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  1. Starbucks

    I Thought the peppermint mocha was safe but apparently NOT I was soooooo sick! We also have to factor in the high contamination rate. And in different places the ingredients differ. I live on the West Coast of Canada and have discoverd that their seasonal drinks are Not gluten free and will make you sick!
  2. I had the christmas peppermint mocha and it was definately full of gluten I was very sick for a few days!! Now I am afraid to try anything else?
  3. Here are some more things to look for in cosmetics *This is not an exhaustive list. COSMETIC INGREDIENTS THAT MAY CONTAIN GLUTEN*  AMP-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  AMP-Isostearoyl Wheat/Corn/Soy Amino Acids  Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Barley Ferment Extract Filtrate  Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Extract  Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate Extract  Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Wheat Lees Ferment Filtrate  Aspergillus/Soybean/Wheat Germ/Camellia Sinensis Leaf/Job's Tears Seed/Rice Germ/Sesame Seed Ferment  Aspergillus/Soybean/Wheat Germ/Camellia Sinensis Leaf/Job's Tears Seed/Rice Germ/Sesame Seed Ferment Extract  Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran  Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract  Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract  Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal  Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil  Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein  Avena Sativa (Oat) Leaf Extract  Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract  Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide  Avena Sativa (Oat) Protein Extract  Avena Sativa (Oat) Starch  Avena Sativa (Oat) Straw Extract  Bacillus/Wheat Bran/Phaseolus Angularis Seed/Prunus Armeniaca Seed/Artemisia Annua Extract/Xanthium Strumarium Fruit Extract/Glycine Soja Seed Ferment Extract  Barley (Hordeum Distichim) Extract  Barley (Hordeum Distichum) Flour  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Extract  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Flour  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Juice  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Leaf Juice  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Powder  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Root Extract  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Seed Extract  Barley Extract  Barley Juice  Barley Leaf Juice  Barley Seed Flour  Cetearyl Wheat Bran Glycosides  Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides  Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Corn Gluten Amino Acids  Disodium Wheat Germamido MEA- Sulfosuccinate  Disodium Wheat Germamido PEG-2 Sulfosuccinate  Disodium Wheatgermamphodiacetate  Ethyl Wheat Germate  Extract of Barley  Extract of Barley Root  Extract of Barley Seed  Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract  Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Seed Flour  Hydrogenated Wheat Germ Oil  Hydrogenated Wheat Germ Oil Unsaponifiables  Hydrolyzed Barley Protein  Hydrolyzed Oat Flour  Hydrolyzed Oat Protein  Hydrolyzed Oats  Hydrolyzed Rye Phytoplacenta Extract  Hydrolyzed Wheat Bran  Hydrolyzed Wheat Flour  Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten  Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten Extract  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Hydroxypropyl Polysiloxane  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Cystine Bis- PG-Propyl Silanetriol Copolymer  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Dimethicone PEG-7 Acetate  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate Copolymer  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PEG-20 Acetate Copolymer  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer  Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch  Hydroxypropyltrimonium Corn/Wheat/Soy Amino Acids *This is not an exhaustive list.  Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Siloxysilicate  Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch  Kluyveromyces/Lactobacillus/Lactococ cus/Leuconostoc/Saccharomyces/Hydro lyzed Wheat Protein Ferment Filtrate  Lactobacillus/Oat/Rye/Wheat Seed Extract Ferment  Lactobacillus/Rye Flour Ferment  Lactobacillus/Rye Flour Ferment Filtrate  Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Siloxysilicate  Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Siloxysilicate  Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch  Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Wheat Amino Acids  Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Pantoea Agglomerans/Wheat Flour Ferment Extract  PG-Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Polygonum Fagopyrum (Buckwheat) Leaf Extract  Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein  Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Potassium Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids  Potassium Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Potassium Olivoyl/Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids  Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein  Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Potassium Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Propyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Quaternium-79 Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Rye Extract  Rye Flour  Rye Seed Extract  Rye Seed Flour  Saccharomcyes/Barley Seed Ferment Extract  Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate  Secale Cereale (Rye) Phyto Placenta Culture Extract Filtrate  Secale Cereale (Rye) Phyto Placenta Culture Extract Filtrate  Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Extract  Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Flour  Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl Wheat Sulfonate  Sodium Capryloyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Glutamate  Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Glutamate  Sodium Cocoyl Oat Amino Acids  Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids  Sodium Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids  Sodium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium Stearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium Stearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium Stearoyl Oat Protein  Sodium Wheat Germamphoacetate  Sodium/TEA-Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium/TEA-Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Soyamidoethyldimonium/Trimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Soydimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Soydimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Steardimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Stearyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Streptococcus Zooepidemicus/Wheat Peptide Ferment  Tocopherol/Wheat Polypeptides *This is not an exhaustive list.  Trimethylsilyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol Crosspolymer  Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Flour Lipids  Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Germ Extract  Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Germ Oil  Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Leaf Extract  Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Peptide  Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Seed Extract  Triticum Turgidum Durum (Wheat) Seed Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Lipids  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil Unsaponifiables  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Powder  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Protein  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Kernel Flour  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch  Undecylenoyl Wheat Amino Acids  Wheat Amino Acids  Wheat Germ Acid  Wheat Germ Glycerides  Wheat Germ Oil PEG-40 Butyloctanol Esters  Wheat Germ Oil PEG-8 Esters  Wheat Germ Oil/Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters  Wheat Germamide DEA  Wheat Germamidopropalkonium Chloride  Wheat Germamidopropyl Betaine  Wheat Germamidopropyl Dimethylamine  Wheat Germamidopropyl Dimethylamine Lactate  Wheat Germamidopropyl Epoxypropyldimonium Chloride  Wheat Germamidopropylamine Oxide  Wheat Germamidopropyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Wheat Protein  Wheat Protein Hydrolysate  Wheatgermamidopropyl Dimethylamine Hydrolyzed Collagen  Wheatgermamidopropyl Dimethylamine Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Wheatgermamidopropyl Dimethylamine Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Wheatgermamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate  Zea Mays (Corn) Gluten Protein  Zinc Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  4. I contacted Rimmel and asked for their current list of Safe products. Instead they send me a detailed list of the ingredients they do use in many of their products that contain gluten. They suggested we use their web site to view the ingredients of a given product to see if it is Safe. Many are gluten free, but remember they are manufactured in a facility that also makes gluten containing cosmetics. Here is the list of gluten containing ingredients found in cosmetics*This is not an exhaustive list. COSMETIC INGREDIENTS THAT MAY CONTAIN GLUTEN*  AMP-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  AMP-Isostearoyl Wheat/Corn/Soy Amino Acids  Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Barley Ferment Extract Filtrate  Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Extract  Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate Extract  Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Wheat Lees Ferment Filtrate  Aspergillus/Soybean/Wheat Germ/Camellia Sinensis Leaf/Job's Tears Seed/Rice Germ/Sesame Seed Ferment  Aspergillus/Soybean/Wheat Germ/Camellia Sinensis Leaf/Job's Tears Seed/Rice Germ/Sesame Seed Ferment Extract  Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran  Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract  Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract  Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal  Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil  Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein  Avena Sativa (Oat) Leaf Extract  Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract  Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide  Avena Sativa (Oat) Protein Extract  Avena Sativa (Oat) Starch  Avena Sativa (Oat) Straw Extract  Bacillus/Wheat Bran/Phaseolus Angularis Seed/Prunus Armeniaca Seed/Artemisia Annua Extract/Xanthium Strumarium Fruit Extract/Glycine Soja Seed Ferment Extract  Barley (Hordeum Distichim) Extract  Barley (Hordeum Distichum) Flour  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Extract  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Flour  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Juice  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Leaf Juice  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Powder  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Root Extract  Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Seed Extract  Barley Extract  Barley Juice  Barley Leaf Juice  Barley Seed Flour  Cetearyl Wheat Bran Glycosides  Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides  Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Corn Gluten Amino Acids  Disodium Wheat Germamido MEA- Sulfosuccinate  Disodium Wheat Germamido PEG-2 Sulfosuccinate  Disodium Wheatgermamphodiacetate  Ethyl Wheat Germate  Extract of Barley  Extract of Barley Root  Extract of Barley Seed  Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract  Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Seed Flour  Hydrogenated Wheat Germ Oil  Hydrogenated Wheat Germ Oil Unsaponifiables  Hydrolyzed Barley Protein  Hydrolyzed Oat Flour  Hydrolyzed Oat Protein  Hydrolyzed Oats  Hydrolyzed Rye Phytoplacenta Extract  Hydrolyzed Wheat Bran  Hydrolyzed Wheat Flour  Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten  Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten Extract  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Hydroxypropyl Polysiloxane  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Cystine Bis- PG-Propyl Silanetriol Copolymer  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Dimethicone PEG-7 Acetate  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate Copolymer  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PEG-20 Acetate Copolymer  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer  Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch  Hydroxypropyltrimonium Corn/Wheat/Soy Amino Acids *This is not an exhaustive list.  Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Siloxysilicate  Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch  Kluyveromyces/Lactobacillus/Lactococ cus/Leuconostoc/Saccharomyces/Hydro lyzed Wheat Protein Ferment Filtrate  Lactobacillus/Oat/Rye/Wheat Seed Extract Ferment  Lactobacillus/Rye Flour Ferment  Lactobacillus/Rye Flour Ferment Filtrate  Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Siloxysilicate  Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Siloxysilicate  Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch  Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Wheat Amino Acids  Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Pantoea Agglomerans/Wheat Flour Ferment Extract  PG-Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Polygonum Fagopyrum (Buckwheat) Leaf Extract  Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein  Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Potassium Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids  Potassium Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Potassium Olivoyl/Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids  Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein  Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Potassium Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Propyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Quaternium-79 Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Rye Extract  Rye Flour  Rye Seed Extract  Rye Seed Flour  Saccharomcyes/Barley Seed Ferment Extract  Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate  Secale Cereale (Rye) Phyto Placenta Culture Extract Filtrate  Secale Cereale (Rye) Phyto Placenta Culture Extract Filtrate  Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Extract  Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Flour  Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl Wheat Sulfonate  Sodium Capryloyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Glutamate  Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Glutamate  Sodium Cocoyl Oat Amino Acids  Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids  Sodium Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids  Sodium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium Stearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium Stearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium Stearoyl Oat Protein  Sodium Wheat Germamphoacetate  Sodium/TEA-Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Sodium/TEA-Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Soyamidoethyldimonium/Trimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Soydimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Soydimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Steardimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Stearyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Streptococcus Zooepidemicus/Wheat Peptide Ferment  Tocopherol/Wheat Polypeptides *This is not an exhaustive list.  Trimethylsilyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol Crosspolymer  Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Flour Lipids  Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Germ Extract  Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Germ Oil  Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Leaf Extract  Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Peptide  Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Seed Extract  Triticum Turgidum Durum (Wheat) Seed Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Lipids  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil Unsaponifiables  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Powder  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Protein  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Kernel Flour  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract  Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch  Undecylenoyl Wheat Amino Acids  Wheat Amino Acids  Wheat Germ Acid  Wheat Germ Glycerides  Wheat Germ Oil PEG-40 Butyloctanol Esters  Wheat Germ Oil PEG-8 Esters  Wheat Germ Oil/Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters  Wheat Germamide DEA  Wheat Germamidopropalkonium Chloride  Wheat Germamidopropyl Betaine  Wheat Germamidopropyl Dimethylamine  Wheat Germamidopropyl Dimethylamine Lactate  Wheat Germamidopropyl Epoxypropyldimonium Chloride  Wheat Germamidopropylamine Oxide  Wheat Germamidopropyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Wheat Protein  Wheat Protein Hydrolysate  Wheatgermamidopropyl Dimethylamine Hydrolyzed Collagen  Wheatgermamidopropyl Dimethylamine Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Wheatgermamidopropyl Dimethylamine Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  Wheatgermamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate  Zea Mays (Corn) Gluten Protein  Zinc Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  5. Any Celiac(s) From Canada

    Im am from Vancouver Island. There are a few gluten free bakeries and health food stores around that provide gluten-free foods, but I have yet to find a local support group.
