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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Not exactly MREs, nor anything that can be left for years, but when I'm going to be travelling for a while and need to pack light, I use gluten-free GO Picnics (I take them out of the boxes and put them into ziplocs) or make my own versions, mainly using items from minimus.com:  Some jerky, pepperoni, cheese/crackers, hummus and gluten-free pretzels, etc.  If I know I'll be somewhere where I can boil water, I might pack some rice and gluten-free soy sauce packets. These options are not low sodium, but it can give you ideas of what will work for you.
  2. I'm thinking  you heard 'arborio' as barley.  Arborio is the type of rice typically used to make risotto and has no gluten.   However, I will mention that I found one packaged risotto mix that contains something called '00 flour', which, after research (and after almost eating it), I learned was HIGH GLUTEN flour.  I think it was a ShopRite or Stop and Shop brand with a 'global cuisine' type brand name.  
  3. Uh oh - I went in to look for it last night, and the TJ's employee said that three of the TJ's Gluten Free breads had been recalled!   He didn't know if recall was for gluten contamination and I can't find anything online. Has anyone heard anything on this? Thanks!
  4. If anyone has any new info on Devacurl or (for those days when I go straight) Dribar products, I"d appreciate it!
  5. Gluten Free Restaurants NYC

    Wow, EJReeves, what a comprehensive list. I'll add that I think the Little Beet has opened another branch or two - totally gluten-free.  I didn't know that I could eat at The Melt Shop, so I will definitely look into that. I'll also recommend this place called Arte'pizza or something like that on W. 55th just East of Sixth Ave/Ave. of the Americas.  It's a bit fancier, but they have a delicious thin crust gluten free pizza and seem to know their stuff.   I feel pretty safe at 5 Napkin Burger (though I don't bother with the bun) and their sister restaurant, Nice Matin on the UWS.  Also, on the UWS, Parm has at least one very good salad with chicken, and gluten free pasta - their answers to my many questions are always knowledgeable.  I eat there frequently, with no issues.  Papardella has Gluten Free pasta and Gluten Free garlic bread. On the Upper East Side, there's a little cafe called Dulce Vida on Lexington and 82nd that has wonderful gluten free empanadas along with Colombian entrees.  The servers are hit and miss with answers, but I think the owners are very gluten-free conscious.        
  6. Be careful - Regular Peppermint Altoids in the regular size tins are gluten-free but the mini ones are not.  Regular Altoids are my mint of choice, but I'll go with white tic tacs if I'm out and can't get them.  I believe (but you should double check) that all life savers varieties are gluten-free, so their pep-o-mint and wintergreen would be ok: This is from one of those Candy List websites: Although Wrigley's online gluten-free statement is pretty cagey (saying most products are gluten-free but some might not be, and failing to specify which is which), a statement provided to me by a customer service representative says that all Wrigley products in the U.S. are considered gluten-free except for Altoids Smalls Peppermint Mints (which always have contained gluten in the form of wheat maltodextrin). Wrigley also makes: Creme Savers Lifesavers Skittles Starburst
  7. I don't shop at Trader Joe's often, but last night I bought a bread there I'd never seen before - Whole Grain Gluten Free Bread.  I know people sometimes have issues with TJ's attention to gluten in their labeling, so I'm wondering if anyone else had tried this.  I had two slices and it was delicious and held together really well, without toasting.   I have Celiac and didn't have any issues after, but I don't always, so I want to check if anyone else would have concerns.
  8. I eat them, but I don't think I'm particularly sensitive.  I don't recall seeing the note you mentioned about shared lines.  Aren't they a Frito-Lay product?  I think Frito-Lay is pretty gluten-aware, if that's a phrase.
  9. Anyone know if these are gluten free?  I can't find anything here or on their website to indicate either way.  The only suspect item in the ingredients list is "flavorings" and "spices".   My husband wants to include this in a jambalaya tonight so thought I'd check.   Thanks.
  10. I was talking to my primary care physician (who happens to be a Gastroenterologist) and described to him what has happened the few times I've been glutened since my DX about 2 1/2 years ago (we were discussing the potential impact of eating half of a non gluten-free chip) Two days of diarrhea, general bloat for another few days, spaciness for about a week and gum pain/headache for another week or two. He seemed surprised at the severity and said that this is a high level of intolerance.  I don't think I'm highly sensitive but I'm generally very careful about cross-contamination.  I'm just wondering how sensitive these symptoms seem to you?  How does this compare to what would happen to you if you ate half a chip (assuming you have a dx of Celiac). Thanks.
  11. And thanks, too, Cycling Lady - I read Jane Anderson's link you gave, and I can't see where on the Lindt site she found her quote about shared lines and possible trace contamination.  I guess I could call or e-mail them tomorrow, but this is what the site says tonight: Is there gluten or barley malt in Lindt chocolate? Gluten can be found in several premium chocolate products that Lindt & Sprüngli produces; either as a cereal ingredient or as a barley component. For consumers who are sensitive to gluten, we do offer certain premium high cocoa content products that are manufactured without cereal or barley malt, which may be suitable for consumers with such dietary restrictions. These offerings include four bars from our EXCELLENCE line - 70%, 85%, 90% and 99%. Please always refer to a product’s packaging for definitive advice. We are sensitive to the fact that there are consumers who are unable to enjoy all of our chocolate at this time, and we hope that in the future we will be able to extend more product offerings to accommodate our consumers with varying dietary requirements.
  12. Thanks, Paulie - Mine is only in English and doesn't say that, so hopefully it's ok....
  13. Hi - My husband just brought me two Lindt Excellence 85% bars, because he read the ingredients and saw no gluten. I went on the Lindt website and it appears that these 'Excellence' dark chocolate bars are gluten free, according to Lindt, at least. But, I do remember reading that Lindt chocolates were risky.  Did a search here and everything is pretty old, so I thought I'd ask.   Maybe it's a shared lines issue?  Thanks.    
  14. If this is a Peace Corps or that type thing (MSF?) there may be some way of Divisional HQ getting in periodic supplies. Maybe you could arrange with them? Also, perhaps you will be in a country that really doesn't cook with gluten ingredients indigenously so entirely gluten-free?
  15. Funny to see that other Paris post - I'm here now, and I'm usually hyper-vigilant, but despite having had no problems on prior gluten-free trips to Paris, I think I got glutened tonight (It was dark and I may have not seen fried onions mixed with the shawarma is my only guess - I'll check at the restaurant tomorrow.) Any way, I feel lousy and doubt my system can handle coffee in the morning, but I will need caffeine. Is Diet Coke here safe? Also I had a Fanta orange the other day and felt fine. I'm guessing that's ok? I hope I feel well enough on Tuesday for an eclair from Helmut Newcake on rue Vignon!