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Gluten In Root Beer?
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In the US, it is illegal to not label the wheat. If it were wheat, it would say starch ( wheat) or something like that. I'm sorry that the soda made you feel bad, but it was not gluten.

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I was glutened by root bear once. I beleive it was Barks Rootbeer and one of the ingredients in it was modified food starch.

If there is anything like food starch, or starch without stating what the source of the starch is, just assume it is wheat.

I only drank about an inch from the bottle and I was sick for three days.

I think you have it the other way around. If you see 'modified food starch' you can assume that it has NO wheat. Wheat by law, in the US, must be listed as 'modified food startch (wheat)'.

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I think you have it the other way around. If you see 'modified food starch' you can assume that it has NO wheat. Wheat by law, in the US, must be listed as 'modified food startch (wheat)'.

This was not in the US. And I got very ill after drinking it so I assume that it was wheat. On lables in Canada if there is any starch - modified or not - it must be labled as to the source of the starch. Most of the ones with modified food starch are either wheat or corn here. But this was a few years ago and the source was not identified. From the reaction I had, it was gluten.

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This was not in the US. And I got very ill after drinking it so I assume that it was wheat. On lables in Canada if there is any starch - modified or not - it must be labled as to the source of the starch. Most of the ones with modified food starch are either wheat or corn here. But this was a few years ago and the source was not identified. From the reaction I had, it was gluten.

Barq's Root Beer is a US manufactured product and in 2012 it was purchased by Coke. It is listed as gluten free, currently. :)

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Root Beer, ginger beer and ginger ale may contain malt [barley] ..

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Root Beer, ginger beer and ginger ale may contain malt [barley] ..

It will be listed as an ingredient and is not in Barq's or most US ones last I looked

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Barley is definitely not on the allergy list of items that must be revealed as ingredients in the US. Even wheat is often in items in small amounts without being listed, as in cross contamination or distilled alcohol often used in flavorings. Some people react to both.

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On December 30, 2012 at 7:44 AM, auzzi said:

Root Beer, ginger beer and ginger ale may contain malt [barley] ..

 

No wonder I get a stomache when I drink ginger ale or root beer.

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56 minutes ago, sella said:

No wonder I get a stomache when I drink ginger ale or root beer.

Did you read the ingredients?  There is no gluten in the main stream brands.  Maybe you can't handle the high fructose corn syrup?

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On Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 10:25 PM, Adare said:

I have read that root beer often has gluten. Seriously? I have read the ingredient list on a couple of different brands, and I'm just not seeing it. Does anyone know what ingredient I should be looking for? Thanks!

 

On Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 10:25 PM, Adare said:

I have read that root beer often has gluten. Seriously? I have read the ingredient list on a couple of different brands, and I'm just not seeing it. Does anyone know what ingredient I should be looking for? Thanks!

Sadly, Best Damn Root Beer is brewed with barley malt. So it has just as much gluten in it as regular malt beer and/or malt beverage.

 

On Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 10:25 PM, Adare said:

I have read that root beer often has gluten. Seriously? I have read the ingredient list on a couple of different brands, and I'm just not seeing it. Does anyone know what ingredient I should be looking for? Thanks!

Sadly, Best Damn Root Beer is brewed with barley malt. So it has just as much gluten in it as malt beer and /or malt beverage... 

http://allaboutbeer.com

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1 hour ago, MDBoyle said:

 

Sadly, Best Damn Root Beer is brewed with barley malt. So it has just as much gluten in it as regular malt beer and/or malt beverage.

 

Sadly, Best Damn Root Beer is brewed with barley malt. So it has just as much gluten in it as malt beer and /or malt beverage... 

http://allaboutbeer.com

That is not really root beer!  That is an alcoholic malt beverage,  This thread is about the soda pop

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