Gluten-Free Soft Deli White and Multi-Ancient Grain Bread from Rotella’s Bakery

By | Mar 1, 2013

My dad grew up in a very Italian family, the kind that eats every meal with a hunk of bread in hand. When we moved from South Philadelphia to the suburbs, he stopped in the city on his way home from work every week to pick up a fresh loaf until a bakery opened in our area that made bread that was up to par with his city bread.  The man is serious about his bread.  So you can imagine the look he gave me when I stopped over with new gluten-free bread from Rotella’s Bakery and told him he had to give it a try.  And, you can probably imagine the look on my face when he gave it a nod of approval.

Rotella's Gluten-Free Bread: Packaging

Rotella’s Gluten-Free Bread

I read an article about Rotella’s Bakery and their new gluten-free bread varieties (Soft Deli White and Multi-Ancient Grain) a few months ago and was curious to try it out.  Then, Kandi of Gluten-Free for Jen reached out to me a few weeks ago to tell me I absolutely had to try this bread from Rotella’s.  So, I got in touch with the company and they sent out some samples for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) staff to try.

Rotella's Gluten-Free Bread: Bread on Conveyor Belt

Lou Rotella sent me some pictures from their facility. How delicious does this bread look?

When the bread arrived at the office, I couldn’t believe how light and soft it was.  I tried a piece of each kind plain, not toasted and was pretty impressed with the light, fluffy texture of the bread.  The white was a tiny bit on the spongy side, but still had a great taste and a good texture overall.  I preferred the ancient grain and didn’t think it had a spongy texture at all.  I really liked both kinds toasted, but it can definitely been eaten without being toasted (this bread would make for a great peanut butter and jelly sandwich).  Rotella’s gluten-free bread is even sturdy enough to be able to stand up to the weight of sandwich toppings without being toasted.  No crumbling happening here!

Rotella's Gluten-Free Bread: Toast

I opted to toast mine to make a tuna sandwich for lunch…

Rotella's Gluten-Free Bread: Tuna Sandwich

…And here’s the tuna sandwich on Rotella’s gluten-free bread.

Even more noteworthy is that this bread is only 40 calories per slice and has a decent amount of fiber in it as well.  Unlike some gluten-free bread, the Rotella’s slices are only slightly smaller than traditional wheat or white bread.

I’m not the only fan of Rotella’s gluten-free breads at the NFCA office either.  We have a few loaves stashed in the freezer and we use it periodically for our lunches or toast at the office.

Rotella's Gluten-Free Bread: Baking in the Oven

Here’s a shot of the bread baking in the oven. Pretty cool, right?

If you’re looking for a new gluten-free bread option, I would definitely recommend giving Rotella’s bread a try.  You can learn more about the new products and where to find them in the dedicated gluten-free section of Rotella’s Bakery website. (Speaking of dedicated gluten-free… Did I mention the bread is baked in it’s own gluten-free facility?)

Have you tried this bread already?  Leave a comment and let me know what you thought!


2 Comments so far
  1. Linda Hanigan March 26, 2013 8:57 am

    My daughter called me from school last week to tell me that Pius had the best gluten free bread she had ever tasted and that the cafeteria lady had promised to sell it to her, if we couldn’t buy it in stores yet. It was Rotella’s Multi Ancient Grain bread. Prior to this she would only eat home made gluten free bread. She has been busy eating sandwiches and peanut butter bread all week. She told me that the home made bread tastes as good, but this bread doesn’t crumble so you can have peanut butter bread and you don’t have to toast it. So far I’ve bought loafs at the Williamsburg HyVee and the one at 70th and Pioneer

  2. Alicia March 26, 2013 9:01 am

    Glad you were able to find Rotella’s bread in your area! I thought the exact same thing when I tried this bread; it can definitely stand up to the weight of a sandwich without crumbling or needing to be toasted. Enjoy!

    – Alicia

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