Once upon a time, in a world before carbs were the devil and Atkins came to rescue us all, the Mesopotamian civilization created flat bread, which they baked in clay ovens. Over the years this bread was spread throughout many nations and eventually given the Greek name pitta. Now, thousands of years later, the folks at Western Bagel have put their own twist on some of the oldest bread around to give us The Alternative Pita.
They are available in both Plain and Whole Wheat which is the one I tried. According to the ingredient list, a single alternative pita should weigh in at about 57 grams. I set one on my handy-dandy food scale and got 61 grams. More to love! The pita was quite floury and made a mess of my black sweater when I pulled it out. The edges were browned, but not crunchy. Plain and cold from the fridge, the pita tasted dry and bland, so I decided to perk it up a bit. I popped it in the microwave for a few seconds and then filled it with a bit of hummus and veggies. Once warmed, the pita became soft and a bit doughy. Delicious! The next night I tried at as a base for a pita pizza. Perfecto! This morning I topped one with a thin spread of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Splenda, and cinnamon. I think I'm in love!