Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Are Tic-tacs gluten-free?
0

13 posts in this topic

Does anyone know if Lifesavers, Fruity Certs, or Tic Tacs (all flavors) are gluten free?

I tried to locate the information on their websites and have had no such luck.

Thank you.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Well........ okay......... this DOES seem to be my area of expertise, so::rolleyes:

I remember seeing somewhere that Tic Tac's are NOT GLUTEN FREE.

Here is a list of, ahem, mints that are okay (note: list is in alphabetical order and in NO WAY indicates personal preference):

Altoids (Kraft) (Altoids.com) (800-543-5335) (vw=2004) (http://www.kraftfoods.com/) Read the label. Wheat, oats, rye and barley will be listed on the label of Kraft products that contain these ingredients. They will not be hidden under words such as “natural flavors”, etc. Kraft considers distilled vinegar, no matter the source, gluten-free.

Breath Saver Mints (Hershey Foods) (800-468-1714) (00/00/00)

Sugar-free: iced mint, mint cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint, vanilla mint, wintergreen

Life Savers (Nabisco--Kraft) (800-543-5335) (http://www.kraftfoods.com/) (vw=2004)

Read the label. Wheat, oats, rye and barley will be listed on the label of Kraft products that contain these ingredients. They will not be hidden under words such as “natural flavors”, etc. Kraft considers distilled vinegar, no matter the source, gluten-free.

Hope this helps. B)

Karen

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Here is a list of, ahem, mints that are okay (note: list is in alphabetical order and in NO WAY indicates personal preference):

SUUUUURE and you just happpen to list altiods first, randomly?

Searching this board I found this post

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...t=0entry73832

THat seems to say that Tictacs are gluten-free as of April 2003. I could not find any info on thier web site, so that post is all I can point to at this time.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do want to point out that the mini altoids and the altoids gum both list wheat as an ingredient.

Sucks, cause I really liked the gum.

Elonwy

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Me too--I loved the gum! I was so dissapointed when I found out it wasn't safe. :angry:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Last time I checked (which was a few months ago) the cinnamon altoids gum flavor didn't have wheat in it, while the peppermint did. I totally don't get it, but that's what the labels told me.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks--I'll look into that!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oooooo that would be great! I love the cinnamon altoids and I will have to check that out!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last time I checked(less than a week) the regular size peppermint and cinnamon altoids are gluten free. Tic Tacs are gluten free as well.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thank goodness......i saw that someone posted that tic tacs were not gluten free after i had just popped like 4 in my mouth......they've just been sitting on the table staring at me since.....i'm glad now i can make my breath minty tic tacy fresh again :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to their web site...

Tic Tacs contain corn gluten, but not gliadin gluten from wheat, barley or rye grains.

Hope this clears up the Tic Tac issue! :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They contain corn gluten as of 8/8/10.

http://tictac.com.au/faqs/

That link is from Australia, and may not apply elsewhere.

Corn gluten is safe for celiacs. "Gluten" is defined by a chemist as the protein (prolamine) from a grain--any grain. As seen by a dietitian, or a celiac, it refers to the proteins in wheat, rye and barley (oats may or may not be included).

