Review of Newburn Bakehouse Tiger Artisan Bloomer

It is often difficult to dash into a shop and pick up a loaf of bread when you follow a dairy free and or gluten free diet. You have to spend time checking the labels to make sure that the bread is indeed safe to eat. I recently discovered that Newburn Bakehouse bread is both dairy free and gluten free. So this meant that it was the perfect bread for both my mum and I to try. I personally prefer a granary or a wholemeal loaf but I do enjoy a tiger loaf as a treat. So when I discovered that they also made a tiger bloomer I just had to pop it into my shopping basket.

I liked the simple clear packaging allowing you to see the bread inside with its darkened crust inside. Sometimes simple is best I just wanted to dive in and give it a try. 

Onto the ingredients list. The front of the packaging is clearly labelled as both gluten free and milk free. The only allergens highlighted on the back of the packet is egg. It is also labelled as being suitable for a vegetarian diet.

On holding the bloomer it felt lighter when comparing it other gluten free breads. I undertook a crafty squeeze test and it was soft and quickly returned to its original shape. On opening the packet there was a delightful aroma of what I describe as a familiar smell you get with tiger bread. This did not change on my famous close up sniff test. The bloomer was a good size and the crusty looking topping that you get with a tiger loaf looked even more inviting. The bread was light bouncy to touch and my finger didn’t sink into the bread when did another crafty squeeze test. It was easy to cut into the bloomer, the loaf kept its shape and size and there were loose pieces of crumbled bread. More impressively it looked like as mum described it a “normal” slice of bread. Oh and there were no large holes which can be the case with some gluten free breads. On biting into the bread I experienced a combination of textures the crunchiness from the crust followed by a light airy springy texture. This was not dry or powdery in texture which can be the case with gluten free bread. The bread kept its consistency when made as part of a sandwich and didn’t get soggy or gooey in texture. It tasted like a regular tiger loaf. The most important factor for my mum was that you didn’t need to toast it to be able to it as regular sandwich.

So would I recommend this bread if you follow a dairy free, gluten free or vegetarian diet? Yes I would. We were really impressed by its light springy airy texture and the fact that it didn’t need toasting to make a sandwich. This makes it stand out from your average gluten free bread. So thank you Newburn Bakehouse for producing bread that both my mum and I can enjoy.

54 Comments

  1. February 15, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    That looks amazing! Reminds me of the loaves my grandmother used to make.

    • February 15, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      Hi, yes it certainly was amazing a real surprise for GF bread, nearly as good as grandmothers.

  2. February 16, 2018 / 12:41 am

    Ouuu this bread looks so yummy and sounds so healthy! It’s always lovely when you can find proper vegetarian and gluten free things without having to search high and low. I have a friend who I know would love this bread! & I myself would love to give it a try…I’d have to see if it’s among any of the imported stuff at my local grocer. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • February 16, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      Oh I hope that it is imported so that you can give it a try. Luckily we have lots of options here in the UK.

  3. February 16, 2018 / 7:17 am

    Yum! Looks delish 💚

  4. February 16, 2018 / 8:58 am

    This looks so delicious!! I may have to try some, most free from breads look and feel so wrong. #ThatFridayLinky

    • February 16, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      This one is definitely different and worth trying.

  5. February 16, 2018 / 10:14 am

    I’ve tried gluten free bread before- can’t remember what one but I wasn’t THAT keen on it. But this looks nice, I love a tiger bread anyway xxx

    • February 16, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      Hi, this is nice and you can’t beat tiger bread.

  6. February 16, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    It’s not often you get a nice gluten and dairy free bread but this one looks so nice & looks like it ticks all the boxes.

    • February 16, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      Hi, yes it sure does tick all of the boxes.

  7. February 16, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    This looks delicious and I do love a bit of tiger bread ! Such a fantastic detailed review thanks for sharing so glad you have a found a bread you can enjoy 😃

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • February 16, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you you just can’t beat a nice bread.

  8. February 16, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Oh great post, thank you! I am considering going gluten free! 🙂 this would be great for lunches in work as I think that’s where I would struggle!

