Since we first review Kinnikinnick Bread, the products have been reformulated and are quite different. So I have changed this to be an informational review post only. I cannot yet give these products a rating or personally weigh in on the taste, texture, etc, but if you have tried any of the updated varieties, please do leave a comment with your own review!
Kinnikinnick Bread comes in several “soft” sandwich-style loaves, including White, Whole Grain, Multigrain and Cinnamon Raisin. It reportedly holds together well and can be eaten straight up, but develops an excellent texture once toasted. It is typically sold in the freezer section of specialty, conventional or natural food grocers (they have pretty good distribution throughout the US and Canada).
Like many other gluten-free brands, Kinnikinnick bread has a “fluffy” base of starches and rice flour (brown rice flour in the “Grain” varieties), but the loaves also contain ingredients like egg whites, psyllium husk, quinoa, and teff to up the fiber and protein per slice while providing structure.
Kinnikinnick bread is also “enriched” with minor amounts of B vitamins, like so many popular wheat-based breads. For hearty bread fans, the Whole Grain variety is the heavy-weight with at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving (Certified by the Whole Grains Council).
In addition to the sandwich loaves, the Kinnikinnick bread line-up includes Hamburger Buns, Hotdog Buns, and Soft Dinner Rolls that have ingredients and nutritional information nearly identical to their White Bread.
To note, Kinnikinnick is known as an allergy-friendly company. They state gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and “No Trace Allergens” (in terms of milk, gluten and nuts) for these bread products (at last check!).
Suggested Retail Price: $5.99 per 17.8-ounce loaf.
Certifications: Kinnikinnick Bread is Certified Kosher Parve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Kinnikinnick Bread is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, 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 Kinnikinnick website at www.kinnikinnick.com.