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Udi’s Cinnamon and Raisin Bagels.

The last time I tried Udi’s bagels I wasn’t overly impressed. I just didn’t see the magic in the plain bagels, but I was urged to give the sweeter variety a go by an American GF friend. The cinnamon and raisin bagels appeal to my innate English appreciation of tea + sweet thing, and make a nice treat for a weekend breakfast. I tried them with just butter, with butter and honey and with butter and lashings of St Dalfour apricot jam (pictured). Mmmhmmm I enjoyed these far more than the plain variety. I still found the texture a little rubbery, but this isn’t so noticeable when toasted, and the flavour makes up for it. They hold together well and are not too messy,which is an advantage on a rushed morning’s dash-to-the-bus. There are similarly flavoured British treats that I prefer, (Waitrose’s Freefrom Hot Cross Buns and Fruit Scones for example) but I would purchase these again if I saw them on offer. Bargain alert: This post is rather timely as the whole range of Udi’s bagels is currently on offer …

Product Review: Udi’s Bagels

There has been a lot of hype in the gluten-free community about the American brand Udi’s finally making it over to the UK (more specifically, to the shelves of Tesco). American friends had told me how much they loved their Udi’s bread, and on the GF message boards people were posting messages of the ‘WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?’ variety. Udi’s website claims to have made people cry with joy at the amazing taste of their products, so I was quite excited to try some. So far I have only spotted the plain bagels on sale (which naturally, I bought) but there are allegedly quite a few products available – choc chip muffins, mince pies, cinnamon & raisin bagels, apple & cinnamon pastries, granola, snack bars and more. This, shock horror, was my first ever time eating a bagel*. I have now tried Udi’s bagels toasted, microwaved, spread with butter, peanut butter and pizza topping…and…I don’t get it. It may be that this is what normal bagels taste like and I just don’t …