In this corner…out of beautiful Boulder, Colorado…weighing in at a lean 74 grams…Rudi’s Gluten Free Hamburger Buns.
And in this corner…from downtown Moscow, Pennsylvania…weighing in at a crisp 85 grams…Three Bakers Gluten Free Hamburger Buns.
LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLLLLLE!
Round 1: Out of the Bag
Rudi’s has a darker texture, while Three Bakers looks more like a traditional hamburger bun. Rudi’s is in the frozen section of the store. Three Bakers was sent to me non-frozen.
Round 1 goes to Three Bakers.
Round 2: Let’s Open It Up
Rudi’s buns did not come pre-cut so I needed a knife to cut it open. But because I had to nuke the frozen roll first, the results aren’t pretty. Three Bakers came pre-cut.
Round 2 goes to Three Bakers.
Round 3: Chew On This
We’ve all had gluten free buns that fell apart as we were eating them. Both of these buns held up surprisingly well. Good to the last bite. They each had their own unique texture. At the end of the day, Three Bakers tastes more like what we were used to. Rudi’s wasn’t bad at all but Three Bakers was exceptional.
Round 3 goes to Three Bakers.
Round 4: What’s the Cost?
Where I purchased Rudi’s, a bag of 4 rolls was $5.99. Three Bakers sells their bag of 4 rolls on their website for $4.99. But this is not a fair comparison as different stores may sell them for varying prices and I do not want to mislead or mis-state anything.
We’ll call Round 4 a draw.
Round 5: What’s Inside?
Rudi’s comes in at less calories but a bit more sugar. I don’t think either brand delivered a knock-down punch is this round.
We’ll call Round 5 a draw.
Ok…the judges have submitted their final scores. We have a unanimous decision.
It’s Three Bakers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Drive home safely)