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Gluten Free Giveaway from Udi’s

September 26th, 2013 @ 2:34pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

We’re fortunate enough in Vancouver to have many dietary options available to us in our grocery stores, markets, and restaurants. “Gluten Free” is the latest offering and according to a survey (commissioned by Udi’s Healthy Foods) 4 million Canadians are saying goodbye to gluten, making the movement much more than a passing trend.

17% of British Columbians have also stated they are gluten free or reducing gluten in their diet, which is more than anywhere else in the country. The top reasons for the switch are a gluten intolerance and supporting a family member. On top of that, many people feel happier and more energetic along with reporting improved gastrointestinal health.

There are many ways to reduce your gluten intake and still enjoy delicious meals, that don’t purely consist of kale (but really, kale chips are delicious aren’t they?). Bread is usually the hardest food item to give up and the aforementioned survey found that one in four Canadians who are gluten free or gluten reduced “cheat” with bread. I know from talking to friends who are gluten free that if they do eat something with gluten, provided they do not have a serious allergy that requires medical attention, the after effects are not pretty. So while the temptations are there, it’s best to find alternatives — and you certainly do not need to give up bread entirely.

Udi’s Healthy Foods has offered up a prize pack (valued at $150) for one Miss604 reader that includes a full menu of comfort foods for fall that is entirely gluten free.

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The Udi’s Prize Pack

Udi’s products are available all over North America and in Vancouver you can find them at Choices Markets, Save-On-Foods, Safeway, IGA, Ed’s Gluten Free Specialty, Green’s Market, Drive Organics, Famous Foods, Donald’s Market and Killarney Market.

Whether it’s part of your diet already or you would like to give gluten free a try, here’s how you can enter to win this Udi’s prize pack:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:30pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Follow Udi’s on Twitter and Facebook to find out more about their product line and where it can be purchased around Vancouver.

Update The winner is Janice!

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  • 141 comments

    1. Sophie says:

      Amazing! Snacking on some gluten free gingersnaps right now! :)

    2. Donna L says:

      I’d like to try some of these!

    3. Tyrell Mara says:

      Looks great, Rebecca and Udi!

    4. Sara says:

      That lunch kit looks rad!

    5. Chester says:

      Looks worth trying!

    6. don says:

      i love udi’s! those choco cookies the best

    7. Shelby says:

      I’d try it!

    8. Serena Debolt says:

      This brand sounds very good and love the retro lunchkit!

    9. Kristy Goranko says:

      I love Udi’s products!
      I’ve been GF for 3 years now & Dairy free for 4 months!
      Udi’s products taste so good!
      Thanks!

    10. Jeremy Twigg says:

      Mmm, looks delicious! :)

    11. Ali says:

      I’d love to try some gluten free products!

    12. Rachel says:

      Looks yummy! Would love to try gluten-free food!

    13. Coral says:

      I love your contests and enter them all! But if I was ever to win one I hope it would be this!!!!

    14. maria says:

      Would love to try this!

    15. Luc says:

      Looks delicious!

    16. Darcy says:

      Meeting more and more people who are gluten free.

    17. Wally says:

      Amazing price for people with allergies.

    18. Sylvia P says:

      Need this. Want this!

    19. JEN MCA says:

      I seriously need to win this. 3 celiacs in our family of 7. Our daily bread costs more than grass fed bacon! Would love to actually have baking that tasted almost “normal.”

    20. Caitlin says:

      Oh this would be amazing to win! Please pick me!

    21. Stephen says:

      Yeah. I’ll bite. Pun intended :)

    22. Don M says:

      It would be great to try all the Gluten Free products

    23. Cathleen says:

      Great to have some real tasting gluten free snacks!!

    24. Kam says:

      Would love to win this for my sister!!!

    25. Katie says:

      Would love to try this

    26. Lucie B says:

      Yes! I’ve been gluten free for some time now, buy haven’t yet tried Udi’s. Looks good.

    27. Lana says:

      What a great idea and awesome package! Would be thrilled to win!

