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#1 GeoffCJ

 
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:41 AM

I like to chew Sugar-free chewing gum. What brands are safe? Any that are definitely not?

thanks in advance,
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:36 AM

I can't remember ever finding a gum that isn't safe, except maybe Aloids (??). I know Wrigley's has always said of their gums are gluten-free.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:40 AM

I can't remember ever finding a gum that isn't safe, except maybe Aloids (??). I know Wrigley's has always said of their gums are gluten-free.

richard

ditto on the altoids being not safe, but other than that i haven' found one yet, if anyone else has, please let us know!!
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:00 AM

ditto on the altoids being not safe, but other than that i haven' found one yet, if anyone else has, please let us know!!



Are all the Altoid products unsafe?

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:11 AM

From the Wrigley's website:

Do your products contain gluten?
The following is a list of U.S. Wrigley products that are free of any wheat, oat, rye or barley gluten:

Wrigley's Spearmint® gum, Freedent® gum, Doublemint® gum, Extra® gum, Big Red® gum, Eclipse® gum, Juicy Fruit® gum, Winterfresh® gum, Orbit® gum, Orbit® White gum, Hubba Bubba® gum, Altoids® Sours, Altoids® Mints, Altoids® Gum, Lifesavers® and Cremesavers®.


I like to chew Sugar-free chewing gum. What brands are safe? Any that are definitely not?

thanks in advance,
Geoff


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 12:12 PM

I chew trident sugar free all the time. Here is what their website says

Is Trident® gluten-free?
Trident®does not contain Gluten.



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Posted 21 July 2007 - 02:02 PM

From the Wrigley's website:

Do your products contain gluten?
The following is a list of U.S. Wrigley products that are free of any wheat, oat, rye or barley gluten:

Wrigley's Spearmint® gum, Freedent® gum, Doublemint® gum, Extra® gum, Big Red® gum, Eclipse® gum, Juicy Fruit® gum, Winterfresh® gum, Orbit® gum, Orbit® White gum, Hubba Bubba® gum, Altoids® Sours, Altoids® Mints, Altoids® Gum, Lifesavers® and Cremesavers®.

I don't know if they have changed their ingredients, but the last time I looked altoids gum had gluten in it. They may have changed the ingredients since I looked.
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Posted 21 July 2007 - 04:15 PM

I can't remember ever finding a gum that isn't safe, except maybe Aloids (??). I know Wrigley's has always said of their gums are gluten-free.

richard



haha! I found a new one that isn't!
it's... some sort of cube thing, and has a endothermic reaction to make the first few chews make your mouth cold...
Oh, here it is: Hershey's Ice Breakers Ice Cubes, at least the Dragon Fruit Flavor. The wheat is listed right on the ingredients, and yes, I did get bitten by not checking first! :o :ph34r:
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:33 AM

i am sure wrigleys contains gum arabic or thickener which is not allowed for a gluten free diet?
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:50 AM

i am sure wrigleys contains gum arabic or thickener which is not allowed for a gluten free diet?
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:13 PM

i am sure wrigleys contains gum arabic or thickener which is not allowed for a gluten free diet?


Gum arabic is ok. Thickener I guess would depend on what it's made out of.
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:24 PM

so is wrigley gum ok to eat for a gluten free diet as they say in this post that wrigleys r saying its gluten free,but does contain thickener anyone know what this thickener is made out of?
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:53 PM

so is wrigley gum ok to eat for a gluten free diet as they say in this post that wrigleys r saying its gluten free,but does contain thickener anyone know what this thickener is made out of?



they say they use cornstarch i believe, i talked to them a while back maybe in 07. They are very friendly and helpful.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 12:45 AM

I like to chew Sugar-free chewing gum. What brands are safe? Any that are definitely not?

thanks in advance,
Geoff



The safest would be a certified gluten-free brand such as Verve Glee. However, here is some info I snagged from Bette Hagges guide to help you recognize hiddeng gluten ingredients.

Grains are used in the processing of many ingredients, so it will be necessary to seek out hidden gluten. The following terms found in food labels may mean that there is gluten in the product.

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP), unless made from soy or corn
Flour or Cereal products, unless made with pure rice flour, corn flour, potato flour, or soy flour
Vegetable Protein unless made from soy or corn
Malt or Malt Flavoring unless derived from corn
Modified Starch or Modified Food Starch unless arrowroot, corn, potato, tapioca, waxy maize, or maize is used
Vegetable Gum unless vegetable gums are carob bean gum, locust bean gum, cellulose gum, guar gum, gum arabic, gum aracia, gum tragacanth, xanthan gum, or vegetable starch
Soy Sauce or Soy Sauce Solids unless you know they do not contain wheat
Any of the following words on food labels usually means that a grain containing gluten has been used

stabilizer
starch
flavoring
emulsifier
hydrolyzed plant protein
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:55 PM

Are all the Altoid products unsafe?

Thanks, Stephanie



Altoids mints (reglaur) are safe and gluten-free. Their mini- sugar free Altoids have "wheat malto-dextrin", some say it doesnt matter the source of the maltodextrin because of all of the processing...but i just stay away.

Not sure if the Altoids gum is gluten-free.
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