Review: Silver Hills Gluten Free Omega Flax Bread

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While I am not the gluten-intolerant one of the group (sorry Jen <3), I am interested in gluten free products whenever possible, thanks to William Davis’ Book, Wheat Belly. Silver Hills has always been a favourite bread product of mine, and now they have two different gluten free options to explore: Gluten Chia Chia Bread and Gluten Free Omega Flax Bread.

What I like about it:

It has 5 grams of fibre per slice, 3 grams of protein, Omega 3 & 6, and is organic and non-gmo. It has the hearty, wholegrain flavour of the other Silver Hills products, and isn’t mealy or crumbly. AND, they’re local!

My only critique, and this goes for most gluten free breads…why are they such tiny loaves? ย I can hardly fit my steamed spinach on these miniature slices!

Above: Silver Hills Gluten Free Omega Flax Bread, Festive Rosemary Olive Pate, Steamed Spinach, Nutritional Yeast, topped with Beetroot Dip.


~The Vegan Project



  1. I purchased this bread on March 10th, 2014 from Costco on Wilson Road Toronto. I paid $8.99 for it. And every single slice has sand it it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I’m so pissed off! I can’t believe there is NO quality control on these things, and people are getting turned off from healthy non-gmo options by sloppy quality controlled. And no, it wasn’t a case of bread being dropped on the floor, the sand (or grit) is in EVERY SLICE!

    It is so frustrating to have to pay so much, have such a high expectation, and then have to deal with such horrible quality control.

    I am going to return this bread to Costco and ask for my 8.99+TAX back!!!

    Silver Hills Bakery, please, fix your quality control becaue this was my first experience with your product and it was HORRIFYING!!!

    • Sorry you had such a terrible experience Mike! I buy it regularly (sometimes from Costco) and have never had a problem. A letter to them letting them know what happened would be a good idea ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Really Sand? Ive been buying the sprouted bagels for years never had a problem and recently started buying gluten free bread cuz i want to reduce gluten intake and no problem either their products are so amazing. I think it might be ground flax seeds that you received it sounds odd that you received sand?? You also pay more than i do so i recommend is you contact the company to find out whats up maybe get a free one or something…

    • Unfortunately I have been dealing with the same HORRIFYING problem with the Silver Hills Little Big bread, the first time I just spit out what I had in my mouth and continued to finish with no more “SAND” crushing between my teeth. It happened again with a loaf I purchased last week and this time I thought my tooth cracked…there were two much bigger pieces of sand in the bread. I spit the bread out and took the two sand pebbles and put between clear tape. I will be calling Silver Hills and sending them the pebbles to see what their customers are finding in their product. I am soooooooooo very disappointed , well DISAPOINTMENT is a huge UNDERSTATEMENT. I have been buying Silver Hills bread for about 11 or 12 years when all you could get was squirrely bread. I don’t know if there are other brands that have the same nutritional values less the SAND…If anyone knows of a comparable product please let me know.

    • I think Silver Hills produces great breads. I can’t imagine how yours would have sand in it….? I buy Silver Hills Gluten free Omega Flax at Costco in Vancouver and yes I pay about $8.99 for it but that is for 2 loaves, NOT one. That’s a great price! I’ve never tried the Chia stuff….can I suggest you try the gluten free Omega Flax…it’s great!

  2. I wish I could report I liked this bread. I really wanted to as I’ve recently gone gluten free but I tried it today and just ended up throwing it in the compost. It may have healthy ingredients, it may be gluten free but the mouth feel isn’t great for me and it’s way too sweet for my tastes. Also, if you’re a toast lover this really isn’t going to make you happy.

    On another note, I like your blog very much.

  3. I’ve found Udi’s to be the only bread that can be comparable to regular bread. I’ve tried over a dozen brands and besides the one’s we make ourselves, Udi’s is by far the best gluten free bread.

  4. I’ve bought it on three separate occasions, from different locations, and realized the sandy texture is seemingly a “normal” part of their chia gluten-free loaf. The taste is what I just couldn’t get used to. It was very strong and bitter, and overwhlmed anything you would put on it.

  5. I love the Silver Hills Gluten Free bread!! The best bread by far and safest ingredients. I toast it twice as you have to, but it is well worth it. Thanks, Silver Hills!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Joanna Eppler says:

    I love Silver Hills little big bread because it doesn’t overwhelm a sandwich! It makes a nice, crisp toast, too. My only complaint is that recently, the store where I buy my bread has raised the price on ONLY the little big bread, none of the other Silver Hills breads. It’s a dollar and a half more than the other loaves! This infuriates me. They are taking what I assume is their most popular bread and just getting greedy as hell. I am so disgusted, I’ve stopped buying it.

  7. Thank you all for the feedback. The grittiness likely came from our ingredients not being milled fine enough or soaked long enough. We had noticed this issue and took action to ensure it was corrected. If you have any questions or comments, donโ€™t hesitate to contact us at It is very important for us to hear from our customers!

  8. Love their products! Delicious and the thin slices are awesome!

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