I was pretty excited when Mike picked me up some gluten free bread from Marks and Spencers.
Marks and Sparks isn’t really the place I shop when it comes to buying gluten free food. The food is a little expensive if you’re trying to save the pennies but I assumed their gluten free range would mirror their normal food range, which from what I’ve heard, is pretty tasty!
[Thanks you Little Missed Gluten for finding a photo for me!]
The bread is sliced [which is always handy] and of reasonable size. Some may think that mentioning the slice size is a little odd, but there’s some gluten free bread slices out there that’d be suitable for an ant!
So I toasted a slice, buttered it and then took a bite and my reaction was:
It was probably the worst gluten free bread I’ve ever tasted and when I took to twitter to vent some rage, most of you agreed!
For starters, it has a weird consistency which is more cake like then bread like. Secondly, it was so saltly, which is rich coming from me as I’m dubbed ‘the salt queen’ by my friends as I always drown my chips in the stuff. It also left a horrible after taste in my mouth, which I didn’t like.
I also assumed I’d prepared the bread wrong. I know some gluten free bread tastes better once refreshed a little in the microwave. I did this but sadly, it still tasted horrible, cakey, salty and crumbly!
I know some of you may absolutely love this bread [they wouldn’t sell it if it wasn’t popular, or would they?] and this is obviously a one persons opinion. I’m also not tarnishing all marks and spencers gluten free products will taste as horrid as this and I will probably try the odd product when I’m feeling flush but sadly for now, I give this bread two huge thumbs down.