Thursday, September 6, 2012

Schar Classic White Bread Rolls

As most of you know, I'm not always a fan of commercially packaged gluten-free bread stuff. This is because for many years, most of it tasted like drywall, and all the peanut butter in the world wasn't gonna make it any better. Lately, however, a few companies have emerged at the top of the Hey That's Good Stuff list, and so every once in a while I decide to venture into the world of breads Not Baked By Me. And occasionally, I'm pleasantly surprised.

I had seen Schar's products in the GF section at my local Meijer (which, by the way, has a TON of good GF stuff) but never bought them. Frankly, the vacuum packaging makes them look like the breads have been hermetically sealed so that they can be re-opened and eaten after someone finds them in a time capsule in 2165.

(I should note that this is done so the rolls can be made without any preservatives, so it's actually a pretty good thing)

Weird plastic bagging notwithstanding, I had heard positive rumblings about Schar's stuff, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Honestly, I'm tired of eating hamburgers on my GF English Muffins, so I decided the Classic White Bread Rolls would be a good place to start.

I opened the package, heard a soft whoosh of air, and prepared for the worst. Much to my delight, the rolls were nice and soft. They sliced nicely, without mushing up. I warmed it up just a little for a burger, and - with a little trepidation - took a bite.

Holy cow. Great flavor, nice texture. A little more dense than its non-GF counterparts, but that's to be expected. They're actually quite filling - I didn't even finish my burger, only got about 2/3 of the way through before I was stuffed. But the best part was the taste - made with primarily rice flour and millet, they have a lightly grainy flavor that's yummy but not overwhelming.

Definitely worth buying, and versatile enough that you could use for sandwich buns, butter rolls, or other snackage.

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