Genius Spiced Fruit Loaf is Simply Excellent Gluten-Free Bread!
Fantastic Gluten-Free Bread at Reasonable Price
|Genius brand Gluten-Free Bread : Spiced Fruit Loaf Variety|
When I first encountered this gluten-free bread, with a brand-name of "Genius", I could not help wondering if the bread would live up to its name. Without a doubt, it definitely does!
This is one of those rare gluten-free breads that I enjoy without toasting (worth noting, since toasting is a "requirement" for so many GF breads if you want the bread to have a decent texture and taste). This sliced spicy fruit loaf review does not require any additional bread preparation in order to achieve optimal taste: just eat it, and enjoy.
This was my first encounter with a gluten-free product that used this particular gluten-replacement additive to mimic gluten, and I must say it does a fantastic job of doing so (best I have encountered in commercial gluten-free breads).
The full list of ingredients is as follows (quoted from their site):
Water, Tapioca Starch, Sultana (12%), Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Sunflower Oil, Yeast, Raisin (4%), Currants (4%), Caster Sugar, Psyllium Husk Powder, Humectant: Glycerine, Stabiliser: Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Dried Egg White, Cinnamon, Maize Flour, Salt, Maize Starch, Mixed Spice (Coriander, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Fennel, Clove, Cardamom), Rice Starch, Preservative: Calcium Propionate.Notice that Psyllium Husk Powder too: more fiber and texure! And, the dried egg whites are certainly going to help with that gluten-replacement also.
Reasonable Price for Great Gluten-Free BreadI am actually tempted to call this not just "reasonably priced", but rather low-priced gluten-free bread — especially given the absolutely ridiculous price of some gluten-free breads I have encountered in the United States (I have seen a small loaf of gluten-free paleo bread at Whole Foods Market for $11.00!! ouch!!). In fact, most commercially available gluten-free bread in the US is absolutely absurdly overpriced with typical tiny loafs costing in excess of $6 or $7, which is just crazy given that the base ingredients are usually quite cheap (potato starch, rice starch, etc).
Price is where the Genius Gluten-Free Bread shows its genius again: this loaf is only £2.50 (i.e., about US $4.25/loaf) and it is a nice sized loaf (400g, or approximately 14 ounces). Basically, it is pretty similar in size to a "real" loaf of raisin bread or similar fruit loaf.
Hopefully you will have a chance to try this bread. My product-review bottom line: Genius gluten-free bread is highly recommended!
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