Product Review: Avocado Seeds & Grains Bread – Made With Guacamole Spices

by | Jul 8, 2024


Donna Sanders headshot and byline.

Bread – the staff of life. Oh, there are so many varieties from plain old white bread to focaccia and everything in between. But let’s take a different route. One that satisfies a current food trend in a new way. I will give you a hint: Most of us have probably had it on toast or, my favorite way, with just some salt and pepper. But the demand for new and interesting ways to eat – ready for it – avocados is skyrocketing!

Introducing The Avocado Bread Company’s – Avocado Seeds & Grains Bread made with Guacamole Spices. The Avocado Bread Company prides itself on creating healthy, clean label, and vegan friendly products with the added bonus of the perfect avocado taste enriched with sunflower and oats.

Let’s Talk Taste

Avocado toast with assorted toppings.

The Avocado Bread Company sent me two huge loaves of their bread. So, I was thrilled to be able to include my family along with the staff of Where The Food Comes From for the taste test.

Surprisingly, not one person had any negative comment and this my friends is kind of unusual.

When I opened the bag a light and fresh aroma greeted my nostrils. The color of the slice was a pale green. Totally makes sense it is avocado bread.

My first test was a slice straight from the bag. The bread has a very dense texture and was a bit chewy. It has a mild spicy flavor which is most likely due to the guacamole spices rather than the avocado.

Ah toast. Just the smell of a piece of bread being toasted is one of life’s little pleasures and the smell of this bread was fantastic. With some butter — well, some of us put more on it than others — the bread maintained its flavor and it lightened up the density. But beware, the slices are so big you may need to cut them in half, at least I did, to fit in the toaster.

As my dad put it, “It makes a hell of a piece of toast.”

My brother-in-law was thrilled that I brought over the loaf of bread. He said he always wanted to try avocado bread but never got around to it. He took a piece from the bag to sop up the juices from dinner. The dense texture did the trick and he thoroughly enjoyed it. If I remember correctly, he ate three more pieces the next morning.

Chip Carter, host and producer of Where The Food Comes From, wanted to try it dipped in spices and olive oil. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any left. I guess he will be making a trip to Sprouts Farmers Market, The Fresh Market or to one of his local grocery stores that carries it, but it does sound like a winner.

How Does The Nutritional Content Stack Up?

Cartoon detective inspecting avocados.

 I chose to compare the nutritional and calorie content between the avocado bread and a popular 15 multi-grain bread. Happy to say, one slice of both weighed 43 grams. Thank goodness I did not have to do the math. I broke the nutritional content down by the differences only.

Calories and fat kind of go together. Calorie wise the avocado bread has 100 calories and less than 1.5 grams of fat versus the 15 multi-grain bread coming in at 120 calories per slice and 2.5 grams of fat. Even though it is not too far off this scores a point in my book.

The avocado bread did have a higher sodium content, 250 milligrams as compared to 115 milligrams. This is partially due to the fact that an avocado naturally contains 5.5 milligrams of sodium. Personally, this does not bother me. But those of you on a low sodium diet may have to take this into consideration.

Both breads contain 19 grams of total carbohydrates. Remember the caveat, carbohydrates include both dietary fiber (when it’s there) and added sugars. The avocado bread contains 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar and less than 1 gram of added sugars. The 15 multi-grain bread contains 3 grams of dietary fiber and 3 grams of added sugars.

Why Are Sugars Important?

A mound of sugar crystals.

Time for a science lesson. Something you many want to think about is, our bodies process added sugars differently than natural sugars. In large quantities added sugar can cause health issues and energy-wise our bodies use them up quickly. Natural sugars give our bodies stable energy and maintain metabolism. Again, not a huge difference but it is one I do look at.

Here is a quick rundown of vitamins and minerals. The avocado bread contains 30 mg of Calcium, 1.1 mg of Iron, and 50 mg of Potassium. Whereas the 15 multi-grain bread contains 1.2 mg of Iron, 0.1 mg of Thiamin, 0.5 mg of Niacin, 40 mg Calcium, 110 mg of Potassium, 0.05 mg of Riboflavin, and 10 micrograms of Folate. Basically the 15 multi-grain bread was enriched which is not a bad thing at all.

The loaf of Avocado Seeds & Grains Bread costs between $5.99 – $6.99 which is right in the ballpark of any other high-quality bread. Taking all of this into consideration this food editor recommends giving this a try. You can’t go wrong with its high-quality taste and ingredients. But, please remember, the product is vegan, not gluten-free.

Just so you know my mom, who is not an avocado fan, summed it up best, “If you do or don’t like avocados you won’t be disappointed because this bread is delicious.” Thanks mom.