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Ener-G. The G stands for gross.

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Ok. Like you, when I was first diagnosed, I had NO idea where to begin. (By the way…. I seriously don’t like giving negative reviews. I have contemplated writing for a long time. I just feel so bad putting someone’s product down. But in an effort to warn you all about gross products so you don’t waste your money & to prevent you from traumatizing your taste buds, I feel it is my responsibly to help the greater good. You can thank me later haha!)

Colby & I went in search of gluten free bread. So I bought bread that looked like it was for astronauts. Inside the twist tied bag is an airtight bag, containing some of the grossest bread I’ve ever had. The slices are pretty thick & it disintegrates into a powdery texture while chewing.  In fact, I just showed Colby a picture of it & he gave me a sour look & said, “Just seeing that makes me cringe. That stuff was so gross.”

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I had Bri try it before she was diagnosed. It really didn’t help me convince her that she had Celiac Disease…. She was so grossed out, it pushed her further into denial.

So, word to the wise, try something like Rudi’s bread, in the frozen section, first.

I also want to talk about Huffington Post’s review of  “Best Gluten Free Breads: Our Taste Test Results” that was published in April. I’m not sure if their yummy taste buds were working correctly when the test was performed. Here’s the list in order. I’m sure you can guess who won. Might I add, I believe this was a popularity contest…. (Even though the article is said to have blind tasters who are gluten free themselves. The comments still leave the results controversial.)

1. Udi’s Whole Grain
2. Kinnikinnick Brown Sandwich Bread
3. Udi’s White Sandwich Bread
4. Whole Foods Sandiwch Bread
5. Food for Life Brown Rice
6. Ener-G Tapioca Loaf- What the??
7. Kinnikinnick
8. Food for Life Whit Rice
9. Ener-G Brown Rice
10. Glutino Flax Seed

I have to be honest, I haven’t tried all of these. The Whole Foods loaf looks really good. Why wasn’t Rudi’s on there? We won’t touch Udi’s sandwich bread. It’s all about Rudi’s over here. I seriously don’t understand why Ener-G is not dead last. Does anyone out there like it? Please, be honest with me. What is your favorite gluten free bread you’ve tired? Any absolute no-no’s in your book?

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23 Responses

  1. D @ The Kosher Cave Girl
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    I loved Rudi’s (and some of Udi’s) before I went grain free. Now I eat Julian’s bakery and love it!

    • Brooke Roundy
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      Hmm I haven’t tried Julian’s bakery yet. Based off the pics they have on their website, it looks super good! We have a few local bakeries we rotate through. But I will definitely have to try it now! Looks like they sell it at Good Earth. Thanks for the info!!

  2. I’m surprised by the list! Have you ever tried Silver Hills chia bread? So good – by far one of the best GF brands I’ve tried!

    • Brooke Roundy
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      I know, right!? The list is so bogus! Do you know where they sell Silver Chia? I couldn’t find it on their website.

  3. I have to agree with you, this bread is nasty! It was one of the first kinds I tried too and it made me feel so discouraged about eating gluten free. I love Udi’s gluten free bread and I love making the Bobs Red Mill bread mix.

    • Brooke Roundy
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      We liked the taste of Udi’s but had a really hard time with the texture. Even though Rudi’s has minimal difference, it was enough that we like them above Udi’s. I haven’t tired Bob’s Red Mill bread mix but I HAVE tried King Arthur’s Bread Mix and I thought that was super yummy!

  4. Debbie
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    Hi Girls! So glad I “found” you! Your story is my story..It will be 2 years ago this coming Feb. 2014 that I realized that I had to go gluten free. No turning back. Looking forward to your tips and ideas! Good luck on your new blog!

    • Brooke Roundy
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      Debbie, thank you so much for your comment and thanks for following! So glad you found us too! All of us glutenites have good info that we need to share, so please feel free to share your knowledge with us! Thanks again!

  5. I’m sorry that you’re in this situation in the first place but as your quote says “I can accept the things that I cannot change”. I’ve not tried any of these products but my nephew is gluten free so I’ll pass this on to my sister. She’s always looking for new products and not wasting time and ener-g in the process 🙂

    I’m a follower of yours on Bloglovin and would love it if you linked up to my weekly Hop (http://www.journeysofthezoo.com/2013/12/bloglovin-hop-december5.html).

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

    • Brooke
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      Thank you for sharing us with your sister. I am sorry to hear about your nephew & hope he’s coping with it ok. Thank you so much for the invitation! I just linked up & I’m excited to learn more about the hop!

  6. maria helena
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    Rudi’s and Udi’s are the only ones I like.

    • Brooke
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      I do really like how you can buy those two everywhere. It’s so convenient!

  7. When I was first diagnosed 15 years ago, Ener-G bread was pretty much the only bread out there, which was obviously very discouraging considering how gross it turned out to be. My mom and I have pretty much made our own bread since then. Gluten Free Pantry’s Favorite Sandwich Bread mix is pretty good. It can get tedious having to make it every week, but the bread holds up relatively well and toasts nicely. When I don’t feel like making a loaf of bread, I like to use to the Udi’s hamburger or hotdog rolls because those hold up well when making a sandwich, although that can get expensive. It’s nice to see someone warning newbie Celiacs about the dangers of Ener-G bread, though!

    • Brooke
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      Thanks for your comment, Emily! I LOVE hearing from seasoned Celiac’s. If Ener-G was the only bread out there today, I would do the same & make my own! That stuff is seriously gross. I will have to try Gluten Free Pantry’s bread mix sometime. Thanks for the tip!

  8. Andrea
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    Have you tried the Schar brand gluten free bread? If not I would give them a try, they also have wafer cookies and other things sweets that are pretty good compared to some other brands that we had previously tried.

    • Brooke
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      We have tried the Schar brand & it wasn’t our favorite either. But their wafer cookies- OH MY GOSH. So good! You can’t even tell they are gluten free. The texture on some of those are to die for!!

  9. Brook Lynn (@BrookBarons)
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    I’m not sure if you guys can get this at your grocery store but it is my favorite…. I like it better than udi’s. The loaves are definitely on the smaller side but really good. The 7 grain is my favorite. http://canyonglutenfree.com/bread/bakery-products.html

    • Brooke Roundy
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      I think Bri tried it when she was home in NV but I don’t think we get that here. She LOVED it! Thanks for the reminder! We try to keep an eye out for it though!

  10. Beth S.
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    Have you tried any of the Breads From Anna mixes? I love all their breads, especially the one that is free of everything including yeast. It’s savory to me, and has a nice bite. Oh and the pumpkin is to die for!

    • Beth S.
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      And Rudi’s is hands down better than Udi’s in our household as well!

      • Brooke Roundy
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        No, we haven’t! Looks like we need to try that! I like that it’s yeast free because I feel like I struggle a little bit with the candida thing. That’s awesome! And glad we agree about the Rudi’s vs Udi’s 😉

  11. Suzanne
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    I found your website as I am realizing gluten free food is not enough to make me feel better (thanks for the shampoo recommendation – it’s great.) PLEASE don’t feel bad about bad food reviews. I have wasted soooo much money on food that is not tasty. Bread is a big one for me so thank you again.

    • Brooke Roundy
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      Suzanne, thank you so much for your comment! We are so glad you are liking the shampoo! We hope you can find out what else is making you sick! It’s so tricky with so many things that could potentially be the culprit. Good luck in your search and thanks for stopping by!

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