“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Bread „
I'm always looking for ways to make new sandwiches, whether it be fillings or changing the actual bread used. Consequently when I came across these pitta breads in Sainsbury's, I was quite excited as I prefer the wholemeal variety to the white.
On first sight, the packaging states that each average pita bread contains 142 calories and a mere 0.9g of fat! Considering most wholemeal bread slices range from 80-110 calories and you need two to make a sandwich, I think that this is quite a calorie bargain.
The pitta breads come in a plastic packet and have to be slit open with a knife or pair of scissors. Upon taking out the pitta bread, I could see that it was a light brown colour and quite a fair size for a pitta bread. I usually pop them in the toaster first, as they are a bit impossible and will often disintegrate if you attempt to cut them without warming them up first. Once they have been lightly toasted, I cut them open and fill them with chicken, beef, prawns and salad and mayonnaise. However you must be careful not to over-fill them, as they pitta bread is not very thick and this can often lead to it falling apart. Sometimes I like to dip them in houmous with salad on the snack as this also makes a filling lunch.
On first taste, it is clear they have a doughy, nutty flavour to them and are quite chewy and rich. The texture of the pitta bread works well with the fillings and provides quite a satisfying lunch when served with a portion of fruit or yoghurt. Sainsbury's also do this in the white variety, however as I don't eat white bread/rolls often, I don't purchase these but I have been assured that they taste just as nice.
Overall, I would recommend the pitta breads as providing you do not include too much filling they make a rather satisfying lunch. However if you are looking for something to pile high with protein and salad, I would avoid these. I purchased these for 49p, however they are often on offer for 2 packets for 70p.
I eat quite a few pitta breads every week and usually have the white ones but these wholemeal pittas from Sainsburys are lush and mega cheap at 49p for 6 big pitta breads.
You warm them up under the grill or nuke them for a few seconds, I do mine under the grill for a minute on each side and that makes them perfect. They are easy to cut open when they're warm and the insides of the pitta breads don't stick together and leave you with a ripped up bread that's no use for holding anything.
The taste of the pitta bread is gorgeous, it's a bit nutty and wheaty tasting and tastes wickedly wholemeal. I don't think it really tastes like wholemeal bread because the taste is fainter but there's deffo a nice rich wholemeal taste to them.
The flavour isn't strong enough to put you off having certain fillings with them, I'd been worried about that because I know some things don't taste as good on brown bread as white bread. The other day I made my own prawns in dressing up and I actually think they went better in these than the white pitta bread I usually buy.
You can get a load of filling in these because of how long they are and also how wide you can open the pitta up without it cracking or breaking apart. The bread itself is a bit thicker than a lot of pitta breads and I reckon that's what keeps them in one piece better than some others, I also like the fact that they taste quite strong when you eat them but they haven't got that weird carb after taste like other brown pitta breads.
These ones are also yummy toasted until they're a bit crispy and then cut into soldiers to dip into soup, they don't actually soak the soup up but the flavour of them with the creamy wet soup is delish.
You can freeze these pitta breads and I've done that and they're fine when they're defrosted. At the minute they're on special offer where you can buy 2 packs for 70p and being as they freeze so good I brought 2 packs yesterday and froze one straight away.
Recommended.... a wicked change from white pitta bread!!!
I love pitta breads! I find them so easy to warm up and shove stuff into! My preference is always a salad, some chicken and some chilli sauce or salad cream or something in them but my Mum loves them covered in jam! Goes to show we're all different but in my home they come in weekly!
I usually eat white pittas but of late I've tried to be a bit healthier and get some fibre into my diet so we changed to these. I wasn't really looking looking forward to eating these to be honest as I'm such a white pitta and white bread fan!
Clear plastic packet with six wholemeal different sized pittas inside you can see. On the front I am told they are Sainsbury's 6 Wholemeal Pittas and that they are suitable for Vegetarian & Vegans and the best before date is stamped on, I'm told they are naturally low in fat and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. Then still on the front of the packet down the left hand side I'm given a list of ingredients and allergy advice is listed, a full nutritional guide is there, I'm told how to store them and how heat them (these are freezable), contact details for Sainsbury's are given, there is a recipe suggestion there and finally there is a bar-code on there to finish. It's ok packaging but I'm not understanding why ALL the information is on the front of the packet and not some on the back too to space it all out a bit! Never mind though it's not important just curious lol.
Well to heat these up it's simple. Directions on the packet tell us to place on pre-heated grill for one minute turning once. Personally I pop mine in my electric toaster on rather low heat for a couple of minutes. They are long in shape and of course consist of two layers so that when cooked it becomes a 'pouch'. You know when it's cooked of course because it expands. These have a lovely sort of malted fresh smell to them and heat through easily.
Not too thin these are easy to slice or easier, snip off the top and fill it up with your chosen fillings. Great for dipping as well it's all up to you of course.
These taste great. They do taste of wholemeal, are slightly moist and have a a slight salt taste to them proving they are seasoned. They are also robust and hold well though do be aware that these only seem to stay fresh about 24 hours before going quite hard and inedible so if your a slow eater your best to store them in the freezer or you'll end up throwing them out.
All In All....
A nice, wholesome, easy to warm up pitta! I like them and I like the texture and the taste equally! A nice purchase and a healthy alternative to your usual pittas....these are!
Contains Wheat Gluten & Soya.
Not suitable for sesame allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacturer of this product.
Nutritional Information Per Pitta....
Saturated Fat: 0.2g
Total Sugars: 1.5g
Only available in Sainsbury's stores in the bakery section priced at 47p a packet (6).