(1-5, 5 being the best)
Great taste - no aftertaste or strange gluten-free taste. It actually tastes like bread!
Great texture - soft on the inside and it sort of pulls apart like glutinous breads. Plus it is light - not at all like a heavy brick which so many of us have experienced before.
The bread comes frozen - and so far it has only lasted about 3 days (for a loaf) in my freezer!
We found this product at King Soopers in Colorado. If you go to Udi’s website they have a store locator. You can also purchase it on-line at http://udisglutenfree.elsstore.com/. The loaves run about $5/loaf. For more information on this product or Udi’s other gluten-free products please visit www.udisglutenfree.com.
Overall we would definitely recommend this product for those looking for a good gluten-free BREAD!
|Overall Score (5.0)
Udi’s Whole Grain Bread
Udi’s Gluten Free Foods
101 East 70th Ave
Denver, CO 80221
Udi’s Whole Grain Bread Ingredients: Water, Tapioca Starch, Brown Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Canola Oil, Egg Whites, Sugar, Teff Flour, Flax Seed Meal, Yeast, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Baking Powder (Sodium Bicarbonate, Cornstarch, Calcium Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Cultured Dextrose, Ascorbic Acid (Ascorbic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Corn Starch), Enzymes. Contains: Eggs
I recently came across this company and its bread products actually by accident. I was at my family’s favorite local pizza place, White House Pizza (located in Carbondale, CO) and with hesitation ordered their gluten-free hot sandwich. I say, “with hesitation” only because of my past experience with anything bread-like and gluten-free. I normally avoid it because I know it won’t be good. Surprisingly so the sandwich was amazing! The restaurant normally serves their hot sandwiches with homemade pizza dough crust - but in this case they served my gluten-free sandwich with their gluten-free pizza crust wrapped around turkey, crispy bacon, melted provolone topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and pesto mayo. Impressed as I was, I asked the waitress what brand of gluten-free pizza crust they used and she said Udi’s. The next day I went to the store to see if I could find it and not only did I find the pizza crust at my local store but also discovered they had a Whole Grain gluten-free bread! I purchased both and came home and put a couple of slices of bread into the toaster. I had a feeling something was different about this gluten-free bread because it didn’t feel as heavy and it didn’t have that “smell” of typical gluten-free bread products. It came out of the toaster; I lathered it with butter and took a bite. Much to my surprise it was GREAT! So, then I thought - ok that’s toasted - all gluten-free bread tastes better toasted, right? So I put a couple of pieces of bread out (it comes frozen) and let them thaw out at room temperature. I decided to test it un-toasted as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It worked! It tasted just fine - no funny aftertaste, no funny smell and it didn’t crumble as I ate it. Thoroughly impressed, I decided to try it out on my non-gluten-free kids…..this was the big test. I served it to them as toast and they said “Wow, mom….this is good. Why don’t we just eat this as our normal bread?” “Yea, right”, thinking to myself this will never pass as regular sandwich bread for my kids. So the next day I packed my son’s lunch and gave him a peanut butter and honey sandwich on Udi’s Whole Grain Bread. When he came home I asked him how it was and he said it was just fine. He thought it tasted like normal bread. Could it really be that someone has finally accomplished the impossible?
Not only that this bread has lots of good stuff in it like brown rice flour, flax seed, and teff. It also appears to be lower in fat than some of the other gluten-free breads.
My hat goes off to Udi’s - this sliced bread is very good and something everyone on a gluten-free diet should get their hands on. Gluten-free just became so much easier. My challenge to Udi’s now is to make a crusty French bread!