Living dairy-free doesn’t automatically evoke concerns over bread. But many brands contain milk in some form or another, whether it be whey, casein (for structure or taste), buttermilk, butter, lactose, etc. I quickly learned to bake my own bread. But in the past decade or so, Rudi’s Organic Bakery Breads (made in a dairy-free facility!) have emerged and can now be found in many mainstream grocers. And darn is it good!
I still enjoy baking my own bread, but when my niece came to live with us and was diagnosed with EoE, we leaned on Rudi’s Organic Bakery breads once again. Wheat was one of the foods that she could eat and she loved it when we would splurge on a loaf of Rudi’s. The 100% Whole Wheat was our go to, but sometimes the Colorado Cracked Wheat.
Both have a lightly sweet, nutty, and earthy taste against a surprisingly soft and tender texture. Though hearty, these aren’t dense breads in the least bit. Since Rudi’s Organic Bakery shuns additives and chemical dough conditioners, the soft texture was surprising. We’ve also sampled the Double Fiber, which was quite good, but didn’t beat out our whole wheat favorites.
At last check (from their website), Rudi’s Organic Bakery breads are dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, and peanut-free. They do not use dairy, soy, or peanuts in their facility at all. They take their ingredients very seriously, which we love!
Have you tried any bread from Rudi’s Organic Bakery? What are your favorites?
The Facts on Rudi’s Organic Bakery Breads
Price: $4.99 per loaf
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Rudi’s Organic Bakery Breads are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. Most are nut-free, and they offer several vegan breads (they use honey in some varieties). Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Rudi’s Organic Bakery website at www.rudisbakery.com.