One goal that some of us might have coming into the new year is to break out of our shell. To be more adventurous and to step outside of the box. While in some cases this might mean bravery, other times, it’s just about expanding our horizons, or merely our food repertoires.
Getting stuck in a boring food rut can happen pretty easily. Avoiding the new, unique, innovative and “interesting” flavor profiles means always playing it safe, and potentially developing an eventual resentment toward the plain. But innovation when it comes to food, and specifically bread, is what makes it glorious. An everything bagel evolved from the austere plain bagel, and adding cinnamon and raisins to pumpernickel was nothing short of revolutionary.
We’ve come a long way since the bland, white, processed packaged supermarket bread of yesteryear. So in the spirit of continuing to “spice” it up, let’s take a look at some of the various ROYO bread offerings that might make you think twice (or even have you hooked) in 2021:
Sexy, Spicy Chili
A favorite of those who prefer a zestier bite, our Spicy Chili flavor is packed with chili flakes and garlic for an undeniably hot hit. Talking about making your slice more exciting! Add a mellow cheese, an egg, or some creamy avocado to balance the spice in this loaf.
A Middle Eastern twist on toast? Yes, please. Our Za’atar flavor includes a home-blended oregano-thyme-marjoram mixture that’s sure to transport your taste buds to the shores of the Mediterranean. Add some feta or hummus on top, and some mint tea on the side, for a complete meal.
Seed Love: Sesame
It might seem like a simple add, but the presence of heart-healthy sesame seeds really elevates a plain ROYO slice. Not only does it add some texture and substance, but it also lends a subtle nutty flavor that will keep you coming back for seconds.
Sweet ‘n Savory: Cinnamon Raisin
You’ve never had cinnamon raisin bread this hearty that also contains all the good stuff, like protein and fiber. This version includes a dash of nutmeg, currants, and oat bran for an unmatched bomb of texture and flavor, minus the onslaught of calories.
As far as options go, if these don’t strike your fancy, there’s always original ROYO, the buns, and classic rye, for when familiarity is your BFF. So much bread, so little time...which will you choose?