Review of Hovis Seeds Sensations Bread

It is often difficult to dash into a shop and pick up a loaf of bread when you follow a dairy free diet. I have to spend time checking the labels to make sure that the bread is indeed milk free. I recently discovered that Hovis seed sensations large loaf of bread is dairy free. I personally prefer a granary or a wholemeal loaf and the fact that you got seed thrown in made this the perfect bread for me to try.
I liked the simple packaging with the purple theme to the bottom and the clear see through element to the top allowing you to see the bread with its scattering of seeds to the top inside. Onto the ingredients list the allergens highlighted were wheat and soya and barley. There is no may contain warning. It was therefore suitable for my dairy free diet. It is also labelled as being suitable for a vegan diet.
On opening the packet there was a faint aroma of what I describe as a familiar smell you get with granary bread. This did not change on my famous close up sniff test. The slices of bread themselves were of a good size and had a good quantity of a scattering of seeds. The bread was slightly bouncy to touch and my finger didn’t sink into the bread which can often happen with processed bread. The seeds to the top of the bread remained in place, I was worried that they might fall of. The bread itself remained fresh over a couple of days and didn’t start to dry out. I had the bread as part of a sandwich for my lunch and as toast with some Pure dairy free sunflower spread. On biting into the bread I experienced a combination of textures, an initial crunch from the seeds followed by the light airy texture of the main part of the loaf. The bread kept its consistency when made as part of sandwich and didn’t get soggy or gooey in texture even when left in a fridge for a couple of hours. It also toasted well with the seed toppings texture remaining the same.
So would I recommend this bread if you follow a dairy free or vegan diet? Yes I would. I was impressed by its combination of textures. I really liked the initial crunch from the seed topped crusts. This makes it stand out from your average loaf of bread. So thank you Hovis for making bread that I can enjoy.


  1. February 2, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    I love this bread. Had it for a while. Tastes awesome just with butter on it, but I’m sure in your case you could spread something just as delicious on it.

    • February 2, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my latest food review. I wish I had discovered it earlier. It’s lovely with peanut butter 😊, Chloe.

  2. February 3, 2017 / 11:09 am

    This sounds lovely – I am a huge fan of bread with bits in – seeds, nuts, nuts oats, whatever I love it all – and how great that it is milk free so you can eat it. It must be so frustrating with products like this when they contain a small amount of dairy, stopping you from being able to eat it!

    • February 3, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my latest food review. I personally prefer bread with bits in as well. It certainly can be a frustrating but then I get excited when I find something new to try.

    • February 3, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Hi Mel
      I hope that your OH finds and likes this bread. Thank you for the kind comments, Chloe.

  3. teacakesand
    February 3, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    It’s a good bread. If I don’t buy fresh than I usually try to buy this one!

    • February 3, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      It seems that I found a popular bread. I just wished that I had discovered it earlier, Chloe.

  4. February 3, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    I love bread. One of my favs is Hovis Numble. I’ve not heard of this one so will have to give it a go! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • February 3, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Hi, I’ve not heard of this one but will check to if it’s safe for me to eat. Thanks for commenting, Chloe.

  5. twinkinsblog
    February 3, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    I’m not on a dairy-free diet but I absolutely love this bread. I love going into my local asda and trying different brands, but for some reason I always gravitate towards this one. #ThatFridayLinky

    • February 3, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Hi, it certainly is a delicious bread. It will now be a regular in my weekly shop. Thanks for reading my post, Chloe.

  6. @theamateurman
    February 3, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I’ve been trying to follow a lacto free diet and it never occurred to me to avoid the milk in bread too! Will give this bread a go. Thanks for the post

    • February 4, 2017 / 7:54 am

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my latest food review. It’s surprising what foods contain milk. I hope that you find this bread to give it a try, Chloe.

  7. diynige
    February 4, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I love bread and shall be trying this one out great review Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • February 5, 2017 / 9:05 am

      Hi, I hope that you enjoy it. I like ok forward to returning to the #ThatFridayLinky next week, C.

  8. Corinne & Kirsty ⛄️ (@corinnekirsty)
    February 6, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    You know I am obsessed with Hovis?! My breakfast fav and always getting this at Sainsbury’s ahah! xx Corinne from Corinne & Kirsty

    • February 6, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Hi, I had no idea how popular Hovis was until I posted this review. I need to see if I can have any of their other loaves, C.

  9. February 6, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Ah I LOVE this bread, been eating seeded bread too myself recently but Hovis just seem to get it perfect! xx

    • February 6, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Hi Sophie, seeded bread seems to be very popular and you’re right Hovis get it just right.

  10. February 6, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Ooooh, this looks quite tasty! I love bread with seeds in it, and I’m glad they make a good dairy free one!

    Sunflower spread sounds delicious, too!!


    • February 6, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Hi, you can’t beat bread with seeds on it especially with sunflower spread on it 😊.

  11. February 6, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    This bread is great! I agree with you hehe the packaging is lovely as well. Love Leigh xx |

    • February 6, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Hi, Everyone seems to like this bread. I’m a sucker for packaging 😊, C.

  12. February 6, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    I must agree – this bread is always one of my favourites! I bought it last year sometime when trying to change mine and my boyfriends diet to a much healthier one and I’ve never looked back! Great review!


    • February 6, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Hi Ashley,
      Thank you for your kind comments. It seems to be a very popular bread I always want seeds on my bread now 😊, C.

  13. Charlotte
    February 6, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Love this bread! Seeded bread is always a winner in my books, and you can’t go wrong with Hovis! Lovely post xx

    • February 6, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Me to I now find regular bread a tad bland now. I need to look at other Hovis breads to try, C.

    • February 6, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Hi, it seems to be a very popular bread. Your comment made me smile because I would have asked you 😊

  14. February 7, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Love looking at the different food you buy and review. You can check out the details over on my blog 🙂

    • February 7, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you 😊

  15. Le Coin de Mel
    February 10, 2017 / 1:09 am

    Sounds like the perfect bread for a dairy-free or vegan diet! I love seeded loaves. Seeds just give that ‘extra something’ to bread, don’t they?

    • February 11, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Hi, yes the seeds sure do give that extra something. I’m now trying to find another seeded loaf to try.

  16. aplotzi
    February 23, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Great post, thank you 😊

    • February 23, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to read it, Chloe.

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    • April 16, 2017 / 2:15 pm

      Thanks for sharing my review. Have a nice weekend.

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