Product: Udi’s Gluten-Free Everything Inside Bagels – $6.49+
I’m a New Yorker. I grew up loving bagels. I was raised eating bagels. And I was okay with that. They are filling, and delicious, and you can top them however you want. What’s even better…there are varieties of bagels. Blueberry, cinnamon raisin, you name it…it’s probably a bagel.
But a constant favorite among bagel eaters is the Everything Bagel. What is an Everything Bagel? Simple…a bagel…with just about everything in it. In the most basic, standard format, a real Everything Bagel has poppy seeds, carraway seeds, and sesame seeds baked into it and coating the top. In addition to this, the nice flavor of salt, garlic and onion are baked into the bagel. It’s a mess…but a delicious mess. And it is definitely a New York thing…not to mention one of the most flavorful things you will ever sink your teeth into.
And, sadly, the gluten-free community was missing out on this amazing treat. But no longer…thanks to Udi’s Gluten-Free…once again putting on it’s gluten-free cape of awesome and saving the gluten-free shelves from monotony!
You see, a little while back I was sent a nice box that contained an assortment of Udi’s Gluten-Free products, some classics and some new products. And I went through each and every one of them. The last item from the tasty box of gluten-free awesomesauce that I chose to eat just happened to be Udi’s Gluten-Free take on the Everything Bagel. They call it the Everything Inside Bagel…and I was really, really excited about sinking my teeth into this one.
Let’s start off with the basics…those nitty-gritty nutrition and ingredient facts.
Udi’s Gluten-Free Everything Inside Bagels are composed of water, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, canola oil, egg whites, evaporated cane sugar, tapioca maltodextrin, tapioca syrup, xanthan gum, millet seed, flax seed, poppy seeds, dehydrated onion, yeast, salt, dehydrated garlic, and cultured corn syrup solids (used as a natural mold inhibitor. While some of this definitely reads as foreign to me, I went and found out that tapioca maltodextrin is a food starch that can add a sweet flavor to it. Good to know. I recognized everything else on the ingredient list…but I wanted to know what all I was consuming.
Nutritionally speaking, the Udi’s Gluten-Free Everything Inside Bagel is a very healthy choice. Honestly. One serving is an entire bagel. This one bagel will provide you with a hearty 290 calories and 10 grams of fat. Okay, the 10 grams of fat is a little high…but no bagel is without a higher level of fat. But, keep in mind, many gluten-free items can be a little higher in fat than regular products. It’s just the truth. These bagels are cholesterol free, contain only 490 mg of sodium, and only 5 grams of sugar. Not too bad. And… you also get a filling serving of 3 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein! Trust me, you will feel filled when you finish devouring this bagel.
And devour you will. Because now we will talk about flavor.
OH MY GOD! These bagels are fantastic. I love the blend of the onion and garlic flavor baked into the bagel. The addition of the various seeds (a different, and perhaps healthier take on the regular version) throughout the bagel is a nice addition to not just the flavor but also the texture. These are packed with flavor. My roommate said that they were “REALLY YUMMY.” This is a good sign. When we go out to eat at one of our favorite brunch places, she always enjoys their Everything Muffin, which is sort of the muffin take on the bagel. So to have her send such high praise up for this gluten-free bagel, which I added a schmear of Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese to, is saying something. REALLY YUMMY indeed. These might have just taken over as my favorite bread-like product from Udi’s. I am blown away by these. Texture, taste…the entire package. Fantastic. Seriously good eats.
Find these. Hunt them down. Request them at your grocery store. Do whatever you can to get your hands on these. Definitely my new favorite easy-to-make breakfast. A simple toasting and top it however you like…and you’re in delicious breakfast heaven. Yep…I’m definitely anticipating the next time I can stock my freezer with these!
Thank you, Udi’s…for your sample pack of your amazing, versatile, and never-boring products. This gluten-free girl has been in heaven with each and every bite!