Product Review: Trader Joe’s Rye-less Rye

I have run across Trader Joe’s Rye-Less Rye more times than I can count at Trader Joe’s.  This is because I buy the Trader Joe’s French Rolls on a regular basis.  I had always been scared (LOL) to buy the Rye-less Rye, but took the plunge a week or so ago.  It was $3.49/loaf and Trader Joe’s is really good about taking back stuff (and giving a store credit) for things that you don’t like or aren’t up to your expectations.  I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this bread.  Yes, you have to toast it.  Also, I put my loaf directly into the freezer so that it would keep, as I would never eat it all before the date stamped on the package.  Now I enjoy in various ways, a piece or 2 at a time.  The bread toasts up wonderfully and has that “rye” taste that I remember from my pre-gluten-free days.  The texture is amazing.  The only thing negative I have to say about this bread is that the pieces aren’t bigger.  I am not talking thickness of slice here, but size of the slice.  These are relatively small, way too small for a lunch-sized sandwich, in my opinion.  Of course, I am a big eater, so maybe for someone with a smaller appetite, this bread would work perfectly for sandwiches.  Being the creative person that I am…LOL…I have found many other uses for this bread.  Here is my “after dinner rye-less rye”, complete with strawberry fruit spread & some chocolate chips (BTW, those are regular size chocolate chips, so you can get an idea of the size of the bread):


Some other uses are with peanut butter or almond butter as a snack, with butter with a meal, with cream cheese as a snack or with a meal.  You could use these for appetizers, too.  Maybe cut each slice in make Crostini

I would absolutely buy this product again and again.  Highly recommend.


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20 Responses

  1. Thanks for this recommendation! I was stopping by Trader Joe’s today anyway and picked up some Ryeless Rye at your suggestion. Just had some — mmm! Very tasty. I’ve missed rye bread, and this stuff is *really* close, according to my memory.

  2. Esther,

    So glad that you enjoyed it! I thought it was a really close taste too! 🙂

    Hope to see you at the Mother’s Day function. 🙂

    Take care!


  3. If you like rye bread, try Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Hearty Whole Grain Bread mix. It makes a dense bread good for sandwiches. Has caraway seeds.

  4. Ooh! thanks for the BRM tip! I will check that out!

  5. […] some surprise treats for Jon.  I have been looking for a good rye-like bread, and while I like Trader Joe’s, it isn’t sandwich-worthy (pieces are way too small).  Yesterday for lunch I decided to […]

  6. […] another one of my favorite breads.  This is the closest to rye that I have found, well except the Trader Joe’s Rye-less Rye, but that bread is way too small for sandwiches.  This bread makes amazing sandwiches!  I also […]

  7. My favorite use for this bread is… croutons! Unfortunately, we don’t have TJ’s in Florida, so I only get what I bring home on vacations.

  8. HELP….I have been buying Trader Joe’s Ryeless rye bread for years nad it is great….went there today to get my supply and found out they hace discontinued it!!!! They will not give you the name of the manufacturer…does anybody know?????

    • I love this bread and only found it at one Trader Joe’s in GA. Did you ever find out where it can be purchased? Would love to buy it online.

  9. Hello: Do you have any coupons for your breads?
    Such as : Rye-less “Rye” Bread (Midwest). We are retired, and coupons sure do help. Thank you so much. Bonnie

    • Do you have any coupons for your breads? Such as: Rye-less “Rye” Bread ( Midwest)
      We are retired, and oupons really help. Thank You, Bonnie

  10. Bonnie,

    Trader Joe’s sells the bread and I don’t think they have coupons for the bread. I am sorry!


  11. I just tried it for the first time..HEat or Tost..ITS DELICIOUSSSS

  12. Is there wheat in this ?

  13. I’m sorry to say Trader Joes discontinued this bread in Dec2016 due to low sales. It was my mainstay morning toasted treat with tahini and marmalade on top. 😦

    • I just found that out too. It was my favorite bread for breakfast, toasted with avocado and toasted sesame seeds.

  14. If anyone knows where to order this bread online could you please let me know? It was my mainstay too.

    • I asked a stocker at Trader Joe’s as to where I could buy the Ryeless Rye bread and it is their own brand. So, I guess I will have to learn to make it.

  15. Trader Joe’s no longer carries the Ryeless Rye bread. They told me due to low sales. It was so yummy and will be missed. Trying to find out the manufacturers name but Trader Joe’s won’t disclose that information.

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