Tuesday, November 10, 2009

French Meadow Bakery Sandwich Bread

French Meadow Bakery offers a variety of gluten free breads, including a white sandwich bread and a cinnamon raisin bread. I was given both to sample as a potential product to be carried at my local health food store, and used the cinnamon raisin bread every morning for breakfast with butter and cheese or jam. I wouldn't use it for anything else except toast but it gets 2 thumbs up for that.

Now for the sandwich bread, I have been in love with Udi's white sandwich bread since I met it. How does this bread compare? Well it starts in the freezer, which pretty much means you have to toast it, so for that it gets a mark against itself. As for texture, it is not as light and fluffy of a sandwich bread as the Udi's, which means it has less holes, which is a plus, and thus makes making a grilled cheese sandwich much easier. In fact, for making grilled cheese, I prefer the French Meadow over the Udi's.

A complaint many people have about gluten free bread in general is that the slices are so small. The French Meadow bread is a slightly larger slice of bread than the Udi's, maybe by half an inch per direction, which doesn't sound like much, but it's something. And as for price, it falls at the lower end of what most gluten free bread costs, coming in at around $5.00. So overall, I still like Udi's, as it reminds me more of a "Wonder Bread," a squishy bread you'd find on the bread aisle and it gets a 4 on a scale of 1-5, but the French Meadow is good in its own way, getting a 3.75 from me on a scale of 1-5.

3 comments:

oli said...
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oli said...

This would make Great French Toast!

Anonymous said...

I only hope this great GF bread will show up in more stores. I was surprised. Eating GF bread about 10 years now, it was a really great find for me and I am hooked!
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