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I am confused about chewing gum. Several lists say chewing gum is gluten free and yet it has gum base in it which is on the forbidden list. Who is right and does anyone actually chew any of these gums. I used to chew gum frequently because it helps with hearburn, and would love to try it again.

Linda

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Hi Linda, boy it took a long time for someone to answer your question, huh? Oh well. :rolleyes:

Here is what I have to say, the reason that gum base is on the forbidden list is that not all gum bases are the same. Each company is going to have a different formula and so some will be gluten-free, while others are not. To be on the safe side it was put on the forbidden list and the only way to verify for sure if it is safe is to call each company.

Here is a list of gums that are supposed to be gluten-free:

Beechnut: peppermint, spearmint, and cinnamon flavors

Bubbilicious

Bubble Tape

Bubble Yum

Carefree

Chicklets: regular and tiny

Clorets

Dentyne

DoubleBubble

Freedent: peppermint, winter fresh, spearmint flavors

Fruit Stripe

Ice Breakers

Trident

Wonka's gumballs

Wrigleys

I hope this helps.

God bless,

Mariann

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My dietician, who specializes in celiac, told me that your safest gum would be any type of wrigleys. I am a big gum fanatic so Extra is what I opt for. Hope this helps!

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There is a gum list under "gluten-free Foods, Products..." called "gluten-free Gum 11-2003".

We chew Wrigley's with no problem. :)

Connie

gluten-free since 1-'98

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Thank you all for responding about the gum issue. I am going to buy some Wrigleys chewing gum and try it.

Linda

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:D:D Hi All! :D:D

Gum, cool I will go out and buy Wrigley's! :D

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My dietician, who specializes in celiac, told me that your safest gum would be any type of wrigleys. I am a big gum fanatic so Extra is what I opt for. Hope this helps!

So did my nutritionist...Wrigley's....whenever I chew gum it's Wrigley's...I never knew about those other ones. I've had no reaction to Wrigley's.

-celiac3270

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Are all Wrigley's gluten-free, even the sugar free, which is what my daughter can have since she has diabetes also? Thanks.

Lee :unsure:

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ALL Wrigley's gums.

richard

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http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...st=0entry7277

This is a link to another gum post........I haven't read the whole thing, but Molly (flagbabyds) mentioned Altoid gum..........in a later discussion about altoids, we recognized altoids as being gluten-free and somebody asked about Altoid gum. Molly thought it was gluten-free, somebody else said it can't be cause it has wheat something on the label........anyway, verify anything in this post, but there might be a few different things in this post.........?

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