The packaging is spot on. All ingredients are something I recognize. The grains are all sprouted to squeeze out all the nutrient value that’s possible. It basically just has to say “this bread is going to give you a 5% FTP bump just from eating it” to make it any more appealing.
Except that it tastes … like nothing. Not inedible, just not appealing. It’s like, if standing in line at the DMV was bread, this would be it. No flavor of any kind. Am I doing it wrong? It comes frozen, so I wondered if my defrosting procedure was somehow robbing the bread of it’s zest. Lucky for me, since it’s a loaf of bread, I had a few opportunities to experiment. Microwave, toast, refrigerate overnight, air warm for 10 mins on the counter … bland, vapid, cardboard.
I was not deterred. For these magic grains come not just as bread, but also cereal. It has all the crunch and robustness of cereal, but that all too familiar banality of the bread form. I wanted so desperately to be ok with it, but I think Ezekial grains in all their forms are just not for me.
My usual go-to for a while has been Dave’s Killer Bread which I think tastes delicious. Ok, there’s some sweeteners in there from organic dried cane syrup and organic molasses, but it’s a lot better than most alternatives. Maybe those things are worth it though.