Gluten Free Food from Udi’s – a Review
We all like a treat from time to time, but when you’re gluten free, true treats can be hard to come by. You can visit most major supermarkets these days and be greeted with an array of gluten free cakes and pastries, but anyone who has tried many of them will tell you that some of them are anything but a treat to eat.
Thankfully, the quality of gluten free products has been improving in recent years and some companies really seem to have understood that it’s not enough to cut out the gluten – you have to leave in the taste and nice texture too. Easier said than done, of course.
Udi’s is one such company. The number one gluten free food brand in the US, they recently launched in the UK with a whole host of products from breads and cereals to cakes and crisps. If you’re a regular in the Free From section of the supermarket, you might well have seen some of the range.
When they asked if they could send me a hamper of their goodies I said yes. Quite quickly. I always like to try new products.
And what a lot there was in it: Strawberry Toaster Pastries, Apple & Cinnamon Toaster Pastries, Chocolate Chip and Toffee muffins, Cinnamon & Raisin bagels, Cheddar Ancient Grain crisps, Jalapeno Ancient Grain crisps and bagel chips!
And what did we think of them? (I say we, because Bean “helpfully” helped me sample them!)
Ancient Grain Gluten Free Crisps
Ancient Grain crisps are made from Amaranth, Quinoa, Flax, Sesame, Millet and Black Seed. This gives them a fantastic crunch.
I should probably come clean here and tell you that I don’t like cheese flavoured crisps. However, I tried these crisps, just to see. And they were … wonderful. Really nice. There’s something about these crisps that I really do like. They are very cheesy, but the crunch and the flavours of the grains used really add something great to the mix. I will be having these again. And then we tried the Jalapeno flavour. These are also cheesy, with the addition of chilli and they were great. Not so hot that you couldn’t feel your mouth (not a nice experience, in my opinion!), but just enough to know you’ve eaten them.
Bean really liked these and had this to say:
There’s a party in my mouth and everyone’s invited. Then a Hungarian Horntail turns up!