Like many people, the concept of dairy-free used to be quite simplified in my head; it meant no milk, butter, ice cream, or cheese. But dairy-free living extends far beyond these simplified foods. Milk ingredients are used in so many everyday processed foods, from granola bars to packaged meats, and yes, even to bread.
As shared in my prior and ongoing review of Rudi’s Organic Bread, Rudi’s bakery products are dairy-free. And not only do they make a plethora of organic loaves, they also churn out other bread products in the shapes of rolls, English muffins, tortillas, and even soft pretzels!!
Tasting Notes for Rudi’s Organic Bakery Rolls and More
I haven’t sampled the full line-up – believe me, it’s big – but I have dabbled in tastings of various products and thus far, not a one has disappointed.
When given the opportunity, I chose to taste-test two types of Rudi’s English Muffins. My first choice was the Spelt English Muffins (I simply love spelt). As expected, we really enjoyed these. They had whole grain flavor with a texture that was just fluffy enough to qualify as an English muffin.
I also had the opportunity to trial Rudi’s Spelt Tortillas. They were of course heartier and a tad less flexible than regular flour tortillas. But I still managed to wrap up some Thai Peanut Wraps for lunch without making a mess. And they sliced beautifully too. I still love making my own spelt tortillas, but these were pretty excellent, and of course perfectly round, which my homemade versions never seem to be. If in a pinch, I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase these.
Specialty summer sandwiches, hamburgers and brats get a gourmet upgrade with the nice selection or Rudi’s Organic Bakery rolls. For my niece’s hamburger obsession, we occasionally pick up Rudi’s 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns. If she was going to insist on burgers, then she was definitely going to eat whole grain! But she never argued; she loved them. The picture below is of their Pretzel buns, which have sadly been discontinued.
But Rudi’s Soft Pretzels are still around in two varieties that bake up in less than 5 minutes! Seriously, from freezer, to oven, to mustard dip, to mouth, in minutes.
Rudi’s Organic Bakery Soft Pretzels really are just like the ones you buy from the vendor! They even come with the cool salt sprinkles, but without the junk ingredients. The flavor and texture experience of the Original was just as I remembered. The MultiGrain offers a similar pretzel experience, but isn’t quite as puffy (slightly denser) and has a nutty, whole grain taste. We loved them both and think they would be so much fun for a sports party. Tasty, fast, fun, nostalgic, and high quality!
The Facts on Rudi’s Organic Bakery Rolls
Price: $2.99 to $5.99
Availability: Most of these products are sold in the bakery section of grocery stores like Sprouts and Whole Foods.
Certifications: Rudi’s Organic Bakery Rolls and other bread products are Certified Organic and Certified Kosher.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Rudi’s Organic Bakery rolls and other bread products are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. Most are nut-free (they make one bread with tree nuts in the facility), and they offer several vegan breads (they use honey in some varieties).*
For More Product Information: Visit the Rudi’s Organic Bakery website at www.rudisbakery.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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My family simply adores Rudi’s Organic Bakery. They have a dairy-free and peanut-free facility, use no artificial or “funny” ingredients, yet churn out amazing bread products. Thus far, our favorites are the Spelt English Muffins, Pretzel Rolls, and 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns.