Review of Jackson’s Champions Seeded Bloomer 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 dairy free. I recently discovered that Jackson’s Champion’s Seeded Bloomer Bread is dairy free from a fellow allergy sufferer on Twitter. I personally prefer a granary or a wholemeal loaf. However the fact that it had been recommended and the fact that you got seeds thrown in made this the perfect bread for me to try.

I liked the simple clear packaging with allowing you to see the bread with its scattering of seeds inside. Sometimes simple is best I just wanted to dive in and give it a try.

Onto the ingredients list the only allergens highlighted is wheat. There is no may contain warning. It was therefore suitable for my dairy free diet. It is also labelled as being suitable for a vegetarian diet.

On opening the packet there was a faint aroma of what I describe as a familiar smell you get with white 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 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. On biting into the bread I experienced a combination of textures the light airy texture from the main part of the loaf intermingled a slight crunch from the seeds. 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 topping texture remaining the same.

So would I recommend this bread if you follow a dairy free or vegetarian diet? Yes I would. I was really impressed by its combination of light bouncy texture and the slight crunchiness from the seeds complimented each other perfectly. This makes it stand out from your average loaf of bread. So thank you Jackson’s for producing bread that I can enjoy.

70 Comments

  1. January 11, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    I was so excited there for a minute:(

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      Sorry 🙈

  2. January 12, 2018 / 9:53 am

    I’m so glad there are options out there – a friend of mine suffers with lots of allergies so I’ll let her know. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      Oh I hope that they give it a try because it’s very nice.

  3. January 12, 2018 / 10:07 am

    Jackson’s do make exceedingly good bread 🙂

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      They sure do.

  4. Kate Holmes
    January 12, 2018 / 11:23 am

    Love reading reviews of healthier options and well done on raising awareness of the reality of having stuff you cannot eat safely too. Love the name of a bloomer! Popping over via the FabFriday linky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      Hi, it’s a fab band isn’t it. Just wished I had discovered it sooner.

  5. January 12, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    This sounds nice – I like seedy breads and although I’m not on a daily free diet I’d be open to trying this xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      Hi, you should give it a try it’s very nice.

  6. January 12, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    That looks like a delicious dairy-free option. And I love the protein punch you get from the seeds. Yum!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      Yum indeed 😊

  7. January 12, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Sounds like a lovely loaf. Thanks for joining #ThatFridayLinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 7:47 pm

      It sure is.

  8. January 12, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    I absolutely love seeded bread so will definitely try this.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Oh you should I am sure that you would enjoy it.

  9. January 12, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    I must say, I do like a good seeded bread, something about it is so tasty! Yum! I’ve actually never heard of this kind before so I’ll have to look into it espesially if it has a light bouncy texture to compliment the seed crunch.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Hi, you should give it a try the seed and its light bouncy texture is just spot on.

  10. January 12, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    I remember when i worked in a supermarket there was a section with bread and cakes that were all diary free, gluten free etc and totally think they should have them everywhere!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Oh it is so much better than it used to be, it would be fab if there were in every supermarket.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Yes sadly not, sorry.

  11. January 12, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    At least they’re making better options for people who can’t eat certain foods! I’d hate to have to go without bread it’s one of my favourite staple foods haha

    Jess xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 8:56 pm

      Indeed this bread will be on my regular shopping list.

  12. Hello Bexa
    January 12, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    This looks & sounds so tasty! I do like trying out different breads so may give it a go. Can’t beat a good sandwich 😍 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 13, 2018 / 8:45 am

      Hi, you should give this Bread s try for your sandwiches. If you do Zi would love to know what you think, thanks.

  13. January 13, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    This sounds really nice, I’m a big fan of seedy bread. Trying to figure out what makes it vegetarian not vegan from the label x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 14, 2018 / 6:35 pm

      Hi. It sure is very nice indeed, I will pass on it being suitable for vegans as I am not an expert at knowing what is or is not suitable.

  14. diynige
    January 14, 2018 / 9:13 am

    Looks a very tasty loaf great review Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 14, 2018 / 6:33 pm

      It certainly is.

  15. January 14, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    I love this bread and often buy it at the weekends. Lovely tasty review! xx.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 14, 2018 / 6:32 pm

      Hi Rebecca, it sure does make a delicious weekend treat. I just wish that I had discovered it sooner.

