Apr 21, 2010

Review: Udi’s Gluten Free Granola

I found four varieties of Udi’s Gluten Free granola at Whole Foods. I purchased the Original granola and Cranberry granola on sale for $4.99 each, regularly $5.99. The granola is also available in Au Natural and Vanilla. The granola is free of dairy, soy, and eggs.

All the granolas are made from certified gluten-free oats in a dedicated gluten-free facility and contain Wildflower honey and Canola oil. Those are the only three ingredients in the Au Natural granola. The Original granola is a unique granola flavor in that it contains banana chips, raisins, cashews, pistachios, almonds, and walnuts. The only nut in the Cranberry granola is walnuts. There are 11 servings in a bag, so carefully measure out a ¼ cup serving to avoid eating too much.

Both flavors have a good taste and crunch, with the Original granola being crunchier. The granola is flakes, not clusters. The Cranberry granola is similar in texture to the Glutenfreeda granola. The dried fruit needs improvement to be softer and more flavorful, but overall Udi’s granola is enjoyable. If you are looking for crunchy granola with clusters and great dried fruit, try Jessica’s Almond Cherry granola.

Udi’s Gluten Free makes the best gluten-free bread and muffins. Their bagels are impressive, and they also sell pizza crust and cinnamon rolls. On May 5, their new double chocolate muffins will be available for purchase online. To find Udi's Gluten Free in a store near you, use their store locator.

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