Udi's Gluten Free recently provided me with some products from their all gluten free line to sample and review on my blog! I was sent a 4 pack of blueberry muffins, a 4 pack of lemon streusel muffins, a loaf of whole grain bread & a 2 pack of pizza crusts to sample.
The first thing you notice about Udi's products is that they look gorgeous. Their look is almost homemade and slightly rustic, yet perfectly formed. Details like the sugar coating on the blueberry muffins and crumb topping on the lemon streusel make the products all the more attractive... my family was more than happy test out these delicious looking goodies!
Here's what the members of my household thought about Udi's Gluten Free Foods:
Blueberry muffins: The blueberry muffins were incredibly moist and tasty! It's nice that these are made with evaporated cane sugar rather than white refined sugar. The texture of these muffins is even better than those made with wheat flour since the tapioca starch, brown rice flour, and potato starch seem to hold in moisture a little better and prevent the muffins from drying out. The overall flavor of the muffin is classic blueberry and the sugar coating adds a slight crunch and sweetness.
Lemon Streusel Muffins: The lemon flavor in these muffins was really nice... sweet and delicate. A lot of lemon flavored sweets tend to either have an unnatural, lemonhead-ish flavor or an overpowering sourness/bitterness, but the flavor of these muffins was perfect, very natural and pure without being at all sour. The texture of the muffins, like the blueberry muffins, was dense, filling and moist.
Whole Grain Bread: Udi's Gluten Free whole grain bread is an excellent sandwich bread! It's a little less moist than some breads, but the lack of excessive moisture was a nice feature which prevented the bread from becoming overly soggy when adding toppings like lettuce and tomato. The members of my household seemed to really enjoy this bread toasted with a light slather of Earth Balance (non-dairy soy margarine) and freshly pressed garlic.
Pizza Crust: Although this was more of a thin crust pizza, the dough stayed chewy in the center (awesome) while having a crunchy outer edge (double awesome). We prepared our pizza with pizza sauce from scratch and mushrooms which made for a nice, light treat. The crust takes less than 10 minutes to heat up after you add your toppings, so this makes for a quick and convenient meal option!
Overall Udi's Gluten Free baked goods make a great, tasty snack. The gluten free options can be purchased frozen, so they are a convenient way to have baked goods on hand without having to worry about them spoiling quickly.... really nice to have in case a guest pops in!
I want to note that each of these products contains eggs and are not vegan. I want to also note that these are probably not the healthiest snack options (for example the main ingredients in the lemon streusel muffins are sugar and eggs), but they certainly are nice as an occasional treat. Because Udi's prides themselves in being "old-school artisan bakers" they rely heavily on whole ingredients that create the tastiest overall product.
**I was provided with Udi's muffins, bread and pizza crust for review purposes only and allowed to post my thoughts at my discretion. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. All opinions expressed here are mine.**