I’ve been trying lately to eliminate gluten from my diet and that of my youngest kid. We both suffer from ugly belly stuff and when I read checklist after checklist of symptoms that result from gluten sensitivities and we could check off every box, I figured I couldn’t ignore it anymore.
It’s not easy and I can honestly say we haven’t been anywhere near perfect. We’ve been able to eliminate pastas and breads (or use alternatives) but I have yet to find anything even remotely appealing when it comes to “goodies”.
We don’t eat many sweets around here, but I usually have mini-chocolate chip cookies or Trader Joe’s Joe Joes on hand for dessert after dinner. When I take those dessert options away from my already picky preschooler, dinner is almost never going to get eaten. My attempts at gluten free baking have thus far left a lot to be desired. I’ve never been big on store bought cookies so I wasn’t rushing out to try store bought gluten-free stuff either.
Then I tasted Udi’s and that all changed.
Gluten-free or not gluten-free, these are some of the best cookies I have ever tasted, either from a store or from my (or anyone else’s) oven! They are soft, full of flavor and (best part!) full of very few ingredients, all of which I recognize.
I’d like to say my kids, The Husband and I “sampled” Udi’s chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and snickerdoodle cookies, but that wouldn’t be accurate. Instead, we devoured the chocolate chips, hoovered the snickerdoodles and tore apart the oatmeal raisin. We did have favorites, but that didn’t stop us from inhaling the others as well. We, all five, unanimously adored each and every Udi-even those of us who aren’t gluten-free.
You must try them. I guarantee they’ll be a staple in your home. I know they will be in mine. Yum!
You can find Udi’s at Whole Foods, Stop & Shop/Giant and most other major grocery and specialty stores. Just check their website for a store locator and product information. If you’d like to try some Udi’s for free, leave a comment below and you could win your very own batch. It’s up to you whether you share them with your family or not. I’ll never tell.:)
*I was given three types of Udi’s cookies to try for this review. Though the cookies were given to me, I would (and will) spend my own money on them as they are really, that delicious, and you know I’m serious about my food!
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