Wildgrain is a bake-from-frozen subscription box for clean carbs, which includes sourdough breads, fresh pasta, and artisanal pastries. The items in each box rotate monthly, based on the seasons. Everything is made with clean ingredients (everything’s listed on the package and on the Wildgrain website) and doesn’t contain any preservatives. Everything is vegetarian, although it may not all be vegan. The subscription is $89 per box and shipping is always free. For every Wildgrain subscription, they also donate 6 meals to The Greater Boston Food Bank.
Yes, it’s a bread subscription box, and it’s amazing. Every bread item bakes from frozen in 25 minutes – with zero prep.
All the items were packed in an insulated box with dry ice to ensure maximum freshness upon arrival.
These goodies were par-baked, flash frozen, and then vacuum sealed. You can store them in your freezer as soon as they arrive.
Everything in my box! Wow! This is the April 2021 box.
Sourdough Rolls. These sourdough rolls are made with organic whole wheat and wheat flour, making it a great alternative to regular, store-bought bread. Wildgrain uses the traditional way of making sourdough rolls which involves fermenting wild yeast for 36 hours. According to the baking instructions on the label, there’s no need to thaw the bread and you can bake them frozen.
Sourdough is known to have prebiotics which helps with gut health and it’s also a great option if you’re watching your blood sugar since it is less likely to spike your blood sugar levels.
These are SO tasty, and easy to pull out if you only need a few rolls – or bake them all!
Slow-Fermented Cranberry Pecan Bread. Here’s another healthy white bread alternative: cranberry pecan bread!
It boasts fiber-rich bran, proteins, probiotics, and vitamin-rich germs.
It’s packed in an airtight wrap so it stayed fresh during transit.
I placed the bread in a rack and baked them in the oven on the 450F setting.
I took the sourdough bread out after about 12 minutes and they smelled so good! I love how the crust turned a bit toasted.
The sourdough bread stayed soft on the inside!
I added a bit of butter while it was still warm and it was amazing!
I took the cranberry pecan bread out of the oven after 18 minutes and then let it rest for another 20 minutes.
This smells so delicious. Also, if you look closer there are real bits of the cranberries all over!
Also, the inside stayed nice and soft! It’s perfectly baked and I love how the flavor of the cranberries added a subtle sweetness to the bread. You will not be able to recreate this at home unless you’re actually making your own bread. Because Wildgrain’s loaves are parbaked, they come out of the oven like they’re homemade – not cold and potentially stale from the store.
Adding a bit of salted butter white it’s still nice and warm makes it even better!
Look at that lovely loaf of bread! Nutty and delicious, we’re fans.
Sourdough Bread. Here’s another sourdough bread but this one is a regular-sized loaf.
I love how that the breads are individually packed.
Sourdough breads are known to have lower phytate levels which means it’s easier to digest and is more nutritious compared to regular breads.
Following the instructions, I baked it for about 18-24 minutes at 450F.
Once it’s done baking, I let it rest for another 30 minutes on a rack, and then transferred it to my board. It has such a nice crispy outside and even though the waiting time sort of kills you – it’s worth it to ensure it slices up perfectly.
This was easy to slice. This bread is also great for making avocado and egg toasts!
Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns. They also sent some sticky buns! There’s a sweet treat in every box. This one is made with a brioche dough so it’s soft and chewy.
To prepare, just remove the plastic wrapping and leave the buns on the tray that it came with.
Then, preheat the oven to 390F. Place the tray in the middle rack and bake for 25-28 minutes.
When you’re done baking, carefully remove the tray and let it sit for 5 more minutes.
After that, get a plate and place it over the tray and flip it. This is what the finished product looks like! This is all four servings, but because the dough is hefty and not airy, I was totally full with less than one nutty swirl.
The bread is nice and soft. It’s also chewy and the pecans balance out the texture. It’s not too sweet but some toasty caramel bits add depth to the flavor profile of this bread! Nobody could say no to this delight!
Slow-Fermented Herbes De Provence Bread. I received another sourdough and this one includes Herbes de Provence.
Herbes de Provence is an aromatic mixture of dried herbs which adds not only aroma but a nice hint of flavor to the bread as well.
Just like the others, it’s also easy to prepare.
Pop it in a preheated oven and bake it for 15-20 minutes at 400F. Once done, let it rest for 20 minutes before serving.
This bread is great for dipping in an olive oil and balsamic vinegar mixture. It’s a healthy snack that’s perfect any time of the day! My kids looked at it twice, and then gobbled it.
Pappardelle. Lastly, here are two packs of Pappardelle pasta, which is made from Semolina flour so it’s high in protein.
To prepare, simply drop the pasta in salted boiling water and stir to prevent from sticking together. Let it cook for 6-8 minutes before draining well in a colander. Add in your favorite sauce and it’s good to go!
I just added a bit of salt and olive oil to my pasta and it turned out really great. This was more than I expected it to make, and even for our family of six, I’d make only one pack at a time with the next round.
The pasta is nice and firm. It also has a rough, porous surface that absorbs sauces really well.
Wildgrain’s bread, pastries, and pasta contain clean carbs, offering a healthier and tastier alternative to their store-bought counterparts – and it’s amazingly delicious. It’s a wow box for us, we need it and now can’t live without it sort of situation. We love bread, we love it fresh, and we are not going to be spending lots of time making it fresh, coddling a starter, or investigating new recipes. It’s just not our lifestyle (but we still want to eat fresh, warm bread!). Overall, I’m really truly impressed with this subscription, and we subscribed after the first night of baking up bread. It is absolutely superior to anything we’ve picked up from our local groceries and bakeries. Our second box was just as delicious as our first!
The bread can be baked from frozen, so it’s really convenient and easy to prepare. In more or less 30 minutes, you get fresh and tasty bread that tastes good on its own and tastes even better when paired with spreads or dips. We love sourdough bread in this household so we were really happy that our first Wildgrain box includes a bunch of them. I’m especially fond of the Herbes de Provence while my wife likes the one with cranberries. Meanwhile, the sticky caramel buns were a hit with the kids and I can’t blame them because those are really yummy too (they were also in love with the bread!). Of course, let’s not forget the high-quality pasta! Just boil it, add your favorite sauce, and it’s good to go. It’s perfect for those days when you want to whip up something filling and tasty in a short span of time. If you want to add clean carbs to your diet, this would be a great way to start. The boxes contain different goodies every month, depending on what’s in season, so you also have something new to look forward to!
What do you think of this month’s box?