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Hi everyone, I just got diagnosed with Celiac and wanted to get some opinions before I hit the grocery store - what brand has your favorite gluten-free bread and what flavor?

Thanks!

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I Like Udi's. Makes great toast! Their Cinnamon raisin bread is great too. Tonight I made grilled cheese sandwiched with Schar's sandwich bread. They were so good. To me Udi's taste like a French bread. This Schar was soft like wonder bread.

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I prefer Rudi's to Udi's but they're both pretty good. Just had French toast for dinner--first time in five months! Yum.

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Udi's is a favorite of most. But some other good ones are canyon bakehouse, Rudi's, & if you live near Rochester,NY go to nicks deli & pizza, his wife makes great bread.....Some likeSchar too...

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I tried Rudi's today for the first time and OY MY IT WAS GOOD! The thing that struck me about it was it actually SMELLED like bread. Tasted like a good multigrain or whole wheat bread.

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Udi's hands down at our house.

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Udi's here, too. I want to try Rudi's, which I haven't tasted yet.

And I have been experimenting a lot with baking my own bread.

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I could sing a song of praise for Udi's and Rudy's. I buy the Rudy'd raisin/cin bread, and the Udi's white and whole grain, plus Rudy's whole grain....ALL DELICIOUS! It

s like real bread. My non wheat allergy family likes them too, and agrees that they taste like regular wheat bread.

I discovered Udi's first, and I swear, I jumped around and danced a little the first time I tasted it, it was soooooooo ggooooooooood!!

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Hi everyone, I just got diagnosed with Celiac and wanted to get some opinions before I hit the grocery store - what brand has your favorite gluten-free bread and what flavor?

Thanks!

After trying all the Gluten Free Breads on the market I found not one brand is worth eating they all taste like you're eating sand :angry: & there prices are so ridiculous!! so I started making my own ;)

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I think "good" glutne free bread really depends on how long you have been gluten free and also what you liked prior to going gluten free. I have yet to find or make a gluten free bread that is soft and squishy like Wonderbread but I have found many that taste like very good multigrain breads. I have not yet had a good PB&J on gluten free bread. I'm going to test Rudi's on this soon--the first pieces I tried were toasted for breakfast. I much prefer to just put PB&J on a rice cake than on any gltuen free bread I have tried so far, because at least the rice cake is not pretending to be bread--I EXPECT the rice cake to be crunchy and it is fine that way.

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I think "good" glutne free bread really depends on how long you have been gluten free and also what you liked prior to going gluten free. I have yet to find or make a gluten free bread that is soft and squishy like Wonderbread but I have found many that taste like very good multigrain breads. I have not yet had a good PB&J on gluten free bread. I'm going to test Rudi's on this soon--the first pieces I tried were toasted for breakfast. I much prefer to just put PB&J on a rice cake than on any gltuen free bread I have tried so far, because at least the rice cake is not pretending to be bread--I EXPECT the rice cake to be crunchy and it is fine that way.

You make a really good point. Maybe my bread opinion is skewed. I have not had a slice of wheat bread in a year, maybe I don't really know what it tastes like anymore. A beginner would be a better judge of how good Udi's and Rudy's are, and how they compare to wheat bread.....I guess an accurate statement from me would be "after a whole year without anything that remotely tasted like what i think wheat bread tastes like, Udi's and rudy's bread made me sing and dance"

By the way, are you a Celiac/gluten intolerant or a wheat allergy like me?

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After trying all the Gluten Free Breads on the market I found not one brand is worth eating they all taste like you're eating sand :angry: & there prices are so ridiculous!! so I started making my own ;)

I kinda agree. I don't really like Udi's. It tastes ok, but dry. I do buy it just so I have it as a choice, but I am very interested in learning to make my own!!!

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You make a really good point. Maybe my bread opinion is skewed. I have not had a slice of wheat bread in a year, maybe I don't really know what it tastes like anymore. A beginner would be a better judge of how good Udi's and Rudy's are, and how they compare to wheat bread.....I guess an accurate statement from me would be "after a whole year without anything that remotely tasted like what i think wheat bread tastes like, Udi's and rudy's bread made me sing and dance"

By the way, are you a Celiac/gluten intolerant or a wheat allergy like me?

