Udi's Granola Bars

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 | click here to comment

What happened Udi's? I loved you for so long and then you had to go and make these terrible granola bars. 

I was SO excited to try the Udi's granola bars when I spotted them at Whole Foods. They looked just like the Quaker Oats granola bars, which I adored back in the day. I've had less than spectacular experiences with gluten-free granola bars in the past, but Udi's makes yummy cookies, brownies and decent bread, so I figured they must have really nailed the flavor of this gluten-free granola bar if they are putting it out in the market. 

I was wrong. 

I was hungry at work and picked up the granola bar thinking it would tide me over until lunch. I opened it, took a bite and promptly spit it out. Yes, it was THAT bad. I stared at it with a mixture of hatred and fear, like I was holding a King Cobra poised for another strike. Why Udi's, why?! 

I'm still asking myself why. I still have the remaining 5 bars, as it preserving them will somehow improve their taste over time. Mostly it's because I'm cheap and the thought of throwing away a box of granola bars that cost me $5 really hurts me. 

Or maybe I keep them as a reminder that even in our enlightened gluten-free world, there are still some products out there that suck. 

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