    28. jan says:

      great way to try their items

    29. ALLISON says:

      Love gluten free:)

    30. Tina L. says:

      Great prize. Would love to try some of their products.

    31. Jeff MacLeod says:

      I’d love to win. I recently went gluten and starch free myself and lost 40 pounds as a result over the course of a year.

    32. Mo says:

      Would love to try this

    33. Izzy says:

      Great prize!

    34. Ken says:

      This is going to be the longest Miss604 comment I’ve ever left.

      As the husband of a person with celiac disease, seeing the number of gluten-free options now appearing on store shelves makes us very happy. Nine years ago, when my wife was first diagnosed, she would walk down grocery isles trying to hold back tears. Going gluten-free dramatically changed her health for the better, but so much of what she had once enjoyed had been taken away from her, and there was little to replace it with. To now have products the quality of Uli’s (which we enjoy on a regular basis) is great to see.

      There is one happy story I’d to pass along from those earlier days. The same year my wife was diagnosed we went to Cloud 9 Restaurant in Vancouver for our anniversary. Even just nine years ago most eateries were still fairly indifferent to gluten-related dietary concerns, so going out to eat was not without some hesitation, as just a small amount of gluten would make my wife very sick.

      As usual, the first thing we asked about was the availability of gluten-free options. Our waiter went to inquire of the kitchen staff, and a few minutes later a man in a white outfit and tall white hat came out to talk to us. He identified himself as the head chef, and informed us he would be handling our order tonight personally.

      For the rest of the evening the chef kept popping out of the kitchen to check on us, making sure everything was to our liking. He made special dishes, and even brought out many of the courses himself. We barely even saw our waiter. I’m sure the other patrons must have thought we were a couple of food critics or something. We had a great time, to say the least.

      We’ve had many not-so-great experiences with restaurants over the years in regards to dietary needs, but they are all eclipsed by that one meal, when a chef took the time to make a night out very special for two of his patrons.

    35. Isaac says:

      I’ve been gluten free for years…best move I ever made!

    36. cheryl borgmann says:

      HUGE fan of Udis products!! Would love to try some new ones :)

    37. Jas says:

      My 4 year old niece is extremely allergic to gluten. This would be a great gift for her.

    38. Maddy says:

      Going gluten-free changed my life, I feel a million times better!

    39. polina says:

      Fingers crossed for me and my mom to win. :) we are both on a gluten free diet

    40. Sarah says:

      Newly gluten free. Udi’s is the only product I’ve tried so far and I’m so glad I did! No need to keep looking!

    41. Sheryl says:

      I am in the beginning stages of going gluten-free, after being advised to do so by a number of practitioners. It is difficult. But I can already feel the difference. I have to stick with it.

    42. Wehaf says:

      I’ve been GF for about 3 months.

    43. Joanne says:

      It’s great to see all the gluten free options becoming more readily available!

    44. Jean says:

      Gluten-free products tend to be a whole lot pricier than Wonderbread, and as much as I’d like to try them, I often don’t. (I also don’t buy Wonderbread – I read labels and go for the whole grain whole wheat versions instead).
      This is a great giveaway!

    45. Sean says:

      My dad has celiac disease so I know he would love this stuff!

    46. Kris says:

      I have celiac disease, and my best friend is allergic to wheat (hives, etc) so this prize pack would be greatly appreciated! Gluten free stuff is less expensive than it used to be, but still quite pricy.

    47. Radhika K says:

      Great products!

    48. Kelly Krol says:

      I’d like to try switching my husband to GF:)

    49. Ai says:

      Love this products! thanks.

    50. Peter Khoo says:

      Love Udi’s!

    51. stacey says:

      Love Udi’s they make the best non dense gluten free bread!! would love to win this

    52. Jennifer says:

      I would love to win this prize pack for my Mom who has Celiac!

    53. Sharon says:

      Great options!

    54. rj says:

      I’d like to try these products.

    55. Veronica says:

      Learning I had a gluten intolerance was the best (and worst – goodbye, favourite garlic bread!) thing that ever happened to me. I feel so much cleaner without it!

