Product Review: Bread Srsly
I have mentioned the brand in about three different blog posts already, so here’s my review of this delicious gluten-free and vegan sourdough bread. Finally, bread I can eat that I LOVE!
I may look back on my celiac journey and be able to divide my eating into pre- and post- time periods to mark before and after I discovered Bread Srsly. This San Francisco-based brand makes seriously awesome bread loaves and rolls that are organic, non-GMO and hand-made. All are made in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen utilizing a fermentation process that takes 12-hours for the dough to rise, according to the company’s website.
But what makes Bread Srsly so great is that they ship nationwide, so anyone in the country can have the delicious sourdough delivered right to their front door.
The bread loaves come in several different flavors: classic, kale, seeded, and my absolute favorite, sweet onion. The base recipe is the same in all of them- organic white rice flour, organic millet flour, organic sorghum flour, arrowroot, sourdough starter (water, organic sorghum flour), xanthan gum, and salt.) Likewise the dinner rolls and pullman loaf are made from the same ingredients. Only the sandwich rolls are made with a different recipe and are free of rice and gums.
Of all Bread Srsly’s offerings, I love the sweet onion bread and the sandwich rolls the most. The sandwich rolls are about three times the size of the dinner rolls and taste a little more heartier than the rice-containing rolls. I still enjoy the dinner rolls, too, though. The sandwich rolls are large enough to hold a veggie burger or cut in half and used like an english muffin. Both are great with soups and stews as well.
In addition to making an endless amount of sandwiches, I particularly like topping my bread with hummus, vegan cheeze, or pretty much any kind of spread or dip and toasting it in the oven.
Bread Srsly runs on the expensive side–as would be expected of hand-crafted gluten-free bread. Packages range from $30 for a pullman loaf or 12 sandwich rolls to $35 for three loaves. There are several mixed packages of breads and rolls that fall inside that range.
Each order arrives with care instructions. All bread must be refrigerated upon receiving it, and are recommended to be chilled at least 24 hours before slicing. It is also advised to slice all loaves before freezing (which must be done if not consumed by the “use by” date) and that the sandwich rolls be frozen immediately. (See my tips for reheating frozen bread here.)
I did not freeze my sandwich rolls, and I still thought they were great. But I may try that next time to see if they are even better. The only variety I have not tried is the pullman loaf.
Everything has been really great so far, even the company itself. The owner’s name appears on everything, including the sender address on the box it comes in. So, it seems like she is sending everything right to you and has that aspect of a small business that I appreciate.
My only critique is that the bread is only shipped on Tuesdays, and it usually arrives to me in Michigan by Thursday. However, the one time it did not arrive until Friday, it began molding within two days and I had to freeze what was not molding to prevent the mold from spreading.
If you are looking for a good gluten-free and vegan bread, check Bread Srsly out and let me know what you think!