Enjoy the taste of the US with Udi’s Gluten Free UK!
If you’re an American stranded on this side of the Atlantic or you’re someone who loves American grub, you’ll be pleased to know that Udi’s, the famous, award-winning gluten free brand from the US is now available here in the UK.
There are 19 products in the range, including freshly baked gluten-free bagels in three delicious flavours, soft brown and white sandwich bread, classic white rolls and finger rolls, tasty muffins, toaster pastries, ancient grain crisps, granola, fruity breakfast bars and mince pies.
And we were fortunate, recently, to receive a lovely hamper from the nice people at Udi’s. We didn’t waste any time tucking into the products.
So what did we try? First up were the cinnamon and raisin bagels. These were sweet and soft and slathered in cream cheese made the perfect Sunday breakfast. They also passed the ‘you’d never know these were gluten free’ test with the gluten-eating other half. So these are perfect for the whole family whether they’re coeliacs or not. The chocolate and toffee muffins packet contains one toffee muffin and one chocolate muffin, and both were fluffy and light. The chocolate one was particularly scrummy.
We also had two packets of toaster pastries: apple cinnamon and strawberry. We tried these in the microwave and in the toaster but these tasted too dry and had too much pastry for me. I guess if you’re a lover of Pop Tarts or something similar, these are a good gluten free alternative. But these weren’t my favourite.
The absolute winners were the Ancient Grain crisps. These are seriously delicious and come in two flavours: Jalapeno and Aged cheddar. Made from quinoa, flax, sesame, millet and black seed they tasted a little like Nature’s Path’s Mesa Cereal if you’ve ever tried that. Tasty and moreish it would be easy to polish off a bag of these on your own. Likewise the cinnamon and sugar bagel chips which taste like New York in a bag.
The Udi’s range is now available in Tesco. You can find your nearest Udi’s selling store here. Though currently it seems you need to live in or around Liverpool according to their store locator. I’m sure this will change at a rapid rate.
Udi’s is also sponsoring The Allergy & Free From Show in London in July. So get yourself along to the show, chat to the Udi’s team and try the entire range.
Connect with the nice people at Udi’s:
- Web: udisglutenfree.co.uk
- Twitter: @Udis_UK
- Facebook: UdisGlutenFreeUK
- Google+: Udi’s Gluten Free UK
At present living in France, yesterday I made some Snickerdoodle cookies from a Udi’s Sponge Cake mix which I had left from when my coeliac daughter-in-law came to stay. I made them for some friends including one Dutch lady who requested gluten free. She enjoyed them very much as did a number of others and I was asked for the recipe!
I can’t remember where I bought the packet, which was produced by a factory in Hawarden, Flintshire, North Wales, could have been from a UK supermarket but I did buy a load of stuff for my daughter-in-law from shops locally here in France. I live in Payzac, which is in north east Dordogne within reach off Brive, Limoges and Perigueux