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Food Review: Live G Free Gluten Free White Bread

LiveGFree Gluten Free White Bread
I'm not a fan

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I've tried gluten-free bread in the past, and I wasn't impressed.

Today, I sampled Live G Free Gluten Free White Bread.  Live G Free is an Aldi product, offering a full line of GF products, bread, chips, crackers, brownies, pancake mix, etc.  I like their chips and crackers, and their brownies are pretty tasty too.

Live G Free uses a gluten-free flour blend of Tapioca starch, potato starch, brown rice flour, and other ingredients to make their bread.  Given how much I like their other GF products, I had high hopes for the bread, so I broke out a couple of slices from the bag to satisfy a sandwich craving...

My hopes were flattened.  I'm still not impressed with gluten-free bread.  For starters, it's so darn expensive.  At $6.49 for the loaf, that's cost prohibitive for me.  I'd rather go without bread when craving a sandwich, making a meat, cheese & condiment lettuce wrap instead.  The cost alone means I'll pass on buying it again, this brand, or any other I've tried, they're all too expensive.  Gluten-free products in general are priced higher than their traditional wheat counterparts, but bread seems to be especially high.  The brownies, chips, crackers, etc., are all far more reasonably priced.  In addition to the high cost, it's also a very stiff, dry bread compared to the traditional stuff.   In making a sandwich when sampling this bread, the lack of moisture in it could not be offset with mayo and mustard.  It was still a very dry sandwich.

GF bread price
Strike One: GF bread is expensive

It's better when toasted, but that goes for just about any bread when creating a sandwich.  It makes a decent grilled cheese, and tomorrow I'll be making French Toast for breakfast to see how that turns out.  I'm wondering how well this bread will soak up the egg mixture.

Costing me $6.49 for a 20-ounce package (a standard size for a loaf of white bread), I'm giving Live G Free Gluten Free White Wide Pan Bread 3 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap Stars.  It's on par with other GF bread I've tried, but that's not saying much.  It's not a good foundation for a sandwich straight out of the package and it flat-out costs too much.  It is NOT worthy of a repeat buy.

GF bread slices
Looks like decent bread, right?

This is the first time I've had sliced bread since going gluten-free May 27.  I was craving a sandwich, but this bread did not satisfy the bread craving.  Round two of sampling was better with the grilled cheese.  I'll post an update with the French Toast.

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike

Sandwich
a generous portion of mustard & mayo could not compensate for how dry this bread is

 

 

 

 

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MIke T.

This bread makes for a pretty good French Toast. It's a dense bread, so I was a bit concerned it wouldn't absorb the egg mixture, but it absorbed well and the benefit to being dense, is it doesn't fall apart like a typical slice of white bread will. So, while this bread kind of sucks straight out of the bag, it's pretty good in toasting and frying preparations.

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