In today’s post I will be sharing my impressions of the new Mission Gluten Free Soft Taco Tortillas using them as wraps.
One of the most difficult food items I have found that needs to be eliminated on a gluten-free diet is wheat bread. Prior to my own change in lifestyle, I loved and ate 4-6 pieces of bread per day. Basically, with every meal.
To this point I have not found a bread substitute that texturally or taste-wise, adequately replaced bread but tortilla’s are useful for wraps, and this is what will be discussed in this review.
Tip: Be sure to check labels and to only use certified glute-free products that are clearly labeled. It can be confusing to look at white tortilla’s and not understand that they may be made of wheat flour which you would assume if it’s white it’s not wheat.
Mission Gluten Free Soft Taco Tortillas
These tortillas are new and very difficult to come by presently. They were totally unavailable in several stores near me and online, but I found one pack on Amazon for $16 and purchased it.
Water, Modified Food Starch, Rice Flour, Vegetable Shortening (Interesterified And Hydrogenated Soybean Oils), Pea Protein, Potato Extract, Tapioca Starch, Resistant Corn Starch, Soybean Flour, Dextrose, Sugar, Cellulose Gum, Guar Gum, Mono & Diglycerides, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Potato Starch, Baking Soda, Inulin, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Fumaric Acid, Corn Dextrin, Polyglycerol Esters Of Fatty Acids, Rice Starch, And Calcium Propionate And Sorbic Acid (to Maintain Freshness). SOURCE
I made two different types of wraps with them first being with chicken, bacon and avocado. The second I stuffed with a Lean Cuisine gluten-free Unwrapped Chicken Burrito Bowl, which I will review in a later post.
The tortilla is thin and when taking it out of the pack it felt like it was going to tear. Once prepared it did have small rips but was able to hold the contents satisfactorily- just felt flimsy.
I opted to heat the tortilla in the microwave as opposed to frying. At 15-20 second heating the tortilla became tough and difficult to chew. I realized I had not followed the actual heating instructions.
Heating Instructions: For best results: Medium heat in skillet for 10 to 15 seconds per side. Place 4 to 6 tortillas between two damp paper towels for 30 to 45 seconds.
So, at the second meal, I microwaved for10 seconds and it helped a bit- but I caution these tortilla’s will be very chewy. The tortilla didn’t add (or detract) very much to the taste profile in my opinion.
I would most likely use the tortilla’s again simply because I enjoy wraps. As a vessel to hold things- the tortilla's work well enough as long as they aren’t over-heated.
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