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Pillsbury Simply…Review

My parents still talk about the one holiday dinner where I ate nothing but crescent rolls and butter. While I am no longer opposed to branching out and trying new foods, I still fall back on my favorites and can’t say no to rolls and breads to accompany my meals. I remember one Thanksgiving or Christmas a few years ago where my dad had forgotten to pick up some rolls. I grabbed the car keys and my husband and headed for the 7 Eleven to see if they had any refrigerated dough and lucked out that I got the only can they seemed to have in the whole store.

Ever since I can remember, we’ve always bought the Pillsbury line of doughs. I had actually never heard of the Simply… line before agreeing to review their buttermilk biscuits and rustic french bread. What made these stand out among the other brands is that they are made from a simple combination of ingredients. They do not contain unhealthy ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors.

We made the french bread last night and paired it with some quick spaghetti. The only downside for me was that it took about 23 minutes to bake all the way through, and the spaghetti with sauce was finished in about 10. But the bread was well worth the wait! It was soft on the inside, and slightly crisp on the outside. I loved this bread more than the already-made breads my husband has brought home before. They were soft enough that even our 2-year-old had no trouble biting through the crust. By the end of the night, there was only slice of it left, and I ate it in the early afternoon.

Tonight I made Shake n’ Bake boneless chicken breasts and baked the buttermilk biscuits for a side. They didn’t taste any different to me than other Pillsbury biscuits I have had before, but I like the ingredients list quite a bit more on these. I love being able to understand every single ingredient that has been added to my food. These took a bit about 10 minutes for me to bake, and times will vary depending on your oven; ours tends to burn things if I don’t set them to bake at one or two minutes under the suggested recommendation.

I told my husband that I want the Simply… french bread the next time we need some to go with our spaghetti or pasta dish. I’m also happy to see that the Simply… line contains cookie dough, and I am confident that it will taste just as delicious as the breads.

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*


Jen currently lives in Utah with her family, and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time. She is active on popular book websites including,, and

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