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Hello and Welcome!

I'm in Edenton. If I can help you in any way, let me know.

Thank you so much for contacting me! It's good to know there's some folks close by!

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Hello all! My husband and I recently moved to Fayetteville from Oklahoma. You would not beleive the differences I have noteiced. In Oklahoma there was so much less of a variety. Now I am so spoiled. My husband is in the Air Force so we will porbably be moving again in a year or two but I would love to hear from others. I haven't seen anyone from Fayetteville but maybe some of the other cities are close?? I don't know my way around yet. Biggest shock I have had is seeing gluten free stuff at the commissary on base! When hubby was in school in texas the base had NO gluten free stuff so when i visited i brought my own stuff

Anyway I'd love to hear from others that are close...or not even close haha. I just want to hear from others to see what NC is really like. If you have been through fayetteville you can probably understand why :lol:

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I live near Winston Salem. I was recently diagnosed first of December so im still learning a lot! You get paranoid sometimes from all you read. Your told frozen vegetables are considered safe but then go to the grocery store to see on their labels may contain traces of wheat. I have tried to stick to all fresh fruit and veggies and meat and only grain product ive tried is some pancake mix but made sure it was made from a Gluten Free designated facilty. I am afraid of cross contamination. On my list given to me from the dietician was 50 things easy to find and fix, hersey's chocolate bar and pepsi and coke products were on it, so feeling down and tired of eating nothing sweet I ate them. Next day I had burning in my chest. I have been reading online that others have problem with soy lecithin and carmel coloring which was in the candy and drinks. Plus ive read other people think may still have pain or problems because body is still in the healing process which ive tried to tell myself. I have been very careful or careful as can be. I have found mixed answers about makeup. Was told Mary Kay was gluten free then after buying its not. So much confusion! I was wondering what others symptoms of the disease were. Mine was severe anemia and fatigue. Right before diagnosis I had experienced sticking pains in my stomach.

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Matthews, NC here! (suburb of Charlotte) I have also found Loew's and Harris Teeter to be accomidating ordering gluten-free supplies. I just got two bottles of gluten-free San-J soy sauce there today!

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I am from greebnsboro, i tooo wes diagnosed in 1 st week of Dec , I am also totally confused, and have the fear of cross contamination (cc). i am not sure if i can buy a product that is gluten-free , but has been produced in the same facilty as other products are ............ any info let me know

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I live near Winston Salem. I was recently diagnosed first of December so im still learning a lot! You get paranoid sometimes from all you read. Your told frozen vegetables are considered safe but then go to the grocery store to see on their labels may contain traces of wheat. I have tried to stick to all fresh fruit and veggies and meat and only grain product ive tried is some pancake mix but made sure it was made from a Gluten Free designated facilty. I am afraid of cross contamination. On my list given to me from the dietician was 50 things easy to find and fix, hersey's chocolate bar and pepsi and coke products were on it, so feeling down and tired of eating nothing sweet I ate them. Next day I had burning in my chest. I have been reading online that others have problem with soy lecithin and carmel coloring which was in the candy and drinks. Plus ive read other people think may still have pain or problems because body is still in the healing process which ive tried to tell myself. I have been very careful or careful as can be. I have found mixed answers about makeup. Was told Mary Kay was gluten free then after buying its not. So much confusion! I was wondering what others symptoms of the disease were. Mine was severe anemia and fatigue. Right before diagnosis I had experienced sticking pains in my stomach.

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I live in Morganton, and I find quite a lot of gluten free products at Ingles. Though I don't eat a lot of packaged foods, mostly whole natural foods. I don't drink soda/pop, so can't help you there, but I've found some really nice chocolate at Aldi that didn't cause me any problems. Last night I had a small piece and it was oh so yummy! Choceur Dark Chocolate & Nuts.

It does not say specifically gluten free, however wheat is not listed with the allergen information. It is made in Germany, and in the EU I think there are a lot more knowledgeable about cross contamination than here in North America. Wheat is listed on some of the other Aldi/Choceur products, so I think the label is safe to trust that it is not cross contaminated. I didn't have any reaction to it, and my reactions are usually almost immediate.

As for frozen veggies, generally speaking if it comes "in sauce" or "with flavoring" it'll probably have gluten, or is likely cross contaminated. Just read the packages carefully. It gets easier after you've been doing it a while.

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I'm from Monroe, where a new Celiac Sprue shop just opened (along with a bakery). Haven't tried them yet, but someday I'll get the time! :D

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I can tell you that Aldi's has more and more products labeled "gluten free" almost by the month.

I found Choceur's Dark Chocolate (made in Austria) labeled with the "naturally gluten free" symbol. Several of their chocolates were. It's the same gluten free symbol that's on the other products, although sometimes is says "naturally gluten free" or just "gluten free."

So I can assume these are all "safe," right? I've had almost no chocolate since going gluten free.

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Nope, but I'm currently going to school @ Elon :)

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I can tell you that Aldi's has more and more products labeled "gluten free" almost by the month.

I found Choceur's Dark Chocolate (made in Austria) labeled with the "naturally gluten free" symbol. Several of their chocolates were. It's the same gluten free symbol that's on the other products, although sometimes is says "naturally gluten free" or just "gluten free."

So I can assume these are all "safe," right? I've had almost no chocolate since going gluten free.

To answer your question, the chocolate is most likely fine if they are labeling it that way. That doesn't mean cross-contamination isn't a possiblity. Double check the label to make sure it doesn't say "may contains..." or "made on shared equipment with...." Really, it's your own judgment call.

I'd eat the chocolate, if it were me. :)

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