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#1 julirama723

 
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 07:46 AM

Hey all...

I apologize if this is a question that's been asked a hundred times. :)

I have not successfully found corn chips that don't make me feel like crap. Each time I eat them, I get the same gluten symptoms I get from wheat, albeit somewhat milder. Bloating, gas, discomfort, mild constipation. I've tried Carmen's chips (they're made in Oregon), 2 different bags, same results. I've tried Santita's yellow corn chips, same results. These two products do not have gluten ingredients, but the Santita's (and possibly Carmen's?) are made in the same facility as wheat products. The ingredients are fine (masa, oil, water, lime, etc.) but I did find today that they could possibly be fried in the same oil as wheat products (or wheat dust/flour could be on the lines, etc.)

I'm sort of picky about what I'll eat (I don't like "fake" ingredients, I tend to stick with locally made products, it was crazy that I even bought something made by Frito-Lay) so I'm hoping to find chips that are organic, or at least somewhat healthy. A lot of the other brands at my local stores look like they'd kill you instantly or at least preserve you for 100 years, with all the added junk in them.

Are there ANY brands of corn chips that are not made in the same facility as wheat products?
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#2 MaryJones2

 
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 08:02 AM

Mission is made on dedicated lines but I don't think the factory is gluten-free.

http://www.missionmenus.com/FAQs.aspx
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 10:26 AM

Unfortunately I have had the same problems. Either they are made on the same line as gluten or dairy or in the same facility. I haven't been able to find any safe ones yet.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 10:45 AM

well, i don't know about the oregon company, but frito-lay has bad cc issues so that explains that


all of chi-chi's chips are gluten-free, and hormel said that with any products on their gluten-free list, there wouldn't be a cc issue
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 10:57 AM

I have the same problem with most chips, but I eat Mission with no problems at all.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:22 PM

To avoid this, I make all of my own. Cut corn tortillas, season if you want, squeeze a bit of lime if you so desire, oil a little, bake til crispy.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:57 PM

I buy these.

http://www.salbasmart.com/

They say gluten-free but I see that they also make pretzels with wheat in them.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 11:57 PM

To avoid this, I make all of my own. Cut corn tortillas, season if you want, squeeze a bit of lime if you so desire, oil a little, bake til crispy.


That's is a good idea. I think I might try that. :)
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 02:12 AM

Which corn tortillas are absolutely gluten-free?


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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:05 AM

Which corn tortillas are absolutely gluten-free?


lisa

Hi Lisa,

I also use the Mission Corn Tortillas with no reactions. Like the chips, they're made on dedicated equipment, although not in a dedicated facility.

I can only report my experience, but I'm super-duper sensitive to cross contamination and in my own opinion this company know's what it's doing with regard to cc.

We did chicken fajitas with them last weekend they were delicious! :D
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:35 AM

I can't think of any chips or tortillas that are made in a fully dedicated factory. The 365 brand carries a warning for dairy but nothing about wheat so it's possible they are made in a dedicated factory. I bought a cast iron tortilla press and make my own now.

Here's a link to make your own: http://www.elise.com...n_tortillas.php
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#12 julirama723

 
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Posted 28 October 2008 - 06:22 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments!

That tortilla recipe looks really easy, and I've always wanted to make my own tortillas, I just never got around to it.

I think I will try to find Mission brand chips, since they do sell those around me (just not in my actual town.) :)
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 02:19 AM

Thank you, too, Patti, and others!

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:11 PM

Have you stopped to think that you may be allergic to corn?
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 11:09 PM

I can't think of any chips or tortillas that are made in a fully dedicated factory. The 365 brand carries a warning for dairy but nothing about wheat so it's possible they are made in a dedicated factory. I bought a cast iron tortilla press and make my own now.

Here's a link to make your own: http://www.elise.com...n_tortillas.php


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