5 actual Carb wrap that tastes good too!!!

Graylin Bee
By Graylin Bee Latest Reply 2011-04-03 16:21:47 -0500
Started 2011-03-20 15:46:03 -0500

When I was wandering the grocery aisles the other day I happened to notice a new brand of tortilla wraps. I was amazed when the actual carb count was 5 grams. It is Ole brand Xtreme Wellness Tomato Basil Tortilla Wraps. They have 12 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar 2 grams of fat, and 8 grams of protein.
They are very good tasting, not to much basil but a very nice blend of tomatoes and spices. They have rolled up easy without cracking or tearing. Texture is very nice also. They are thick enough to hold the filling without overpowering it. In our dry western air here they have a nice mosture content. Some tortilla style wraps dry out before they get to the store around here.
I think that they will become a go to item for me. I found them at a Denver area Walmart. They are from Georgia with phone numbers for 9 other locations in southern and south western states.
Their web address is www.olemexicanfoods.com
I am in no way afliated with the company. Just enjoyed their product and thought others might like to know of a low carb wrap.


26 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-04-03 16:19:52 -0500 Report

I found them in my grocer yesterday and they are great. The only thing that is kind of weird in the label is that they don't really list the total carbs. It is carbs and fiber combined...so I am not sure what they are doing there. But I love the texture and the flavor of them. Thanks!

RockyMtnGal
RockyMtnGal 2011-03-22 10:56:29 -0500 Report

On my last trip to Costco I picked up some Santa Fe Tortilla Company Homestyle Whole Grain Wraps. They also play the net carbs (13g total, 7g fiber = 6 net), but even at 13g total still less than most breads, and they are a good size. They also stay soft, easy to roll and tasty!!

On the same track, here in CO there is a bakery in the Denver area called Bavarian Bakery. They are certified organic and kosher. They deliver to local King Soopers and Sam's Clubs and have breads with as little as 2.5g carbs per slice (total — not net!!) and tasty! No cardboard or dry crumbly here. Unfortunately, they are only in CO as now, but totally worth a try if you can find it.
Here's their website: http://bavarianbakeryonline.com/

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-30 21:20:29 -0500 Report

Thank you so very much for the info. Bought a loaf of their lowwest carb bread. It was so good to eat some bread with no BG spike. It tastes like bread I used to bake.

RockyMtnGal
RockyMtnGal 2011-04-02 21:39:38 -0500 Report

Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! I do love being able to have a whole sandwich and toast with breakfast again too. lol

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-04-02 21:54:24 -0500 Report

I told my sister to look for it today, she does low carb but doesn't have daibetes. It was fantastick wth cream cheese. Used it as a substitute for noodles with stroganoff…so very good.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-03-22 19:35:21 -0500 Report

Unfortunately (though, it is still better than average) the carbs that count in that case are 13g total , 7g fiber = 13- 3.5 = 9.5g net. You can only take away half of the fiber number and only if it is over 3 grams. So still. 9.5 is great and half of a slice of bread.

RockyMtnGal
RockyMtnGal 2011-03-23 20:25:58 -0500 Report

Oh see, my nutritionist had told me that I could take all as long as it was over 5g. Your formula makes more sense to me though. And could explain why mine never worked for me! lol

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-03-24 18:54:14 -0500 Report

That is how I learned it from my diabetes educator. I guess there are different schools of thought. But I guess I would rather err on the high side than try to trick myself and spike later.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-22 17:15:37 -0500 Report

Thank you for the info. I will check out the King Soopers down the street from me. I haven't heard about the Bravarian Bakery. I'm in Denver, so hopefully if the nearest King Soopers to my doesn't carry them another one close by will.

Ms.Kwan35
Ms.Kwan35 2011-03-22 09:42:36 -0500 Report

Sounds delicious gonna have to check my grocery stores here to see if they have them

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-22 09:51:28 -0500 Report

They are good tastng. But the do seem to have misl-stated the total carbs on the label so they are actually 12 carbs. Still lower than most bread.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-20 23:09:04 -0500 Report

I hope I haven't got peoples hopes up only to find out they are playing the net carb game. The Label does say Total Carbs 5 g and then lists Dietary Fiber 12 g
Sugar 0 g. It doesn't say net carbs on it anywhere. So did I fall for a scam? I never buy the stuff that says net carbs are deducted from the total carbs if they put it on the packaging. Unless all the carbs are low enough to meet my target range of aceptable carbs. At 12 carbs they are lower than the thin bread I use. They do taste good. However if they are playing around with the net carb marketing they miffed me a little. Guess I better wait a few more days before I retake the locating info test. If I can't read a food package how bad would I do on the test?

cograndma
cograndma 2011-03-21 01:03:53 -0500 Report

reading the packaging is not that hard. for example:
carb 20g
sugar 5g
any thing that is indented under carb, means that these are all of the things that make up the total amount of carbs.
my doctor told me to avoid information over load, look at the portion size first, then look at total carbs and look to see how much of those carbs is sugar. so intheory you want the biggest portion, lowest carbs and of those carbs, the lowest amount of sugar…also you want complex carbs, not simple carbs…ie whole grain brown rice (not instant) and not white rice.
Then from there you would look at salt only if you are watching your blood pressure.
hope this helps…

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-03-20 17:50:18 -0500 Report

My store carries this brand, so I will have to look for it. Is it 5 grams or are they playing the net carb game? I have a whole wheat one that I use but it gets hard like you said and tends to crack. I will have to give these guys a try.

pixsidust
pixsidust 2011-03-20 22:27:12 -0500 Report

my newness is showing. Are we not counting carbs by subtracting the fiber? I bought fiber plus cereal for that very reason

Lady_Phoenix
Lady_Phoenix 2011-03-20 19:44:38 -0500 Report

I did some searching and found that they are 17 gm CHO each with 12 Gm of fiber. So they are indeed doing the net carb game.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-03-22 19:37:49 -0500 Report

That is still pretty good. 17g carb -6g fiber = 11g net carb. The food companies don't do the math right. You cannot subtract the total fiber number and you can only subtract half of the number if it is over 3g of fiber.

Biscotti's Mom
Biscotti's Mom 2011-03-21 00:48:56 -0500 Report

Help, I am new to all this, what is the net carb game?

cograndma
cograndma 2011-03-21 01:08:43 -0500 Report

you have the low carb diets that tell you that you should have 3 carbs for lunch. (in these diets 15g carbs = 1carb) So that would be 45g of carbs.
a net carb = carbs - fiber (per serving).. the theory being, you don't digest the fiber. sometimes fiber is negligable, so if you don't do the math you still might be OK. Just remember to look for complex, not simple carbs. they are more slowly digested and will keep your sugars on an even level.

cograndma
cograndma 2011-03-21 16:15:35 -0500 Report

put the net carb thing out of your mind. just look at a label on any food. first thing look at the very top of the label..what is the serving size. ( the rest of the label is telling you what is in that ONE SERVING..what ever the designate is a serving)
Now go look at carbs…for example one serving might have 20g carbs.. now look under the carbs (indented) what does that 20g of carb consist of? As a diabetic you only have to worry about the sugar content. What you want is for your one serving of carbs to contain the least amount of sugar.
Does this make more sense…
Then if you are watching your salt you would want to look at salt content for one serving…
Don't try to look at everything on the lable because than you get confused by information overload?
does this make things less confusing?

cograndma
cograndma 2011-03-21 21:57:11 -0500 Report

sometimes it is really hard to put something into words, that would be better served showing something, by directly looking at a label and pointing out things and answering questions.

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