I remembered Gluten Dude’s previous posts on this subject and figured buying no bread and buying Udis would probably yield about the same amount of bread! It’s about Udi’s being the so called “leader” in gluten-free foods, dominating the store shelves and then cheating their customers who depend on them. You are fighting the good fight sir and I appreciate you more than my words can really say. THANK YOU! Tears of recognition that other people go through these frustrations, tears of laughter through understanding and tears of pain as I go through all of your contributors rants and rages!!! OK – done. The good thing about the holes is now you can make a bird in the basket with a nice egg in the middle of the slice with out cutting I don’t have the heart to disabuse them of their benevolent notions. Thanks, Melanie! I asked them if this is a fluke or if the loaves will now be smaller at the same price. We are so fortunate to have so many different bread options today~totally different from back in the days when i was first going gf!! I have heard that this is because yeast is a “cross-reactor”. Of, For and By the Corporation. Seems like they use to much gum to make up for the gluten. This place feels to me the same way walking into the back door of my childhood home does...acceptance and understanding from my people! Sigh. Respect! However the price I paid $21.00 dollars for 2 loaves was a little irresponsible, brainless thing I have done in a long time. Anyways, be safe and healthy all! The gluten free diet is scary and confusing, and it doesn't help that it is misrepresented by predatory money grubbers like Papa Johns or Omission (I'm still holding a grudge because I was badly glutened by their nasty beer when it first came out). I'm not sure if they are outside of Colorado/Denver/Boulder though. It doesn't break or crumble. For those interested, the top three finalists will be awarded prizes, which you can read about here. No Udi’s in my house at all. And let them know you no longer support them. I tried again, and it gave me the same error code. Thank you for all your struggles and your fight for us celiacs. And like to replace bun even in n out didnt have the protein style yet.. And no restaurants knew what gluten was thanks to the people using it as a diet now it helped.. And love the trader joes hamburger buns they are the best feels like a real bun holds together. We buy Canyon Bakehouse’s Heritage bread, which is wonderful right out of the bag, and we recently bought some Glutino through Amazon Fresh. I finally ( working very carefully) got out two slices and toasted them. If any of you are close to an Aldi grocery store, they have their own gf line that is great! But yeah…it does all start with the holes. This site just turned my day around. I just found your website and I wanted to say thanks! What Non-Gluten-Free Restaurants Do You Trust…and Why? Their thin bagels and sandwich thins are my go to bread products. Find Another Partner. Much easier and cheaper to get a loaf through Amazon’s grocery service, Fresh. (Hello quick PB&J!) Change Your Diet. They made me give up bread because of how terrible their product is. (I didn’t check the Sam’s Choice.) Trader Joe’s has GF bagels that are AWESOME and have become my go-to for bread-like products. I even closed out the window and went directly to their site and tried that way, too. When i see a hole in the Udis bread, i tell myself that i am saving myself some calories I made the tastiest switch ever thanks to Kroger. I have stopped buying anything from UDI’s. Dude...you're the one who annoyingly insisted that gluten free wasn't good enough, a totally unpopular and harsh opinion. What style of Canyon Bakehouse bread do you buy? And no holes. You make a huge difference by bringing us all together in this celiac/coeliac “family”. Those days are gone! Not only that – here’s the text of the e-mail I just sent them this morning. Are those worm-holes to another dimension, I wonder? So what can we do about it (assuming you’d like to see a change)? I subscribe because your humanity shines through my computer screen and I think you are just like the rest of us……and on any given day that changes. Udi’s: If you’d like to try Glutino bread, which is our sister company, we’ll be happy to send you some Glutino coupons! We’ve tried a variety of methods to reduce holes over the past couple of years, including tweaking our formulation, without success. Basically, I never buy Udi’s even if it is the only option. Udi’s, the Denver-based catering operation, artisan bakery, and mini-chain of cafés, has announced that it will soon stop offering its gluten-free line and return full focus to the traditional bread on which the bakery was founded in 1994. Also, I didn’t think about it until reading a post on here, but I had to leave work early one day. I put 1 loaf in the freezer and 1 in the refrigerator. Both brands had white and multigrain selections and are completely sealed in a separate container inside the bread bag. Just wondering, do you do mail orders? The morning after I found out I have Celiac Disease, I went to your site for comfort. Although the gluten-free line has been quite successful, Etai Bar-On, son of founder Udi, noted in a press release that “the life cycle of the gluten-free business is … I think I kept buying the awful Udis (and paying more for it). This is the best Celiac blog I have found. Most bread varieties, especially the processe3d kind that you buy from the supermarket, contain lots of salt. Then in the last few weeks I noticed the baguettes were significantly smaller. Thanks for your great blog and articles and just everything you do. https://www.facebook.com/UdisGlutenFreeUS/. Man, I miss bread. When I was 1st diagnosed my main problem with the diet was bread, Sami’s You help in ways the Dr.'s and textbooks can't. Names will be accepted until Jan. 31, and then voting will take place from Feb. 3 to Feb. 14. Or am I giving them too much credit and it was just ignorance. This is such a good point. I’m lucky to have some local options. And when I'm in Denver, I love eating at one of their cafes. They own the shelves, which mean they own much of the celiac community. I am not Celiac, but am having wheat related issues. It is unfair and unethical for you to prey upon the very market segment that made you successful, so be informed herewith that this participant in that market segment is leaving you. Literally. How can you make bread that has a 4 month (or whatever it is) shelf life? And well-meaning family and friends, God bless them, love