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Ener-G Tapioca Hamburger Bun- gluten free/ wheat free/ casein free/ dairy free/ egg free/ soy free/ nut free

Posted on | February 10, 2008 | 5 Comments


One night my fabulously talented husband cooked pork BBQ for me and my entire family, perfectly flavored and super savory. However, in order to have a great dinner, I wanted my BBQ on a sandwich roll, not just on two slices of rice bread. It’s just not the same! So, when I came across this four pack of gluten free tapioca hamburger buns, I thought I’d give them a try. I purchased them for $4.95. To prepare them, simply slice the bun in half and warm in the microwave or oven if you wish. This is what I did, since I like warm bread with hot fillings.


I must admit, these Ener-G gluten free hamburger buns really surprised me. The first bun I tested from the package didn’t disappoint me at all! It was soft and chewy, but kept it’s shape with no excessive sogginess or crumbling, despite the healthy slathering of BBQ sauce I enjoyed on my sandwich. The flavor was light and mild, had no funny aftertaste, and would pair well with any hearty burger or sandwich filling you desire. The texture was smooth with no graininess, thanks to its tapioca flour base. These gluten free hamburger buns did seem a touch dry, but not so much that it would keep me from buying them again.


I did not feel like I missing out of the dining experience at all because I had to eat gluten free. Now, that is some thing to be happy about!

On the downside, I found that the extra hamburger buns went bad really fast. I stored them in the refrigerator and used two more for my lunch and dinner the following day. The texture definitely seemed grainy, drier, and just not as good. On day three, I threw away the last bun of the pack; it just wasn’t worth eating.

Overall, these gluten free hamburger buns were great straight from the package. However, you must eat them fast and/or share with someone for maximum flavor and texture.

PROS: texture, density, flavor, appearance, 4 grams fiber

CONS: slightly dry, eat them VERY fast!

Rating: 4 stars

Ingredients: Filtered Water, Rice Flower, Tapioca Starch, Cold Pressed High Oleic Safflower Oil, Pear Juice Concentrate, Bamboo Fiber, Yeast, Methylcellulose, Tapioca Syrup, Guar Gum, Salt, Palm Oil, Calcium Phosphate, Glucono Delta Lactone. Enriched with Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin, Iron and Folic Acid.


5 Responses to “Ener-G Tapioca Hamburger Bun- gluten free/ wheat free/ casein free/ dairy free/ egg free/ soy free/ nut free”

  1. childlife
    February 21st, 2008 @ 12:41 am

    These are nice to know about! I’ve had a few bad experiences with this brand, but these actually sound quite good! Thanks for the review!

  2. Seamaiden
    March 3rd, 2008 @ 3:35 am

    Haha- I hate to be a little dark cloud floating overhead, but I just don’t like these buns or any of EF’s bread products- I have eaten these in the past but now I know the magic of homemade bread would never eat them again. They are downright inedible without microwaving or toasting, IMO- and all those preservatives don’t do anything GOOD for the flavor.
    I’d give them a 2/4. Not their worst product, but…


    PS You know I love your web page and reviews, right? I just don’t like these buns! ;)

  3. Karen
    March 3rd, 2008 @ 5:08 am

    That’s OK Sea! The only bun that was yummy for me was the first one. I enjoy reading all opinions and experiences, and look forward to reading more of yours :)

    March 27th, 2008 @ 3:13 am

    I’ve seen these in the store and wondered… I’ll try them now!

  5. Karen
    March 27th, 2008 @ 3:28 am

    Just remember to eat them very very fast! The next day they don’t taste good at all.

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