Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you've probably heard about "going gluten-free." If you're not entirely sure what that means, here's the gist. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and malts. While most of the human population can digest it, it's estimated that about one in 100 people have celiac disease, which is defined as the body's inability to tolerate gluten. And an even larger portion of our population has gluten sensitivities that leave its victims feeling tired, achy and bloated.

But lately, there's been an increasing number of people following gluten-free diets -- and they don't all necessarily have a gluten intolerance. While celebs like Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Zooey Deschanel have a legitimate cause to go gluten-free (they're celiacs), others who are looking to shed a few pounds don't do it for health reasons -- you can count Lady Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham among them.

Regardless of whether you need to follow a gluten-free diet or not, everyone wants their food to taste good. We set out to conduct a blind taste test of 10 types of gluten-free sandwich bread that are easily found in major supermarkets, judging on flavor, texture, and likeness to traditional bread. Several of our tasters follow a gluten-free diet, making them experts in the field (their comments are bolded, below).

We found there to be a wide disparity in the quality and likability of the 10 breads we chose. Because everyone has different tastes, check out our comments below to help you figure out which ones you might (or might not) like.

Which brand of gluten-free bread do you buy? Leave us a comment below.

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  • #1: Udi's Whole Grain Bread

    <b>Comments:</b> "Airy, fluffy, and very much like regular bread. Enjoyable." "Looks real, and tastes a little bit sweet." "Sweet, but with a great texture." "It starts off sweet and ends up sour." <b>"Light, but nutty tasting." "Tastes very close to normal bread. Nice, soft texture and not too dry!" "Good bread substitute. Not much to it, but it works."</b> <b>Ingredients:</b> Filtered water, brown rice flour, modified tapioca starch, potato starch, tapioca starch, vegetable oil (may contain one or more of the following: sunflower, safflower, non-gmo canola oil), egg whites, evaporated cane juice, tapioca maltodextrin, teff flour, tapioca syrup, yeast (yeast, potato starch), flax seed meal, xanthan gum, salt, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate), sodium bicarbonate corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), mold inhibitor (cultured corn syrup, citric acid), molasses (dry molasses and maltodextrin), enzyme (calcium sulfate, enzymes).

  • #2: Kinnikinnik Foods Brown Sandwich Bread

    <b>Comments:</b> "Looks like pumpernickel, and tastes like real whole wheat bread!" "Too crumbly, but it tastes pretty good, like real brown bread." "Very dense. Reminds me of European pumpernickel." "Nice deep flavor." <b>"Hearty." "I'm not usually the biggest fan of pumpernickel, but this was nice! I'd eat another slice." "Interesting. A little crumbly. A nice alternative to white bread."</b> <b>Ingredients:</b> Water, white rice flour, whole eggs, potato starch, brown rice flour, tapioca starch, cellulose, sugar, sunflower and/or canola oil, yeast, flax seeds, dextrose, pea protein, glucono delta lactone, sodium carboxy methylcellulose, pea fiber, salt, mono and diglycerides, sodium bicarbonate, caramel colour, sodium stearoyl lactylate, vitamin blend (thiamine, vitamin B2, niacin, folic acid, iron)

  • #3: Udi's White Sandwich Bread

    <b>Comments:</b> "This tastes like a sour sponge." "Looks like real bread and tastes okay -- though it's starchy." "A little sweet, but the texture is nearly normal." "Super dry." <b>"Good sandwich bread -- would be better toasted." "I loved this one! Pretty soft and squishy, which can be rare for gluten-free bread." "Simple, with a good weight. Not super to eat on its own, but good for a sandwich."</b> <b>Ingredients:</b> Filtered water, brown rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, modified tapioca starch, vegetable oil (may contain one or more of the following: sunflower, safflower, non-GMO canola oil), egg whites, tapioca maltodextrin, evaporated cane juice, tapioca syrup, yeast (yeast, potato starch), xanthan gum, salt, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), mold inhibitor (cultured corn syrup, citric acid), enzyme (calcium sulfate, enzymes).

  • #4: Whole Foods Market Gluten Free Bakehouse All-Natural Sandwich Bread

    <b>Comments:</b> "Tastes like cornbread! Very buttery." "Way too dry, but the flavor is solid." "The flavor is nice and buttery." <b>"Light -- tastes like polenta." "Okay, but a bit denser than I prefer." "Challah-like taste."</b> <b>Ingredients:</b> rBGH free nonfat milk, rice flour, tapioca starch, cage-free eggs, evaporated cane juice, canola oil, yeast, salt, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), xanthan gum.

