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RIP Lidl High Protein Rolls

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Pink_Minx, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Pink_Minx

    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh, my friends, I'm so sad to post the official news from Lidl that HPRs are being discontinued. As you can see, I've asked them for the recipe and will post it if I get it. I've tried other low carb bread recipes, but they just don't hit the HPR spot.

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    Lidl
    9 minutes ago

    Hi All,

    While we know this will be dissapointing to the customers who regularly buy the high protein rolls, especially for health reasons, we can confirm Lidl has taken the decision to discontinue them.

    We have heard great feedback on them in the past on My Lidl from those who do buy them but unfortunately they simply weren't selling through well in the stores.

    Best,
    My Lidl Team




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    PinkMinx
    2 seconds ago

    Thank you @Lidl for the feedback and it is indeed disappointing that these are being discontinued.

    Can I make a request? If they are not scheduled to return at any point, could I ask you for the recipe so I can make them myself? I know this is cheeky and you probably won't be able to let me have it, but us LCHF diabetics would love you forever!


    Kind regards.
     

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  2. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear. RIP HPR. They also lost me as a customer because now I have no reason to shop there.
     
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    They were best sellers in my local store. The manager told me that.
     
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  4. kaylz91

    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    May i ask where you saw this? xx
     
  5. Pink_Minx

    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, certainly - it was on the "Lidl Community dot co dot uk" (you can work the address out!) website - I went to the Product Reviews tab and posted on the High Protein Roll page. That was their response to me. Let's get that petition signed to try to change their minds! (It was on the Change dot org site.)
     
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  6. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    The whisper I heard is that the supplier they found was not quite on message with what was wanted and the recipe was a normal amount of carbs with a slightly increased protein content, so even if they were higher protein they would not have been suitable for diabetics.
     
  7. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I am not registered, but as you are, maybe a reply to the effect that if the rolls were marketed as LOW CARB rather than high protein, they would sell better. How many know they are low carb? Only the few of us on this forum I imagine.
     
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  8. Pink_Minx

    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can you ask you whisper source to get hold of the original recipe and we can start back-engineering?!
     
  9. Pink_Minx

    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good call, @Bluetit1802! I'm on it!
     
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  10. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I think that the ingredients were listed on the Lidl website - and perhaps included here on the forum - but there are some which are not easily obtainable - not in the low starch form used.
     
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  11. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    The ingredients list is
    Water
    Linseeds
    Wheat protein
    Soya flour
    Wholewheat flour
    Sesame
    Soybean meal
    Sunflower seeds
    Wheat bran
    Oat fibre
    Yeast
    Curcuma
     
  12. Pink_Minx

    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you're right, @Resurgam - I know I've seen a list of ingredients on one of the threads a while ago, but I'm sure you're right that some of them aren't easily obtainable. I'm also not great and tinkering with recipes. Maybe we should try to crowd-fund a back-engineering-capable commercial baker to do it for us! (Then patent them and make loads of money! ;))
     
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  13. Pink_Minx

    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good detective work @Resurgam! Now, do we make 'em?! Anyone?
     
  14. knoxy55

    knoxy55 Type 2 · Active Member

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    I would have loved to try this bread, but Lidl in Northern Ireland never had them in store , but by the number of people on this site are able to eat them if they were markets as Low Carb they would sell like hot cakes over hear.
     
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  15. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    The ingredient list I got was this which has a few proportions too

    Water,
    17 % Linseed,
    Wheat Protein,
    Soy Flour,
    Whole Wheat Flour ,
    4 % Sesame,
    Soybean Meal,
    3 % Sunflower seeds,
    Wheat Bran,
    Yeast ,
    Oat Fiber,
    Salt,
    Coloring Spice Extracts (Curcuma),
    Thickener: Guar Gum.

    Which may give more clues although not unfortunately the complete recipe...

    Which is from here
     

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  16. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    The ingredients are listed in order of percentage - highest first, so there are a few clues as to where to start trials.
     
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  17. Pinkorchid

    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I am sorry for those who liked them couldn't stand them myself but I did get them for my T2 husband but he would only have one or two a week he prefers Bergen bread really. The last lot we bought were on the Saturday before last on our way to Cornwall We were about 3/4 hour away from St Ives when we spotted a Lidl and went in to get some rolls. They had plenty there and my daughter asked if they were being discontinued and they said they had not been informed that they were so were still baking them every day
     
  18. timat22

    timat22 Type 2 · Member

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    When I first heard about these rolls from this forum, I went to Lidl's to get some. I had no idea what to look for and when I asked an assistant for help she didn't know either. However she did call a manager who had no idea either. I had to explain about this forum which she checked out to find which bread it was.
    I agree the problem with this product is the marketing.
    Just hope Livlife is here to stay.
     
  19. Sue192

    Sue192 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done to all the Sherlock Holmeses on here, getting info from the 'net - great deducing! :) (I am always amazed at the in-depth research carried out by Forum members.) If anyone does make a Lidl roll look-and-taste-alike please post your results! Those ingredients are quite expensive and as @Resurgam says, not easily obtainable, so a bit of a gamble if you aren't the world's greatest breadmaker (me, for instance....) I have made the fathead dough rolls which are acceptable but nowhere near as satisfying as the Holy Grail of rolls, although they are nice with soup and pate. Good point from @knoxy55 - they need to be remarketed as low carb as it does seem to be a bit of a buzz-phrase at the moment.
     
  20. equipoise

    equipoise · Well-Known Member

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    I blame Donald Trump (might not be true but it makes me feel better)
     
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