Udi’s Gluten-Free Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns: A Product Review

Although I do like various types of gluten-free bread, Udi’s gluten-free breads has come to be kind of a go-to for me.

On the whole, I think their bread most closely resembles the gluten-filled bread I remember in texture, taste, function, and every other way that really counts.  It is one of the few breads you can eat with a sandwich and not have the bread crumble apart in your hands.  I am a sandwich kind of gal so that puts Udi’s bread at the top of my list.  🙂  Plus, its peanut and nut-free which means my son and I can eat it together…definite bonus!

Not long ago, the folks at Udi’s asked me if I would take their new gluten-free hot dog and hamburger buns out for a test drive, and I was more than happy to comply seeing as how it’s already one of my favorites!

Before I get to my actual product review, I want to clear up any questions you might have regarding Udi’s allergen labeling policy in light of the release of their new line of nut and peanut-based cookies.  I know the new line of nut-filled products caused me concern about some of the Udi’s products my son (who is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts) and I usually enjoy together.   When I asked about their current nut labeling policy, I received the following statement:

Our baked goods are completely nut free and made in dedicated nut free (tree nut & peanut free) facilities. Some of our granola products do contain nuts, however these are made in completely separate plants from the rest of our gluten-free baked goods. Additionally, our three new cookie varieties (Peanut Butter Coconut, Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip and Salted Caramel Cashew) are also made in a separate bakery. Please check out our product catalog for the list of ingredients in each of our products.”  For more Udi’s allergen information, please click here.

There’s a lot of peer pressure out there to cater to the gluten-free population because it is (for better or worse) “popular.”  For me, since I have celiac, it’s a necessity.  So, I am beyond thrilled to know that Udi’s is one of the few gluten-free providers on the market still catering to those with gluten and nut-free needs.  Thank you, from the bottom of The Food Allergy Mom’s heart!!!

On to the product review…

Udi's GF Buns (1)

As in the case of most Udi’s products, I was extremely pleased with the Udi’s gluten-free hot dog and hamburger buns.  For starters, the buns look and smell like their gluten-filled counterparts which is a definite plus for young children and adults alike.  The texture is both soft and fluffy and yields a slight buttery taste that is the perfect complement to any hot dog or hamburger.

Bottom Line:  Whether you’re just beginning your food allergy journey or you’ve been traveling it for years, Udi’s gluten-free products are a fantastic place to start and won’t leave you missing gluten at all!

*Special Note:  I received packages of Udi’s gluten-free hot dog buns and hamburger buns to review for the purposes of this blog.  My review is both a candid and honest reflection of my personal views of these products.*

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2 thoughts on “Udi’s Gluten-Free Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns: A Product Review

  1. I selected “find this” on several of their products in their catalog, and all of the locations listed were restaurants. Due to lack of preservatives, this sort of stuff won’t ship well, right? At what store do you buy all of your Udi products?

  2. In Houston, we can find Udi’s at: Natural Kitchen, Kroger, HEB, and Walmart. Usually, places that have gluten-free items that are frozen will be able to ship it to you, but it will cost extra to keep it cool. Udi’s does not have to be kept frozen, but it significantly lengthens the length of the product and I do keep mine in the freezer. I hope this helps! If all else fails, I would contact them directly from the website and ask them how they can help.

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