I have always been a bread person. Together with rice, our family consumed bread almost everyday. Weeks ago, I saw this bread corner over at Shangrila which is the Hearty Bread. Kt was fascinating how it look like breads that you usually see in high end places that you watched over TV. The breads on display look so yummy that I bought one or two. Thinking it was expensive, I was amazed how very affordable it was. We enjoyed the bread so much. And then days ago, I almost jump for joy when I received a basket of Hearty Bread.
Many people nowadays are into healthy lifestyle thus they look for food that is healthier. Breads like Hearty Bread are gluten-free and sugar-free breads. Created and developed for people with health conditions such as Diabetes, Cancer and those with obesity cases, Hearty Bread can be included in special type of diet that calls for Low-Carbohydrate/ Sugar-Free diet. Thanks to a group of young entrepreneurs, they have decided to develop bread alternatives for those whose dietary requirements needs special attention. Evan Dykimching and Vicson Ngo are the people behind Hearty Bread, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free.
The company started out as suppliers for some of the major hospitals in the Metro. They cater to doctors and in-house patient with conditions mentioned above. Evan recounts “When one of our family member got confined in the hospital, we were surprised that the price of our bread were quite high due to several administrative fees”
With the company’s desire to promote affordable and quality health, they created the brand “Hearty Bread” to make healthy breads readily available and affordable to the general public.
To give you an idea, if you are not familiar with the price of Gluten-Free/Sugar-Free market, other producers are selling at 500php to 600php per loaf. For most people, this price tag is very expensive.
Hearty Bread invested in research & development for 2 years in order to come up with bread that are double the size and sell them at half the price. Hearty Bread’s Almond Loaf line retails at only 180Php for the plain Almond Loaf while their Cheesy variants – Cheesy Charcoal and Cheesy Coffee are pegged at 250php/loaf.
They also have other products such as their Sourdough/Probiotic line which includes Malunggay Sourdough Pandesal which sells at 40php/6pcs, while their other Sourdough loaf sells at 115php. Hearty Bread’s Fruit loafs are also in demand, Banana Sourdough Loaf retails at 200php, Banofee Walnut Sourdough Loaf and Pumpkin Carrot Sourdough Loaf sells at 280php/ Loaf. These are all Gluten-Free/Sugar-free!
A lot of other products are in the pipeline and are being developed which gives those who are into these type of diet something to look forward to.
Evan also shares the secret to making their bread available at a very low price – “We can really lower the cost of our products since we produce them commercially in volume quantities. We also own the lot where our facilities operate so we don’t pay rent.” He further explains “We make our bread affordable not to kill the market price but to make these healthy bread affordable and help those who are burdened to begin with.
MY HEARTY BREAD EXPERIENCE
For most of my life, I suffered from allergy, there are certain foods that does not agree with me which often result to itching. When I tried the Hearty Bread for a week, I love how I can enjoy it. The gluten-Free, Sugar-Free breads can be prepared in many ways that won’t counteract its healthiness. The Almond Loaf with Cheesy variants is so delicious even eaten alone with your favorite cup of tea or coffee. But my favorite is the Banana Sourdough Loaf which I consume by myself without feeling the guilt.
I choose to be healthy with Hearty Bread.