Strange things can appear in your refrigerator when you eat gluten-free. My refrigerator has seen some odd foods in my quest for new tastes to replace my old desires. The one staple food that leaves me drooling over the bakery counter is bread. Before I discovered my gluten sensitivity, I took this sweet slice of heaven for granted. Like cat calling at a construction site, so the Bakery at Super H-E-B beckons me to draw near. Flour has never been so alluring. However, by necessity, I must count the cost and recalculate my supermarket route around the beloved bread aisle. No morning toast. No sandwiches. No buns to lovingly wrap around that delectable patty melt. All my hopes and desires for lunch hour normalcy had been dashed until one day a few weeks ago.
Call me a skeptic, but when a Facebook ad for “real” bread kept popping up in my sidebar, I ignored it. “How could they taunt me like that? “ I bitterly quipped. For I had tried many types of breads before that looked like “real” bread on the outside, but shortly thereafter I labeled a mockery. She shoots. She scores. One loaf of bad bread in the trash or the equivalent of at least five bucks!
Persistent was this alluring ad. Each time I would hop online there it was, tenderly calling and whispering sweet nothings to me. It spoke to my little social networking heart like no other bread ad had before. Then, one day as I was perusing one of my favorite specialty grocery stores, I spotted the Facebook ad in the flesh! The black and yellow branding winked at me playfully as I was lured to the freezer section to introduce myself. As I lifted it out of the cold freezer, I could not help but feel the magic. Behold, could it truly be as “real” as the ad claimed it to be? Oh to sink my teeth into a slice of bread again without vile consequence! I bought four loaves and the rest is history.
Udi’s bread is gluten, dairy, soy, and nut free. Despite my skepticism, I have been enjoying toast every morning since. There are both white and whole grain breads to choose from and it is great plain or toasted. Udi’s Gluten Free is in over 500 stores nationwide and can be purchased online as well. For social networkers, you can follow them on Facebook and twitter. Although my search for tasty gluten free foods marches on, the quest for worthy bread is over. Udi’s Gluten Free shoots and scores with its’ gluten free bread. My stomach thanks you!