Gluten Free Giveaway from Udi’s

Comments 141 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.

UdisGiftPack
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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  1. SophieThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 2:40pm PDT

    Amazing! Snacking on some gluten free gingersnaps right now! 🙂

  2. Donna LThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 2:41pm PDT

    I’d like to try some of these!

  3. Holiday Baker ManThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 2:48pm PDT

    Love this stuff!

  4. Tyrell MaraThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 2:53pm PDT

    Looks great, Rebecca and Udi!

  5. SaraThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 2:53pm PDT

    That lunch kit looks rad!

  6. ChesterThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 3:11pm PDT

    Looks worth trying!

  7. donThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 3:13pm PDT

    i love udi’s! those choco cookies the best

  8. ShelbyThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 3:15pm PDT

    I’d try it!

  9. Serena DeboltThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 3:18pm PDT

    This brand sounds very good and love the retro lunchkit!

  10. Kristy GorankoThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 3:24pm PDT

    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!

  11. Jeremy TwiggThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 3:27pm PDT

    Mmm, looks delicious! 🙂

  12. AliThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 3:32pm PDT

    I’d love to try some gluten free products!

  13. RachelThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 3:53pm PDT

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

  14. CoralThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 3:55pm PDT

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

  15. mariaThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 3:59pm PDT

    Would love to try this!

  16. LucThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 4:02pm PDT

    Looks delicious!

  17. DarcyThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 4:03pm PDT

    Meeting more and more people who are gluten free.

  18. WallyThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 4:26pm PDT

    Amazing price for people with allergies.

  19. Sylvia PThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 4:35pm PDT

    Need this. Want this!

  20. JEN MCAThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 4:48pm PDT

    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.”

  21. CaitlinThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 4:58pm PDT

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

  22. StephenThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 5:08pm PDT

    Yeah. I’ll bite. Pun intended 🙂

  23. Don MThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 5:15pm PDT

    It would be great to try all the Gluten Free products

  24. CathleenThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 5:22pm PDT

    Great to have some real tasting gluten free snacks!!

  25. KamThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 5:25pm PDT

    Would love to win this for my sister!!!

  26. KatieThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 5:34pm PDT

    Would love to try this

  27. Lucie BThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 5:43pm PDT

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

  28. LanaThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 6:28pm PDT

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

  29. janThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 6:57pm PDT

    great way to try their items

  30. ALLISONThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 7:27pm PDT

    Love gluten free:)

  31. Tina L.Thursday, September 26th, 2013 — 7:37pm PDT

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

  32. Jeff MacLeodThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 8:35pm PDT

    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.

  33. MoThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 9:15pm PDT

    Would love to try this

  34. IzzyThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 9:28pm PDT

    Great prize!

  35. KenThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 9:30pm PDT

    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.

  36. IsaacThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 9:30pm PDT

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

  37. cheryl borgmannThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 9:35pm PDT

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

  38. JasThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 10:30pm PDT

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

  39. tilaThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 10:47pm PDT

    yum!

  40. MaddyThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 10:50pm PDT

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

  41. polinaThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 10:51pm PDT

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

  42. SarahThursday, September 26th, 2013 — 10:58pm PDT

    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!

  43. SherylFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 12:01am PDT

    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.

  44. WehafFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 12:18am PDT

    I’ve been GF for about 3 months.

  45. JoanneFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 12:28am PDT

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

  46. JeanFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:17am PDT

    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!

  47. SeanFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 7:55am PDT

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

  48. KrisFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 8:29am PDT

    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.

  49. Radhika KFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 8:55am PDT

    Great products!

  50. Kelly KrolFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 9:27am PDT

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

  51. AiFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 9:41am PDT

    Love this products! thanks.

  52. Peter KhooFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 10:11am PDT

    Love Udi’s!

  53. staceyFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

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

  54. JenniferFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT

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

  55. SharonFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 10:24am PDT

    Great options!

  56. rjFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 11:45am PDT

    I’d like to try these products.

  57. VeronicaFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 12:15pm PDT

    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!

  58. MaryFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 1:50pm PDT

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

  59. XingFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:12pm PDT

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. Mary WFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:13pm PDT

    something i would like to try

  61. RoFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:37pm PDT

    Great prize!

  62. KayKayFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:48pm PDT

    awesome prize!

  63. CarolFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:53pm PDT

    This stuff looks good.

  64. leahFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 3:16pm PDT

    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!

  65. Michelle W.Friday, September 27th, 2013 — 4:38pm PDT

    Please give it to me!

  66. Mike GismondiFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 5:28pm PDT

    Looks yummy!

  67. Angela griffinFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 5:29pm PDT

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

  68. AretaFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 7:40pm PDT

    Thanks for the contest!

  69. MaureenFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 9:42pm PDT

    These are delicious products.