I actually think I may be both. I am gluten intolerant/celiac for sure. I have not had allergy testing for wheat but when I use lotiona that has wheat germ oil in it I break out in a rash of hives. So I have to avoid wheat in everything. I also did not have any bread or gluten-free substitutes for almost a year and then tried Udi's on the reccomendation of this board. Udi's is good toasted or for a grilled sandwhich but not the best for PB&J which is my favorite type of sandwhich. I hate mayo, can't have cheese and used to be vegetarian. I still don't buy any processed deli meat because of the junk they put in it (can't have soy don't do well with nitrates of any kind) AND because I have cc concerns for both gluten and dairy now. So my sandwhich options are severly limited anyway. I guess giving up bread was not too big of a deal for me. The only thing I would like to find is a really good ciabatta or sour dough bread to make a french dip sandwhich.

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I actually think I may be both. I am gluten intolerant/celiac for sure. I have not had allergy testing for wheat but when I use lotiona that has wheat germ oil in it I break out in a rash of hives. So I have to avoid wheat in everything. I also did not have any bread or gluten-free substitutes for almost a year and then tried Udi's on the reccomendation of this board. Udi's is good toasted or for a grilled sandwhich but not the best for PB&J which is my favorite type of sandwhich. I hate mayo, can't have cheese and used to be vegetarian. I still don't buy any processed deli meat because of the junk they put in it (can't have soy don't do well with nitrates of any kind) AND because I have cc concerns for both gluten and dairy now. So my sandwhich options are severly limited anyway. I guess giving up bread was not too big of a deal for me. The only thing I would like to find is a really good ciabatta or sour dough bread to make a french dip sandwhich.

I can't use beauty products with wheat either, I break out in hives and itch to kingdom come. When I get glutened I get migraines (usually 3 days in duration) and my sinuses swell shut, plus throat closure, hives, coughing, and joint pain that lasts for days. I've never experienced gastro problems with wheat, it's all histamine reaction.

I've never tryed udi's or Rudy's right out of the package. I toast it. I don't eat sandwhichesmuch so I guess I don't know how it is plain. I should try it plain once. I'll bet it is dry, but boy does it make great toast! I've also made french toast...yum!

I'm going to try a sandwhich with it.

So sorry you have so many food limitations. It must be very hard to find food to eat. (((((Hugs)))). I hope you can find a good ciabatta or sour dough...if you do, please share. A french dip sandwhich sounds like heaven!!!!

I think I may have a problem with dairy and am planning on getting a test, then doing an elimination diet. I'm getting a mild histamine reaction minutes after dairy consumption, plus horrible gas, headache(not migraine) and the big D. It appears to be the milk protein versus lactose. I'm hoping not, but the reactions are fast and furious.

Off to try the breads plain! I'll be back!

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I'm back, I took a slice of the Udi's white bread out of the freezer and thawed it in the microwave for 20 seconds. It came out moist and a little warm. I then smeared PB&J on half the slice and folded it over.....I took my first bite and thought I was in heaven......YUM....I was actually making those smacking sounds with my mouth it was so good. I know straight out of the microwave is good, I wonder how it would be if I packed a sandwhich with it to eat later? Then it may be dry. I'll have to try it.

That, my friends, was my first PB& J in a year....and I liked it.....I will be eating more of those for sure!!!!!

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I haven't been very impressed with Udi's lately. When I've used it the last few months, it's seemed dried out, and some slices even had these big gaping holes in them.

I'm sold on Rudi's, though. It stays soft when I toast it and is the closest thing to tasting like "real" bread. Sooo yummy!

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I can't use beauty products with wheat either, I break out in hives and itch to kingdom come. When I get glutened I get migraines (usually 3 days in duration) and my sinuses swell shut, plus throat closure, hives, coughing, and joint pain that lasts for days. I've never experienced gastro problems with wheat, it's all histamine reaction.

