It’s officially July and officially the summer and officially the hottest.
This means it’s the perfect time for grilling. The perfect time for gluten-free beers on your patios. And of course, the perfect time for finding out about great gluten-free hotdog and hamburger buns.
I recently reviewed the Kinnikinnick soft breads – the white and multigrain bread varieties. Kinnikinnick had sent me a sample pack of their newest soft breads to try out (thanks Kinnikinnick!) – so here’s my review of the other two products – the hotdog and hamburger buns.
The hotdog buns were the most interesting. I made the mistake of trying to tackle the hotdog bun grilling when they were still a little frozen. Mistake! Because they were so fragile still, and less malleable, I couldn’t get it to bend without breaking apart on the grill pan. One of the two I was able to keep connected in the process. Regardless, putting them on the grill (pan) made them nice, warm and crispy-grilled for the hotdogs. Although they were actually chicken dogs – putting pepper on them really completed the whole meal.
You can see that on the bun still left standing, I didn’t open it all the way – making it a hard hotdog to take in all at once! Then again, I haven’t had a hotdog with a real bun on it for years – perhaps I have forgotten how a real one was supposed to function? Although these were great tasting buns – really great tasting – I would definitely wait to defrost it before grilling it.
The hamburgers went much smoother. I defrosted them and they were easy to grill (or put them in a toaster like I did – taking the lazy way out ha).
I used it for veggie burgers, since I’m not a beef girl. These are great buns to have at home for grilling and making hamburgers. I wish some restaurants that try so hard to make their own GF buns would just use these! They’re crispy when grilled – not doughy like some I’ve had before.
I really liked these products! I’m not a huge hotdog fan, so the chances of me re-buying a bag of these are unlikely, but if I ever need them I’d definitely not be opposed to it. The hamburger buns were great. I’m so used to eating veggie burgers without buns that I could take or leave buns. However, I know that it’s something a lot of newly celiac (or veteran celiac) miss. Buy these buns! Both retails for around $4.59 a package. Each package has 4 products inside.
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Kinnikinnick is offering the winner a package of Kinnikinnick Soft Bread. This includes 1 white loaf, 1 multigrain loaf (as seen in my previous review), and 1 hot dog bun package and 1 hamburger bun package.
1 winner, picked randomly (via Random.org) based on valid entries.
HOW IT WORKS:
Each person can be entered into our contest TWO times ONLY – once through the website and once through Facebook.
- WEBSITE LOVERS: 1 entry (limit 1 per person) on Celiacandthebeast.com. Comment on THIS post and tell us about a UNIQUE sandwich, burger, or hotdog that you would love to make. Make sure that you input your email address in the form so we can contact you if you’re the winner!
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Monday July 23rd 2012 – 5pm PST. Winners will be announced ASAP afterwards!