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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Review & Giveaway : Rudi's Organic Bakery (Cinnamon Raisin, Honey Sweet Whole Wheat, Country Morning White and Spelt Ancient Grain Bread)

Rudi's Organic Bakery creates a great selection of breads that are free of ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial ingredients and chemical preservatives. The bread is baked in small batches with wholesome, organic ingredients along with some flavorful additions such as sunflower seeds... the result is a beautiful, tasty bread! Rudi's Organic Bakery generously provided me with a sampling of 4 of their popular breads all of which toasted gorgeously and were delicious and flavorful.



Cinnamon Raisin (vegan): This bread was dense (but moist), and absolutely packed with huge, delectable raisins. It is full of bold, flavorful ingredients (such as whole wheat flour, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, molasses and evaporated cane juice- all of which are organic) that blend well together to create a uniform taste that isn't overpowering with the combination of flavors balancing quite nicely. I enjoyed my cinnamon raisin bread toasted with a little bit of Earth Balance which made it easy to savor the sweet ans salty flavors of the bread. Next time I think will try this bread out with an eggless French toast recipe, yum!



Country Morning White (vegan): Many store bought vegan white breads are either too dense or too dry, luckily, this bread has neither of those common problems. This bread is particularly nice because its neither too light nor too heavy, and soft and moist at that! Toasted, it has just the right amount of crunch and doesn't become too dried out. The bread has a classic white bread flavor, but is much healthier and and cleaner tasting than the vast majority of conventional breads. This bread is sure to please even the pickiest eater! I loved mine toasted with some Earth Balance and crushed garlic.




Spelt Ancient Grain Bread (vegan): I expected this to be a dense, dry bread but it was quite the opposite. The bread was airy, light and moist and wonderful for sandwiches. When I toasted it, it didn't become to dry and crusty but instead remained soft and airy with a crispy, lightly browned surface... impressive! The flavor was mild and slightly nutty due to light sprinkling of sunflower and sesame seeds. The taste is milder than whole wheat and overall very pleasant. As Rudi's puts it: "As wheat’s distant cousin, spelt tends to go down a little easier but is still full of nutrients and taste." This is my new favorite bread! I enjoyed my Spelt Ancient Grain bread with some sliced Italian Field Roast sausages, tomatoes and lettuce.




Honey Sweet Whole Wheat (non-vegan): Of the 4 loaves of bread I was sent, this was the only non-vegan variety. I served these with a some freshly boiled, diced tomatoes with herbs. From what I gathered, the bread is light and has a bright and clean whole wheat flavor. The bread, like the other selections, isn't dry, too heavy, or too light and toasts perfectly.

The only potential downside to Rudi's breads is that, like nearly all store bought breads, they are a bit high in sodium (about 7-9% of your daily recommended value per slice), so please keep that in mind if you are on a low sodium diet. Overall, Rudi's Organic Bakery creates some great, tasty breads I, and others in my household, will certainly be enjoying for years to come. The breads are very "kid friendly", yet wholesome, which I'm sure all you mothers out there can appreciate!

Rudi's breads can be found at many natural food store retailers & independent grocers. Click here for a store locator.

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*To enter all you need to do is visit the Rudi's Organic Bakery website and tell me which product you'd like to try.

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This giveaway will end on August 1, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to US readers only. Good luck!

Giveaway winner: sarbear3490

**I was sent 4 loaves of Rudi's Organic Bakery bread for review purposes and allowed to post my thoughts at my discretion. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post & was not obligated to give a positive review of the product. All opinions expressed here are mine.**

168 comments:

  1. i follow rudi bakery on twitter (momsbestbets)

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  2. Their spelt ancient grain bread-THANK-YOU!
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  3. I'd like to try the Cinnamon Raisin bread.

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  4. The Organic Jewish Light Rye

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  10. I love their Cinnamon Raisin!
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  14. I'd like to try the cinnamon raisin bagels
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  15. The European MultiGrain Bread sounds delicious and would be perfect for my chicken salad sandwiches!

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  17. I like their cinnamon raisin bread
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  18. I would like to try the honey sweet bread and bagels ... tiffypoot@aol.com

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  24. I would love to try Spelt English Muffins with Flax!
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  25. I follow Rudi's Organic Bakery on Twitter - I'm @Hurdler4eva
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  27. I like Rudi's Organic Bakery on Facebook - I'm Amanda Moore
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  28. Oh the Rosemary Olive Oil sounds wonderful!!
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  29. I'd like to try the Spelt Ancient Grain Bread!

