Product Review: Rudi’s Gluten-Free Buns
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May 18 2011

Product Review: Rudi’s Gluten-Free Buns

Just as Tiffany wrote here, new gluten-free buns are hitting the market this year just in time for the summer grilling season.  I had the opportunity to sample the Rudi’s Gluten-Free Buns recently and I was thrilled!  I couldn’t wait to try them out with one of my favorite burger fillers – Sunshine Burgers!

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These buns were every bit as good as I thought they would be!  Unfortunately, I only got one because Jon managed to eat the other 3 within 24 hours.  He obviously loved them!  He used 2 of them to make his own version of a “Subway” sub on a bun and the other for a burger.  I kept these buns in the freezer to keep them fresh.  When it comes time to eat, they can be defrosted at room temperature or in the microwave for 10 seconds or more, as needed.  I lightly toasted the bun because that is how I prefer mine.  They hold up well to toppings and didn’t crumble, which we all know can be a problem with gluten-free bread products.  Even Jon didn’t have any issues and we all know that 15 year old boys don’t tend to follow instructions (I mean that in the most loving way possible).

One of the best things about Rudi’s, other than their great tasting products, is their certification of gluten-free:

Our Gluten-Free Certification

Our passion is baking better bread and we’ve been doing it since 1976, giving us extensive baking experience to help create gluten-free breads that taste, look and feel like the real bread. Our master bakers worked with gluten-free experts and consumers for more than 15 months to get our formulas to taste like real bread.

As an added step to making sure we’re baking products that are safe and do not contain gluten, Rudi’s Gluten-Free breads are certified gluten-free and carry the recognizable Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) GF Symbol.  GFCO provides a uniform system, using strict standards to certify a product gluten-free and enables people to easily identify GF foods with confidence.  These standards are confirmed by field inspections in order to achieve heightened consumer confidence and safety. You can learn more at: http://www.gfco.org.

Although we do not have a dedicated gluten-free facility, we do have a segregated, separate manufacturing approach. We bake our gluten-free breads on separate, dedicated equipment and on separate production days. You can feel assured our gluten-free products never come into contact with something used to make a product containing gluten. As part of our manufacturing process, we also do the following:

  • Our organic and gluten-free equipment is color-coded for easy segregation
  • Our gluten-free breads are baked only after our facility has gone through an extensive, full day clean-up process
  • All incoming ingredients are tested and certified to be gluten-free
  • As part of our gluten-free certification, every batch of our gluten-free bread is tested and must test below <10 ppm of gluten for distribution
  • We also send product to an outside lab to validate our test results and ensure we have less than 10 ppm of gluten

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Buns & Bread can be found in stores across the US and online. I just heard new information this week about Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bread being available at certain Costco locations for $6.89 for a package of 2 loaves.   Click here for a $1.00 off coupon for Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bread.  A quick note on the new products from Rudi’s:

A quick note on the new Rudi’s gluten-free hamburger buns, hot dog rolls, and pizza crusts:  We sell primarily to natural food distributors who in turn sell to natural and conventional food stores.  This process can take some time and we update our store list reguarly.

What have you been using for gluten-free buns up until this point?  Were you going without?

**I received the above products free of charge to review.  The opinions stated here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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  • Kathleen Connors

    We don’t have them in Madison yet, but I found them two weeks ago on a trip to Milwaukee. They are THE best hamburger buns. I was using Katz and Canyon Bakehouse, and in my opinon these blow those out of the water. I also like how they aren’t oversized, so that you can actually taste what is inside the bun! LOL! I guess I will be driving to Milwaukee a lot this summer to restock if we don’t start getting them in Mad-town!

  • http://elegantlyglutenfree.com Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free

    Good review – thanks. I especially like the part about “15 year old boys don’t tend to follow instructions” — while I was laughing, I still had to admit that even at my age, I can definitely relate to that tendency!

    • http://glutenfreeislife.com/ Kimberly Bouldin

      Thanks Pat! :) I am guilty of that myself at times, too. ;)

      Kim

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