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.