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#1 ashlee's_mom

 
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Posted 29 April 2004 - 01:31 PM

Hi, I am pretty new to all this, but I saw gum base listed on the forbidden ingrediants, but I have seen Wrigley's gum on safe lists, and it has gum base as an ingrediant (as I would assume all gum would). Not that gum is a huge issue, I just don't understand, this would be so much easier if there were clear lines to gluten-free or not!! Can anyone explain?

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 10:02 AM

Yes, I am also wondering about Gum Base. I have been following a gluten-free diet for almost 2 years now, but for the first year, I continued chewing Trident gum more often than any human probably should chew gum, but the intolerance symptoms seemed to stop completely even while I was still chewing gum. I also went to my co-op in search of some gluten-free gum & found Peelu gum which is labelled as specifically "Gluten-Free", but its first ingredient is Gum Base as well. I didn't try it because it was extremely expensive, but I am curious if most gum is ok?

If anyone knows, please post.
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 01:31 PM

Gum base is on the avoid list, since not all gum bases are safe. You would need to check with manufacturers (or trust gluten-free lists) in order to know which gums are safe.
These are the ones I have listed as being gluten-free:

Beech-Nut Gum: Cinnamon 5-stick; peppermint; spearmint
Big League Chew Gum: Original; grape; strawberry
Bubble Yum: All flavors
Care Free Gum: Sugarless Only: bubble gum, cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint
Charms (800 877-7655): Blow Pops; Super Blow Pops
Dentyne Gums (Pfizer) (800 223-0182): All
Dubble Bubble: All
Fruit Stripe Gum: Bubble gum only
Trident Gums (Pfizer) (800 223-0182) (www.tridentgum.com): All
Wrigley's Gum, Wrigley (www.wrigley.com)

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 02:11 PM

Thanks very much! I really appreciate the info.
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 08:42 PM

Yikes ! I had no idea gum bases could have gluten in it. My son has a gum ball machine (the heavy duty ones that you get at Sam's club that they put in grocery stores etc...) he would be devastated if I had to tell him the gumballs have gluten in them :( , that's what he wanted for his 7th birthday. I guess I will try and find the gumballs that are gluten free ?
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 03:36 PM

The gumballs might be safe, you would need to check with the manufacturer. My kids sometimes eat the gumballs from the big machines and have never had a problem.

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