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Atkins Advantage Bars?
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does anyone know if they are gluten-free? I thought I read someplace that they are but now I can't remember where I read it. Thanks for your help!

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About two years ago I ordered some. The ingredients listing was like a chemistry lesson, so I called Atkins and they assured me that the bar I had was gluten-free. But I got really sick. I called them back afterwards and they did an investigation, and found out that at least for the bar that I had tried, there was definitely gluten in it. I gave up on them after that (even though they sent me a big package of Atkins stuff as an apology).

So it may depend on the type of bar or Atkins product you're considering. The trouble is, at least based on my experience, calling for info didn't help. They didn't know what celiac disease or gluten-free was but that was about two years ago.

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Someone here e-mailed Atkins awhile back and received a long gluten-free list. Many of the Atkins Advantage bars are gluten-free and in a second I'll go find that link. However, I think I remember one of the bars on the list to have "malt" in the ingredients. I was appalled to read that and thus, didn't eat that type of bar. I've found that all Atkins products that I've used since they're supposedly gluten-free have made me feel sick. Besides that, the lengthy ingredients list makes them look very unhealthy :lol:

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=2970&hl=

This topic has the gluten-free Atkins list....

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The peanut butter one and the s'mores one are both gluten-free. I have not had any reactions to those two flavors. I believe the cookies 'n' creme flavor has the malt. I no longer eat those even though they are on the gluten-free list according to Atkins. Just read the label and be careful!

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It was the cookies and cream one that got me sick---thanks for jogging my memory. It has malt listed on the label but when I called they said it was gluten-free. It's not, as they later confirmed.

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The peanut butter one and the s'mores one are both gluten-free. I have not had any reactions to those two flavors. I believe the cookies 'n' creme flavor has the malt. I no longer eat those even though they are on the gluten-free list according to Atkins. Just read the label and be careful!

Yes...that was the one I was about to eat until I saw malt on the label...that's pathetic and...not right...that a company would claim it's gluten-free, yet it has malt on the label! It makes you wonder if you can trust the company at all--

Thank you for jogging my memory, too :)

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Thanks! I am wary of giving them to my son since the info seems kind of iffy from the company. I think I will just pass on them... :)

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Everything I have found in my local stores from Atkins had some form of gluten in it, so I don't even bother with it.

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Good idea...better to be safe. Genisoy makes 2 gluten-free bars....a southern style chunky pb and another yogurt honey something peanut butter. Avoid all others, but I've had good results with this company. And I think the bars taste better, too....particularly the southern style chocolate pb something....don't remember the names very clearly now.

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The sweetener (maltitol. Sorbitol and mannitol) in many atkins' products can cause gas, cramps, and bloating, not to mention the d-word. :(

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I also wanted to say to celiac3270, I noticed you said you were very acidic - trace minerals have helped me immensly in balancing my PH. The one I've been using is Liqui-Mins because it is highly absorbable (even for us). Doesn't taste that great at first, but it gets better, but it will help not only balance your PH, help your digestion, but also aid the body in thousands of other tasks that it does, but hasn't been able to because of the inherent malabsorption we get from Sprue.

I hope that helps you.

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