  6. I went to Boston Pizza the other night after doing some research. I must admit I was terrified to eat anything! I just dont eat out because of the severity of my reactions. But I did my research into their new gluten free menu and I thought I'd go and ask questions and if they answered ok, I'd maybe order something more than a coke. I informed the server immediately that I have Celiac with immediate severe reactions and asked is he was the right person to talk to about the gluten free menu items. He assured me he could answer my questions. I asked if they pizza was was made in an area that flour pizza shells were prepared on. He said yes and no. I was ready to back out then... but he continued on. He said when they have a gluten intolerant customer they will very carefully prepare a space in the kitchen an thoroughly clean it. They dedicate a cook just to prepare your food, he is wearing fresh gloves/ apron etc. I aske if my pizza will be put in a pan that had gluton pizza since I know they dont wash the pans, they are left greesy for the next pizza thats normal. I explained that the slightest bit of contamination will make me very ill within minutes. They promised to use a clean pan for mine. Next came the harder part, ordering what to put on the pizza. They use a premade, pre ordered gluten free crust that they can guarantee is gluten free but they cant guarantee that all their toppings are gluten free and they warned me of this. Getting nervous again I thought about giving up and leaving but my friends suggested go veggie. I inquired about thier bacon, and they did research for me..... and came back and the bacan may be contaminated and they dont want to take that risk. I was impressed! They cut up red and orange peppers in small chunks, and smothered the pizza in fresh mushrooms and pinapple and then piles of cheese. The cheese was so thick that it melted onto the side of the pan about one inch around the pizza so the pizza was framed in a crispy ooze of goozy melted cheese. I took two bites and waited to see if I'd be sick. I honestly expected to get immediate cramps and be running to the ladies room...... but Nope. I ate the whole thing and I had no gas or anything!! The pizza tasted pretty good, although you could tell it was gluten free if you know what I mean. They waiters checked on me a few times to make sure I was feeling ok after eating it. I was impressed with thier level of care. So here is what I learned. They will cator to gluten free but unless you specify that you need a cook with clean gloves, clean pan, etc, they may not do those extra's. So be really clear so they know how important it is. Those things are upon request. Also dont put thier meats on your pizza as they are NOT gluten free at all! cheese and veggie pizza is the only way to make it gluten free. Happy Eating Kirsten E. Celiac since 2004.
  7. New Blue Jewel Cafe-

    I just visited the NEW Blue Jewel Bakery and Cafe on Ross Road in Nanaimo. They share a space with the old Sausage factory. I cannot tell you have incredibly impressed I am!!! They have married the gluten free meats with the bakery and made something fabulous. They made me a ham sandwhich on the spot that was to die for. I also took home a pepperoni pizza. I couldnt usually eat that because of the meat having gluten addititves but they have bison pepperoni that was better than any pepperoni I'd ever had. My family was eating pizza too and after tasting mine decided that my crust and pizza was WAY better than theirs. Now that is a first. It was sooooo good. I also bought their butter tart cookies.... and OHHHHH I was in heaven. Soft chewy mouth watering cookies that are huge and delicious. I got their chocolate mint cookies too and they melt in your mouth. I thought the girl giude chocolate mint were great but these are amazing and way better. Tonight for dinner I am trying their greek Grape leaves stuffed with meat. They have everything from goodies, muffins, sandwhiches, soups, coffees and meat dishes ALL EXCLUSIVELY Gluten free. The lady told me that she decided to go from a regular bakery to a gluten free bakery so they closed shop, and set up on Ross Road with clean equipment and they have succeeded to produce the most incredible gluten free foods. She said she's been baking some gluten free stuff for a while but in the same store as gluton bread with is not a good idea. I am a person with severe symtoms from my Celiac. If I have microscopic traces of gluten in my food I am very ill, very fast. My whole system seems to shut down. I can attest to the fact tht yesterdy was the first time in my life that I ate really amazing gluten free food that tasted better than glutonous food!! I am blown away and wanted to share my experience! The Blue Jewel was kind of behind country club mall, on Ross Road, very central for all of us in Nanaimo. Let me know what you get and tell me how it goes. She also told us to let her know if anyone has any sensitivities to any of her stuff to inform her immediately so they can ensure that they are getting the top quality of dedicated gluten free incredients. That impressed me. Cheers, Kirsten E. Celiac since 2004.