French Meadow Bakery Review & Giveaway

Have you heard about French Meadow Bakery?  Founded in 1985, they are the longest continuously running certified organic bakery in the US.  French Meadow Bakery offers a line-up of organic and all-natural products including yeast-free, vegan, sprouted grain and Kosher Parve options in many forms including breads, tortillas, bagels and desserts.

French Meadow also offers a line-up of delicious gluten-free baked goods that are certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, a program of Gluten Intolerance Group® that includes breads, rolls, muffins, cakes, tortillas, cookies and brownies.

I had the privilege of being sent three French Meadow Bakery products to review, Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bagels, Sprouted 16 Grain & Seed Bread and their USDA Organic Sprouted Grain Tortillas.  Janelle at Gluten Freely Frugal reviewed three of their Gluten-Free items so be sure to head over to see here review and enter her giveaway as well.

The first product we tried were the Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bagels and they are delicious!  They have a great texture and the flavor is spot on.  They are not on the super sweet side but just have a hint of sweetness.  Sprouted wheat really doesn’t taste different than whole wheat, but has such great health benefits.  Sprouted wheat contains four times the amount of niacin and nearly twice the amount of vitamin B6 as unsprouted wheat.  It also contains more protein and fewer starches than non-sprouted grain.  These are a perfect solution to needing a quick but wholesome breakfast.

Then I made a quick lunch of cheese toast with the Sprouted 16 Grain & Seed Bread.  I love nutty breads 🙂  Breads with sunflower seeds are among my favorite.  This is a hearty grain bread that is oh so delicious!  Since it came frozen, it has the ability to last a long time.  The kids didn’t really enjoy it as a peanut butter sandwich but loved it when I made cheese toast, since they are use to the bread being firmer.  I don’t mind if they don’t love it, that means more for me!

Finally, for breakfast for Tuesday morning, I made breakfast burritos with the Sprouted Grain Organic Tortillas.  I haven’t yet tried them but Austin requested at dinner time to have his breakfast burrito in place of his steak.  I am very fortunate that my children love eggs.  He would eat a breakfast burrito any time of the day.  I was very impressed that they rolled so nicely and allowed me to really fold the well with out cracking even a little.  I know that is not a big deal, we are going to eat them after all, but they are fresh and very soft.  I can’t wait to eat them in the morning.

If you haven’t seen French Meadow bakery products in your stores, it is probably because they are in the freezer section.  You can visit their website and click on the store locator to find them at a store near you.

French Meadow Bakery has kindly offered one Frugal Greenish Mama reader a Sprouted Grain package that includes one of each of the above mentioned items.  Simply fill out your information on the form below to enter.  Since I am co-hosting this giveaway with Janelle, head over to Gluten Freely Frugal and enter to win a Gluten-Free Package from French Meadow Bakery also!

The giveaway will end on Tuesday, 5/15/12 at 9 p.m. Valid for U.S. addresses only. One entry per household. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be chosen via Randomizer.org and contacted via email. If the winner does not respond to email within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be chosen. Duplicate entries will be deleted.  Void where prohibited by law.

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Disclaimer: I was provided with the above products in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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