Posted on | April 1, 2012 | 2 Comments
There is nothing like a good hamburger. Sadly, I haven’t had a really good hamburger with a really good gluten free hamburger bun since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I would either make do with sub par gluten free bread, or wrap my burger in lettuce. When Kinnikinnick came out with this new hamburger bun to replace their old buns, I thought, why not give it a try? Especially since Kinnikinnick sent some samples to taste. Free- even better!
In each package retails for $4.59, and comes with four buns. Kinnikinnick recommends you store them frozen, or they may be stored fresh on the countertop for a day or two. They are supposed to be soft enough that after they defrost they may be consumed with no toasting or special preparation. These buns are not pre-sliced so all you need to do is slice them when to is time to eat.
When my burger was done grilling, I popped one Kinnikinnick hamburger bun in the microwave for 45 seconds. It was the perfect time. The bun was no longer cold, but still soft and evenly defrosted. I waited for the bun to cool, then sliced it in two. It is very important to let the bun cool after removing from the microwave, because when I tried to slice it right out of the microwave and it just smushed. It actually looks like a gluten hamburger bun!
I went all out and added onion, tomato, pickle, cheese, lettuce, and ketchup. Even though the lettuce was ripped funny, I still think this burger looks amazing! I took a bite and was in love. The bun is soft, and squished down a bit; just like I would expect a bun from McDonalds to do. The smell of the bun actually reminded me of McDonalds. Although the bun is soft, it didn’t squish into nothing. It still held it’s shape, and my burger. It kept it’s shape to the very last bite. There is not distinct taste to the bun, it lets the meat and condiments do the talking.
I am in love with Kinninnick’s new soft hamburger bun. Try these as soon as you can!
Rating: 5 stars
Pros: soft bun with a light taste, 5 g fiber
Cons: it didn’t come out sooner!
Ingredients: water, white rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, sunflower and/or canola oil, sugar, egg white powder, corn starch, cellulose, non-hydrogenated shortening (palm fruit and/or canola), psyllium fiber, yeast, modified cellulose, rice starch, salt, cultured corn syrup solids, maltodextrin, citric acid, modified cellulose, vitamin and mineral blend (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, iron), enzymes
Nutritional Snapshot: (1 bun) 150 calories, 5g fat, 26g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 5 g fiber
Want to try the new Kinnikinnick soft hamburger buns?
Check your local grocer’s freezer section, or they may be purchased directly from the Kinnikinnick website.