Udi’s Gluten Free products come to the U.K!
I’d been looking at American instagram-er’s for a long time, watching them post pictures of the fabulous range that Udi’s had to offer to the gluten free market and i am so pleased that they finally have come over to the U.K. The bagels were the most anticipated from the u.k i think, to have a gluten free cinnamon and raisin bagel again is like, for me, rediscovering Kate Bush’s Hounds Of Love album; amazing. I digress..
I was kindly given a bundle of goodies through the post from Udi’s to review with a mixture of some very tasty products. I received Toaster Pastries (Otherwise known as fancy Pop Tarts without the sickly icing) in both Apple and Cinnamon and Strawberry flavours, Cinnamon and Raisin Bagels, Ancient Grains Crispies in Jalapeno Cheddar flavour, Chocolate Chip and Toffee Muffins and a box of mince pies. I have to say i enjoyed every single part of this gluten free bundle but i will go into a bit more detail on some of the stand out products for me and also some opinions from my gluten eating friends.
Udi’s Gluten Free Apple and Cinnamon Toaster Pastries.
What a nice change to have for a gluten free snack. I found these excellent to have at work when i got the brunch nibbles. I liked them mostly because they are not too sickly and have just the right amount of jam-to-pastry ratio. I probably wouldn’t buy them all the time, there is an awful lot of ingredients in them- and i don’t like to eat alot of things i don’t know the name of every single day; but these are great to take on holidays and for breakfast cravings. My gluten eating colleague said: “MMM i like them because they are nice and cinnamony!”
Verdict- 3 out of 5
Udi’s Gluten Free Ancient Grain Crisps in Jalapeno Cheddar Flavour
These were SO moreish. My gluten eating husband and i were munching away on these on a Saturday night whilst we were waiting for our roast to cook and we seriously couldn’t stop. Who needs Pringles or chilli Doritos? These are on par and excellent nibble food for guests- though i doubt sharing these would be an option for some. I love most the texture of these baked crisps, they have bits of pepper, dried beans in the actual crisps and make them nice and crunchy too. My gluten eating husband said: ” These are so yummy i don’t want dinner now. These would be great on soup.”
Verdict:- 4 out of 5
Udi’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip and Toffee Muffins
One of the best muffins on the gluten free market i think. These are delicious. I had both (naughtily) for breakfast one morning. Someone mentioned on twitter how these would also be great heated up with custard on. Now i’m on the mission to make this be a reality very very very soon. YUM.
Verdict:- 5 out of 5
The Cinnamon and Raisin bagels i reviewed on my Facebook page and it was interesting to see the comments from others who have tried them also. The mince pies i shall be reviewing in a post called WB’s guide to a Perfect Gluten Free Christmas. So make sure you are subscribing to the blog to ensure you don’t miss out on the verdict!
These products were given to me to review complimentary but this did not effect this review in anyway.