New in the Market: Dave’s Killer Bread

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on December 15, 2014 · 1 comment

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.


dkb-21-whole-grains-300Dave’s Killer Bread is not only an intriguing product but the back story of its evolution is equally intriguing. Jim Dahl purchased a small neighborhood bakery in Portland, Oregon in 1955. Since then each generation of the Dahl family has worked in and enlarged this business. That is, except Dave Dahl whose misspent youth landed him in prison enough times to total 15 years. After completing his last sentence in 2004, with a commitment to turn around his life, he too, entered the family baking business. It seemed like a natural fit and Dave, his brother and nephew invented Dave’s Killer Bread which launched at the Portland’s Farmer’s Market in the summer of 2005.

Fast forward to today and Dave’s Killer bread, full of healthy ingredients, is sold nationally and employs over 280 people. One-third of these employees are ex-felons like their boss. Not only does the company make delicious whole grain bread, it fosters second chances and donates 300,000 loaves every year to food shelters and non-profit organizations.

We tasted their best selling 21 Whole Grains And Seeds. If you like hearty tasting, whole grain bread this seed-coated variety is the best. It is a perfect base for crunchy nut butter, hummus, or mashed avocado. Each slice is 110 calories, with 1.5 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, 100 milligrams of potassium and 170 milligrams of sodium.

For those that are watching calories Good See Thin-Sliced with 70 calories a slice is a nice option. Even though the slice is thin the bread has enough substance to provide a good base for a hearty sandwich.

All nine varieties of Dave’s Killer Bread are Non-GMO Project Verified (no genetically modified ingredients), USDA Certified Organic, kosher certified (Oregon Kosher) and a good source of omega-3 heart-healthy fats.

This brand is worth a try.

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Duna August 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm

1. Snacks: String Cheese, Trader Joe’s eggwhite sdlaas (only 2 points!), One egg in a hole cut in one pice of toast fried in olive oil spray2. Pilates classes and work out machines while listening to very cheesy pop music :)3. Nothing, but you should see how small my counter is!4. Loosely in my head.5. Be honest with yourself about what and how much you’re really eating. I used to have no track Saturdays and didn’t count samples etc. You’re not cheating anyone but yourself!


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