  70. ChristineFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 10:21pm PDT

    I love Udi’s!

  71. TraceyFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 10:28pm PDT

    Fantastic giveaway!

  72. KatieSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 7:11am PDT

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

  73. Jenn SSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 9:20am PDT

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

  74. Chere MichelleSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 9:50am PDT

    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!

  75. ÉliseSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 1:02pm PDT

    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

  76. Chris O.Saturday, September 28th, 2013 — 1:16pm PDT

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

  77. HelenSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 7:44pm PDT

    Udi’s takes the cake! Mmm… cake….

  78. Laura MorrisonSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 9:27pm PDT

    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.

  79. KaytSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 12:55am PDT

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

  80. TanyaSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 1:03am PDT

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

  81. miriam FarrellSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 11:14am PDT

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

  82. Kathleen CopelandSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 11:17am PDT

    Always eat Udi’s bread for breakfast. Love that it’s dairy free too 😉

  83. Natalie FarrellSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 11:23am PDT

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

  84. ArielSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 12:15pm PDT

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

  85. DanSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 12:57pm PDT

    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!

  86. TiffanySunday, September 29th, 2013 — 2:27pm PDT

    Going gluten free is a great way to lose weight!

  87. KarrieSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 4:29pm PDT

    Looks great!!!

  88. C.BoSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 4:39pm PDT

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

  89. Tammy DalleySunday, September 29th, 2013 — 5:28pm PDT

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

  90. cindySunday, September 29th, 2013 — 9:34pm PDT

    yes…wow

  91. Brooke TakharSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 10:42pm PDT

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

  92. HarjitSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 10:59pm PDT

    I love Udi’s blueberry muffins. Twitter [email protected]

  93. rachelMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 12:15am PDT

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

  94. KaitMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 12:23am PDT

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

  95. tanya ciMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 7:14am PDT

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

  96. AshlieMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:17am PDT

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

  97. Chloe SorokaMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    These would definitely help out a poor gluten free student!

  98. Blaine SaundersMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT

    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!

  99. MarthaMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:22am PDT

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

  100. taniaMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:42am PDT

    Would love to try this!

  101. rinoMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:43am PDT

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

  102. shannon dMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:50am PDT

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

  103. Alexis LMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:55am PDT

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

  104. Trina LepineMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:55am PDT

    Newbie so this would help a lot!

  105. Kathy E.Monday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:58am PDT

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

  106. jessieMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 11:12am PDT

    love these products!!

  107. Amanda BMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 11:43am PDT

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

  108. SamanthaMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 11:51am PDT

    Yummmie 🙂

  109. ErinMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 12:33pm PDT

    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!

  110. Angela MitchellMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 12:38pm PDT

    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.

  111. Bernadette E.Monday, September 30th, 2013 — 3:44pm PDT

    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!

  112. KateMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 4:08pm PDT

    I call dibs!!! 😉

  113. ShirleyMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 4:34pm PDT

    Please pick me.

  114. MarikaMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 5:00pm PDT

    Yesssss this looks amazing!

  115. Katie HeathMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 6:04pm PDT

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

  116. Roanna ZMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 7:22pm PDT

    ⓡⓞⓐⓝⓝⓐ ♡♡’s Udi’s Gluten Free.

  117. joanneMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 7:46pm PDT

    My fav is the Spelt bread!

  118. Lindsey MMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 9:37pm PDT

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

  119. Stephanie LMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:24pm PDT

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

  120. Brittany RocheMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 11:39pm PDT

    udi’s is really good!

  121. EileenTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 10:10am PDT

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

  122. ErinTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 11:46am PDT

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

  123. cindyTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 12:31pm PDT

    love udi’s!

  124. mariaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 1:21pm PDT

    Feel awesome since I switched to gluten free foods.

  125. VivienTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:17pm PDT

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  126. MagTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 4:13pm PDT

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  127. LindaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 6:52pm PDT

    I love the lunch box!!! Thank you!

  128. VickyTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 6:54pm PDT

    Need to change my diet….to Udi’s

  129. GlendaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 8:51pm PDT

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

  130. BrianneTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 9:17pm PDT

    I’m actually buying some tomorrow, lol.

  131. laurelTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 9:51pm PDT

    great flavours , really surprised when i first tried

  132. NatalieWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 7:27am PDT

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

  133. shellWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 7:34am PDT

    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!

  134. Frank_ZWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 11:18am PDT

    Great, would like to try that stuff. 🙂

  135. NicoleWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 11:24am PDT

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

  136. JaniceWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 12:28pm PDT

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

  137. jenniferlucasWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 12:40pm PDT

    looks awesome esp. when your diet is gluten free

  138. Paul T,Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 4:45pm PDT

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

  139. SherrieWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:26pm PDT

    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.

  140. SonjaWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 9:57pm PDT

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

  141. SonjaTuesday, October 22nd, 2013 — 10:55pm PDT

    I love Udi’s and would love to win!

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