They sound good right? I’ll say there’s nothing quite like a freshly toasted English Muffin with melted butter. Kinnikinnick has its own gluten-free version of them. The Linden Hills Co-op was kind enough for me to test some out.

They were very good. The other day, I broiled mine in the oven, as well as one for my gluten-free girls to share and taste-test. Everyone liked them. However I when I tried one…I thought to myself, these taste similar to something else I’ve had before… ah…what could they be??? Oh! The Kinnikinnick Hamburger Buns!

Now this post is not meant to rip on Kinnikinnick. They have fantastic items that we buy all the time: donuts (cinnamon and chocolate), chocolate chip muffins, hamburger buns, Smoreables…they make great products.   And I’m sure it is difficult to make gluten-free versions of gluten-filled products so many of us are used to.   But I just found a fun resemblance and I wanted to share it with you.

Double Take: Hamburger bun & English muffin side-by-side

Double Take: Hamburger bun & English muffin side-by-side

Wednesday night I decided it was time to do my English muffin review and by comparison I took out a Kinnikinnick Hamburger Bun (which I already had in my freezer). You can’t really tell which is which in a side-by-side comparison. I had to keep them on labeled napkins to keep them straight!

At any rate, I cut them and broiled them on both sides in the oven and put butter on them. I tried them along with my husband and Ida our exchange student (we had a surprise judge as well, I’ll tell you more about that at the end).

English Muffins & Hamburger Buns Toasted

English Muffins & Hamburger Buns Toasted

I knew which was which, but both my husband and Ida said the English muffin and the hamburger bun tasted the same – they didn’t know which one they were trying during their taste test.  Ultimately all three of us did agree the hamburger buns were lighter and the English muffins where denser and chewier. But both tasted very good. It appears they cost the same, between $5.00-$6.00; so the price shouldn’t make you choose one over the other.  You can find both of these products at the Linden Hills Co-op.

In fact, while Ida was telling me how good they both were, she dropped one and my scavenger dog picked it up and ran….

Turns out, Bella liked the English muffin too… wait, or was it the hamburger bun?

Bella goes for the Bread!

Bella goes for the Bread!

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One Response to “Review: Gluten-Free English Muffins vs Hamburger Buns”

  1. I just found your site the other day when searching for pictures of the new Chex Boxes.

    I’m really enjoying what you have to offer!

    I like Kinnikinnick doughnuts, but I found the best hamburger buns – actually all their bread products – from Charlotte’s Bakery! You should try them. I just noticed that they got their website up and running.

    I first found them at a GLuten Free store in Utah, moved to Cali and was only able to eat their bread when vacationing in Utah.

    Try them out – I’m curious to see other’s opinions.

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