The name says it all. This company goes against the grain and creates some pretty great gluten free products. I’ve had there pizzas and some other products as well before, but the baguette is my favorite. Usually, I’m not the biggest fan of gluten free bread. Maybe because 50% of my lazy diet is eaten at restaurants and they don’t carry the best stand-alone gf bread? Or maybe because I don’t like cooking and haven’t figured out how to bake good gf bread myself? Can’t even imagine what that cleanup would be like. My girlfriend would definitely put up with that mess for long.
Anyway, back to Against the Grain. This baguette is awesome but does anyone really use at as a baguette? I use it as a sub roll and I think it is better served as a sub roll. I think it so good as a sub roll that I should work for their marketing team and re-brand this product as an actual sub roll. Am I right? Am I right? Well, that is why you’re here. To judge my judgements. So on with the review…
Ease of Cooking (9.5)
This is as easy as they come. No long winded sprints in the oven or having to roll it up in just the right amount of foil to crisp it up. Just stick it in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. And that’s it. If you use it as a sub roll like I do, then you’ll need to add one more step. Nuke it, then slice it open down the middle enough to insert your ingredients for the sandwich. After that, you can also put it back in the oven for about 3-4 minutes to let any cheese melt or to crisp up the sub a tiny bit. Doesn’t get any easier than this.
The Food (9.8)
I love this. I can’t say it enough. I love this bread and could eat it all the time – if I was ok with needing to be rolled around for the rest of my life. It is ridiculously good. They have two types of baguettes from what I’ve seen but there might be more. Both are great but this review is for the rosemary version. Here are some images of the product in the wrapper and a sub I made it with it. Buffalo chicken, monterey jack cheese, air fried french fries (marinated in a garlic olive oil) and asparagus.
Dd I Get Sick (NO)
I know these things have the “certified GF” logo on it so this question is useless sometimes, but still worth noting.
I’m not sure I’ll ever rate anything higher on this site. And this rating applies to the baguette both as a stand alone baguette or used as a sub roll. VERSATILITY AND CONVENIENT. And I thought those luxuries were long gone with celiacs disease.