Sometimes, whilst shopping in Asda, I can come across a gluten free product that will make me literally yell in glee. This was the case when I was eyeing up the free from asile when I came across these gluten free tortilla wraps!
I was pleasantly surprised at how much these looked like normal wheat ‘old el peso’ tortillas. I suddenly imagined all the things I could have again, like wrap sandwiches, fajitas etc. Before I could finish my imaginary list in my head – I put them in basket and ran to the check out!
That night, me, Mike, ‘wheat Pete’ and his girlfriend, Cassie, decided to make some enchiladas for dinner. I obviously had to pop my own gluten free enchiladas in their own roasting dish as to not contaminate my wraps with their wheat ones. I was so excited for these enchiladas. They were going to be my first ‘Mexican’ inspired dish since being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. I was literally staring at them excitedly from the other side of the oven and patiently waiting for them to be done.
So while I waited, I thought I’d try one of the gluten free wraps I hadn’t used and see whether they were like the real thing [Don’t ask why I didn’t do this before, I was just far too excited to have some enchiladas that I threw myself into making them as quickly as I could!]. To my horror the wrap was dry, bland and as tough as old boots! I looked at Mike in shock who quickly reassured me that they’ll taste much better once cooked in the oven. However, when the enchiladas did come out of the oven , I took one bite and to my horror again, the wraps tasted just like they did before; bland and as tough as leather! I took another bite and yep – same issues. Mike and others also took a bite and agreed, it didn’t taste nice.
So I took the internet and tried to look up other reviews and more information about the wraps. Maybe I wasn’t cooking them properly. There’s no instructions on the pack so you don’t know whether you should ‘refresh’ them with a little water and heat them, but I did try this again with a leftover wrap and there was no difference. Sadly, it seemed like I wasn’t the only one as I came across a review by Gluten-Free in Edinburgh who fond they were terrible at wrapping anything as they broke easily!
I feel sad writing such a bad review about what could have been an awesome gluten free product. However, I’m holding on to hope that maybe I wasn’t cooking it right, maybe there’s a way of making them soft and pliable but for now I give these two thumbs down.
Looks like I’m not the only one who’s had a bad experience with these tortilla wraps, which is a huge shame! But, Caleigh from the amazing Gluten Free[k] site has shown me these gluten free tortilla wraps from Mex Grocer!