No, not your average happy-go-lucky Joe, the Happy Camper, the gluten-free bread company, Happy Campers! I was first introduced to their bread last year at the GIG fair in PDX. It was great. And the guys at the table were super nice. (I’m always a fan of supporting local companies owned and run by nice humans.) In our home, Happy Campers bread is a staple. As in we buy at least a loaf a week, sometimes two. We eat it all the time not only because it’s good, but also because it is whole grain and higher in fiber than most gluten-free breads. Then, a month ago they just went and changed up their recipes.
If you’re like me when a product you love announces a big reveal about a recipe change you worry. So when I heard, I worried. Was I going to have to find a new brand? I’ve tried everything and although there are some fabulous GF bread companies in PDX (how lucky are we?!) none of them are particularly high in fiber, which I insist on for my child who eats bread daily.
Thankfully, it turns out I had nothing to worry about. Not only are the new loaves delicious (I got to try them all at the GIG fair,) they also have 5-6 g of fiber per slice! That’s more than in most whole wheat or sprouted grain breads. And did I say it’s good? It is. Really good. It tastes, well, like bread should. Moist but not soggy. Chewy. Hearty. Just right.
Here is their blog post about the revamped recipes.
Oh, and by the way, their entire facility is GF and this is what they have to say about their loaves:
“Yummy, healthy, allergy-friendly! There you have it, the bread of your dreams! Doesn’t matter if you’re gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, soy, sugar, rice, grain free; these scrumptious loaves will make you and anyone a happy camper! We bake them for you by hand in our dedicated gluten-free bakery in Portland, Oregon. Our quality ingredients come from NON-gmo, gluten-free sources and almost all of them are ORGANIC.”
The loaves are available all over town. I was going to list the places but there are too many, you’ll have to check over on the site (where you can also order loaves directly.)