    56. Mary says:

      Wonderful! I’d definitely be interested in trying this out :)

    57. Xing says:

      Thanks for the giveaway!

    58. Mary W says:

      something i would like to try

    59. Ro says:

      Great prize!

    60. KayKay says:

      awesome prize!

    61. Carol says:

      This stuff looks good.

    62. leah says:

      I’ve been gluten free for a year and a half and would never go back to eating it. I would love to win this!

    63. Michelle W. says:

      Please give it to me!

    64. Mike Gismondi says:

      Looks yummy!

    65. Angela griffin says:

      I am trying to go gluten free and this would really help!

    66. Areta says:

      Thanks for the contest!

    67. Maureen says:

      These are delicious products.

    68. Christine says:

      I love Udi’s!

    69. Tracey says:

      Fantastic giveaway!

    70. Katie says:

      Udi’s pizza shells are fantastic. I use them a lot for a quick dinner – fast & kid friendly. Great giveaway!

    71. Jenn S says:

      I have starting understanding about the effects of gluten on my body. this would be a big help

    72. I’m not GF yet but I’ve been wanting to try for years. With all the research out there, and how it makes me personally feel- it’s got to be a better route!

    73. Élise says:

      My mom has a strict gluten-free diet and in France, where she lives, it can be pretty hard to find gluten-free product. So it would be great for her to try out new ones next time she visits me in Canada this fall

    74. Chris O. says:

      It’s wonderful that Udi’s has such a great variety of gluten free foods! thanks for the chance to win!

    75. Helen says:

      Udi’s takes the cake! Mmm… cake….

    76. Laura Morrison says:

      My daughter was recently diagnosed with celiacs. She still lives at home and in support I have basically cut gluten out of my diet – what a difference! We eat Udi’s products regularly and would love to win this.

    77. Kayt says:

      Have been slowly going gluten-free for years. Always happy to see new GF products!

    78. Tanya says:

      Everyone’s health could be improved by going gluten free at least some of the time. This is a great prize!

    79. miriam Farrell says:

      Gotta go gluten free….go UDi’s. Sneak a Udi’s snicker doodle and you will be sneaking a second one!

    80. Kathleen Copeland says:

      Always eat Udi’s bread for breakfast. Love that it’s dairy free too ;-)

    81. Natalie Farrell says:

      Udi’s is the NUMBER ONE choice for us #Glutards !!! YUM!

    82. Ariel says:

      Would love to try this – my friend is gluten free and sharing with her would be great!

    83. Dan says:

      I’ve been gluten free for about 3 months and I feel much better. Goodbye GI problems, arthritis, asthma and low energy…
      Always looking for good food alternatives!

    84. Tiffany says:

      Going gluten free is a great way to lose weight!

    85. Karrie says:

      Looks great!!!

    86. C.Bo says:

      Udi’s is the best gluten free bread I have tasted. Love their bagels too. Two thumbs up!

    87. Tammy Dalley says:

      These looks delish would love to try some, thanks for the chance

    88. cindy says:

      yes…wow

    89. Brooke Takhar says:

      As a long time celiac, I can vouch for Udi’s being awesome. The textures, flavours and prices are awesome! :)

    90. Harjit says:

      I love Udi’s blueberry muffins. Twitter fan@plumerea

    91. rachel says:

      i have been meaning to go gluten free,
      this would be the perfect opportunity!

    92. Kait says:

      Wow, as a Celiac this is one incredible giveaway! Love companies like Udi’s are doing really great things for gluten-free folks.

    93. tanya ci says:

      Being celiac I am well aware of all the good things Udi’s has on offer :)

    94. Ashlie says:

      My son and I are both on strict Gluten free diets per our Dr. Would love to try your products.

    95. Chloe Soroka says:

      These would definitely help out a poor gluten free student!

    96. Blaine Saunders says:

      I have been gluten free for almost 3 months now. Never diagnosed with any issue, but had stomach issues along with other symptoms, so I decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did. Feel much better than I did before! I’d love to win this prize pack! Still looking for great gluten free options!

