When I first found out that Newburn Bakehouse (Warburtons) were launching gluten free wraps I was jumping for joy…until I saw the price and nearly keeled over in the supermarket.
Brought out as part of a trial run in selected Tesco stores, the wraps weight in at a hefty £2.99 for three. Yes, that’s right folks, pretty much £1 a wrap!
Yes, I get that they have to take extra precautions, put in the research; I know the drill – but when you can pick up a pack of EIGHT normal wraps for the cost of ONE gluten free one, it kind of sucks. Big time.
Putting my price prejudices aside, I was impressed with how flexible they seemed and I liked the handy resealable bag (even though I planned to pretty much scoff all three in one go) so I thought I would give them a shot.
I’ve never really been a fan of Mexican in our house – normally I am confined to eating a bit of chilli with some lettuce whilst watching everyone else scoff wraps – but I was actually feeling quite excited for the upcoming meal.
The wraps are a square size – and although this still makes me feel ‘different’ (grr) it actually came in quite handy so I could easily differentiate my wraps from the evil, gluten-ous ones. Maybe there is some method in the madness after all!
Filling my wraps with a generous portion of spicy chicken, some cheese, sour cream and lettuce, I folded up my first wrap in anticipation.
Folding wraps, I have discovered, takes some practice – but luckily these wraps were really soft and flexible. I was worried like most gluten free products they would crumble to pieces, but they weren’t brittle in the slightest. Good start!
I took my first bite, and, I’ll be honest, I couldn’t really fault them at all. They were soft, tasty and held together really well.
Even when I loaded my second wrap with chilli, they folded perfectly and didn’t leak everywhere (well, any more than the ‘normal’ wraps anyone else was eating!) – it was good to finally be able to join in the fun!
Overall, I have to say I was impressed. At the current price, they are certainly going to be a very occassional treat, but as I am trying to keep to a low-carb diet, it is probably a good thing they are expensive!
If you don’t mind the cost, these would be a great lunchbox alternative – and I can imagine a popular option for kids as well!
Have you tried the Newburn Bakehouse wraps? What did you think? Comment below with your thoughts!