UDI Gluten Free Products Available in Connecticut

UDI sent us a box of Gluten Free products to taste test today. I have never eaten Gluten Free products and had to do a little research as to what that entails. I found out that Gluten Free products are “food products that are free of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as dextrin.” The term gluten-free is generally used to indicate a supposed harmless level of gluten rather than a complete absence (From Wikipedia)

I like trying out new products because often I learn something new, in this case what Gluten-free means. While I have heard of it before I have never eaten any Gluten-free products because I didn’t have the need.

I also learned that a Gluten-free diet is “a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications.” (From the Mayo Clinic)

UDI gluten-free products

We received chocolate muffins, Snickerdoodles and Muffin Tops in Blueberry Oat and Chocolate Chia – they remind me of a Little Debbie Oatmeal cake because they are individually packaged and about the same size and thickness.

UDI Gluten-free Snickerdoodles

I have to say that I didn’t like the chocolate muffins at all. They taste like food you have to eat when you are on a diet or your menu is restricted for health reasons. Next though, I tried the Snickerdoodles and they are fabulous! I would eat them and I don’t have a gluten problem.

UDI Gluten-free Muffin Tops

The Muffin Tops would be good for breakfast or a snack with coffee. They are more like a cake so they do need something to wash them down unlike the Snickerdoodles.

After looking on the UDI website I found that these Gluten-free products are available in Connecticut at stores like Stop & Shop, Trader Joe’s, The Green Grocer, and smaller health food stores.

The retails prices range from $5.00 for the Dark Chocolate brownie bites to $5.99 for the Muffin Tops.

Disclaimer: UDI sent us a box of these products to test out and we gave our opinion about our experience. Your experience may be different so you will need to try them out for yourself.

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