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.”
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??
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?