Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rudi's Gluten Free Bread

I thought it would be worth mentioning that Rudi's has gluten free bread. They also have an entire line of baked goods that have gluten. 

They are doing a Spread the Bread Campaign:
"For every dollar coupon downloaded, Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery will give a dollar to The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) to help in their efforts to better educate physicians in the diagnosis of celiac disease. There are an estimated 3 million people in the United States suffering from celiac disease, yet only 160,000 are diagnosed."

This is their website:

I love that they are spreading awareness. I think it is great they are making gluten free breads. 

I received an email from a representative of the company asking if i wanted a sample to try out. Boy did I jump at this opportunity. My favorite on the shelf brands of bread (not mixes) have been Udi's and French Meadow. Boy do I love French Meadow and Udi's may have little tiny loaves but they are delicious and the kids love it.

Rudi's sent me this little package with literature, a loaf of multi-grain, and a cute as a button sandwich box:

I must say...in all honesty - to me, French Meadow is still tops. The Rudi's slices were concave - meaning they didn't have a bump at the top - it was rather an indent. The taste is okay, I find Udi's multi-grain to have a better taste and texture. The Rudi's texture was grainy and I don't mind it so much but it was too spongy - not meaning soft exactly - but not dense enough.

My kids are split on the issue. The 5 year old likes Udi's best and the 2.5 year old Rudi's. What about the husband? Well, I buy him fresh bread every Thursday from the baker.

I still prefer my own. When I was making sourdough this summer I made bread that was wonderful. But I don't have time right now to coddle a gluten free starter, allow bread to rise for 4+ hours and have it possibly fail due to my "grandma-style" (love this phrase) dry to wet ratios.

1 comment:

Mrs. B said...

I LOVE Rudi's, GF bread. But Udi's is just as good and cheaper.