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  30. I follow Rudi's Bakery on Twitter: lazybones344

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  31. the cinnamon raisin mverno@roadrunner.com

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  32. I'd so love to try that Double Fiber Bread

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  39. tweet, http://twitter.com/litehouse27/status/18319010229

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  40. I love the Spelt Ancient Grain toasted with peanut butter for breakfast in the mornings.

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  41. Rudi's Spelt Ancient Grain Bread is excellent!

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  42. Already following Rudi's on Twitter (@MasPublicHealth) masteringpublichealth (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. I'd like to try the Honey Sweet Bagels.

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  49. Follow you on Google Friend Connect as nightowl.

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  50. Follow rudis on twitter. @winsome6

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  62. I'd like to try Honey Sweet Bagels

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  64. 7/23 tweet:
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  65. I wanna try the colorado cracked wheat!



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  67. 7/24 tweet:
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  68. I would try the cinnamon bread or the sweet bagels. I tweeted for you @flamingpanties. Thanks a lot for the giveaway. Instant Win Sweepstakes

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  71. Posted to Twitter (see e-mail in prior entries)
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  72. I'd try their gluten free products!

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  79. 7/27 tweet:
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  80. I would love to try the Rudi's Cinnamon Raisin bagels! YUM!

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  81. I am following this blog via GFC.

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  84. I am following via Networked Blogs. (Christina Almond)

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  85. I follow you on Twitter. @calmond

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  86. I am following Rudi's Organic Bakery on Twitter. @calmond

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  87. I like Rudi's Organic Bakery on Facebook. (Christina Almond)

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  90. 7/28 tweet:
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  91. I would like to try Rudi's Nut & Oat bread.

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  92. I follow on Google Friend Connect. (Debbie C)

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  97. 7/30 tweet:
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  98. I would like to try the 7 Grain with Flax Wraps.

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  99. I am following you on Twitter as njhhb.

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  100. I am following rudisorganic on Twitter as njhhb.

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  101. I would love to try the Cinnamon Raisin Bagels!

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  102. I follow The Wide World Of via Twitter (eveningstarr1)

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  105. Tweet: http://twitter.com/eveningstarr1/status/19966586122

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  106. I would love to try the Multigrain English Muffins with Flax, thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  108. I follow on Networked Blogs as Becca Okaneko

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  109. I follow you on twitter as sbshortie

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  110. I follow rudisorganic on twitter as sbshortie

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  111. I like Rudi's Organic on fb as Becca Okaneko

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  112. I blogged at http://beccascontestlist.blogspot.com/2010/07/5-vip-coupons-redeemable-for-any-rudis.html

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  113. I tweeted at http://twitter.com/sbshortie/status/19974157932

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  114. 7/31 tweet:
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  115. Rudi's Nut and Oat Bread would be my choice!

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  116. I would love to try their Organic Honey Sweet Bagels - yum!

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  119. as a soy-free vegan, i would love to try the cinnamon raisin bagels. Its hard to find soy(lecithin) free bagels!

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  120. 8/1 tweet:
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  121. I'd like to try the 100% Whole Wheat Bread.

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  122. Email subscriber.

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  123. Follower by GFC.

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  124. I'd like to try the 7 Grain with Flax. (email available via blog profile)

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  125. Follow via GFC. (email available via blog profile)

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  126. Follow Rudi's on Twitter. @aussiemamma (email available via blog profile)

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  127. I would love to try their gluten free original. I miss bread and I'm not a good cook to make my own.

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  128. I'd like to try the Cinnamon Raisin bread.

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  129. following rudi's organic on twitter (sarbear3490)

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  130. i like rudys organic on FB. my name: sarah u.

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  131. following you on twitter (sarbear3490)

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  132. i would like to try the multigrain gluten-free bread

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  133. i follow your blog via google friend connect (redfuzzycow)

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  134. i subscribe via rss feed (Redfuzzycow@yahoo.com)

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  136. i follow you via networked blogs (jen reda)

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  138. i follow rudi's organic bakery on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  139. I would go for the Cinnamon Raisin Bagels. Filling and delicious.

    By the way, your photos of their bread toasted made me hungry.

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  140. i like rudi's organic bakery on facebook (jen reda)

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  142. ooh the cinnamon raisin bread.

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  143. I'd like to try the Nut & Oat bread. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  144. I'd like the cinnamon raisin bread.
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  145. I follow you on twitter - ncschools.

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  146. I follow Rudi's Organic on twitter - ncschools.

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  147. I'd love to try the Colorado Cracked Wheat bread.

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  148. muti-grian gluten free ty.
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  149. I would like to try the Colorado Cracked Wheat bread. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  150. I would like to try the Spelt Ancient Grain Bread because I have been wanting t try spelt.
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  151. I subscribed by feed.
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