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#1 SacGFGirl

 
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:31 AM

I know there are various threads about Walmart, but none that I found are fairly recent and I wanted to share my excitement of going to the Walmart Super Center and discovering that most Walmart Value Brand products have GLUTEN FREE written in a fairly large font on the label. I was amazed to find both gluten-free ketchup for 98 cents when I had been paying $3.99 for a different brand at the grocery store and gluten-free soy sauce for $1.48 for a larger bottle than the Tamari soy sauce that I had been buying for $5.99 at the regular grocery store. Now if they carried gluten-free pasta than I'd have a heart attack right there in the store, but as is I'm thrilled. Does anyone know if there's actually a list of all the gluten-free items at Walmart or do I just need to continue to explore the grocery section at Walmart?
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 04:59 PM

I love there prices and there puddings are great.
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:19 PM

The WalMart by me carries DeBoles pasta -- it is Gluten Free (Rice Spaghetti). I use to buy this pasta when I first went gluten free but after trying some other pastas I don't buy it anymore. It is about (or was) $1.50 it does fall apart so its like eating spaghetti with little parts of pasta.
As far as I know WalMart does not have a list of their gluten free items. Anything that is Great Value though will say on the backside GLUTEN FREE in bold if it is. They do note on their items "made in a facility that also processed ____" (wheat, soy, etc), so that is nice.
I hope they start to carry mixes and frozen meals that are gluten free (they do carry Amy's but I have had problems with it).

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:42 PM

I am surprised to read about Great Value being Gluten-free. I bought some Gluten-free rice lol...from there about 6 months ago. I quit shopping there after waiting in line so long that my ds took a chomp out of some bananas with the peelings! (4 little teethmarks) when the cashier weighed them. I am upset every time I go there...last time I couldn't find any soy yogurt or milk.

I do appreciate the labeling that tells "Processed in a facilty that handles ____."
If ds outgrows his peanut allergy it may be a possibility...then again I doubt my sanity can handle the madness.
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:00 PM

Both Wal-marts I go to (Winston-Salem and Mt. Airy, NC) carry basic DeBoles pasta- elbow macaroni, spirals and spaghetti. I'm not crazy about DeBoles, but it takes only takes 1/2 hour to get to Wal-mart and at least an hour to Whole Foods for my Tinkyada. :rolleyes: They both also carry Gluten Free Pantry muffin mix and brownie mix- which I'm thrilled with.

I hope they continue adding more gluten-free specialty options!!!
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#6 GlutenGalAZ

 
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:40 PM

They both also carry Gluten Free Pantry muffin mix and brownie mix- which I'm thrilled with.


I am so jealous.... I wish mine carried Gluten Free Pantry mixes <_<
Wonder why/how your store started to carry the brand -- and how do I get mine :unsure:

Is it just down the baking row??
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:14 PM

I am so jealous.... I wish mine carried Gluten Free Pantry mixes <_<
Wonder why/how your store started to carry the brand -- and how do I get mine :unsure:

Is it just down the baking row??
Thanks

Yup. They're in with all the other baking mixes. I think they've carried them for longer than I realized. It was only after I read here that some Wal-marts carry GFP mixes, that I purposefully looked for them. And there they were! One of the Wal-marts I go to also carries soy flour (which I don't use) and Hodgeson Mills Flax Meal- which I use frequently. It's much cheaper than the brand I used to buy at Whole Foods.

The GFP muffin and brownie mixes are only $2.99 at Wal-mart here.

Wal-mart's also the second-cheapest place I've found to buy yeast. Only about $4.75 for the little jar, instead of 6.99 at my regular grocery store. The absolute cheapest place I've found to buy yeast is Sam's Club- $4.50 for 1/2 pound. I keep it sealed in the fridge and it has kept fine.

