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Gail's French Dark Sourdough 400g

3.6 out of 5 (61)

36 out of 61 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

life 3 days guaranteed (avg. 3)*

Suitable for vegetarians


Price per 100g: 79.8p


Product Description

GAIL's French Dark Sourdough

Characterised by a deep, hand-scored crust and a light lacy interior, our French Dark Sourdough toasts beautifully, keeps well and matures a little more every day - c'est magnifique!

About GAIL's
GAIL's believes in the art of honest breadmaking. We start with just four simple ingredients: flour, water, salt and yeast, and we never add artificial colours or flavours. Instead, we seek out the best ingredients from where they're best, whether it's hand-peeled Bramley apples from Britain, single source unsalted butter from France, or plump juicy olives from Mediterranean groves. All our loaves are made by hand too, so we never need to add the stabilisers and preservatives that are an unavoidable fact of industrialised bread.

Our selection of classic and globally-inspired artisanal breads includes a range of sourdoughs made from 15-year old wild yeast starters. Allowed to rise slowly and naturally, these loaves take 48 hours to make and possess a mature taste and character that a mechanically processed loaf couldn't hope to match.

Product Information





Ideally, store in your GAIL's paper bag. You can freeze the bread for one month, but never refrigerate.


This traditional loaf deserves time-honoured flavours. Think French, and smother with a thick layer of flavourful farmhouse pâté, or toast with Gruyère cheese and dip into piping hot caramelised onion soup.

Return To Address

The Bread Factory, Unit 12, Garrick Road Industrial Estate, London NW9 6AQ

Country of Origin


Country of Packing



The Bread Factory, Unit 12, Garrick Road Industrial Estate, London NW9 6AQ

Package Type

Paper bag

Recycling Information




Allergy Advice: For allergens see highlighted ingredients

Wheat flour (wheat, wheat gluten, malted wheat flour), Water, Wholemeal flour (wheat, wheat gluten), Wheat flour (wheat, flour treatment agent (E300)), Salt, Fortified wheat flour (wheat, calcium, vitamin mix (iron, niacin, thiamin), wheat gluten, flour treatment agent (E300)). 

May contain : nuts, sesame seed, egg, milk, soya

Allergy advice!

Fo allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold

Dietary Information

Flour treatment agent (E300)

Nutritional Data

Typical Valuesper 100g
Energy kJ908
Energy kcal214
Fat (g)1
of which saturates (g)0.1
Carbohydrates (g)43.1
of which sugars (g)0.9
Fibre (g)3.2
Protein (g)8.2
Salt (g)1.5


Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5

61 customers reviewed this product Average rating 3.6

36 out of 61 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 1 star out of 5

hard and dry

I have had other brands of sourdough and been happy with the product. This was like a stone ,heavy and dry. It came in an online order,so maybe it had been hanging around. Shocking cost. Even toasted grim. I understand that this type of bread does not last long but it was hard when I got it. After this experience I am not ordering any more bread because I fear a repetition of getting dry loaf.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Wonderfully chewy

Love this bread, so much texture and taste, such a treat to have a thin slice with butter, exquisite!

Rating: 3 star out of 5

Contains Flour Treatment Agent

I thought the whole point of paying extra for Gail's bread was that you get a natural product, without any additives such as flour treatment agent? Very disappointing to see this. Gail's white sourdoughs don't seem to contain it though..

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Tasty. perfect toast too

this lasts forever providing you keep it in the bag. makes the best toast ever

Rating: 1 star out of 5

2 of 2 found this review helpful.


I like Gail's bread but from Ocado it is invariably stale. Having read some of the positive reviews I thought I'd try it again but this hadn't changed. It was still very stale. This is four times I have ordered Gail's bread and I have never had any luck. I now buy bread locally and agree with another reviewer that Ocado does not deliver decent bread.


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Life guarantee
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