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Walmart (great Value) Soy Sauce?
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Has anyone else tried to Wal-Mart Great Value Soy Sauce? It says gluten free on the label, so I bought some last week. Now I am wondering if it really is gluten free.

I made fried rice and lo mein last night and used the Great Value Gluten Free Soy Sauce. Last night I started to feel SICK. Today I can hardly handle the stomach cramps, diarrhea and just general pain. I have been gluten free since 8/17/06 and I think this is the first time I have been glutened. Everything else I used last night I have used before with no ill effect. So I am thinking it had to be the soy sauce. Anyone else used it and noticed a problem? Or is it just me?

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hm, i don't know. i have a bottle, just haven't used it yet. but i've never had a problem from GV brand foods that claim gluten-free...sorry, not much help here! hope you feel better :)

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Has anyone else tried to Wal-Mart Great Value Soy Sauce? It says gluten free on the label, so I bought some last week. Now I am wondering if it really is gluten free.

I made fried rice and lo mein last night and used the Great Value Gluten Free Soy Sauce. Last night I started to feel SICK. Today I can hardly handle the stomach cramps, diarrhea and just general pain. I have been gluten free since 8/17/06 and I think this is the first time I have been glutened. Everything else I used last night I have used before with no ill effect. So I am thinking it had to be the soy sauce. Anyone else used it and noticed a problem? Or is it just me?

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maybe it's the msg or too much sodium??

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It could also be the soy itself . . . have you been eating much soy recently? Perhaps the increased amount in the sauce "got you". Or . . . you might just have a bug. It is that time of year. . . Or it could be the gv soy sauce . . . hope someone else will chime in with more helpful info.

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It could also be the soy itself . . . have you been eating much soy recently? Perhaps the increased amount in the sauce "got you". Or . . . you might just have a bug. It is that time of year. . . Or it could be the gv soy sauce . . . hope someone else will chime in with more helpful info.

Thank you, I never thought about the amount of soy. This is the first time I have had any soy sauce since going gluten free. Altough I didn't use a lot, it may just be my body couldn't tolerate the small amount I did get.

Thank you all so much for your suggestions.

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Just made a Thai Pork Noodle Bowl with our "cool new find" the great value soy sauce. This is the worst reaction I've had in a while. I eat soy ALL the time, so I can vouch, at least for me, that it is not that.

Perhaps we should contact Great Value.... I'm very disappointed as I have never had trouble with GV brand before either --- although they label things that should be gluten-free anyway...

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OK so I've been thinking about your problem for a while now. I have not used wall mart brands soy sauce yet, but I've used other kinds. I've had the same problems with anything soy if i drink milk or have something dairy after or before. A like horrible gurgling sound coming from your abdomen kind:) Think back to everything you had the day you had it try again and check what you eat and see what your results are, you now what I mean.Good luck!

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I appreciate the advice and thought. :D

I'm a dietitian and I keep a food record, every day, of exactly what I eat (anal I know). But it comes in handy in times like these.

I tolerate wheat-free tamari (had some about a week ago in fact) without issues at all. Soy-based and corn-based products are the staples of my diet.

Nothing I ate that day was anything I had not had before, on a regular (daily) basis - and 90% of it was from a package or something that had already been open, so that means the batch did not contain gluten.

I reacted within an hour of eating the soy sauce - that's typical for me.

That said, I have found 3 other posts dating back to 2005 that had issues with wal-mart brand soy sauce. It's fishy, to say the least. I'm waiting to see what Corporate Wally has to say.

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I appreciate the advice and thought. :D

I'm a dietitian and I keep a food record, every day, of exactly what I eat (anal I know). But it comes in handy in times like these.

I tolerate wheat-free tamari (had some about a week ago in fact) without issues at all. Soy-based and corn-based products are the staples of my diet.

Nothing I ate that day was anything I had not had before, on a regular (daily) basis - and 90% of it was from a package or something that had already been open, so that means the batch did not contain gluten.

I reacted within an hour of eating the soy sauce - that's typical for me.

That said, I have found 3 other posts dating back to 2005 that had issues with wal-mart brand soy sauce. It's fishy, to say the least. I'm waiting to see what Corporate Wally has to say.

I've cooked with the GV brand of soy sauce and I've never had a problem with it. I've been using it for about a year now.

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When I first went gluten free it was several months (close to a year) before I could tolerate soy or dairy products.

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Thanks again for the input, it's good to know other Celiacs are using it.

I do tolerate soy, contrary to popular belief on this forum. :P

I'm curious as to the ppm in the soy sauce now... I suppose this has become my pet project for a few days.

Anyone else have experience with it?

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I don't have soy sauce frequently but when I do the Walmart is the one. I haven't had a problem with it.

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Hello Everyone,

I am another person who noticed a reaction to this product. Before I say anything, I should mention: I'm currently in the phase of trying to figure out what I have through a diet record. I am not necessarily gluten intolerant, although I have reason to suspect whey.

I had had no milk that day, and I have had soy before and since without issue.

My reaction to it was as follows:

- Extreme exhaustion

- Nausea

- Flushing

- Uneasy feeling

- Possible heart burn

- 20 beat per minute increase in heat rate over normal (70 to 90)

- Nasal congestion

It has caramel color. I have heard some say that that should be fine for gluten (according to the product label, it does say gluten-free), but also heard it can contain milk as a result of that. Who knows whether that is valid or not. The other natural question is MSG.

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