1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Please help!! Waitrose refuse to stock 'LivLife Low Carb Bread'

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by World Hereafter, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. My response from Livlife today

    "Hi
    Waitrose have decided to stop ordering the product. We will still continue to sell in to Budgens, ocado and Morrisons.
    We hope to set up a BUY ONLINE service shortly access through the website.
    Thanks"


    This doesn't seem to fit in with what Waitrose told Crasper :confused: but is still a little bit positive.
     
  2. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,086
    Likes Received:
    2,018
    Trophy Points:
    178
    At least WR are thinking about it, let me dig out my customer service response from BA, when I pointed out the lack of diabetic friendly foods in their lounges.

    Not even a pack of nuts (in case there are allergy sufferers apparently, who can't recognise the word NUT in front of their face:rolleyes:)

    They suggested I might like to eat toast :facepalm:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. figgywiggy

    figgywiggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    68
    I have tracked down Livlife bread at Ocado. It means having grocery delivered but I ordered four loaves and made order up to £40 so get free delivery. This should last quite some time. Have no Sainsburys nearby.


    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. Lilliepop

    Lilliepop · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Hi. I have just bought LiveLife on line at Amazon. I got this really long letter from waitrose about not stocking low carb bread anymore. In a nut shell its not because they haven't got the room it's because there was to much wastage had to throw a lot away. Also said they might try it again in the future to see how it sells. I said they should advertise it more.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. At £2.45 + £1.95 shipping It would have to be a special occasion for me. Good that it is still available though.
     
  6. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    23,618
    Likes Received:
    19,616
    Trophy Points:
    278

    I did think this was the reason behind Waitrose's decision. In fairness it wasn't very well marketed and unless you were a member of a diabetes forum you would never have heard of it.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  7. TooSweetForMe

    TooSweetForMe Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    114
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Sorry I can't help you with this problem, as I am in the US. DO you have a Wal-Mart or a similar store? That might help. Or if you find no in-store options try finding some almond flour and some recipes for almond flour bread.
     
  8. mch1966

    mch1966 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    68
    I went looking for livlife but no joy in the end went to Holland and Barratt bought some flax seed and made my own following a recipe I found on line 5 mins prep 25 mins baking and ready. I think it is very low carb and I enjoyed it. The protein in flax is very good as well

    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
    • Like Like x 3
  9. Glad you have found one you like :)

    I like flaxseeds, but have no luck when I bake with them :dead: I enjoy this bread made with psyllium husk powder

    http://divaliciousrecipesinthecity....ad-rolls-grain-free-gluten-free-and-low-carb/
     
    • Like Like x 3
  10. mch1966

    mch1966 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    68
    That looks great thank you how difficult is it to find the psyllium powder

    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
  11. orac1952

    orac1952 Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Try hi- lo bread from sainsburys it's 5 carbs per slice so not much more than livlife
     
  12. I get mine online from a site called bulk powders.
     
  13. mch1966

    mch1966 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    68
  14. candiloo

    candiloo · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Hi



    Hi - I eat the Danish bread as that is low carb - 15 carbs for 2 slices. Warburtons, Tesco do their own.
     
  15. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

    Messages:
    13,196
    Likes Received:
    12,459
    Trophy Points:
    298
    I buy loafs of stuff from Bulk Powders.. Coconut flour and whey protein products. Recommendsd company from me!


    Loving life
     
  16. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

    Messages:
    13,196
    Likes Received:
    12,459
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Dear James

    Please reestablish this product in your stores.... Please.

    Why can't your stores lead the way with low carb products?
    Why can't you look at ambient products with less than 30g per meal and help the UK lead the way with better health?

    Why can't you research some of the excellent recipes that are healthy, but low in carbs and give the ever increasing obese population a chance to try something that is better for their health.

    I realise fully that you are a business. Indeed I helped to set up the Hays distribution centre delivering products to your stores in Milton Keynes in the mid 90's, I purchase regular lower carb products everytime I visit your store in Rushden. Your removing this product from your stores will impact on the frequency of my visits... That always end up with buying products of higher profits like food mixers, phone chargers, cooking aids etc.

    It is very short sighted of your company to remove this product line from your stores. I am very disappointed.

    There is a huge difference in people that frequent your stores compared to Tesco etc. I commented on this fact to my partner whilst sat in your cafe in Rushden last week. There were less obese people in your store in Rushden compared to all other supermarkets that we have shopped at... Looking at your stores and the ranges of foods is the reason why. You do not specialise in junk, carb high foods.

    I repeat my disappointment in your withdrawing this product from your shelves.


    Sent to Waitrose
    S


    Loving life
     
  17. this is too difficult

    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,758
    Likes Received:
    1,437
    Trophy Points:
    178
    They only sell in the UK which only goes as far north as Sunderland apparently.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  18. Lilliepop

    Lilliepop · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Put very eloquently much better than the email I sent I was ranting on about it I bet he thought who is this MAD WOMAN. Then I got carried away and went right of the subject asking him why can't he put notices in the windows asking people not to leave there dogs In the car in this heat. Makes me so ANGRY!!!!! I thought I might as well get it all in. Heheheh
     
    • Like Like x 3
  19. Pollylocks

    Pollylocks Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    1,125
    Trophy Points:
    158
    ....and not as far south as here either...checked and they don't keep it [hi-lo] in my local store although they do have it in some of their stores in Kent....if its new [I don't know] perhaps they're seeing how it sells before they decide to stock it in all stores..:rolleyes:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  20. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,360
    Likes Received:
    2,009
    Trophy Points:
    198
    The total number of sufferers is irrelevant.
    It is the number of people who adopt dietary restrictions who matter.

    Unfortunately the vast majority of T2Ds don't seem to be adopting a low carb lifestyle - so until they do there won't be a sustainable market for specialist products.

    Whereas I think coeliacs (and other people with e.g. IBS) see gluten free as a way to eat bread without the problems, and there is a thriving market.

    My personal view is that T2Ds shouldn't be eating bread at all - but I find it easier to just give something up than dole out a finely controlled ration each day.

    As the very reasonable response said, it wasn't selling.
    So blame the customers, not the store.

    Cheers

    LGC
     
    • Like Like x 5
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook