It may be Halloween, but these Udi’s products are definitely not scary. Since I’ve been gluten free, I have been buying Udi’s. I think it was actually one of the first brands I discovered after being diagnosed. All of their products are gluten free. I just want to talk about a couple of my favorites.
First of all: bread! I love this bread; it’s frozen so it lasts a long time. I get the Omega Flax & Fiber kind, but they also offer White, Rye, and Cinnamon Raisin. The texture is really good (it’s fairly soft) and the taste is great. I eat this bread for breakfast every morning as toast and I never get tired of it! The size of the actual bread slices are pretty small, but I love that about it. And while we’re talking about breads, I also like Udi’s hot dog buns. The only downside to them is that they don’t really hold up well so they fall apart pretty quickly. But despite this, it’s nice to have a bun for my hot dogs that tastes good!
Second is the bagel. These are the only bagels I eat. My favorite is the Everything Inside Bagel, but I have also had the plain and a cinnamon raisin is available. The thing that always annoyed me about everything bagels, no matter how much I loved them, was that all the stuff on top falls off. But with the Everything Inside, everything that would be on top is—prepare yourself—inside. Shocking I know, but I love it and it is delicious! It’s very soft, and I like to toast it and use some chive and onion cream cheese (I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!).
Next up is the pizza crust. This was more of a recent discovery for me, and I love it! Udi’s does also have pre-made pizzas, but I prefer to assemble it on my own. I go for the basics: tomato sauce, mozzarella, shredded parmesan and romano, and a little bit of herbs and seasonings, which is usually some basil, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder. The crust is so thin and crispy (which is probably why it’s called “Thin & Crispy”), and it tastes so good! Right now, it’s definitely one of my favorite pizza crusts!
Finally, I want to talk about some of the little snacks and things that Udi’s has. I love the Chocolate Chip Granola Bars. They’re really tasty and great as an on-the-go snack. I also really like the Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies. I once crumbled these cookies up and mixed them in with some chocolate ice cream and put it into a GF pie crust and made an ice cream pie—it was awesome! My final favorite snack is the Aged Cheddar Ancient Grain Crisps. These are delicious, and a really nice thing to grab when you’re craving some chips!
Udi’s is such a great brand with amazing foods. To anyone who is newly diagnosed, this is probably the first brand I would recommend because not only are their products great, but they have such a large variety!
(If you would like to see all of Udi’s product offerings, see their website)