nuts made it very fruity and delicious.
The sunflower seeds in this bread made it my absolute favorite. There is something about sunflower seeds that I love. They gace the sweetish bread a crunchy and saltier taste. YUM!
Banana Walnut Hemp
I had tried this flavor before and was excited to be able to try it again. I love bananas, so I loved this bread. It has a lot of chunks of dried bananas throughout, which was great. It is perfect on it’s own!
You can find Manna Bread in the freezer section of your grocery store. Unless you are going to eat the bread within a few days, I really recommend storing it in the freezer. For a few loaves, I cut them up into slices, then stuck it in the freezer for easy grab-and-go when you want a slice.
It tastes great toasted!
Thank you, Manna Bread, for letting me sample your bread!