Trader Joe’’s Brown Rice Tortillas

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Version:
Original
Price:
$2.49 per 6-count

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Rating:
3
On March 19, 2007
Last modified:April 10, 2016

Summary:

These burrito-makers win high marks for convenience and competitiveness in both price and simple, healthy ingredients. They're also a nice medium-size for making most of your favorite Mexican meals and they hold together amazingly well. But alas, the very chewy texture is hard to get past. Heating helps, but as it quickly cools, the texture toughens making these tortillas a bit hard to swallow.

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.

Trader Joe's Brown Rice Tortillas - Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free (Review)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.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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