Sunday, May 22, 2011

Udi's does it again with multi-grain bread

The box contained two kinds of bread and cookies!     

I was recently lucky enough to receive a shipment from Udi's with a few products that have yet to be released in my neck of the woods. Imagine my excitement to find Millet-Chia bread and Omega-Salba bread, not to mention snickerdoodles and chocolate-chip cookies! Daughter and I wasted no time diving in to the box. We even had GF friends visiting and they helped us with our taste test.

Millet-Chia Ancient Grains Bread
We tried each bread straight out of the bag and then toasted with a little butter. First the Millet-Chia bread, which was soft and filled with seeds. It had a hearty, nutty flavor and a soft texture that worked straight out of the bag. Even toasted, it held up well. I would make a sandwich on this bread without toasting, it doesn't need it. The seeds give it a crunchy texture that works well with cheese and soft fillings as well as crunchier fillings. The flavor is like a soft multi-grain with sunflower seeds and chia seeds. Yummy! The wonderful thing about this bread is it packs a whopping 5 grams of protein in two slices. Among the usual ingredients, this bread has millet seed, sunflower oil, chia seeds and pea protein.
Omega-Salba Ancient Grain Bread

Next up, the Omega-Salba (which is another word for chia, don't ask my why it's different on this one). This bread also packs the 5 grams of protein in two slices, which is nice. This one is a little more dense and firm and toasts beautifully. With a firmer texture, it feels like the multi-grain bread I remember from my non-GF days. It contains flax seed, GF oats and chia seeds. I recommend toasting this one since it has a great texture and consistency for toasting. Everyone agreed this one was a little more like the old multi-grains we remember.
Soft and chewy snickerdoodles

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookies are more like eating cookie dough before you bake it. This used to be something I loved to do back in my non-GF days, so I'm not complaining. Although I prefer a crispier cookie, these will do in a pinch. I'm thinking they may be better if I just pop them in the oven for a few minutes, but I haven't tried that yet. The flavor are great. The snickerdoodle has just the right cinnamon/sugar ratio and the chocolate chip has a lot of chips (I hate a cookie skimpy on the chips!)

If I was heading back to spend my money, it would be on the bread, although I highly recommend trying them all. Udi's just gets better and better in my book and I'm so grateful they are around.

Note: Udi's provided these products to me at no charge, but I would gladly have paid for them if they didn't. As you all know, I rely on Udi's and have reviewed many of their products, none of which were provided by the company. Check out my review of the hot dog/hamburger buns and the awesome bagels.


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Carma said...

OOOH, can't wait to try it! I've been happy with the Udi's, but I do miss the hearty multi-grain breads!

Jason said...

I just tried the breads (cookies are sadly not dairy free) and loved them both. Don't forget that they both contain lots of fiber as well - 5 grams for the Omega-Salba and 6 grams for the Millet-Chia!

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