Thursday, March 3, 2011

Udi's White Sandwich Bread

One of the basic foods of life is bread, and for those with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance finding bread that tastes as sweet, as soft, as smooth as wheat-flour bread is a challenge. Commercial gluten free breads are often dry, crumbly and the taste resembles cardboard covered in sand.

Udi's White Sandwich Bread has raised the bar for manufacturers of gluten free packaged bread. This bread is light, moist and tastes as close to wheat-flour bread as any gluten free bread I and my son have ever tried- and that includes my homemade bread.

Udi's White Sandwich Bread comes in a 12 ounce loaf and is available for between $5 and $7 a loaf. It is soy free, nut free, gluten free (of course) and dairy free, making it an option for those allergic to soy, nuts and dairy. That's right- no eggs, no soy flour or soy derivatives and it tastes delicious.

It's available online and in some supermarkets and specialty stores such as Sprouts. You'll find it in the frozen foods section.

We keep it in the freezer, and since it's pre-sliced, my son can remove two or three slices from the package and pop them in the microwave for a minute before slathering them with peanut butter or hazelnut spread.

The slices do not get soggy or flat-tasting after being nuked, which means I can buy as many loaves as I can get my hands on and store them in the freezer. My kid loves bread, and he can go through a loaf of Udi's White Bread in a less than a week.

Udi's also offers a Whole Grain Sandwich Bread, which is just as tasty, as well as bagels, pizza crusts, muffins and granola. I use the granola to make gluten free Sorta Rice Krispie Treats- but that's another post.

I did not receive this product as a promotion- I paid for it myself.

Further Reading
The Difference Between Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

Udi's Website