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I haven't posted much lately but one of my sore spots has always been the cruddy quality of gluten free breads. I've finally found one that I like. I purchased it at Sprout's and it is made by Udi's Handcrafted Foods. I tried the Udi's Whole Grain Bread and it is just great. You don't have to store in freezer - my loaf has been thawed out since Friday. You don't have to toast it. You don't have to refrigerate it. It's not dry or hard and made a great peanut butter and jelly sandwich just like I used to have. This stuff is awesome!

http://www.udisglutenfree.com/

A review:

http://www.gfsteph.blogspot.com/2010/01/udis-gluten-free-bread.html

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On the advice of this post on gluten-free breads, I bought a loaf of Udi's whole grain bread. Had to try a piece as soon as I got home, and I am IMPRESSED! Crispy texture when toasted, very much like gluten bread when not toasted. I also bought Udi's lemon streusel muffins. Excellent, although just a touch grainy. I vote for Udi's. :D Thank you, SBJ!

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We actually ate at an UDI's restaurant last night. They do serve gluten there, but hubby and daughter had no trouble with their gluten-free meals. You can even get a gluten-free panini sandwich. If you're ever in the Denver area, I'd suggest a stop by UDIs. All of them serve breakfast and lunch and many of them have dinner hours on certain days. Plus, you can stock up on your favorite UDIs products. Did I mention they have a dedicated fryer and outstanding fries? They are cut McDonalds style and are OH SO YUMMY!!!

We're lucky because there is an UDIs close to our home AND to our daughter's school, so SUPER convenient.

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I didn't know that Udi's is actually a restaurant. If we ever get to Denver, we'll definitely check it out. Thanks! Ha! gluten-free is going mainstream!

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I'm hoping to get to Denver this summer and anticipate going gluten free after my endo/biopsy on April 9. What Udi's location did you go to? My daughter and family live near City Park.

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On the advice of this post on gluten-free breads, I bought a loaf of Udi's whole grain bread. Had to try a piece as soon as I got home, and I am IMPRESSED! Crispy texture when toasted, very much like gluten bread when not toasted. I also bought Udi's lemon streusel muffins. Excellent, although just a touch grainy. I vote for Udi's. :D Thank you, SBJ!

You are so welcome. I swear, I almost cried when I had that first decent PB&J sandwich after two years! I read that one of their restaurants makes gluten free pizzas - I'd love to try that. (I recently ate at Pizza Fusion, an organic restaurant in Hillcrest (San Diego, CA). I had a gluten free pizza with gluten free beer and a gluten free brownie dessert. It was pretty good but still not quite the same...)

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I'm hoping to get to Denver this summer and anticipate going gluten free after my endo/biopsy on April 9. What Udi's location did you go to? My daughter and family live near City Park.

Your best bet would be the Stapleton Location. From City Park, take 17th St. (or 23rd, depending on which side of City Park) east to Quebec. Turn left on Quebec and go to 29th St. Turn right on 29th and you're there. Will take all of 10 minutes to get there. There's parking on the street or behind the buildings (it's a shopette complex). That's where we ate last night. :) Enjoy your trip. That's one of my favorite areas!

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Our local Costco had a MAJOR Udi's display last weekend and it was ALL gluten free. My daughter was SO happy she could get a sample of something at Costco for once. We stocked up!

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Thanks, buffettbride! My daughter is well familiar with Denver so I know we won't have any trouble finding it.

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Got the brilliant idea to take their lemon muffins, top with strawberries and whipped cream....Aahhhh Now that was delicious.

And the best part was that since their muffins are so huge, we have 2 left over to do it again tonight. :D

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I just tasted my first Udi's product. Their lemon struesel muffins are amazing. I microwaved it for a few seconds since it was still frozen and yummy. I just devoured it in a few seconds. I did wish the lemon flavor was a little strong and that there was more of the sugary topping. The size was amazing and they were light and springy. Just need a little more flavor, it reminded me of a muffin mix made without adding the add ins. But I added a little raspberry preserves to the middle and it was amazing.

I have a loaf of their white sandwich bread thawing on the counter right now and am ready to make some grilled cheese and tomato soup tomorrow. I'll have to pick up a loaf of the multi-grain tomorrow. I wish my local co-op had their cinnamon rolls or blueberry muffins but I'm happy to at least have a start. And the price is great compared to other gluten free breads. The muffins were about $6 for four of them and they're huge and the bread is about $5.50 a loaf. :)

Now, I want to roadtrip to Denver to hit their restaurant. Anyone have an extra bedroom out that way! J/K

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I like the bread with a little butter or margarine as grilled sandwich. My only beef it that the bread is so small that I have to make 2 sandwiches & feel a bit piggy. Oink! :P

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I already bought another loaf of the whole grain and noticed that the Udi product line seems to be fairly popular - the freezer section was almost cleaned out. Also, the other loaf I had sitting out on my counter went bad after 9 days so be warned - they won't last forever. I tried the pizza crust and it was ... okay. A little sweet for my tastes but still pretty good compared to ZPizza. It was heaven on earth to have an italian cold cuts sandwich with a bowl of soup - awesome! I hope everyone tries some Udi's out so that it becomes popular enought to carry everywhere.

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I tried my first Udi's bread on a trip to Boulder in December. I flew back with a loaf and a half stuffed into my hand luggage ;)

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I I hope everyone tries some Udi's out so that it becomes popular enought to carry everywhere.

Though i never tried Udi's Whole Grain Bread i wouldn't wonna it something that the ingredients aren't all familiar.

the ingredients for Whole Grain Bread:

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.

i would rather it should be a delicate bread which needs a freezer and can't be out for too long but it should be pure and the ingredients easy to read.

besides does anyne know if they do the gluten-free products in a dedicated facility?

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I eat the Udi bagels, toasted with goat cheese and some smoked salmon... Absolutely delicious... very much like a Toronto bagel!

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Though i never tried Udi's Whole Grain Bread i wouldn't wonna it something that the ingredients aren't all familiar.

the ingredients for Whole Grain Bread:

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.

i would rather it should be a delicate bread which needs a freezer and can't be out for too long but it should be pure and the ingredients easy to read.

besides does anyne know if they do the gluten-free products in a dedicated facility?

Hey, if you're worried then don't try it! I understand. I wouldn't discourage others unless you have actually tried the stuff, though.

Others here probably realize that dextrose and ascorbic acid are very common gluten-free ingredients that we needn't worry about. Also, from the Udi's website, "Rest assured, Udi

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Hey, if you're worried then don't try it! I understand. I wouldn't discourage others unless you have actually tried the stuff, though.

Others here probably realize that dextrose and ascorbic acid are very common gluten-free ingredients that we needn't worry about. Also, from the Udi's website, "Rest assured, Udi

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Hey, if you're worried then don't try it! I understand. I wouldn't discourage others unless you have actually tried the stuff, though.

Others here probably realize that dextrose and ascorbic acid are very common gluten-free ingredients that we needn't worry about. Also, from the Udi's website, "Rest assured, Udi

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Udi's actually has two bakeries, one is a dedicated gluten free facility.

It's the first gluten-free bread I've found that I could actually make a meat and cheese sandwich with mayo and mustard, and it held up until lunchtime and was, well, a REAL sandwich! Happy days.

By the way, their double chocolate muffins are better than most gluten-free chocolate cupcakes I've tasted.

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