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Apr 19 2014

What Gives, Udi’s?

I have been eating Udi’s Gluten-Free Bread for many years now. I was overjoyed when I discovered the commercial size loaves available at Jason’s Deli, and then Costco. That’s really the only way I eat sandwiches and PB & J now; I feel lost without my “normal” size bread.

Last year I did notice a couple of the loaves I purchased had holes going right through the center. I returned those loaves and I haven’t seen any issues again until the other day.

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What gives? While this may not be a big deal with deli meat and cheese, it is with PB & J. Talk about a mess! I truly hope that this is an isolated incident and not something that I will find in every loaf I buy.

Have you noticed any issues with Udi’s Gluten-Free Bread? Do you buy the commercial size or the regular size?

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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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Comments

  1. Katrina says:

    Yes I have for so time and I thought it was Udi’s way of making bread. I see now that I was wrong. Thank you for the clarification.

  2. Steve says:

    I quit buying Udi’s bread some time ago for this reason, plus improvements in breads by Kinnikinnick. The last several loaves of Udi’s all had gaping holes.

  3. Robin says:

    I have not had that problem with Udi’s but have had it with Schar’s.

  4. Chris says:

    Looks like a problem with their proving time and baking temperature.

  5. Brian Robinson says:

    I stopped buying Udi’s bread because of the holes. It’s hard to make a grilled cheese sandwich with big holes in the bread. I still get the Udi’s pizza and tortillas which don’t seem to have those issues. Maybe Udi’s doesn’t do quality control checks on their bread? I never liked white bread before celiac disease came to our house and never liked the flavor of Udi’s untoasted.

  6. chrisp2n2 says:

    Yes, it has been a long time since I’ve had bread from Udi’s that HAVEN’T had hole in them. I’ve stopped buying their bread because of it. They’re to expensive to have half of it full of holes, and large ones at that! Unfortunately, the other bread that I have available doesn’t taste right. So, I go breadless.

  7. jamie says:

    I mentioned the same thing on their Facebook site they requested product label information. They are looking into the matter. They offered coupons to replace the loaves. I don’t have time to sit and email every loaf to them. If I bought 10 loaves and all of them have holes then obviously it’s not isolated issue U d’s are selling their gf bread line to another company

  8. Mare Moore says:

    I too had this same problem last year and reported it to Udi’s head office after several weeks of paying full price for essentially half loaves due to the large holes in the bread. Company said they were already aware and were acting to correct the problem so sent me a couple of coupons for free loaves to comepensate. The problem appeared resolved for awhile but then recently, it’s happening again in my last 2-3 loaves so I guess they were unsuccessful in completely eliminating whatever was their original problem:-( Makes me sad ’cause Udi’s is the only bread available to me that’s even halfway decent to eat. I’m SO disappointed ’cause I don’t drive and am pretty much housebound due to health & finances most of the time so can’t afford either the time & effort nor the taxi fare traveling all over my city and county trying to find a bread I can eat and at least somewhat enjoy:-(

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