    97. Martha says:

      I would love this prize pack. We can’t find most of the Udi’s around here.

    98. tania says:

      Would love to try this!

    99. rino says:

      Udi’s is the best gluten free bread I have tasted!

    100. shannon d says:

      This package would be great for my entire family. The kids and hubby love the brand!

    101. Alexis L says:

      I always have some Udi’s GF bread on hand. Overall, a really great product line.

    102. Trina Lepine says:

      Newbie so this would help a lot!

    103. Kathy E. says:

      I’m just starting my gluten free lifestyle, so this would be great!

    104. jessie says:

      love these products!!

    105. Amanda B says:

      Love Udi’s!! Can’t wait to find their pumpkin muffins.

    106. Erin says:

      I have been gf for 1.5 years and dairy free for five months. Thank you for your bread as it allows me to enjoy the occasional sandwich!

    107. Angela Mitchell says:

      I don’t have to eat gluten free products but I know so many people that do including family members and my daughter’s friends.

    108. Bernadette E. says:

      Just started a gluten free diet and I would love to try these products. All the ones I’ve tasted have all not tasted all that great! Would love to win these!

    109. Kate says:

      I call dibs!!! ;)

    110. Shirley says:

      Please pick me.

    111. Marika says:

      Yesssss this looks amazing!

    112. Katie Heath says:

      Love Udi’s! Haven’t been able to try all their products, but the ones I have tried, I love!

    113. Roanna Z says:

      ⓡⓞⓐⓝⓝⓐ ♡♡’s Udi’s Gluten Free.

    114. joanne says:

      My fav is the Spelt bread!

    115. Lindsey M says:

      I’d love to win this for my Celiac boyfriend!

    116. Stephanie L says:

      I LOVE UDIS OMGGGGG <3 ITS THE BEST G FREE BRAND!!!

    117. Brittany Roche says:

      udi’s is really good!

    118. Eileen says:

      My mom wants to try a gluten free diet to see if it’ll help

    119. Erin says:

      I’ve heard so many good things, I’d love to try some!

    120. cindy says:

      love udi’s!

    121. maria says:

      Feel awesome since I switched to gluten free foods.

    122. Vivien says:

      Thank you for the giveaway!

    123. Mag says:

      Thanks for the giveaway.

    124. Linda says:

      I love the lunch box!!! Thank you!

    125. Vicky says:

      Need to change my diet….to Udi’s

    126. Glenda says:

      what a great selection! would love to try a gluten free diet to improve my digestive health.

    127. Brianne says:

      I’m actually buying some tomorrow, lol.

    128. laurel says:

      great flavours , really surprised when i first tried

    129. Natalie says:

      My mother recently discovered she has Celiac so this would be a great way for her to start trying some gluen free goodies!

    130. shell says:

      I’ve been allergic to gluten since adolescence but never diagnosed until 3 years ago. The choices on the narket have really expanded since then thanks to companies like Udi’s!

    131. Frank_Z says:

      Great, would like to try that stuff. :-)

    132. Nicole says:

      So happy to have products like this, so I can enjoy eating like I used to. :)

    133. Janice says:

      Nothing makes me happier than the look of joy on my bf’s face when I bring home Udi’s raisin bread!!!!!

    134. jenniferlucas says:

      looks awesome esp. when your diet is gluten free

    135. Paul T, says:

      I would like to honestly give gluten free a try Ive heard different things, but really want to try

    136. Sherrie says:

      I would be over the moon to win this package! Both my hsband and 3 year old daugthter suffer from many allergies and sensitivities, gluten being one of them. It is crazy how the western medical doctors have treated us…have now referred us to a child pyschiatrist….apparently my daughter having serious issues with going to the bathroom, and scratching until she bleeds, are unrelated, and have nothing to do with food allergies, and must all be in her head.

    137. Sonja says:

      I do love Udi’s! This would be awesome!

    138. Sonja says:

      I love Udi’s and would love to win!

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