  16. January 14, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    That’s great that it’s dairy free. Im gluten free and find it incredibly hard to find a decent bread! #fabfridaylinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 14, 2018 / 6:32 pm

      Hi, it was truly delicious but sadly not suitable for you. I hope to do some more free from bread reviews soon.

  17. January 14, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    This is one of my favourite breads! #familyfunlinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 15, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      I’m not surprised it is delicious.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 15, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      Oh yes I need to try it toasted with peanut butter you know that I love my peanut butter.

  18. January 15, 2018 / 4:44 am

    Yummm! I am a big fan of seedy breads. Great review, BTW.

    #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 15, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you.

  19. January 15, 2018 / 4:46 am

    Yummmm! I am a big fan of seedy breads. Great review, BTW.

    #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 15, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      It sure is yummm!

  20. January 15, 2018 / 10:01 am

    This one looks good! I only eat seeded bread if possible. I prefer a granary too, but a well seeded white bread is also yummy. #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 15, 2018 / 6:53 pm

      Hi, yes a well seeded white is a nice alternative to granary and this one sure is yummy.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 15, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Hi, you should do its worth paying a little extra for it.

  21. envyfisher
    January 15, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    I didn’t even know that there’s something like bread with dairy in it. To be honest, I only ever check the contents of my bread when I’m in the US, because that bread is way too full of sugar for my taste.

    x Envy
    verdwaaldinvertaling.blogspot.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 15, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Hi, it is surprising how many breads contain milk. I have to confess to liking the bread in the US when I can have it maybe it’s because of all of the sugar.

  22. stickymudandbellylaughs
    January 15, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    It’s nice to see brands catering for different diets. It sounds very tasty!

    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. Have a great week x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 15, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Hi, it certainly is tasty it will become my weekend treat now 😊.

  23. January 16, 2018 / 7:30 am

    Useful to see a dairy free bread that’s a bit more ‘interesting’ #dreamteam

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 16, 2018 / 7:55 pm

      It sure is, yeh 😊

  24. January 16, 2018 / 10:08 am

    I’m afraid I’m not much of a seeded bread fan, but its great that there is alternatives out there for peoples dietary requirements!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 16, 2018 / 7:54 pm

      Hi, I believe they also do non seeded varieties as well, I was just so glad that I tried it and will be having many more in the future.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 16, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you 😊

  25. January 17, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    I have had this bread before, it is blooming gorgeous, excuse the pun 😉 X #twinklytuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 17, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      It sure is nothing wrong with a pun 😊

  26. January 18, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    I’m always on a request to find bread that doesn’t make a soggy or wet sandwich (worst nightmare). This could be a winner for us too, so I’ll have to try and find it and give it a go. Thanks for joining us for the #DreamTeam, we love reading your reviews and recommendations! x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 18, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Hi, I do hate a soggy sandwich. I would love to know what you think of this bread if you give it a try, thanks.

  27. January 19, 2018 / 4:55 am

    Hi Chloe, you do make me laugh with your sniff test, I do hope you have that nose of your properly insured! This is the kind is bread enjoy, the more seeds the better and for me it is important that not all the seeds fall off the top of the bread.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      Oh this has made me smile, I wonder how much I could get my nose insured for 😊.

  28. January 20, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Sounds like my kind of bread, seeded all the way for me. Thanks for sharing and linking up with #TwinklyTuesday x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      Yeh for seeded all the way 😊

  29. January 21, 2018 / 8:49 am

    Sounds brilliant! I do like a seeded loaf. I can’t imagine how tricky it must be to to be dairy free, it really seems to be hidden everywhere. Thanks for linking up. #bigpinklink

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      Hi, sadly milk seems to sneak into a lot of foods. At least I have a lovely loaf to enjoy now.

  30. February 11, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    Like you, I typically prefer a wholemeal/whole grain loaf over a white, but on occasion I enjoy a good white loaf, like a homemade Italian bread or fresh ciabatta. I like the addition of poppy seeds, my favorite seed. I’ve only ever eaten poppy seeds in a lemon bread, never sandwich. Yum! I live in the States, out of reach of Jackson’s Champion Bread, but I will try the seed idea in my next baking experiment.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:35 pm

      Oh I would love to hear how your baking experiment goes. When I visit the States I always struggle to find bread and often end up in Whole Foods.

      • February 20, 2018 / 12:53 pm

        I’ll be sure to keep you updated. I just need an occasion for which to make bread. It shouldn’t be too difficult. My family loves bread!

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