Product Review: Ener-G Tapioca Gluten-Free Hot Dog Buns
Another gluten-free food review, hot off the press!
Unfortunately, this one isn’t as favorable as the others have been.
I say “unfortunately” because, well, not only is this one unfavorable, but also there’s just NOTHING good I can say about this product!
Ener-G Tapioca Hot Dog Buns. These hot dog buns are gluten free as well as free of dairy, soy, eggs, and nuts, so they’re suitable for a variety of dietary needs and choices.
I combined these gluten-free hot dog buns with Lightlife’s Smart Dogs veggie hot dogs because I’m vegetarian, but I imagine there’s no reason meat eaters can’t combine them with regular hot dogs.
Also, I used typical hot dog toppings (mustard, ketchup, etc.).
- Texture and consistency. These buns are hard and crumbly, and there’s not enough spit in the human body to make them easier to chew and swallow. They’re so dry, I had to double check the expiration date (which, by the way, cleared me until April 2013).
- Design. They’re longer than the average hot dog bun, which would be okay IF they were edible. Also, there wasn’t really a clear cut in the bun, so I had to create a slit myself, which, again, would have been okay IF it hadn’t been like sawing into brick.
- Price. For all this disappointment, I paid more than $5. So, basically, I paid more than $5 for one miserable gluten-free hot dog bun that I couldn’t even finish.
I would not recommend this product to anyone.
I do want to note that these hot dog buns are the only experience I have with Ener-G foods, and other Ener-G products might be delicious. I don’t want to discourage anyone from trying out the products him- or herself, but I do want to say that, based on my experience, I wouldn’t recommend these gluten-free hot dog buns.
On the bright side, this one negative experience hasn’t negatively affected my gluten-lite journey. (I mean, I like cookies too, but they’re not all good, right?)
So, now: Can YOU recommend any other kinds of gluten-free hot dog buns?
Sparks, A. (2012). Product Review: Ener-G Tapioca Gluten-Free Hot Dog Buns. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 21, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/your-mind/2012/08/product-review-ener-g-tapioca-gluten-free-hot-dog-buns/