I've never tryed udi's or Rudy's right out of the package. I toast it. I don't eat sandwhichesmuch so I guess I don't know how it is plain. I should try it plain once. I'll bet it is dry, but boy does it make great toast! I've also made french toast...yum!

I'm going to try a sandwhich with it.

So sorry you have so many food limitations. It must be very hard to find food to eat. (((((Hugs)))). I hope you can find a good ciabatta or sour dough...if you do, please share. A french dip sandwhich sounds like heaven!!!!

I think I may have a problem with dairy and am planning on getting a test, then doing an elimination diet. I'm getting a mild histamine reaction minutes after dairy consumption, plus horrible gas, headache(not migraine) and the big D. It appears to be the milk protein versus lactose. I'm hoping not, but the reactions are fast and furious.

Off to try the breads plain! I'll be back!

Oh I agree they are very good toasted and good heated up but they don't work well for packed cold sandwiches. I eat lots of simple meals--meat, veggie, rice or potato. Sometiems fruit for a snack. I'm just glad I can still eat nightshades and fruit!

My problems with dairy started out very similar to what you are describing. I would get congested and have a sinus headache from just a little bit and I would have stomach pains/D from a lot. I thought I was lactose intolerant but it evetually developed into a serious allergy. Now if I eat just a little bit of something with milk in it my lips tingle and my tongue puffs up. Hope your testing and elimination diet goes well!

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Just tried the Grainless Baker Baguette bread and also a King Aurthur Mix. Both are just perfect! I want to order more of the Grainless Bakers products. Can get them at www.grainlessbaker.com or from the Gluten Free Mall. Also excited about all the recipes I am finding. This is a great way to eat and although the taste is a bit different it is fresh and clean and you will soon feel better all over. :D

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My daughter likes the Ener-G Rice Starch bread. Keep in mind she outgrew an egg allergy so can't have breads with egg in them because she is allowed egg only twice a week. At that rate we'd have to throw out most of the loaf. She has tried some of the other Udi's products and liked them.

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So today is my first day of being gluten free. I just tried a slice of Rudi's multigrain bread with pumpkinseed butter (similar to peanut butter) and cranberries on it, and I already miss bread. :( All I could taste was how dry and bland the bread seemed. I'm hoping that I'll just be able to get used to it. I will try Udi's bread as well but kind of think that I should try making my own. Does anyone have a good multigrain recipe?

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I've not yet tried Rudi's but I find Udi's pretty good. A lot of gluten-free bread is better toasted.

I have tried a number of recipes to bake my own but it seems that while it's really good the first day, the second day it's toast.

If you are thinking of buying a cookbook, I've found that Gluten-Free Baking Classics by Annalise Roberts is the one I've had pretty good success with. She does have a multigrain sandwich bread recipe in it.

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So today is my first day of being gluten free. I just tried a slice of Rudi's multigrain bread with pumpkinseed butter (similar to peanut butter) and cranberries on it, and I already miss bread. :( All I could taste was how dry and bland the bread seemed. I'm hoping that I'll just be able to get used to it. I will try Udi's bread as well but kind of think that I should try making my own. Does anyone have a good multigrain recipe?

It's better if you wait several months to eat any kind of gluten-free bread. That way you eventually "forget" what real bread tastes like. And as SA said above me you need to toast most gluten-free bread or at least heat it up in the microwave for about 30 seconds for it to be soft and not as dry.

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Rudi's whole grain and cin/raisin are good.In my opinion they are better than udi's.A company called AGAINST THE GRAIN makes excellent bulkie type rolls and also sub rolls.Same company has agreat frozen three cheese pizza and a pesto pizza as well.I have one of these pizzas every saturday night.

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Ok, so I tried toasting Rudi's multigrain bread, and yes it was much better. I also took a mega shopping trip today - my cabinet was looking pretty empty after cleaning out the crackers, oatmeal, pancake mix and flour. I got a ton of new gluten-free flours and am planning on baking a loaf myself this week. Here's hoping! I'll post the recipe if it turns out well. :)

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