I was given samples of Bfree Foods in exchange for an honest review. My opinion is, as always, my own.
When my package from Bfree Foods arrived, I was beyond excited. Not only are all Bfree products gluten and wheat free, they’re also dairy, egg, nut, and soy free. This makes them suitable for celiac so who have other intolerances (like my lactose intolerance) and also a good option for vegans. The products are also low-fat and high fiber.
Let’s be real, though. As much as I can talk about the specs of the food, it doesn’t really matter. What’s important here is one thing: the taste. (And, if you’re pedantic, the texture. I’m counting that as an aspect of taste here.) So how does BFree Foods measure up?
When the package arrived, I was most excited about the dinner rolls. After all, Christmas was coming up, and I have had some awful experiences with gluten free dinner rolls in the past. I poked these rolls as soon as they came out of the box, and handed them to Justin with a surprised look on my face. He asked what was wrong, but he knew as soon as he touched the rolls I was shoving in his direction. They were….soft. Without any toasting, baking, or otherwise having to alter their natural state. Soft gluten free rolls? What?
My second surprise was the wraps. I’m not a fan of gluten free wraps in general, because they break and the food falls out onto the plate- or worse, the floor. For this reason, when my pets see me trying to eat a gluten free wrap, they gather on the floor at my feet, waiting for the inevitable cascade of meat and cheese. They were disappointed when I ate a BFree Wrap. It passed the bend test with flying colors.
The bread in this picture has seen better days, but that’s only because I’ve been carrying the loaf around. The longer slices have turned out to be perfect for our annual Christmas Eve grilled cheese fiesta, and even better for those leftover sandwiches that every Southern family starts pumping out after Christmas dinner. The BFree breads took less time to toast than normal bread, so you have to watch it carefully.
Now ow for the highlight: you all know how much I love bagels. I do. They’re one of my favorite bread products of all time, and I have been on a quest for the best gluten free bagel of all time. In BFree Foods, I’ve found a pretty decent option. I received both plain and everything bagels. Everything contains sesame seeds, and therefore is not suitable for people with sesame allergies. I’m glad I do not have a sesame allergy, because I love this bagel.
In fact, the bagels were the first product I wound up trying! I was having a craving a few minutes after I opened the box- no doubt influenced by the huge box of bread products sitting on my kitchen table- and decided to test the bagels out by making a bagel sandwich. For some reason, I gathered up all the ingredients and headed to the bedroom, where Justin was asleep, to actually make my sandwich. Don’t ask. I can’t explain my decision making process.
A word of warning to would be sandwich makers: these bagels are not pre-sliced. This is okay, because I wound up piling all the sandwich supplies onto the top of the bagel like some kind of strange sandwich tower, but it meant that my next late-night sandwich adventure would be relegated to the kitchen, where it belonged. The bagels are crumbly if not toasted, but the taste is great whether you serve them warm or cold. I prefer my bagels toasted anyway- a holdover from living off toasted bagels at college before my celiac diagnosis.
BFree isn’t as well-known as some gluten free brands, at least in my circles, but it deserves to be. If you’re interested in checking them out, visit their website for more information. They are also on social media!