Earlier this month I wrote an article about Rudi’s new Gluten-Free Bread line. The gluten-free bread went on sale online earlier this week and I received some complimentary samples in the mail courtesy of Rudi’s. I received the bread on Wednesday, coincidentally it was right at lunch time. I had been trying to figure out what I was going to make for lunch as I was cleaning up the kids’ mess and I heard a knock on the door. It was the UPS man, or the “Gluten-Free Fairy”, as I like to call him. I would never call him this to his face, but he is here quite a bit. I was excited to see the package was from Rudi’s. My lunch problem was solved!
I received one of each of the varieties of bread. I dove right into the Multigrain. I made a turkey, avocado and spring mix sandwich with mustard. The bread is soft! I couldn’t believe that I was about to try yet another ground-breaking gluten-free bread! The gluten-free bread industry has come a long way and this year seems to be the time for these revolutionary gluten-free breads that don’t need to be toasted and can be stored on the counter.
Rudi’s joins Udi’s Gluten-Free and Canyon Bakehouse in the awesome gluten-free bread category. The bread is soft and has a great texture. The bread did fall apart a little in the middle while I was eating it, but I did have a lot on my sandwich, so that could have been more operator error than the bread itself.
I had the Cinnamon Raisin Bread for breakfast with some almond butter and fruit spread on top. I am storing the bread in the freezer. Rudi’s recommends keeping the bread in the freezer if it won’t be consumed within 4 days. I figured that I would be toasting this bread anyway, so keeping it in the freezer would work out just fine. I toasted the bread and added my toppings. I was really impressed with this bread. The bread was reminiscent of the Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread, but with no swirl. I really enjoyed this breakfast.
Jon had the Original Bread for lunch with turkey & cheese. This bread was soft and tasted good, but not as good as the Multigrain. Jon said the bread was dry, but he doesn’t put any wet condiments on his sandwiches. I told him to add some ketchup. In his teenage boy way, he refused. I took a bite of his sandwich and it was no different in moistness level than the other 2 breads.
After tasting all 3 of these new gluten-free breads, I would have to say there is some steep competition out there. Rudi’s Gluten-Free Breads can be purchased online here. The bread is sold by the case. There are 8 loaves in a case for $42.78, which is $5.35/loaf. The price is comparable to Udi’s & Canyon Bakehouse. The one difference is that you can order Udi’s & Canyon Bakehouse by the loaf and Udi’s price goes down to $4.75/loaf when you order a case of their bread.
A special “Thank You” to Rudi’s for the complimentary samples. We are really enjoying them!