Can I freeze Lewis Bake Shop products?
Yes. We recommend removing as much air as possible by wrapping the bag tightly around the bread to keep moisture out and protect it from freezer burn. The bread will last about 4-6 months in the freezer.
What stores in my area carry Lewis Bake Shop products?
Check “Where to Buy” for locations near you that sell our products.
I live in a city outside of your distribution area. Can I order your bread online?
Yes, you can order our products directly from our online store on this website. Simply select “Add to cart” for any items that you wish to purchase, and checkout through the shopping cart in the top right corner. Please note that we are unable to ship products to Alaska, California or Hawaii. Click here to see our ordering and shipping policies.
Are any of your Lewis Bake Shop products vegan?
Because our mono- and diglycerides are plant-based, many of our Lewis Bake Shop products are vegan. However, the following items are not vegan:
- Lewis Bake Shop Healthy Life Honey Wheat Bread
- Lewis Bake Shop Healthy Life Cinnamon Keto Bread
- Lewis Bake Shop Honey Wheat Bread (½ Loaf and 20oz)
- Lewis Bake Shop Raisin Cinnamon Swirl
- Lewis Bake Shop Cinnamon Swirl
- Lewis Bake Shop Angel Food Cake (all sizes)
- Lewis Bake Shop Butter ½ Loaf
- Lewis Bake Shop 4pk Bagels
- Lewis Bake Shop Butter Dinner Rolls
Are any of your Lewis Bake Shop products Kosher?
The following Lewis Bake Shop items are Kosher
- Lewis Bake Shop Healthy Life Whole Wheat Bread
- Lewis Bake Shop Healthy Life White Bread
- Lewis Bake Shop Healthy Life Honey Wheat Bread
- Lewis Bake Shop Healthy Life 8pk Wheat Sandwich Buns
- Lewis Bake Shop Healthy Life 8pk Wheat Hot Dog Buns
- Lewis Bake Shop Healthy Life 4pk English Muffins
- Lewis Bake Shop Healthy Life 4pk Whole Grain English Muffins
- Lewis Bake Shop Angel Food Cake
- Lewis Bake Shop Wheat Sandwich Bread
- Lewis Bake Shop Whole Wheat
Is the salt used in your products iodized?
The salt used in our products is not iodized.
Do your products contain L-cysteine?
We do not have L-cysteine in any of our products. Furthermore, we are not allowed to use this ingredient with the Kosher certification that we have on many of our products.
What is the significance of the whole grain stamp on your packaging?
The FDA has not set forth guidelines for claims of “excellent source” or “good source” for whole grains as they did for vitamins and minerals. In order to inform consumers, the Whole Grains Council created stamps that food companies can display on packaging, which indicate the amount of whole grains in a serving of the product.
For more information on the Whole Grain Stamp, the benefits of whole grains and the most recent research, please visit www.wholegrainscouncil.org.
How many grams of grains and whole grains should I eat?
According the USDA Dietary Guidelines, the amount of grains you need to eat depends on your age, sex and level of physical activity. In general, 1 slice of bread can be considered a serving, or a 1 ounce equivalent from the grains group. The USDA Dietary Guidelines also recommend that a least half of your daily grain intake be from whole grains. For more information on the amount of whole grains you need, please go to www.choosemyplate.gov.
Why does the Nutrition Facts panel on my bread say one slice has 3 grams of fiber and two slices has 5 grams? The math doesn’t seem correct.
One of the FDA regulations is that all values listed on the Nutrition Facts Label must be rounded if they are anything other than a whole number. Rounding rules were set forth in the labeling laws and dictate what manufacturers must report on their packaging (to the nearest half, nearest whole number, etc).
As an example, if the fiber in one slice is actually 2.70 gram, this number, since it is closer to 3 than 2, must be rounded to 3 grams. If the fiber in 2 slices is 2.70 + 2.70 (equaling 5.40), the 5.40, since it is closer to 5 than 6, must be rounded to 5 grams.
While this method of calculation can be confusing, the presumed logic is that it is easier for consumers to mentally add or subtract rounded numbers, rather than numbers carried out to one or two decimal points. Per FDA regulations, you will find this same reporting criteria used on all Nutrition Facts Labels on all food products.
All Lewis Bakeries Nutrition Facts Labels, ingredient listings and packaging claims follow the rules and regulations set forth by the FDA.
Are your Lewis Bake Shop products good for diabetics? For specific weight-loss diets (ex: Weight Watchers, etc.)?
We are not qualified to make recommendations concerning medical or physical conditions since our expertise is in the baking business. We suggest consulting your doctor to see how our Lewis Bake Shop Healthy Life products could fit into your meal planning and/or recommended diet.
What bioengineered ingredients do you use in your products?
Soybean oil and sugar are the bioengineered ingredients we use.
Are your bread bags recyclable?
All Lewis bags are made of #4 LDPE recyclable plastic. Contact your local recycling center or pick up service to confirm whether #4 plastics are being recycled in your area. If this type of plastic is not recycled in your area, there are many ways bread bags can be reused:
- Store leftovers, or use to pack a lunch
- Arts and crafts
- Cover wet paint rollers for reuse
- Packing material for mailing packages
What is the difference between Total Carbohydrates and Net Carbohydrates?
Total Carbohydrates is the combined total of all carbohydrates in the product. Net Carbohydrates does not include the carbohydrates that are not absorbed into the bloodstream, therefore they do not affect your glycemic level. This includes dietary fiber and Allulose, the sweetener used in our Keto products. To calculate Net Carbohydrates, you subtract dietary fiber and any sugars not absorbed into the blood stream from the Total Carbohydrates.