Product Review: BFree Gluten-free Breads & Wraps
Home-baked or store-bought, gluten-free bread has a reputation for crumbling to pieces, turning stale quickly, and not surviving transport in a lunch box. (And lets not forget cardboard quality taste). All of this makes anyone who brown-bags lunch for work or school (like my kids) pretty darn frustrated—and hungry.
Bfree gluten-free bread company has crafted a variety of breads and wraps that have the superior taste, consistency and texture of hearth-baked breads.
The selection of bread products include:
- white and seeded-brown sandwich loafs and rolls
- multigrain wrap
- quinoa/chia seed/flax wrap
- multi-seeded and plain bagels
“The goal was to make fresh bread so people could eat gluten-free bread…without having to toast it.” said free managing director Alex Murphy in an interview with the Irish news journal Independent.ie. The bread company is based in Dublin, Ireland and it’s U.S. office is located in Los Angeles.
Wrap-it Up with Gluten-Free Goodness
The result is delicious and satisfying. Just ask my ten-year old daughter who can now enjoy a “normal looking sandwich that tastes awesome” at school lunch hour. The white bread has also passed her French-toast test at breakfast.
Whether warmed or enjoyed fresh from the bag, not only won’t the breads crumble or go stale in your lunch box, the wraps also maintain their shape, taste and texture. We’ve enjoyed them for enchiladas, veggie wraps, and breakfast burritos stuffed with scrambled egg whites, tomatoes, and shredded cheese. And the rolls make for great burger buns, too.
And here’s the true test of a gluten-free bread in our house: The members of our family who don’t have to eat gluten-free, want to eat these breads. And I don’t mind buying extra because Bfree products—in our local Big Y Market—cost about $5.00 a loaf. (Our previous favorite gluten-free bread was priced at $7.00 a loaf with smaller slices that did not hold up in a school lunch box.)
Allergen Free, Nutritionally Outstanding Gluten-free Bread
Bfree bread products are free of gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, nut and soy. They are low in fat and high in fiber compared to other alternatives. Sound too-good-to-be-true and taste great?
The company bakes their products with an impressive list of non-GMO ingredients* including:
- Apples fiber and potato flour (for fiber)
- Proprietary blend of buckwheat and corn fours (for hearty gluten-free consistency)
- Whole peas (for protein)
- Sourdough (fermented quinoa, rise and maize flour)
- Sunflower Seeds, Molasses, Canola Oil, Psyllium Husk
- 70 calories per each large slice
*for complete list of bread ingredients see here
- Potato, sorghum, millet, buckwheat, brown and white rice flour
- Teff flour
- Pea Protein
- Chia and Flax seeds in the quinoa wrap
- 100 calories in each large wrap
*for a complete list of ingredients see here
BFree company was launched in 2011. It has quickly found its way into the U.S. grocery market in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey and a growing list of states in the Northwest, Northeast and Midwest. But…
How much do I love Bfree? I offered to work for them!
My family is moving to Florida, a state in which Bfree does not yet have grocery distribution. I reached out to the company and offered to be an in-store product marketer. The company assured me they are working hard on Florida distribution and might be in touch to take me up on my offer!
The Independent Small Business News
Review by Karen M. Rider, M.A.
Karen is a contributing editor with Medicine Talk Pro. She has a decade of experience writing about holistic health, wellness, and integrative medicine. Karen holds degrees in kinesiology and health psychology and has training in wellness coaching, yoga and health research. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Association for Health Care Journalists. When she isn’t writing, Karen enjoys biking and kayaking with her family and relaxing with a home-brewed cup of organic tea. Learn More about Karen