Udi’s Gluten Free Soft and Chewy Bagels

Udi’s Gluten Free Soft and Chewy Bagels
Price:
5.99

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Rating:
3
On June 24, 2013
Last modified:July 23, 2013

Summary:

You can buy these bagels in the frozen food section of most supermarkets, and if I was comparing them to other frozen bagels they are just as good. But when I compare them to a bagel from a bagel shop they fall far short. When toasted they make a great bread substitute.

Udi’s Gluten Free Soft and Chewy Bagels

A bagel made without gluten, come on.

Gluten is what makes a bagel, well a bagel. It’s what makes the outside crust tough and chewy, and what makes the inside all soft and stringy.

I happened upon this item during the months of procrastination leading up to this diet, and trying it made the decision to go wheat free easier. When I grabbed these bagels from the shelf I thought these are going to be horrible, and that would convince me that giving up wheat and gluten was a crazy idea, but trying them had the exact opposite effect on me. They were pretty goodWhen toasted.

 

Pretty Good but Not Great

If you live in the Northeast United States you know what a really good bagel tastes like, and these bagels do not taste like a fresh made bagel shop bagel. They taste like a frozen bagel you would buy at your supermarket. Which by the way they areThese bagels can be found either frozen or fresh. I've tried both and they are very similar. .

 

Toasting Leeds to Boasting

I probably wouldn’t be praising these bagels so highly if I didn’t toast them first. I’ve found toasting makes any gluten free bread product better. I’m not sure why this is perhaps it adds a little structure or mouth feel to the bread something that gluten would provide.

I use these bagels all the time for sandwiches. I have my breakfast egg sandwiches and hamburgers on them. Just like frozen bagels that contain gluten these bagels have a texture that’s more bread like than bagel like. They lack the dense rich feel of a true bagel.

This is a Tough One to Score

As I sit here trying to figure out a score to give these Bagels I’m torn. On one hand if I judge them as bagels they don’t warrant a great score since they don’t come close to a bagel shop bagel. On the other hand if I judge them as a bread or roll substitute which is what I use them as they’re pretty darn good.

So I’m going to score them three stars, right in the middle. If you’re buying them thinking yum bagels you can move the score down to 2.5 stars, and if you’re looking for a bread alternative you can bump the score up to 3.5.

You can buy these bagels in the frozen food section of most supermarkets, and if I was comparing them to other frozen bagels they are just as good. But when I compare them to a bagel from a bagel shop they fall far short. When toasted they make a great bread substitute.
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