We’re always on the hunt for gluten-free bagels, and I still haven’t tried Udi’s bagels (I’ve always just bought their bread). I wanted to try something different, so I bought a bag of the newly-designed whole grain bagels.
Here’s what sucks the most. Yes, that’s over 300 calories. I know that bagels are caloric, but c’mon. Ugh. Makes me feel like I’m already at a detriment unless I start my day with P90X and sweating off my breakfast. I feel like that’s also a lot of ingredients – but hey, I like bagels and I’m going to be okay with it just being gluten, dairy, soy and nut free.
I know they probably only cut the bagel 3/4ths of the way, but it’s really annoying when they’re frozen and you want a bagel right away. I keep them in the freezer and then microwave them for like :30 to get them ready to cut for the toaster.
I think they toasted up really well. I was happy with them, as well as their consistency. I was definitely full after I had them. However, they’re not overly tasty – they’re whole grain but they taste a little more like a plain one. I prefer everything bagels, but so far the only ones I found were from Gluten Free Creations Bakery – a local GF bakeshop. They only come in plain, cinnamon raisin, and multigrain.
So, Udi’s – I wish you had an everything bagel so I could enjoy my 300 calories in the morning a little bit more. It’s not bad, but it’s not my favorite. It’s got a great consistency, but I’d like more flavor. I give it a 4 out of 5. However (like the photo below) I’m going to have to go to the gym to work it all out! They retail for around $5-6 and can be purchased online too!
UDI’S BEST BLEND (TAPIOCA STARCH, BROWN RICE FLOUR), WATER, NON-GMO VEGETABLE OIL (CANOLA OR SUNFLOWER OR SAFFLOWER), EGG WHITES, EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, TEFF FLOUR, XANTHAN GUM, TAPIOCA MALTODEXTRIN, TAPIOCA SYRUP, FLAX SEED, YEAST, SALT, CULTURED CORN SYRUP SOLIDS (NATURAL MOLD INHIBITOR), DRY MOLASSES, ENZYMES.
Udi’s Multigrain bread is delicious. The closest gluten free thing I’ve found to 9-grain bread w/ seeds. I never thought the bagles would be very good, though.