How should I freeze and thaw my bread?
Joseph’s Bakery products can be frozen for up to 8 months and will still thaw out with the same fresh taste! To best maintain the quality of our products, please follow the instructions below when freezing and thawing your pitas, lavash, or wraps.
When you get home with your bread, remove what you will use for the next couple of days and freeze the remaining for optimal freshness. They can be frozen in the package they come in, and you do not need to separate each piece of bread.
Thaw your frozen bread by leaving it on the countertop at room temperature until thawed. You can thaw the bread piece by piece, or you can thaw the whole package at once. You don’t have to remove it from the packaging; it can be thawed in the bag it comes in. Once the product is completely thawed, it is best not to re-freeze it, as this will reduce the product quality.
After thawing, our products will stay fresh at room temperature for between 10-30 days. Please see this article for more information about product shelf lives!
Why are product weights slightly different between each pita?
Our product weights may have slight variances but are typically the same weight listed on our product packaging.
If you have questions or concerns about the size of the products you received, feel free to contact us and we are happy to look into the matter for you!
Are your products leavened?
Yes, all of our products are leavened. While our wraps do not contain yeast, they do contain other leavening agents including baking powder and baking soda.
Do your products contain any peanuts or tree nuts?
Joseph’s products are made in a peanut- and tree-nut-free facility.
Are Joseph’s Bakery products kosher?
Yes! Our bakery has been certified kosher for over 35 years. Look for the kosher symbol on our packaging!
Do your products contain trans fats?
Nope, all Joseph’s products have zero trans fats! Joseph’s Bakery is proud to offer fresh pitas, wraps and flatbreads with zero trans fat. Our zero trans fat content won’t affect the quality or performance of your Joseph’s Bakery products a bit.
Are your products gluten free?
Joseph’s has a line of Gluten Free Wraps but our other products do contain gluten.
Can you freeze Joseph’s Bakery Pita Bread?
Yes, and it will thaw out with the same fresh taste! If you won’t be eating the bread within 10–12 days after purchase, freeze it, as close to fresh as possible, to maintain optimal freshness. If, for instance, you buy two bags and will only be using one now, freeze the second bag the day you purchase it. Both our Pita Bread and Lavash can be frozen for up to 8 months, and they will still thaw out with the same fresh taste!
What is the shelf life of your products?
Our products typically stay fresh for 16-30 days at room temperature; however, it’s best to freeze them if you’re planning to enjoy the bread after that date. See below for specific product shelf lives.
- Flax Pita Bread 16 days
- Flax Lavash 30 days
- Flax Mini Pita 16 days
- Flax Wrap 30 days
- Original Pita 10 days
- Whole Wheat Pita 10 days
- Multigrain Lavash 30 days
- Honey Wheat Lavash 30 days
- Original Wraps 30 days
- Multigrain Wraps 30 days
- Gluten Free Original Wraps 18 days
- Gluten Free Garden Vegetable Wraps 18 days
- Heart Friendly Pita Bread 16 days
Where can I find the nutrition information for Joseph’s products?
Check out our product pages for information like Nutrition Facts and Ingredient Statements.
How can I contact Joseph’s with a specific product question?
Click here to contact us, and we will be happy to help you! Please have the product name and flavor handy. If you have a question about a product you purchased, please tell us the name and address of the store where you purchased the product, and the expiration date or the black code printed on the front of the package (five-digit number beginning with 2).
What is a Julian date?
Our product packages are stamped with a Julian date on the front of the bag that reflects the day they were baked. This is a five-digit number, i.e. 19073. The first two numbers indicate the year: 19 is for 2019. The last three numbers indicate the day of the year of the 365 days of the year: 73 is March 14.