I seriously LOVE the fact that the hard-to-imitate products are starting to roll out for all of us gluten-free people. Case in point: Udi’s gluten-free tortillas.
Udi’s tortillas come in large and small. They feel, dare I say, real. They even have that flour-like texture that gets on your fingertips. I felt like I had been transported back to 2009 (my gluten-eating days) when I took the tortilla out of the bag.
The first thing up on the tortilla menu was a wrap:
I wanted to get the on-the-go taste of an Udi’s tortilla, so I decided to make a turkey wrap for lunch. The packaging recommends that you heat the tortilla up in the microwave for 15-20 seconds, wrapped in a damp paper towel. But, for testing purposes, I did not follow instructions – I simply took the tortilla from the bag and prepared the wrap.
The turkey-wrap still tasted great! I knew that the texture would have been a bit better had I heated the tortilla, but as I mentioned, I wanted to get the taste that someone on-the-go would get (at school, work, or just unable to use a microwave). If I had this product back when I was in college, it would have been packed in my lunch box on a regular basis.
The second thing on the tortilla menu, and the real test, was a quesadilla:
There are several things that a gluten-free tortilla must measure up to when being used in a quesadilla:
- Will the tortilla fold without ripping?
- Will the tortilla successfully contain the ingredients?
- Will it taste good? (the most important quesa-question)
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to eat a Mexican dish with corn tortillas and the entire thing fell through the tortilla and into my hand. THIS is why I have steered clear of tortillas for the past few years. None of them successfully passed the above measures, leaving me a sad, gluten-free gal. BUT, I now am able to get over my tortilla issues thanks to our favorite gluten-free brands unveiling their version of tortillas. Udi’s tortillas surpassed every bullet point above, and they get an A++ from my taste-buds.
I can’t wait to try these tortillas in other recipes! But, what I’m most excited for is to simply turn to this product when I don’t really want to make anything special. The gluten-free foods that I treasure the most are those that you don’t have to make some magnificent meal with, but instead are perfect for and easy and simple meal or snack.
I can’t wait for you to try this product! Let me know how much you love it when you do, and pass any tortilla recipes my way so I can keep on putting these to the taste-bud test!
To find where these tortillas are available near you, visit the Udi’s website and click on the ‘Find Stores‘ button.
PS I’m obsessed with Mexican food. Buy stock in Udi’s now, because I will single-handedly make your investment worth it.
Author Information: Laura Hanley
Laura Hanley, known as G-Free Laura, has been gluten-free since 2009. She reviews gluten-free products, restaurants, posts simple recipes, and writes about gluten-free experiences onwww.gfreelaura.com. Laura also blogs for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery. You can follow Laura’s young, wild, and [gluten] free updates by finding her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.