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I have been hearing things about Udi's Bread and that it is very good. I haven't bought a loaf of gluten free bread for awhile - because generally they are a dissapointment (and they cost too much to end up being disappointed in). I am particualarly interested in the claim that Udi's bread can be eaten without toasting. That really seems to good to be true. ;)

Has anyone had Udi's bread - and what do you think? Texture, softness, how long does it last?


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Gluten Intolerant. Celiac bloodwork - negative (levels were tested after being very low gluten for over a year).

No other testing done (not worth the pain). Mostly Gluten Free since 2003. Stopped all gluten 2006.

2 daughters also gluten intolerant (14 and 18). Youngest is very sensitive. Bloodwork done before trying a gluten free diet - negative. Oldest decided to do a gluten challenge before any testing.

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Run, do not walk to the nearest store with Udi's bread. There's a Udi's fan club here. I wouldn't have tried it if I hadn't read about it on this site. I haven't decided if I like the white or whole grain the best. It the closest to real bread that I've found so far. It made the best stuffing at Thanksgiving. It's priceless if you're starving for a sandwich.


1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember

1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms

Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance

2000-osteopenia

2001-had stroke because of medications I was given

June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months

June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)

May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

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I am the world's pickiest eater. Every post that has recommended a particular loaf or mix has been a disappointment. I don't like corn tortillas. I was totally miserable with the gluten-free diet, mostly because I couldn't find an acceptable bread. The taste was off and the texture drove me nuts. I like to sip a beverage while I eat and every time the bread became moist the grittiness and crumbliness made me furious. There is no way I will eat a burger wrapped in lettuce! I am honestly extremely aware of taste and texture and couldn't find any bread that was even acceptable. Udi's white bread is white! It is fairly light because it is porous. The flavor is mild and doesn't overpower the flavor of the meat, peanut butter, egg salad, etc. The crust is OK. Udi


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I really am an ISTJ (Myers-Briggs Personality Type).

Responsible pet owners spay and neuter.

Please Google prosopagnosia, a neurological deficit also called facial amnesia or faceblind. Yup, I have it.

Poor me--gluten free.

I'll have a grilled cheese sandwich--hold the bread.

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I just began my gluten-free diet two weeks ago, and the obvious starting point for this lifestyle was a trip to Whole Foods. After the guy printed out the 20 page list of gluten-free foods for me, he escorted me to the frozen food gluten-free section, where I was met with a whole display of breads. Fortunately, as I was pulling them out, evaluating them one by one, and feeling somewhat overwhelmed, another Whole Foods guy was passing behind me and said, "Everyone loves the Udi's."

The Udi's wheat bread became my very first gluten-free purchase and I have been sooo happy with it. I've only eaten it toasted, so I can't testify to its texture cold, but it is absolutely delicious warm for sandwiches, breakfast, smeared with honey, whatever. I actually prefer it to the french bread I used to eat. I'm somewhat dismayed that I like it so much, as I hoped I'd lose some weight upon going gluten-free because I'd stop eating so much bread...but now I eat as much Udi's as I used to eat normal.

I've only tried the wheat, but it's delicious. I highly recommend it.

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:D I agree.. run very fast and buy the bread.. you will be shocked and amazed... you may even have to read the ingredients again... make sure you didn't accidentally pick up the "other" bread....We have bought all the other breads, tried making breads but Udi's is by far the best ever. I would scream from the mountain top if I could...

Udi is the best ever.. I want to hug the creator of this amazing bread.


Went gluten-free 4-1-09 after years of being sick suggested by a fluke visit to a new chiropractor

I had been sick since I was little but no one ever knew why.

IBS

Migraines

Vertigo

Miscarriages and lost my third child to stillbirth

Liver and Spleen problems

Lactose Intolerance

Anxiety

hair loss

Hypoglycemia

Foggy Brain

Joint pain-diagnosed with Fibromylagia

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While I agree that as far as gluten free bread goes Udi's is probably the best, I don't think that it's AMAZING. We ordered two cases of it and it was wonderful to have because I didn't have to make bread and it did stay decently soft and didn't go bad as fast as other gluten-free bread.

Here are some cons that I wish someone had told me:

1. It's TINY- it's short and the slices are small. If your kids don't like crust, once you have the crust off this bread there isn't much left. Plus, if you get a loaf that is "extra done" the crust is really hard and thick.

2. We had about four loaves out of a case of 8 loaves that had a huge airpocket throughout the whole loaf. It was really annoying because obviously I couldn't make very good sandwiches out of those loaves of bread. I pack my daughters lunch so being able to pack a sandwich that holds up is very important.

3. It's expensive. Sure, it's about the same as a bread mix costs, but I can get twice the amount of bread out of a bread mix. It's a pain to bake bread, but it's really not that bad considering the money saved.

All in all the texture is really nice though. It's the closest thing to real bread that I've found thats premade.

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Yes, it is that much better than any other gluten-free bread you can buy. I went home and threw away all of the other breads I had in the freezer after I tried it.

I keep a loaf on the counter and use it without toasting (unless I want toast!) and it's gone within 2 days in our house.

If you pick up the loaf it squishes in your hand, it's not hard! It doesn't get all gross sitting in your lunch for a few hours with a damp filling like other gluten-free breads. It's a fairly neutral flavor and it is a reminder of what bread really is like.

I am considering buying separate a freezer just so I never have to run out of Udi's.

The pizza crust is not bad either.

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To me Udi's bread taste's just like "normal" bread, even Grama's soft homeade fresh bread (well almost on that anyway). Three of my kids eat it Udi's for lunch almost daily for their sandwiches(only one really needs to be gluten-free, but we are super careful about cc so we're 99% gluten-free in our house). -you could easily pack it with no warming ONLY because it is so expensive do hubby and I not eat it every day. Gone are the days for us where you'd throw a loaf of bread on the table at dinnertime for a cheap "filler". I wish the loaves were larger, but I'm sure it wouldn't be as soft and wonderful.....it's great, you'll love it.


~Jackie (Mom of a gluten & dairy-free home)

Myself: Neg blood tests despite myriad of life-long symptoms. Enterolab testing positive for gluten sensitivity: DQ5DQ5. Currently gluten, dairy, grain, & sugar free and on rotation diet.

5yo dd diagnosed celiac by blood test/biopsy Oct/Nov 2007: DQ2DQ5

7yo dd: neg blood tests, DQ5DQ6

3yo ds: neg blood tests, IgA deficient, DQ5DQ6

21mo dd: DQ2DQ5

DH: Neg blood tests, by deductive reasoning: DQ2DQ6.

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How long does it last? Not long around here, we eat it pretty fast. No problem eating it without warming or toasting, very unbelievable but true. I am not a bread lover so for me to say a bread it good isn't because I just love any bread. I never like bread as a kid. Now that I'm gluten free and have found Udi's I've eaten more bread than I ever did.

I do keep all gluten free bakery items either in the refrig or in the freezer. Seems to be gluten free items do not have as much preservatives as a poison loaf.

Small size. They are tiny! I was packing two sandwiches for dh and he requested just one. Seems since we are digesting our food better we don't need as much. This size is probably about what our bodies really need. Not super sized like we are use to getting.

Sure, now I'm craving a ham and cheese sandwich.


1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember

1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms

Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance

2000-osteopenia

2001-had stroke because of medications I was given

June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months

June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)

May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

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Ok....so which one is the one you all are raving about...white or multigrain?


homeschooling mom to 12 yr old son

helpmeet to wonderful husband of 13 yrs

dx Myasthenia Gravis 1998

Official Celiac dx 6/2008

Gluten Free since 6/5/07 (with the exception of 6 weeks and any cc)

Positive Enterolab Result 8/23/07

Positive bloodwork 6/2/08 after eating gluten for 6 weeks

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I like them both, but the multigrain is my favorite. I have never eaten so many sandwiches as I do now. What a blessing this bread is.


Positive Bloodwork January 2007

Positive Biopsy Feb. 2007

Gluten Free since January 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (Subtype 2,9)

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White and whole grain are different, as they are supposed to be. Depending on my mood I will choose one or the other. They are kind of like my kids; both are different but both are equally great! What are you waiting for--buy a loaf of each and then you can join the ILU club.


Nancy

I really am an ISTJ (Myers-Briggs Personality Type).

Responsible pet owners spay and neuter.

Please Google prosopagnosia, a neurological deficit also called facial amnesia or faceblind. Yup, I have it.

Poor me--gluten free.

I'll have a grilled cheese sandwich--hold the bread.

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Ok....so which one is the one you all are raving about...white or multi-grain?

I'm into the multi-grain right now but only because when I went to the store they were out of it so it instantly became my favorite. I usually switch between the two. My local store was displaying the Udi bread in the bottom of their freezer case. Now they have moved it up to a prime location at eye level. They told me they can't keep it on the shelf because it's so popular. They probably have had it in stock for just over a month now.

So far I've tried both bread and the blueberry muffins. All better than excellent.


1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember

1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms

Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance

2000-osteopenia

2001-had stroke because of medications I was given

June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months

June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)

May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

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White and whole grain are different, as they are supposed to be. Depending on my mood I will choose one or the other. They are kind of like my kids; both are different but both are equally great! What are you waiting for--buy a loaf of each and then you can join the ILU club.

I live in Houston, and The Whole Foods Market I go to does NOT have this bread. Anyplace else you suggest I try?

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I live in Houston, and The Whole Foods Market I go to does NOT have this bread. Anyplace else you suggest I try?

You can purchase this bread online from them. I first discovered this bread while vacationing in Colorado Springs, CO and read raves about it on this website. I purchased some and ate the entire loaf in one day, it was so good. The shipping will make it expensive.....but I feel it is worth it. I like both the white and the whole grain, but am leaning more toward the whole grain. The past week I've been on a sandwich splurge....tuna fish, BLT's,grilled cheese,egg salad. I would like to see a larger loaf, but experienced cooks mention that gluten free bread bakes up better as small loaves. The bread is baked in Denver, CO, and the mile high altitude will produce some larger air holes thru some loaves. That's to be expected. I'm so thankful that this product can be purchased via mail.

