Product Review: Kinnikinnick’s New Bread

Shortly after Kinnikinnick released their new, very soft breads, I received a sample package containing white bread, multigrain bread, hamburger and hot dog buns. Originally, I was planning to try them all and then review all four at one time, but since I’m not sure when we’re having hamburger next, and finding hot dogs I can eat can be challenging, I decided to go ahead and review the loaves.

In one word? Delicious.

The white bread is …. phenomenal. It smells like the bread aisle in my local grocery store. The gluten-FULL bread aisle. If I didn’t know I was eating gluten free bread, I would have thought I’d just bitten into a horrible mistake. It’s that good. Even your non-gluten free friends and family should love this bread! I used pretty much the entire loaf on the best chicken salad sandwiches that I’d had in years. The texture and taste may make you cry tears of joy. Click on the photo below to see at full-size.

Chicken Salad Sandwich, photo by Gluten Free & Tasty!
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The multigrain bread is just as good. I love the whole-grain goodness combined with the softness of the bread. Even if I toast this bread, it still doesn’t hurt my mouth like I remember gluten-full bread doing years ago. It’s very gentle on your mouth while being healthy for your body. I ate it by itself. I tried it with raw walnut butter (yum! – I’ll write about that later.), I also tried it toasted and used that for Cinnamon Sugar toast, which I’ve been missing. I’ve used other breads for it, but none of them can compare to Kinnikinnick!

You can either let this bread thaw at room temperature, or if you’re in a hurry, pop it in the microwave. I think ours is around 700W (it’s an over the stove microwave, medium sized). If I’m eating 1 piece, I heat it for 15 seconds, or 30 seconds for two pieces.

You will end up with condensation, so either wipe off the plate after you take it out of the microwave, or put it on a new plate so your bread won’t get soggy.

I couldn’t tell you, however, if chicken salad (or other similar sandwiches) would get eventually make the bread soggy or not. Mine never lasted more than a few minutes after being made! :-)

Due to my financial situation, I rarely purchase anything I’ve sampled, no matter how much I loved it. You can believe I’ll be buying these breads! I hope to convince my local grocery and health food stores to carry it as well!

I will tell you my thoughts on their new hamburger and hot dog buns as soon as I can!

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About Amanda Grabler

I have been gluten free since August 1, 2008. However, my doctor advised me to stop eating gluten in December of 2007. Whoops. I was in the process of giving up a number of other foods that were bothering me at the time, and was about to drive down to New Orleans with a friend (a 14-or-so-hour trip) and I just couldn't handle one more thing to get rid of; especially since I didn't know anything about what "gluten free" meant at the time. In hindsight, I wish I had just gone ahead with it. I would have saved myself 8 months of additional agony. Not to mention, those foods I was giving up? Most of them I can eat now that I'm gluten free (and after my insides healed)! But, better late than never. If you're just now going gluten free, or if your doctor just told you that gluten is your problem, that you have Celiac Disease, whatnot, do NOT do what I did. Is it a lot of work? Yes. Is it worth it? YES! I currently live in Abingdon, Virginia, with my fiancée. Our home is gluten free, and we started off with kitchen-ware that was either brand new, or had only been for gluten free use in the past. My fiancée does not need to be gluten free, but has done so very willingly because of the impact that *not* being gluten free would have on my health. I react to minute bits of gluten, so it is much easier for both of us to be gluten free and not have to worry about cross contamination. I am neither a physician nor a nutritionist. I am writing about my experiences, and research that I have done to try to help others on and/or new to the gluten free diet be a little easier. Please do not take what I write as medical advice. Education: Masters of Business Administration in Economic Crime & Fraud Management Completed May 2009 Utica College Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, History, and Russian Completed May 2001 Ferrum College
  • dawlphyn

    I have had both the hamburger and hot dog buns from Kinnikinnick and they are delicious as well! I find the bread a tad on the sweet side, but overall its my favorite store-bought GF bread

    • Amanda

      What kind of hot dogs do you use? I'm further limited there by not being able to eat products nitrates/nitrites unless they are naturally occurring in the food.