  • #5: Food For Life Brown Rice Fruit Juice Sweetened Bread

    <b>Comments:</b> "Neutral tasting, with a solid texture." "Too crumbly and tastes like grains." "Reminds me more of cornbread." <b>"Tastes like Food For Life bread! Healthy-tasting and dense." "Really crumbly and dry. Not a huge fan of this one." "Needs to be toasted."</b> <b>Ingredients:</b> Brown rice flour, filtered water, fruit juice concentrate (pineapple, peach, pear), tapioca flour, follower oil, fresh yeast, vegetable gum (xanthan, cellulose), rice bran, sea salt.

  • #6: EnerG Tapioca Loaf

    <b>Comments:</b> "It's like English tea sandwich bread, but more sour." "This has a very bitter aftertaste." "The texture on this is very hard." "Bland, but the texture is close to real bread." <b>"Crumbly and bitter." "Pretty good! Not my favorite but it's up there." "Strange taste (not in a good way)."</b> <b>Ingredients:</b> Filtered water, rice flour, tapioca starch, high oleic safflower oil, pear juice concentrate, bamboo fiber, yeast, methylcellulose, guar gum, orange citrus fiber, salt, calcium phosphate, baking powder (glucono delta lactone, calcium carbonate & magnesium carbonate), enriched with thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin, iron, folic acid and vitamin D.

  • #7: Kinnikinnick Foods Italian White Tapioca Rice Bread

    <b>Comments:</b> "Looks like poundcake, and tastes very sweet -- in a good way. Very much like cornbread." "Super gross." "Nice sweetness, but SO dry." Super dry, with a fishy flavor."<b>"Tastes like potato bread -- very sweet." "Very grainy and crumbly. I can't imagine it holding up if you spread anything on it." "Spongy."</b> <b>Ingredients:</b> Water, white rice flour, whole eggs, tapioca starch, potato starch, sugar, yeast, sunflower and/or canola oil, dextrose, glucono delta lactone, sodium carboxy methylcellulose, salt, poly dextrose, sodium bicarbonate, pea protein, vitamin blend (thiamine, vitamin B2, niacin, folic acid, iron).

  • #8: Food For Life White Rice Bread

    <b>Comments:</b> "Falls apart in my mouth instantly ... like sawdust!" "Ahh, this falls apart in my mouth!" "Terrible."<b>"Artificial and 'lite' tasting." "Crumbly. Dry. Not a fan." "Crumbly with no flavor."</b> <b>Ingredients:</b> White Rice Flour, Filtered water, honey, safflower oil, vegetable gum (xanthan, cellulose), fresh yeast, sea salt.

  • #9: EnerG Brown Rice Yeast-Free Loaf

    <b>Comments:</b> "Dry. Very, very dry." "Very bad texture. Starts off crumbly and ends up pasty." "Tastes very grainy." "Nice sourdough taste." "Tastes like there's a bad piece of fish in my mouth." <b>"Terrible -- tastes like tapioca flour." "Ew. Terrible aftertaste and very crumbly. Highly dislike!" "Weird taste and consistency. Not worth swallowing."</b> <b>Ingredients:</b> Filtered water, brown rice flour, white rice flour, high oleic safflower oil, leavening (glucono-delta-lactone, sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, monocalcium phosphate), methylcellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, orange citrus fiber, salt.

  • #10: Glutino Flax Seed Bread

    <b>Comments:</b> "So, so, so dry. Particles dissolve like dust in my mouth." "Tastes grassy -- not so appealing." "Ew." "Like the Sahara in my mouth." "Bad fishy flavors. Dry, crumbly texture." <b>"Bad! Too airy and no flavor." "Ack! I had to spit this one out." "I like the grains in this."</b> <b>Ingredients:</b> Water, corn starch, tapioca starch, flax seed, safflower oil, flax seed meal, evaporated cane juice, egg white, salt, guar gum, glucono-delta-lactone, yeast, pectin, sodium bicarbonate, sodium alginate, modified cellulose, iron, niacin, calcium, vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin.

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