Fooducate community member Amorette sent us this glowing review of a pita bread she recently discovered.
I’m an avid reader of your blog and greatly enjoy the product reviews of new items. I came across this item that I greatly enjoy and seems nutritionally sound.
It’s called Pitettes pita bread, made by Toufayan Bakeries Inc. in Ridgefield, NJ. They are whole wheat and have zero, yes zero sodium. I was skeptical that this would taste like cardboard, but bought it anyway.
For what it is, pita bread, it tastes great. It’s chewy, not overly hard or cardboard-esque. The first ingredient on the label is stone ground whole wheat flour which made me jump for joy and only has 6 ingredients total.
We decided to take a look and see if this is an example of a store brought bread product that we would actually like.
What you need to know:
We took a look at the nutrition info and the ingredients, and it does look quite good. 150 calories per serving of 2 little pita loaves, 3 grams of fiber, and indeed zero sodium.
The ingredient list consists of:
Stone ground whole wheat flour, water, wheat gluten, yeast, malted barley flour, calcium propionate (added to retard spoilage).
The added gluten makes the bread more chewy, and the calcium propionate is a safe preservative that helps increase the shelf life of the product. Overall , no comment.
We like this bread. Now we just need to hear from more readers – how does it taste?
What to do at the supermarket:
If you’re going to get these pita breads, why not add some additional Mediterranean flair with a good hummus dip?