    • February 16, 2018 / 8:54 pm

      Hi yes this bread makes a nice sandwich.

  9. Soffy S
    February 16, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Whenever I read your blog, I always end up hungry! Lovely post and I love warburtons too!

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

    • February 16, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      Sorry I often have that effect on readers. Warburtons seems to be a popular choice.

  10. February 16, 2018 / 11:10 pm

    So great that they’re coming out with things like tiger bread in gluten free forms now too! It’s so hard to get really good GF bread. I hate the fact so many of them seem to have egg in them too! I always feel like I’m missing out x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • February 19, 2018 / 6:29 pm

      Yes the GF bread is certainly improving, sadly most do indeed seem to have egg in.

  11. February 17, 2018 / 7:33 am

    Looks tasty great review Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

    • February 19, 2018 / 6:28 pm

      Hi, it sure is tasty.

  12. February 17, 2018 / 11:51 am

    It’s really nice bread, isn’t it? Just like you, I was pretty surprised how light and airy it was. Nothing like the cardboard bread you sometimes get!

    • February 19, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      Hi, yes there is nothing worse than that cardboard bread.

  13. February 17, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Looks so yummy! If it was vegan I’d go for a bit haha☺️ Great review!

    • February 19, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      Thank you. I have a vegan review coming soon.

      • February 19, 2018 / 8:07 pm

        Exciting!

  14. February 19, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    I’ve had allergies most of my life and reading labels is a constant requirement. A good clear label is a blessing! #MMBC

    • February 19, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      Hi, it certainly is things are certainly improving.

  15. February 20, 2018 / 8:17 am

    Hello pinkiebag….you are amazing. I always think there can’t possibly be another tea or food product to review but I love the way you write. I want to eat this now. Looks lovely and it’s dairy free which suits me. Thanks! #dreamteam

  16. February 20, 2018 / 10:51 am

    This looks amazing!!! super tasty!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

    • February 21, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      It sure is super tasty.

  17. February 20, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    Great review! This sounds like a wonderful GF bread. Wish I could find its equivalent in the US as I sometimes have GF guests and don’t always feel like making a loaf but don’t want to give them a mediocre store-bought bread either. #TriumphantTales

    • February 21, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      Hi, I always struggle when I visit the US. I always end up at Whole Foods.

  18. February 20, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    Oh my gosh I love tiger bread, so soft and yummy X #twinklytuesday

    • February 21, 2018 / 8:45 pm

      Nicely summed up.

  19. February 20, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    That looks very yummy! #triumphanttales

  20. February 20, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    I need to get some of this in my life!! I love that it looks like a normal slice of bread, always a good sign!! Thank you for linking this to #DreamTeam, and making me aware that gluten free tiger bread even existed!!

    • February 21, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      No problem I am pretty sure that you will enjoy it as it is very popular.

  21. February 20, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    I haven’t heard about this bread before but your review makes me want to try it. It’s great to see that more companies are coming out with gluten-free alternatives and that these are starting to taste and feel much more like regular bread.

    • February 21, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      Hi, yes it’s great gf bread is rapidly improving.

  22. February 21, 2018 / 7:06 am

    We are also a fan of Warburtons, but we haven’t tried this one before. I like the sound of this light texture – its a winning bread for me!

    Thank you very much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

    • February 21, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Hi, it seems to be very popular do it must be a winner 😊

  23. February 28, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Such a great review! This break looks absolutely delicious! 😍🙌🏼

    • February 28, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      It sure is 😊

  24. March 4, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    This looks lovely! Good to see that there are really good gluten-free breads out there! #MMBC

    • thehubsanxxx
      March 4, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Hi, it sure is things are certainly improving.

  25. March 22, 2018 / 2:21 am

    I have to admit, I’m kind of giddy over finding a blog that reviews tea AND dairy-free amazingness!

    • Pinkiebag
      March 25, 2018 / 11:13 am

      Gosh thank you, what a compliment. I hope that you find my future reviews helpful.

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