Tuesday, December 1, 2015

BFree Breads and Rolls - Product Review

I have been long been on a search for the best gluten-free rolls on the planet. To date, the best I have found are served at a couple of my favorite restaurants. But alas, they contain eggs. The same is true with packaged breads and rolls. The best gluten-free options contain eggs. I understand why they use eggs; eggs make baking much easier. But if you are allergic to eggs that leaves you with very limited options... until now.

The folks at BFree Foods contacted me to ask if I would like to sample their products. I was very happy to receive their pitch because for the past month I've been inundated with requests to review products and/or post recipes that contain nuts, or dairy, or even wheat. (These of course went straight to the trash bin.) But BFree had a product that was gluten-free and top-8 allergen-free and promised to be yummy. Bingo!

 Disclosure: BFree sent me complimentary samples of their products to try.

BFree was born in Ireland and is now starting to distribute their products in the US. Products include bread, bagels, rolls, and wraps. Each product type comes in two varieties -- white/plain and seeded. The seeds used vary by product but include sunflower, quinoa, poppy, flaxseed, and chia.

I have gotten used to searching for gluten-free bread in the frozen section, but BFree products will be on the shelves. And I am accustomed to keeping my bread in the fridge, but BFree bread can be stored at room temperature. And I am so used to having to toast my gluten-free bread before making a sandwich. There is no need to toast with BFree breads, but I have to admit I do like the rolls warmed up!

Best of all, these breads are totally awesome. They are soft and pliable and truly delicious.

BFree did something with the breads that I think might be genius -- they sliced the long way instead of the usual short way. No more wimpy slices. Why didn't I think of that?

So now, my sandwich can fill up the plate. Or, in my son's case, only one sandwich is needed instead of two.

I have a new favorite bread. I think you are going to love it too!


Anonymous said...

I have only seen BFree in NJ and would love to be able to purchase it in Pennsylvania. Please tell me how I can get it in my state???
Thank you,
Tracy Trudgeon

Alisa @GoDairyFree said...

So cool! I'll be on the lookout for the buns. My husband has been gluten-free for years and doesn't miss bread, except for regular burgers. He's tired of lettuce wraps! I just started making my own at home, but since we only eat them occasionally, these would be so nice to have available. Thanks Colette!

Colette said...

Alisa, I know how your husband feels about lettuce wraps -- although I often opt for one due to inferior bread choices.

Colette said...

Tracy, I checked with the folks at BFree on availability in PA, and here was their response: "The online store is a work in a progress, as is distribution in Pennsylvania. I’ll be sure to keep you posted. In the meantime, you can tell your reader that the BFree line is rolling out very soon to DeMoulas Market Basket locations in the Northeast." So, stay tuned!!