to tell me about their Udi’s finds. Udis was first mentioned on PissedConsumer on Aug 06, 2014 and since then this brand received 16 reviews.. Udis ranks 166 of 848 in Food Manufacturers category. It was the only thing it could be, since I had been so good since I went gluten free. Schar also makes good bread, but like any gf bread at our walmart, they come and go and never get restocked… (There is a pretty sad gf section at our store.) For those who enjoy Glutino. Hi Todd, While bread holes are an unfortunate problem with any brand that makes gluten free bread, we hate to see it in our loaves. Did they finally improve the product or am I just lucky? I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Gluten Free Bread! I do know some of the ingredients could be an issue for some, they have not been for me thankfully, and I’m quite fond of it. Even my gluten eaters loved it. I do live in the PNW and count myself privileged to have so many good options. Naturally gluten free, ancient grains have been providing nutritious happiness to global cultures for centuries, so reach for our Millet-Chia Bread and grab a slice of ancient joy. Maybe all the feedback made them smarten up? This website has made a significant impact on me. The Katz Gluten Free bread/bakery line is excellent. Celiac Rant: After Being on 14 Drugs A DAY, Finally a Celiac Diagnosis. Does Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Exist? Instead of throwing it out, how about making croutons or stuffing mix with it? I mean, yeah, it’s better than a kick in the pants, but not by much. Udi’s is definitely not out of business, but the company that owned it got acquired by ConAgra last year so that company is sort of “out of business”. I had those things happen routinely with Udi’s. Mind if I call you Don Quixote? I'm glad to meet a sane individual in the same boat as me. They claimed “100% inspections of their loaves.” Two years later, nothing had changed and it seemed to even get worse. I would suggest everyone who is on a gluten-free diet, to check out their site katzglutenfree.com, you will definitely find some new goodies that you never thought before it’s available as gluten free. Most major corporations only care about bottom line and stock prices. And then I read your article when they said they fixed the problem, bit really didn’t. no comparison. Or eat at your founders restaurant trusting we can be safe? Eat 48 g or more of whole grain daily. The loaves I do come across with major holes I take to Customer Service. An Interview with Dr. Peter Gibson, Let’s Talk About (Gluten) Intolerance: An Interview With Chef Marc Vetri, An Interview with Jenna Drew: Miss NJ International and Fellow Celiac Advocate, 20 Emails in 4 Days: Part IV (the final act), Celiac.com: A Tragic Tale of Good Intention$ Gone Awry. Request your local stores start carrying brands you can actually trust!! I eat their gluten-free breads, buns, muffins. Kicking myself for that one…. I say hoping because they don’t always get the items on sale. Absolutely delicious!! Thought it was a one off until every single loaf we purchased had holes. Did I Overreact to this ‘Gluten-Free Insurance’ Press Release? (Again not saying it’s the case).”. I stopped buying from them many years ago after constant complaining. Now we are using Udi’s from the local Costco: In 2008 Udi started baking Udi’s bread and took it national. I have been GF for about 9 months and have been buying Udi’s frozen bread. And finally…cause I know you’re wondering…where the heck are the specific “102 Reasons to Stop Supporting Udi’s”? Your GD site captured my my attention. and got the holes often and tolerated it often. The post starts out by saying the only problem is not just the holes, but then proceeds to pretty much just focus on the holes… with a tiny bit of other complaints mixed in there. There’s no reason to spending money buying a product with their failure rate. I’ve never had crazy holes in my bread like Udi’s. Your blog has made me feel understood for that I say THANK YOU. As tears roll down my face, I think of how much you have helped and encouraged me and others; I thank you for your humor, your wisdom and your knowledge. Thank you! Translation: You made no attempt to blow smoke up my shorts about how awesome it is to be a celiac. Thank you. It was such a relief to hear other voices and experiences from people I could relate to. I just tried Canyon Bakehouse and will be getting that from now on, it was yummy and no holes. Advice? Oy.}) (I know for some, it’s the only choice in their stores. I was just recently diagnosed via endoscopy, with the blood test several months before that showing very high anti body levels (there was a waiting list to get the endoscopy, hence the delay). None of the stores here carry either of those breads, and sometimes I can’t afford to buy a case of bread from Canyon which is over fifty dollars with shipping and handling. I read an article I found online that you wrote explaining what you would go through after eating gluten, and my wife now understands my struggle. I didn’t like the flavor as much as the gluten-free White Bread but I also lurved white Home Pride bread growing up rather than any of that ‘whole wheat’ stuff, so who am I to say? I thought to myself, that I bet Udi’s has been sold and bought by a big company which has changed recipes to make a bigger profit. When i see a hole in the Udis bread, i tell myself that i am saving myself some calories Being a "baby" celiac patient (almost 3 months now)...and finding this website has been EXTREMELY helpful to me. Maybe they should stop calling it bread, and call their products bagels. If everyone returned their defective, holey loaves to the store where purchased, those chains will very quickly get on Udi’s. In 2015? Thank you. Reach out to your grocery store and complain. Then for three weeks I was sick. Like tears and the kind of drama only hungry a pre-teen is capable of. In addition to Canyon Bakehouse, Trade Joe’s has an excellent gluten free bread – and some of the best GF cookies I’ve ever had! I love Udi’s and yes it is not right to pay that much just to get crust. Product Title Pinnacle Foods Udis Gluten Free Bread 24 oz. Jessica just wrote: “And if anyone misses challah: Katz Bakery (sold on their site) makes gluten free/dairy free challahs that are very good. Their response is to send a coupon and say thank you for letting them know. Ok cool, Gluten Dude is right STOP BUYING THEIR SHIT AND THE OTHER COMPANIES WILL STAND A CHANCE! 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