I found some Glutenfreeda gluten-free flour tortillas. I am a sucker for a burrito. If you go back to my earliest posts you will probably see that for the first two years after being diagnosed Celiac, any time I drove past a Taco Bell I would break down and bawl. Not just little tears but literally cry my eyes out. This is how addicted to basic bean burritos I was and frankly it has been a quest ever since to find one that is comparable. So I was so very excited to see a new product I have never tasted.
I went on Glutenfreeda’s site however did not find any information on this at all about the tortilla. So either it is so bad they took it off the market or its so new they don’t have it on their website. I am going to bet by my taste test its the first posibility, it is off the market. If I am wrong I am sorry you have to taste this.
After I sat down and taste tested this, I thought to myself wasn’t there other products from this company I didn’t like. Well yes there was. I test each product individually as a company in my opinion can really hit gold on one product and still flop on another. So I didn’t even go look or think about other reviews until it was all over and just so you have the info too here is my other review of the Glutenfreeda Hotpockets.
I always go into a review with the highest of hopes and perhaps that is my problem. however these were non-GMO, dairy free, gluten free, no trans fat and well they looked good. The ingredients were simple and minimal and only 100 calories for 1 tortilla. Sounds good right?
first off I found these in the frozen section, and so I brought them home and let them defrost naturally and slowly in the fridge. However unfrozen they were still out of shape, hard as brick and unbend-able. (perhaps I am picky but a tortilla should be able to wrap around the food its going to hold.)
Thinking perhaps maybe they dried out a bit in shipping (we do live in Alaska and it has a long ride to go) I put it in the microwave wrapped in a wet paper towel and put it on 10 -20 seconds. It got warm and softer but not bendable and so I dealt with the fact that I would have a broken tortilla in which everything would fall out. But at this point I am going for the taste because I can deal with the mess. OH NO. Sorry let me gulp some coffee because this tortilla was the equivalent of eating plastic wrap. Very thick plastic wrap. No flavor, not tortilla like texture, no nothing, I did not even get the slightest feeling of eating a tortilla. No tortilla in it at all.
You know the saying if it quacks its a duck. Sorry it looked like a tortilla but it wasn’t a tortilla! No way no how and the remainder went into the trash. No one would eat it, and trust me I have some taste testers in my family that would eat just about anything however these went straight to the garbage. $10 in the trash! trash, trash, trash.
Big Sigh…………I just don’t enjoy the flavor, texture, product this company puts out. Not sure why its so hard, so many companies do a good job. It may not be the same as the gluten product but at least its edible and enjoyable. I don’t want an exact copy of something, I just want something I can enjoy. Sadly this was something I can’t, won’t and will never enjoy.
Very disappointing………….two thumbs down and a belly ache to go with it.