(I am on a constant hunt to find ingredients at the best price possible. :P )
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:27 PM

Our Super Wal-Mart carries DeBoles as well...and also the Gluten Free Pantry brownies. I've been getting them for awhile now...they are pretty decent. I have also become a loyal Great Value brand supporter b/c of the specific "gluten free" labeling. I figure if they're going to that trouble, I will buy their products ;)

Just this past week, I saw some "re-shelfing" going on in the cookie/cracker aisle and it looked like they were adding a bunch of Pamela's gluten-free cookies and Nut Thins crackers, etc. Kind of like how other grocery stores put the organic stuff at the ends of the aisles. I'm super excited to go back next week and see what they've added.

Oh and I wanted to comment on the gluten free labeling with the Great Value brand. Sometimes, even though something's ingredients are gluten free, they won't write "gluten free" on the label if it's been processed in a facility that also processes wheat. I suppose that's a good thing, but I have come to overlook that since my own kitchen processes wheat on a daily basis ;) So when I don't see that "gluten free" on the label, it makes me second guess myself on the label reading. Anyone else have this issue?
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:00 AM

I know there are various threads about Walmart, but none that I found are fairly recent and I wanted to share my excitement of going to the Walmart Super Center and discovering that most Walmart Value Brand products have GLUTEN FREE written in a fairly large font on the label. I was amazed to find both gluten-free ketchup for 98 cents when I had been paying $3.99 for a different brand at the grocery store and gluten-free soy sauce for $1.48 for a larger bottle than the Tamari soy sauce that I had been buying for $5.99 at the regular grocery store. Now if they carried gluten-free pasta than I'd have a heart attack right there in the store, but as is I'm thrilled. Does anyone know if there's actually a list of all the gluten-free items at Walmart or do I just need to continue to explore the grocery section at Walmart?



Ah, Walmart, my first true love:) When I recently learned I had to go Gluten-free I was so relieved that Walmart is one of the few places that provides gluten info. for every item in their brand. For a beginner especially, it's helped me learn which types of food items may likely contain gluten and which ones are naturally gluten-free.

A good idea for a newbie-- go to Walmart on a slow day (unless you just like the obscene crowds:), during normal business hours, and start calling the 800 numbers on different products as you're shopping. It's a great way to learn what you can buy and what you can't. For example, yesterday I called Hidden Valley and found out that every dressing and dip, powder mix or bottle, is gluten-free except 3 (crushed garlic caesar, fat-free bacon and french, and fat-gree original ranch with bacon). Also, I was tickled pink to find that Nature Valley's Nut and Fruit Trail Mix bars are gluten-free! So are the peanut nut bars. And La Choy Teriyaki sauce has saved me from the nut house! I love teriyaki sauce, and their soy and teriyaki is gluten-free!

Walmart's been open about the fact that they are not going to do online grocery shopping, but maybe one day....
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:50 AM

Also, I was tickled pink to find that Nature Valley's Nut and Fruit Trail Mix bars are gluten-free! So are the peanut nut bars.


I knew the nut bars from Nature Valley were gluten-free, but I don't see the Fruit Trail Mix being gluten free. The ones they have listed on Amazon have oats and malt extract listed as ingredients. Am I looking at the wrong bars? I would love to find another mainstream bar to eat.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:17 PM

Oh and I wanted to comment on the gluten free labeling with the Great Value brand. Sometimes, even though something's ingredients are gluten free, they won't write "gluten free" on the label if it's been processed in a facility that also processes wheat. I suppose that's a good thing, but I have come to overlook that since my own kitchen processes wheat on a daily basis ;) So when I don't see that "gluten free" on the label, it makes me second guess myself on the label reading. Anyone else have this issue?


I totally have that trouble. I, too, think it's probably a good thing that they warn us about any ounce of cc possibility, but how much do we take that chance anyway on products that don't have the cc warning on their label? In a way the label confirms what we know we don't know.

But speaking as someone who was once a very harsh Wal-Mart critic, I just love them to pieces for doing this. I LOVE being able to eat the GV cheese dip with salsa. I'm a total Wal-Mart fan now. I can spend hours going up and down their aisles looking for more GV gluten-free labeled products and totally enjoy myself.
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