Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Multigrain Bread Review – I think I’ve mentioned this in other posts, but a close family member is Celiac and can’t even look at food with gluten without having serious problems. As a courtesy to him, I am trying to eat as many gluten free products at Trader Joe’s as I can fit into my lineup. He and his wife love Trader Joe’s and all the gluten free products they have. He’s been celiac for his whole life so this isn’t something new for him and I remember the awful gluten free bread he used to buy before it became trendy. Thank god we have some real research into some quality gluten free products now.
I think the last bread product I reviewed that was gluten free was the Trader Joe’s Whole Grain Bread which I really liked. It shocked me how bread-like it was and it toasted up nicely and made a pretty good sandwich bread. It was a little on the small side for the whole loaf, but pretty high quality. If you gave me a slice of that bread toasted with butter on it, I wouldn’t have a clue it was gluten free. The full name of this bread is Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Multigrain Bread with Sprouted and Ancient Grains.
Now this Multigrain Gluten Free loaf is a bit different than the Whole Wheat loaf. This is a darker, denser looking loaf. The physical size of the loaf is slightly bigger than the Whole Grain loaf. It feels denser when you pick it up. I opened the bag and I could smell something that I don’t usually smell in a loaf of bread. It smelled like brown sugar. Looking at individual slices of the bread, you can see the denser nature of the crumb. The size of the holes from the yeast action. They are very uniform and small. Not necessarily a bad thing, but if you are used to big uneven holes in your bread, this isn’t it.
I took a bite of the bread fresh out of the bag and it did have that brown sugary flavor again. Then I looked at the ingredient list and there it was, Molasses. That’s what it tastes like. It’s not too strong but it was there in the background. For my bread reviews, I always eat some fresh and then see how it toasts up. I was not disappointed. I could smell the molasses again when I toasted it but when I pulled it out of the toasted, it had a nice crisp brown toast to it. I buttered it and it had a nice snap to the crunch. I couldn’t taste the molasses when it was toasted.
The funny thing is I threw this loaf in the fridge with the rest of my bread and one of my kids didn’t even look at it and made toast and told me how much he liked it and then I told him it was gluten free and he turned his nose up at it. But if it can fool a teenager, it can pretty much fool anyone else. Like I said, gluten free bread has come a long way and Trader Joe’s has done a great job of pushing the envelope and while I am not going gluten free anytime soon, I would have no problem eating this bread.
I will give Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Multigrain bread 8 Bells!
WATER STARCH AND FLOUR BLEND (MODIEFED TAPIOCA STARCH, BROWN RICE FLOUR, RICE STARCH, MODIFIED CELLULOSE, GUAR GUM), CANE SUGAR.,WHOLE GRAIN SORGHUM FLOUR, FLOUR BLEND (WHOLE GRAIN SORGHUM FLOUR, AMARANTH FLOUR, MILLET FLOUR, TEFF FLOUR), YEAST, CANOLA OIL, DRIED EGG WHITES, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, MILLET FLOUR, PSYLLIUM HUSK POWDER, SPROUTED FLOUR BLEND (MILLET FLOUR, BROWN RICE FLOUR, AMARANTH FLOUR, OAT FLOUR), SALT, INVERT SUGAR SYRUP, MOLASSES, CULTURED BROWN RICE (TO PRESERVE), BROWN RICE.
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