If you love the idea of sourdough but maybe don’t want to make it yourself, the Wildgrain Sourdough subscription box might be a good option for you! Here is our review of the box we received and what we thought!
Katie has been making a lot of sourdough bread in our home over the past few months. She has trouble with most processed bread, and she discovered that she felt much better when eating bread made with a sourdough starter.
We’ve all enjoyed the fruits of her labor, and in the process, we have become pretty particular about the breads we eat. She shared some of our sourdough tips for beginners in this post.
With that said, sourdough bread making requires a bit of commitment and time – which isn’t always easy. Which is why we were so excited when Wildgrain reached out to us about trying their sourdough box.
Wildgrain is a subscription box service for high-quality bread, pasta, and pastries made using sourdough starter – also known as wild yeast.
They use amazing sourdough and artisan techniques to make food that tastes amazing and is much better for your body.
I have tried the products myself, and I can personally attest that they are of the highest quality. Unfortunately, it will make the bread, pasta, and pastries you normally eat taste bland in comparison. But it is worth it!
Using the right products in the right way seems to make such a difference. Today, people often take short cuts in the food making process, and I feel like that can be most noticed in the carbs we eat.
Wildgrain Review Video
We did a little review video where we tried several of their foods on camera so you could see our initial reactions. You can check that out here:
What Makes Wildgrain Different
Wildgrain puts in a lot of hard work to make their products right and convenient to use, so you can simply enjoy the fruits of their labors.
One way Wildgrain makes a higher quality dough is by using a whole wheat sourdough that ferments for 36 hours.
The process causes ‘97%’ of the the gluten to be ‘predigested.’ It makes for a bread that is far easier to digest. It is not uncommon to hear that people who are sensitive to gluten can handle bread like this without any problems.
Bread, pastas, and pastries have a reputation for having a lot of carbs, but that problem with American carbs is the degree to which they are over-processed.
Wildgrain uses ‘non-gmo, organic, enriched, stone-ground, and unbleached flours.’ They don’t add questionable mystery ingredients, and the process results in more proteins and fibers. There might even be more of the prebiotics and probiotics our bodies need.
I am not a scientist and I haven’t tested Wildgrain’s claims in a lab. However, I have tasted them, which is way more fun! Their bread is hearty and delicious.
All you have to do is heat it in the oven, and it is like a baker from 500 years ago snuck a loaf of bread into your oven!
Wildgrain Bread and Pasta Reviews
I felt like Wildgrain went the extra mile with their sesame bread. It didn’t just have a few sesame seeds on top. The top of the bread had a serious toasted sesame flavor that I really enjoyed.
Their pasta noodles have a rougher texture that allows sauces to grip the noodles better. It makes a huge difference!
It is almost strange how much the Wildgrain fettuccine noodles improved our own alfredo sauce and chicken. It suddenly felt like we were in a 5-star restaurant. The linguine noodles were similarly excellent.
The first Wildgrain item we tried was the caramel nut tart. It was amazing. The nuts and the sourdough tart crust were excellent.
However, the caramel sauce was in a class all its own! It isn’t even what they specialize in making! All I had to do to make it was throw it in the oven for 7 minutes.
After trying a few of their products we realized that we could not go to the store and buy products as good as what Wildgrain had shipped us. Fortunately, if you live in the continental US, it can be shipped to your door.
The bread, pasta, and pastries come frozen and well sealed. All of their products cook in less than 25 minutes. The cooking process is as simple as putting on a pan and into the oven, or boiling some noodles. It is very convenient.
What Comes in a Wildgrain Box?
Wildgrain can ship you a box every month, so there is some variety in their boxes. Here is an example of what you might get one month:
- 1 sourdough country loaf (1.5 pounds)
- 1 sourdough whole wheat loaf (1.5 pounds)
- 1 sourdough olive bread (1.5 pounds)
- 1 pack fresh cut linguine
- 1 pack fresh cut Pappardelle
- 4 pistachio-lemon tarts
Often, they’ll throw something else in, If you order as of when I’m writing this post, you will get a five cheese tortellini. You can always check out their website for more information on current offerings.
Wildgrain does require that you signup for a subscription, however, you can pause or cancel
The Wildgrain Box is $79. This may seem pretty expensive, but if you have ever purchased sourdough bread, it’s not cheap. For the quality of the product in the box and what you receive, this is very much within the realm of what we would expect to pay.
In fact, as we researched sourdough in the area, we couldn’t even find bread of this quality available near us.
But you can get $10 off with the code CLARKS_10.
Overall, Wildgrain offers exceptional, healthy, and tasty products that are easy to cook, store well in the freezer, and can be delivered once a month. I highly recommend that you at least get one month’s box to try for yourself!