Product: Udi’s Gluten Free Egg White & Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich – $5.99+
I love a good breakfast sammie. I really, really do. I mean, anything breakfast makes me a happy girl, but there are somethings that are so simple, yet so satisfying. I classify a good breakfast sandwich under that category. But, I mean…it has to be good.
Normally, I’m one to make my own breakfast sandwiches. Usually by toasting up some gluten free bread, then frying up an egg and adding some greens. It’s not hard, and it takes, at most 10-15 minutes of my day.
But, you see, I’ve been out and about in the grocery stores, and at my local Kroger, I discovered some of Udi’s Gluten Free Breakfast Sandwiches. I picked up two different kinds, the Chicken Maple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich for my carnivorous roommate, and the Egg White and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich for me. I was hoping to find a non-dairy variety, but none, sadly, exist.
No worries. I figured these would be great for the two gym mornings we have before going into the office. We always eat when we get into the office, so these were simple enough to throw into a cooler, warm up there, and devour. So, despite being rather pricey, they went into my freezer. And last week we put them to the test.
I can’t tell you anything about the Udi’s Gluten Free Chicken Maple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich, but my roommate pretty much loved it. So…there is that. As for mine…
The Udi’s Gluten Free Egg White and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich is really easy to prepare. Simply open box and pull out one (1) of the two (2) sandwiches in the box. Wrap in a paper towel (I used a damp one…because it works with corn tortillas…) and microwave on defrost (30%) for a minute and a half. Then, flip the sandwich over and cook on high for an additional 45 seconds. Then…the sandwich should be ready. You might need to heat a little longer depending on how well your microwave works.
First of all…I know how they kept the calorie count down on these…and the box, sadly, does a bit of false advertising. The biscuits on the box look fluffy and amazing. but the reality is, they are these circular flatbreads that do not puff up when you cook. So, that. I also want to say, that I loved that the bread, egg, and cheese, while stored together, were not all frozen together. This meant, to save myself any issues with the cheese square inside the sandwich, I could simply pull the frozen square of cheese out and toss it. And then just enjoy an egg white sammie. Works for me.
So, how did the Udi’s Gluten Free Egg White and cheddar Breakfast Sandwich taste? Well, I ate mine without the cheddar cheese, so it definitely made for a good egg white sandwich. The egg was fluffy and quite tasty. I might have added a bit of hot sauce to the sandwich as well. But…that biscuit. It was tasteless and flat and probably my least favorite thing about this sandwich. It, honestly, had no flavor and was just rather unimpressive and didn’t do much to dazzle my taste buds. The rest though, was stellar. I think next time I’d cook up a fluffy gluten-free biscuit of my own to sandwich the egg white between and ditch the bread that comes in the package itself.
Let’s talk about ingredients that go into the Udi’s Gluten Free Egg White and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich. The egg white patty is made from egg whites, corn starch, salt, xanthan gum, citric acid, and pepper. The biscuit is made form water, palm oil, rice flour, egg whites, corn starch, resistant corn starch, suga, tapioca starch, pea hull fiber, corn meal, baking posder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate, calcium sulphate), xanthan gum, salt, natural flavor, and cellulose powder. The cheddar cheese square is made from milk cheese cultures, salt, and enzymes. These sandwiches are certified gluten-free.
As for nutritional information, the serving size of the Udi’s Gluten Free Egg White and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich is one (1) sandwich. There are two (2) sandwiches per box. One breakfast sandwich will provide you with 240 calories, 13 grams fat (!!), 7 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 21 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 3 grams sugar, and 10 grams of protein. I love that, despite their flat and unexciting appearance, they are quite filling. So, there is that.
I don’t know if I would go ahead and purchase these again. For the price, I was hoping for a bit more of a sandwich, not just an egg patty, a square of cheese (which thankfully this dairy-free girl can remove easily), and two very cardboard-like biscuits that resemble a pale flatbread. It is quite a price tag for a product that didn’t wow me. Granted, the filling is amazing…but those biscuits need a lot of help. Perhaps a redo is in the future. I’d rather make my own breakfast sandwiches though. These are convenient, but they weren’t amazing.
4 Replies to “Product Review: Udi’s Gluten Free Egg White & Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich”
I tried the Egg White and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich a few months ago as a substitute for my usual tried and true Vitatop and Fage 2% Yogurt combination before a run. Bad mistake. Despite both being 250 calories and similar in nutrition, the Udi’s sent me into GI distress mid-run. 😦
No GI distress here (and as someone who practically lives in GI distress if something is off in the diet…that’s saying something). Just very underwhelmed. I’d much rather eat something else for 250 calories…like a sweet potato topped with avocado. YUM.
I got these for convince, also because I am newly GF and I love breakfast sandwiches and can’t stop by D&D any more. They are ok but for the price I am going to buy the GF English muffins and make sandwiches and freeze them myself.
I totally agree. I haven’t bought them since this blog…because I can just make my own. LOL!