I normally buy Genius bread as my weekly loaf, its the best gluten free bread available in the places I shop.
I have tasted the new recipe and it is much fluffier and less waxy than the original recipe, and I prefer the taste of this new recipe, the lower salt is noticeable and the taste is better for it. The loaf is a bit smaller, but you get the same number of slices. What you don't seem to get are those massive holes in the bread that the original recipe suffered from, and I have also found it lasts longer before going stale. My only negative is it sticks to your teeth a bit, but not so much that I wouldn't buy it, or enjoy its flavour and texture.
I made a couple of sarnis with it, including a tuna mayo one which can result in compete sandwich destruction, but it held up to the last bite. Toasted its great, but most gluten free breads are bearable toasted anyway.
The new recipe has received a fair bit of criticism online, but I would advise you to try it and see if you like it, as often it's the people who don't like something who are the ones bother to say something, which leads to a skewed opinion online.
If you preferred the original recipe bread then you can still get hold of it online, and apparently at some supermarkets, but all my local ones are just stocking the new recipe. There are load of other new products too, some pitta breads, nan bread, bread rolls and the delicious looking bloomer. I have also noticed on the website some fruit bread which I would love to get my hands on, and their new croissants which I'm hoping to try soon.
I have another bread to review this week, which is new to the market, so I will be posting another bread review and I may take some pictures so you can compare texture with the new Genius bread.
Gluten free bread has come a long way in the past couple of years, and I think the new recipe Genius bread is a step closer to the coveted 'real bread' taste and texture. Have you tried the new recipe, what did you think?