Update: Since writing this article there has been a recall of Rogers flour damn it! “The BCCDC is advising anyone who purchased a 10-kilogram bag of Rogers all-purpose flour with the lot number MFD 17 Jan 19 C — which was sold to Costco customers in B.C. beginning in January — to dispose of it.” That said, I can not find any lot number information on my particular bag of flour. Mine is not a 10 kg bag though but please check your flour!
I recently discovered Rogers Food products thanks to my Facebook friend Randal. During the recent contaminated flour recall, I became a little more cautious about the flour I wanted to invest in. Randal mentioned to me that Rogers had excellent bread flour that would work great for making my bagels and had not been part of the recall. So I bought a package of their bread flour and it made the most beautiful dough I have ever seen.
Rogers Food contacted me about sending me some more of their products and I was thrilled! They are not only a Canadian company but they mill their products from Canadian grain in British Columbia. They are also the fourth largest flour milling company in Canada and have been milling Canadian GMO-free grains since 1951. So of course I said yes!
Oh my goodness, did they ever spoil me! They sent me so many products including their 100% Whole Grain Whole Wheat Flour, No Additive Unbleached All Purpose Flour…
Five Grain Granola Almond Blend, Original Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains, Porridge Oats & Ancient Grains, Wheat Germ, Oat Bran, Wheat Bran and Porridge Oats Steel Cut Oat Blend.
I know! Crazy right? Where to start???!!!
Five Grain Granola Almond Blend
To avoid getting overwhelmed, I started with the granola. I love granola and have made it myself but honestly, I prefer to buy it. Rogers Five Grain Granola Almond Blend is a whole grain product that is also low in fat (rare for a granola product).
We like to have it on top of cappuccino yogurt and this granola rocked. The one we usually get has both coconut oil and dried coconut in it and I find it overpowering. Rogers granola does have coconut on it but is less noticeable. It is there (sigh) but not in a huge way so I love theirs way more.
My only complaint is I found the pieces of almonds to be pretty small so the almond flavour was quite negligible. Still, it was delicious.
Flours & Wheat Germ
I used their 100% Whole Grain Whole Wheat Flour, Bread Flour and Wheat Germ to make my favourite healthy pizza dough.
Instead of adding the flax seed I added their wheat germ.
As usual it turned out a beautiful healthy dough which was a relief, I did not know if the wheat germ would work well as a flax seed substitute.
BTW, do not use this dough to make a calzone! You will be sorry, LOL. OMG, what a disaster that was.
Absolutely stunning! If you are looking for the perfect fast and easy pizza sauce, I have your recipe right here. This pizza rocked!
Original Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains
The Original Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains was a little more challenging. It is a combination of oat flakes, wheat bran, oat bran and flaxseed. I am NOT a fan of homemade porridge so I decided to get a little creative with this one.
I swapped out the regular oats for these in my No Fail Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Oh my… Well, these sure tasted healthier, LOL. They were chewier, grainier… Not really my thing but we did eat all of them!
After spending a couple of weeks with Rogers Food products I can tell you that I have zero doubt when it comes to their food products’ quality.
Now when I go shopping I will keep my eye open for their products first. I love that they are super healthy, high in quality and made in British Columbia. Rogers Food is top notch and I am so glad I know about them now.
Debra She Who Seeks says
I have always baked with Robin Hood flour. Why? Because my mother always used it! But I must admit, the recent E coli scare gave me pause. Luckily the flour I had on hand was not part of the recall. But still. Good to know that Rogers is a worthy alternative, should I decide to make a switch. Is that the same Rogers company that makes granulated sugar? I’ve used their sugar for ever. Why? Because my mother did!
Suzie the Foodie says
It is one of those things that becomes a habit, isn’t it Debra?! And yes, following in Mom’s foodie steps makes sense too. I am glad you weren’t impacted by the recall. I wasn’t either but that’s because I’m cheap and use No Name, LOL. That said, Rogers has really impressed me. I checked their site, they do not have sugar listed so I think that may be another company. I’m sticking with their sugar too!
Rogers the very very best love all Rogers products I’m waiting to buy been shortage cause of covid-19 hopefully soon! Noticed Roger flours not in every store! So I usually stock up when I find it
Suzie the Foodie says
That is wise to stock up Colleen, especially now! I really like them as a company and hope you can find some soon.
The Happy Whisk (Ivy) says
I love using strong (aka bread) flour for my breads, bagels and pizzas. A good high gluten protein percent is what I’m after when making those.
PS: The organic sprouted spelt that I buy come from Canada, also GMO and kick-ass good. I flippin’ love organic sprouted spelt and Canada produces the best I’ve tasted yet.
They really did spoil you. I love it. So super duper fun.
Suzie the Foodie says
You know, they just released a story that Rogers all purpose flour 10 kg bag could have been contaminated! Ugh! So I updated this post but I agree with you, Canadian flour for the most part rocks. I wonder what is causing all this contamination of Canadian flour though?