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I was in Starbucks today getting my weekly coffee frappucino. The barista and I were just talking and gluten free came up in our conversation. I told her the reason I get the plain coffee frappucino was because of the gluten in mocha. She then reached down into the fridge and brought out a carton of the plain coffee frappucino mix and handed it to me. Right there on the carton, plain as day, maltodextrin was listed.

Before all of you panic, I have been reading about maltodextrin being safe if manufactured in the US because they use corn instead of wheat but if a product is made in any other country to beware. Also supplements (vitamins, etc) often made in other countries use wheat, not corn. I found this out about the supplements when I changed brands of Betaine HCI, a digestive supplement. The new brand I bought contained maltodextrin, obviously made in another country because suddenly I had the big D and as soon as I quit taking it and switched to my original brand the big D went away.

I would appreciate any info regarding Starbucks, because I really like their frappucinos

Thanks

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I have a Mocha Latte a couple of times a week (am allergic to casein, but addicted to my Latte). The Mocha is gluten free. I have bought the bottled Starbucks Fraps in the past and they are also gluten free.

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Very rarely is maltodextrin derived from wheat.

I am not a coffee drinker, but there are many Starbucks fans on this board, so I'm sure others will chime in.

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I work at Starbucks. I just started so I do not know the answer yet. I'll print out this thread and bring it to work tommorow morning and find out for sure :)

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The only drinks at Starbucks that are NOT gluten free are the frapps with the chips in them. For that reason, if I get a frapp, I ask them to clean out the blender extra carefully for me.

As you said, in the US maltodextrin is safe.

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You may have gotten sick because of the dairy or something else in there because I have never gotten sick from the starbucks fraps as well as other things containing maltodextrin.

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the mocha is def. gluten free.. I made some today at work and looked at the ingredients. The frapp mix is also. Like said before, avoid the chips and request to have the blender cleaned extra well! enjoy!

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I was in Starbucks today getting my weekly coffee frappucino. The barista and I were just talking and gluten free came up in our conversation. I told her the reason I get the plain coffee frappucino was because of the gluten in mocha. She then reached down into the fridge and brought out a carton of the plain coffee frappucino mix and handed it to me. Right there on the carton, plain as day, maltodextrin was listed.

Before all of you panic, I have been reading about maltodextrin being safe if manufactured in the US because they use corn instead of wheat but if a product is made in any other country to beware. Also supplements (vitamins, etc) often made in other countries use wheat, not corn. I found this out about the supplements when I changed brands of Betaine HCI, a digestive supplement. The new brand I bought contained maltodextrin, obviously made in another country because suddenly I had the big D and as soon as I quit taking it and switched to my original brand the big D went away.

I would appreciate any info regarding Starbucks, because I really like their frappucinos

Thanks

Dear gaynonna,

CarlaB is right. All Starbucks Frapps are gluten free with the exception of the ones with chips! Maltodextrin in the U.S. is corn derived, so we are safe there. It is such good news these are okay. I am a coffee lover, so it is important.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

P.S. I found out these drinks were safe by typing in gluten-free in SD and this site pops up. I do not live in San Diego, but the product updates section is essential for us.

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No matter where maltodextrin is made, if it's in a food or drink sold in the U.S., it MUST list wheat if that's what it's made from. That was a law even before the allergen law took effect. If the maltodextrin doesn't clearly indicate wheat, it's not made from wheat.

As far as I know this law does not apply to non-food or non-drink items.

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