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.