Product: Udi’s Gluten-Free Millet-Chia Bread – $5.99
Dear Udi’s Gluten-Free Millet-Chia Bread:
What can I say? It wasn’t that I was trying to ignore you. I just…I was worried about trying you out. Gluten-free breads and I have this weird relationship. I either love them…or I don’t. I was so concerned about breaking my budget on another relationship that just goes bad at the very start that, despite you always catching my eye…I never acted or sought you out.
I simply…kept you at a safe distance. Always wondering, but never just going for it.
I deeply regret this now. Because, my dearest Udi’s Gluten-Free Millet-Chia Bread…you have caught me off guard. You have wowed me. And now…I never want to let you go.
Call me needy…but I need you in my life from now on.
Oh…the wonderful things I get to discover due to my dietary restrictions. Not too long ago, I received a lovely package in the mail from Udi’s Gluten-Free Foods. Inside was a mix of some of their most famous products…and even some new ones that were hitting the market. I was elated. Sometimes finding products, old or new to the market, can be difficult in this area. And now…I had the opportunity to see and taste what I was missing out on…due to geography and some lack of variety in local stores.
In this box, I received two loaves of Udi’s Gluten-Free Ancient Grains Bread. One of these loaves was the Millet-Chia Bread.
Now, perhaps you are like me at first and sort of…turn up your nose at the very thought. Chia…chia…like ch-ch-ch-chia pets. Yes…that sort of chia. But the lesson here is…don’t just a book by it’s cover. Or, in this case, don’t judge a bread just because it contains seeds that usually grow on a pointless head planter on your windowsill. Just sayin’.
Udi’s Gluten-Free Millet-Chia Bread is, in a word, awesome. This ancient grain loaf is baked with hearty grains and contains a wholesome balance of nutrients, vitamins, and a unique flavor. Even more unique is the texture of this bread. It’s soft and chewy, but the chia seeds that are throughout the slices give it this nice hearty, crunchy texture. It was love at first taste and first bite. This bread has a fantastic earthy flavor to it, and the blend of omega-rich chia sees with the millet (yes…like the birdseed!) lends to the fantastic play of flavors and textures on your palate. It’s unique. It’s tasty. It’s…different. I loved it.
Bird seed…and ch-ch-ch-chia. It doesn’t sound like a delicious combination…but it is. Not just delicious, but nutritious too. Let’s take a look at the nutritional value of Udi’s Gluten-Free Millet-Chia Bread, shall we?
One serving is 2 slices of bread, which will set you back 150 calories and 4.5 grams of fat. That’s not too bad. In fact, it’s better than most gluten-free breads on the market. Especially for 2 slices. In addition, you get 5 grams of filling fiber and a protein punch of 6 grams. That’s awesome. This bread is naturally low in sodium (only 280 mg) and also low in sugar, topping out at 3 grams per serving. This bread is cholesterol free. And, this bread contains 350 mg of Omega 3.
Nutritious…and delicious. And made from something you’d water to grow over a clay head and birdseed, you wouldn’t think there would be anything appetizing about this blend of grains in bread. But the fact of the matter is…the seeds add this great texture. And when toasted, the flavor is even more incredible. My only complaint, as always with Udi’s bread…is that the slices are so tiny. Like…fit in the palm of your hand tiny. At least these pack a huge punch for such a small portion.
Ancient Grains are all the rage…so seek out and try Udi’s Gluten-Free Millet-Chia Bread. I think you’ll be as surprised as I was. And perhaps you’ll be inspired to write your own love letter to a loaf of gluten-free bread. Don’t be ashamed. I’m not. Because this bread is truly worth the love.