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I live in Houston, and The Whole Foods Market I go to does NOT have this bread. Anyplace else you suggest I try?

Ask your WFM to order some for you to try. Tell them you've heard lots of people rave about this brand. Ask them to call you when it arrives.


1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember

1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms

Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance

2000-osteopenia

2001-had stroke because of medications I was given

June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months

June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)

May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

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I have been hearing things about Udi's Bread and that it is very good. I haven't bought a loaf of gluten free bread for awhile - because generally they are a dissapointment (and they cost too much to end up being disappointed in). I am particualarly interested in the claim that Udi's bread can be eaten without toasting. That really seems to good to be true. ;)

Has anyone had Udi's bread - and what do you think? Texture, softness, how long does it last?

I just finished my lunch at work, which was a sandwich on Udi's bread. It's so worth it. It's the real thing. I prefer Udi's gluten free whole grain bread to their white. Maybe get one of each and see which you prefer.

I thought my sandwich days were over - at least as far as taking a sandwich along for later. All those horrible gluten-free breads that you absolutely HAD to toast to barely make the texture tolerable.

It's wonderful, light, porous, flavorful and it keeps, AND it travels, doesn't fall apart or get soggy. Pack your lunch!


Diagnosed 8-8-08 (I think I'll remember that date!)

Positive blood panel

Endoscopy a little later on confirmed, via Small Intestine Biopsy

Adult son diagnosed Celiac in his late 20s

Suspect my Mother undiagnosed Celiac

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I am also a Udi's fan. I literally cried the first time I tasted it. Sandwhiches! Toast!It's even good to drag through the left over gravy.

I buy 6 or 8 loaves at a time and keep them in the freezer. Since no one here sells it, I order. Buying in bulk spreads out the shipping charges a little.

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You can purchase this bread online from them. I first discovered this bread while vacationing in Colorado Springs, CO and read raves about it on this website. I purchased some and ate the entire loaf in one day, it was so good. The shipping will make it expensive.....but I feel it is worth it. I like both the white and the whole grain, but am leaning more toward the whole grain. The past week I've been on a sandwich splurge....tuna fish, BLT's,grilled cheese,egg salad. I would like to see a larger loaf, but experienced cooks mention that gluten free bread bakes up better as small loaves. The bread is baked in Denver, CO, and the mile high altitude will produce some larger air holes thru some loaves. That's to be expected. I'm so thankful that this product can be purchased via mail.

Thanks for the info! Believe it or not, Denver is where I am originally from...now I'm stuck here. You're right about the larger air holes in baked goods. The higher altitude you go the more that theme is present. I went to college in Fort Collins, and used to bhake cakes and they would have craters in them, it seemed.

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Ask your WFM to order some for you to try. Tell them you've heard lots of people rave about this brand. Ask them to call you when it arrives.

I am definitely going to try that, as my Whole Foods Market is 26 miles from my house....Thanks for the idea.

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I am definitely going to try that, as my Whole Foods Market is 26 miles from my house....Thanks for the idea.

Not only will it save you shipping costs, you will be sharing the Udi bread with others!


1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember

1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms

Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance

2000-osteopenia

2001-had stroke because of medications I was given

June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months

June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)

May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

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I too love Udi's whole grain bread. It is so nice to eat a "real" toast! Our Whole Foods and another health food store keeps their Udi's bread in the freezer. Yet another health food store keeps it out on the shelf where it's nice and soft like regular wheat bread *sigh*


Enlarged thyroid with nodules and Hashimoto's diagnosed 2007. Self-diagnosed as gluten-intolerant.

Husband is gluten-intolerant, also self-diagnosed, suffered from severe eczema which has largely disappeared since avoiding wheat, corn, tomatoes, tree nuts.

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I did something today I haven't done in over three years.

I went to the store (Whole Foods), bought a loaf of bread (not frozen), came home, took two slices out, spead some Hellmans on each piece, spooned on some tuna salad, sat down and had a regular, normal, deliscious sandwich. Soft, moist, good tasting real bread.

It is a small, very irregularly shaped, expensive loaf. I don't care. It's the real thing baby! I'm just beside myself, I can't hardly believe it. Mine is the white, I'll try the wheat next. They also have it in the freezer section, so I'll buy several loaves frozen and one unfrozen.

Tomorrow it's fried bologna!

best regards, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

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I have to say, I was pretty skeptical reading this discussion. I've bought many breads and cooked many loaves hearing that they were truly the best. And some were definitely good - but having just tried my first slice of Udi's, I might as well throw them away. Udi's really tastes like real bread! It's so good I had to read the ingredients to believe it. Honestly, it'll put a smile on your face just tasting that flavor again.

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