Also, please be aware that this topic is from January 2006, and product ingredients may have changed in four and a half years.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,695
    • Total Posts
      921,779
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Advil (ibuprofen) is gluten-free, but can be a stomach irritant, especially if taken on an empty stomach. That said, I will also place my bet on the garlic and onions. As Raven said, eating more than once a day may also help. An empty stomach is likely to be an irritable stomach.
    • Another link: http://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/7351/PDF
    • Thanks for posting.  I know it is difficult to talk about these sorts of things even on a webforum.  It is good thing for people to be aware though about celiac disease and that it can cause mental problems.  Gluten can cause brain damage and it can cause anxiety. If the brain does heal it may take a long time. I know that gluten can cause anxiety and obsessive thoughts.  My experience has been similar to your experience. When I first quit eating gluten I had a similar constant loop and strong negative feelings. There are lots of people on this forum who get anxiety when they eat gluten. Some people also experience gluten withdrawl where they experience anxiety after giving up gluten. It can take a long time for the body to heal and for obsessive thoughts to go away.
       It is normal for people to socialize with each other and to be comfortable about it. You said you have problems still socializing and being around people. It might be a depressing thought but it sounds to me like you still have problems with anxiety.  I would recommend considering what options you have available to treat the anxiety. When I quit eating Gluten I still had some symptoms, even though I felt much better. I have been slowly recovering over a period of about three years. I had obsessive thoughts even after I quit eating gluten.  Now I very rarely if at all think about those things. My experience is that my mind would latch on to certain things that caused me anxiety and focus on those things. Sometimes my focus would shift and I would latch onto other things. My ability to socialize has also improved greatly with time. I have made some dietary changes which I believe have helped greatly. It sounds to me like you have obsessive thoughts about things and maybe some brain damage. My experience has been that my obsessive thoughts about different things went away with time. I feel my obsessive thoughts were caused by gluten and not by what people did around me or any events. As my brain healed I became more self aware and things became less stressful.  I can't give medical advice on this forum but I can talk about my current diet and my experience with celiac disease. My experience with gluten is different from a lot of other people so it is a good idea to ask other people and to talk to a doctor.  I avoid oats and avoid almost all processed foods. I buy certified gluten free food. I eat healthy and I exercise every day. I take st John's Wort as I have read studies that say it may be as effective as some other anti-depressants for treating certain types of anxiety. It is available over the counter. I started with a small dosage and then stepped it up over time. I think it helps a lot.  This is also something that you should talk to a doctor about first. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Martin_Mahoney2/publication/7426926_St._John's_wort/links/540d8acc0cf2f2b29a386673.pdf A lot of people with celiac disease have vitamin deficiencies.  Vitamin b deficiency can cause anxiety. Some people do not process the synthetic form of vitamin b (from normal pills)  very well, and do better on an activated form of vitamin b. I take:
      1 activated vitamin b12 daily
      1 activated vitamin b6 every once in a while. 1 regular vitamin b multivitamin
      1 magnesium pill every day.
      St Johns Wort daily.
      1 zinc vitamin daily
      I drink lots of Chamomile tea and decaf coffee. I avoid most caffeine. 
      I think each of these helps lower my anxiety level.  I eat fruit with every meal. Canned fruit from walmart is cheap and good for you. I eat salad and and vegetables and avoid dairy.  I eat frozen fish often as it has healthy proteins. Eating healthy is very important. I eat potatoes and rice. http://www.livestrong.com/article/454179-what-is-methyl-b12/ I avoid eating soy sauce, soy, cheese, aged meats and fermented foods (I do drink certain types of alcohol in moderate amounts.) These foods contain lots of Tyramine. I might (or might not) have "monoaine oxidase deficiency" and if so high Tyramine foods should be avoided.  I thought I might have problems with elevated ammonia in my blood, but I am not convinced of that anymore. I limited my consumption of meat for a while as well as dairy but I am not sure if i helped.  I have heard that Celiac disease can effect other organs besides the brain and those organs can have an effect on the brain.  My current diet is working so I am going to stick with it for now. I try not to worry about things that are outside of my control. Be patient as it took me a long time to recover.  Let me know if you have any questions. There is a lot of information on this site and people who are willing to help.
       
    • Thank you. This is really helpful. I will call around next week.  I just want to heal! 
    • My endoscopy showed i had decreased folds in my duodenum. The biopsy came back and showed that my villi were fine... i have been on a gluten free diet for 6 years because i was just told i was intolerant but never had any testing before. when i eat gluten i get sick for 2 weeks. i came down with issues of other foods in march so they were trying to figure out why and wanted to know if i had celiac are not because that would explain why dairy and fructose are a problem.. both intolerant test for both were negative but the fructose test made me extremely sick but it was negative...      Im trying to figure out why i have decreased  folds in the first place. my Gi doctor is stumped on that to why the endoscopy would show damage but the under the microscope are fine. She is going to call the dr who did my scope and then is supposed to get back to  me..    would being gluten free for 6 year make it so there was damage and then my vili are now fine but still cant be seen in the endoscope?
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,701
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Dtroutmann
    Joined