I love bread.
I always have, and always will.
As a gluten-free blogger (and bread lover), I am always in search of the latest and greatest gluten-free bread options. From breads found at my local grocery stores to ordering from bakeries across the country, I never pass up an opportunity to try a new-to-me brand.
When visiting North Carolina, a Publix trip introduced me to BFree, a wheat and gluten-free bakery that stands out in the normally gluten-filled bakery section of the store. BFree is an Irish company, and their whole line of products are allergen-free and vegan-friendly. Offering pita, rolls, bagels, loaves, and wraps, BFree's product line has a great variety of common and more uncommon gluten-free bread types.
Of many BFree items stocked, their dinner rolls jumped out to me, because good gluten-free dinner rolls are few and far between. With a white and whole grain/seeded variety, I was eager to see how BFree's rolls would measure up.
As mentioned, BFree's products are allergen-free, and I like how their packaging clearly touts all their special diet credentials. The breads are vegan-friendly, and tout nutritional benefits too, including low fat, no added sugar, and a high fiber content.
I used the brown seeded rolls in a more traditional roll capacity, serving them as a dinner roll. Popping them in the oven for 20-ish minutes brought them to life, and I loved how they were soft and doughy, not at all crumbly or weirdly textured. They have a complex, whole grain flavor, and whole seeds are spread throughout the roll. Melting non-dairy butter on them makes them even more irresistible, and it was wonderful to enjoy the too-rare experience of bread service with a meal.
For the white rolls, I prepared them the same way by warming them in the oven wrapped in aluminum foil. Instead of serving them as a bread course, I sliced two in half to make mini slider buns for leftover pulled pork barbecue from The Pedalin' Pig (my review). The rolls hold up easily as a mini bun, and have a classic white bread taste and light texture. Even when sliced, they did not crumble and easily held from first bite to last.
I was impressed by BFree's rolls, and will definitely make a point to try their other products in the future. The rolls not only tasted good, but nailed the perfect texture that so many other rolls I have tried have not been able to achieve. Soft and chewy, these rolls met and exceeded my expectations- and I dare say they'd hold their own against any gluten-filled roll too.
Click here to visit BFree's website for more information about their full product line and where to find their products at local stores and online retailers.
Disclaimer: This review is current to the original publication date. Updates will be noted. Ingredients and manufacturing processes can change without notice. Each product should be reviewed for individual nutritional needs. Feel free to to contact me with any questions or comments. I purchased the above products independently and was not compensated for my review.