Review: Schar Deli Style Bread
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May 10 2012

Review: Schar Deli Style Bread

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Schar Deli Style bread can be purchased in stores across the US and online (though they are temporarily out of stock right now).

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.

Article Written by:

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. I’ve tried it and it is quite good, but a bit too bitter for me. (Yes, I understand that is the idea – just my personal taste.) I also found the five slices to be a bit odd, but making one slice as toast worked out ok.

    As for regular sized bread, I just tried my first loaf of Kinnikinnick’s new soft bread and the slices are quite large (for gluten free bread that is!) and truly don’t need to be toasted (if you don’t want).

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