One thing I really miss about “regular” bread is the size. Most packaged gluten-free breads are on the smaller size. I was pleased when I saw the size of Schar’s Deli Style bread – it is almost twice the size of some of the other packaged breads on the market. The Schar site describes this bread as “sourdough bread”. Enough said. I have been hunting for sourdough since I started the gluten-free diet 6+ years ago.
After running a half marathon the other day, I knew I would need a big sandwich to help me refuel. I was thrilled to use these big slices of bread. The package says there is no need to toast the bread, but I did. I wanted a warm sandwich because I am always cold after I run. I did taste the bread untoasted, though, and it was very good! Turkey and cheddar with Grey Poupon and mixed greens were the fillings of my choice.
I was thoroughly impressed with this bread and wish it came in a bigger package! Each package only contains 5 slices. Schar considers each slice a serving, but I clearly used 2 for this sandwich and can’t see only using one unless I was pairing the sandwich with a bowl of soup. Perhaps a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup should be added to my lunch menu this week!
Ingredients: water, corn starch,sourdough (rice flour, water), buckwheat flour, rice flour, psyllium seed husks (vegetable fiber), rice starch, sugar beet syrup, sunflower oil, soy protein, sugar, salt, yeast, modified cellulose, apple extract, citric acid, tartaric acid. CONTAINS SOY.
Each slice of bread contains 120 calories, 2 grams protein, 1.5 grams fat, 3 grams of fiber and 21 grams of carbs. The sodium count is 320 mg per slice, so keep that in mind should you choose to use 2 pieces to make a sandwich. The bread contains no milk, preservatives or GMOs, but does contain soy.
Have you tried Schar’s new Deli Style Bread? What did you think?
**This bread was sent to me as part of a package to review by Schar. The thoughts shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.