Review: Food for Life English Muffins
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Apr 21 2010

Review: Food for Life English Muffins

I finally found the Food for Life English Muffins here in Columbus.  I had seen them when I was on vacation, but knew I that I didn’t have room to bring them back with me.  I am not sure what my obsession is with gluten-free English muffins.  Sure, I liked them well enough before I had to start the gluten-free diet, but I never ate them very often.

I have tried a couple of different brands already: Joan’s GF Great Bakes English Muffins and Kinnikinnick English Muffins. I also use Trader Joe’s French Rolls like I would an English Muffin.

Food for Life English Muffins have a simple ingredient list with no preservatives and they are pre-split!! Do you know what that means? It means that they can be split with a fork. I kid you not! Each muffin contains 220 calories, 2 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber & 4 grams of protein. The first time I toasted one & used it for a sandwich. I may have toasted it a little too long because it was very crispy. The taste was great, but it was hard to eat as a sandwich. The next time, I made sure to toast it for less time. I topped the muffin that time with avocado slices. Perfect!!

How do these compare to the other English muffins I have tried? Joan’s GF Great Bakes English Muffins are still on the top of my list, but these come in 2nd place. I like how they split so easily. The Food for Life English Muffins are less than half the price ($5.29) of Joan’s (over $13), so that makes them even more attractive. Don’t get me wrong, I love Joan’s GF Great Bakes, but $13 for 6 English muffins is pricey. Trader Joe’s does make an English muffin in addition to the French roll, but they don’t sell them in Ohio. I like the price of the French rolls – under $4 for 4 rolls. I am not sure what the TJ’s English muffins sell for. Do you have a favorite gluten-free English muffin? The next step for me is learning how to make them at home. I got some English muffin rings for Christmas, so I should probably put them to use.

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Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. Cara says:

    The best English muffins I have had are the glutino ones. :)

  2. Kim says:

    Hi Cara,

    I don’t believe that I have tried the Glutino English Muffins. I haven’t seen them in my area, which is odd because between Whole Foods & my health food store, I can usually find pretty much everything.

    Kim

  3. Melinda Weathers says:

    The Food for Life english muffins are my all time favorite! The texture is just like a regular english muffin. I put Earth Balance butter and strawberry jam on them, and they’re wonderful!

  4. Kim says:

    Melinda,

    Butter & strawberry jam on the muffins sound heavenly!

  5. Jen says:

    after reading your blog about these english muffins, i’ve been dreaming of tasting one. this week i found them at Harmony Farms in Raleigh, NC. i had one this morning….toasted with cream cheese. YUM! YUM! YUM!!!! it’s taking everything i have not to go eat another one right now. LOL!

    i do believe a sandwich with turkey & avocado will be my next experience with this tasty treat!

  6. Eric says:

    Kim, I buy for a health food store in Juneau Alaska. I have just been asked about a GF Food for life English Muffin, but cannot find it on their site. I wonder if they have stopped production of it? Can you give me a UPC ( bar ) code for the item so I can locate it for the client? Would appreciate,

    Thanks,

    Eric

  7. Sharon says:

    I like these english mufins but they lay like a brick in my gut after I have one. I’d like to try some different ones.

  8. Nicol says:

    Thanks for the review! I saw these in my grocer’s freezer and while they looked good, I had to come home and do a search for a review before spending that much money on a package of english muffins. You never know what you are going to get with gf. I will pick some up the next time I am there :)

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