This is the weekend that marks the launch of all things summer, including backyard grilling and entertaining. Now there’s a hamburger and hot dog bun that is the perfect solution for bread connoisseurs and those who need a gluten-free alternative. Udi’s is impressive.
The players in our test are:
Udi’s Gluten Free Foods. They are the number one gluten-free baked good brand. The revolutionized the class when they introduced the first gluten-free bread that looked and tasted like “real” bread. They claim to be so delicious that it will be hard to tell if it really is gluten-free.
My husband. He enjoys bread. He thinks we need it with every meal. There have been more times than I can count that I’ve spent dinner listening to him complain about the bread. He didn’t like the texture. He didn’t like the taste. It felt stale. Blah, blah, blah. One of his favorite meals is hamburgers grilled in our backyard.
I made husband’s favorite meal–my meatloaf recipe without the cheese inside, and toasted Udi’s Classic gluten-free hamburger buns and said nothing about the bread. I was really impressed because they looked like artisan bread. A little more “formal” than our typical classic hamburger bun. I grilled them easily and they stayed in tact! We didn’t eat the entire package, so I was able to freeze them and use them later…there was no telling they were frozen…just as easy as before.
The texture is dense, soft and smooth. It tastes like traditional “white” bread with no graininess. The bun held up to my families choice of toppings from ketchup, mayonnaise, pickles and more. It didn’t deteriorate like our traditional buns.
My husband took one bite and asked “where did we get the buns?” I just asked, “Do you like them?”
He was VERY impressed. He loved everything about the bun and when I told him they were gluten-free he said, “Buy them for our next hamburger meal.”
It’s good to know because The Divine Miss M has a stomach that doesn’t take things well. She loved the buns and I noticed she didn’t complain about her tummy hurting after we ate, which is rare after hamburgers.
I went online to see where I can buy Udi’s because they truly were sensational. I was really impressed when I learned they are available at local grocer’s nationwide in the freezer case. Udi’s is available at Kroger, Publix, Whole Foods and some Wal-Marts. They can also be purchased directly through their website and through Amazon.com.
We also tried the Udi’s Gluten Free Whole Wheat Hamburger buns and loved them. I know they were fantastic, not just because I tried them, but because no one mentioned anything about them being whole wheat!
The Udi’s Gluten Free Hot Dog buns are also the same texture and taste perfection of the hamburger buns we tried. They were the perfect length and I liked the texture better. It make the hot dog more of an experience.
My kiddos couldn’t stop eating the Udi’s Gluten Free Snicker Doodle Cookies. They were so soft and sumptuous! They were gone before I could blink. Li’l Man even exclaimed, “I didn’t know I loved Snicker Doos so much!”
The fun with Udi’s doesn’t just stop with the bun check out the awesome BUN-GO game on the Udi’s Gluten Free Foods Facebook Page. BUN-GO is their way of getting fans exciting for summer and giving them the items they need to host a great BBQ. Each participant will get their own BUNGO board, similar to a BINGO board. Each square has an associated task, such as answering a question about your favorite hot dog toppings. Once you complete a row, diagonal, or column of squares (i.e. tasks) you earn points toward Udi’s Gluten Free bun coupons and other barbecue essentials. If you complete your entire board, you’re entered to win a $500 gift card to one of the following retailers: Home Depot, Williams-Sonoma, or Whole Foods. Head on over and get into the fun!
Ingredients in Udi’s Classic Bun: filtered water, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, sunflower oil, egg whites, resistant corn starch, cane syrup, tapioca maltodextrin, potato flour, evaporated can juice, tapioca syrup, yeast (yeast, potato starch), sugarcane fiber, salt, gum (xanthan gum, sodium alginate, guar gum), mold inhibitor ( cultured corn syrup, citric acid), xanthan gum, emzyme (calcium sulfate enzymes.
190 calories, 5 g. fat, 310 mg sodium, 4 g. fiber, 4 g. sugar, 5 g. protein
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