Famiglia Sunflower Flax Bread Review

Famiglia Sunflower Flax Bread

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Famiglia Sunflower Flax Bread

Today I’m reviewing this new bread we picked up to try at Costco (we eat a lot of toast in our house). The Famiglia Sunflower Flax Bread. I wanted to pick this up because it’s made in Calgary, Alberta by a family owned business called the Calgary Italian Bakery. The bakery was established in 1962 by a husband and wife team and is now run by their two sons.

We bought two loaves of bread for $4.99 Canadian! Which is such a great price for a tasty, local  bread.

The best before date listed on the bread is ten days from the date we purchased it. After trying it fresh we put both loaves in the freezer as there’s only two of us and it takes us a while to get through bread. It freezes really well and still tastes fresh despite being from the freezer. This is perfect grilled cheese sandwich bread as well as it makes awesome toast with jam and butter.

Famiglia Sunflower Flax Bread

One thing that attracted me to this bread at Costco is the fact there’s zero grams of sugar! A lot of bread I’ve had in the past has at least a little sugar in it. There’s also not much sodium and fat. One slice is 80 calories, two grams of fat, 140 mg of sodium, 12 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fibre, zero grams of sugar and three grams of protein. The amount of calories, fat and carbohydrates for one slice are actually really good!

Famiglia Sunflower Flax Bread

This bread isn’t gluten-free, it contains wheat. It also has flax seeds and sunflower seeds for a bit of a nutritional boost. Sunflower seeds are loaded with Vitamin E and flax seeds are a source of protein.

Famiglia Sunflower Flax Bread

This bread isn’t super seedy, thick or tough. It’s very light and fluffy, which makes it perfect for making sandwiches. It’s also really moist and has just a bit of crunch from the seeds on the crust. It tastes like a nice whole wheat bread with a slight bit of nuttiness coming from the flax seeds and sunflower seeds. Despite it having seeds on the outside I think kids would be agreeable to eating this bread!

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Written by Natalie


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  1. I really wanted to get this for a friend that is diabetic as the numbers are so good on it……I am in BC and they do not have this bread and when they looked on the computer it shows no one in BC has it. I am assuming then that it is only available in Alberta?

    • Too bad that you don’t have it in BC. Why don’t you write a note in your Costco branch’s suggestion box about it? Or contact Customer service either on the phone or through Costco website and suggest that they start carrying it. It is a very good bread.

  2. Wow, your review of Famiglia Bread is spot on, we discovered it about 1 year ago from Costco and like you, love our toast with crunchy peanut butter and raspberry jam, what a treat. We also freeze ours which keeps it fresh till thawed at 2 slices at a time, then we toast it. Your take on the health benefits is also a sound clue on eating healthy, that’s what attracted us to this bread, love your reviews!

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