I have always been a big bread fan, but not really into Mexican food. Yet, when Tony began following a gluten-free diet, it was big burritos rather than sandwiches that topped his cravings, and those little corn tortillas just weren’t cutting it. Then one day, I saw them. Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Tortillas displayed prominently at the head of the aisle in all their wheat-free, gluten-free glory. This was a slam-dunk sale.
Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Tortillas are medium in size – great for enchiladas or mid-sized burritos. I noticed upon taking them from the package that they are a bit crispy chewy. So I covered two with a wet paper towel and microwaved them for thirty seconds. This definitely helped with the pliability and chew, but pan-heating also works well.
My husband quite liked them, as they didn’t fall apart at all mid-meal like so many of the wheat tortillas do. He enjoyed the flavor, and though not overly enthused, found them to be a good medium for his burrito. I was a bit surprised at first, even when still warm, the tortillas were quite chewy and a bit tough. Certainly not something my wheat-consuming friends will be trying to steal from my cupboards. However, they did grow on me, and I must admit, the way they didn’t break apart was pretty cool.
At first I wasn’t too set back by the price at $1.99. Though I realized after purchase that this was for just six tortillas. Also, on my return to the store only two weeks later, the price had risen to $2.29, and soon after, $2.49. That was some quick inflation on a brand new product! But, if you need a tortilla, you need a tortilla. We did repurchase a couple of times, but eventually our Mexican food cravings gave way to dishes that didn’t require purchasing Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Tortillas.
Certifications: We did not note any certifications on Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Tortillas.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Tortillas are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Trader Joe’s website at www.traderjoes.com.