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#1 cdews

 
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 06:44 PM

I am a new celiac, just found out not even two weeks ago. I was already feeling better but suddenly today I am in pain again! I am wondering if I got something contaminated but didn't know it. The only thing I had today that was different from the past two weeks is a Coke from Wendy's. I thought Coke was okay! Does anybody know if it could be the culprit! I am really miserable again.
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 07:00 PM

:D Coke is ok...that is the Coke brand is ok. I'm not sure about off brands but alot of sodas are gluten-free. In fact under the product section celiac3270 put out a whole bunch of drinks from some companies that are gluten-free. That may be of help to you. When you first start on the diet there are many things gluten is hidden under that you may not realize at first. I had many mistakes when I first started out..I would think something was gluten-free but it turned out it wasn't. On this site there is a safe list and a forbidden list for celiacs and it might help you out quite a bit when you first are starting off.

Here is the safe list link:
http://www.celiac.co...-27105585002.d6

Here is the forbidden list link
http://www.celiac.co...-14105595402.45

Here are additional things to look out for to make sure you keep a 100% gluten-free diet:
http://www.celiac.co...-45105595402.c4


Hope this helps out a bit and if I can help you out anymore just let me know :D
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 07:11 PM

What have you been eating? We may be able to help if we knew...

Also, if you have any questions regarding the gluten free status of a product don't hesitate to ask. If I don't know, I'm sure someone here will know.



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Posted 07 March 2005 - 07:20 PM

Thanks! I don't know what it was, but I didn't think about my toaster! Thanks for pointing me to the lists. There is a lot of stuff here, which is good but it takes a while to find it all! Feeling a little overwhelmed... Tonight I also was dishing up some strawberry shortcake for the kids (gluten-free angel food cake) and since the Cool Whip is suspect, I wasn't going to have any on mine. Then, I just wiped off the spoon with my finger when I was done and stuck it in my mouth! Not even thinking! I spit it out and gargled with water. I was freaking out. I have three kids who are being tested this week. I couldn't stop feeding them gluten because of that, but once we get the tests done I'm throwing almost everything out! Keeping it around seems about as good an idea as keeping nuclear waste in the basement!

So thankful for this website and all the help and information!
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 07:29 PM

Medaka, thanks for asking. Mostly I've been eating Barbara's Rice Crisps or Honey Rice Puffins for breakfast with Silk Soymilk. Lunch is leftovers from dinner the night before. Dinners are usually family favorites I've converted by carefully checking the labels. Chicken Enchiladas made with corn tortillas, chicken baked by me, Hatch Green Chile Enchilada sauce and cheese. Rice spaghetti with homemade spaghetti sauce from canned tomatoes and spices from my kitchen. I was told all McCormick spices are gluten-free? I've tried to be really careful...


One thing that I've found conflicting info on is my favorite Chai from Starbucks. Tazo Teas wrote me back an email saying they are gluten-free except for a few other products that I never use. But somewhere I saw that Tazo Chai wasn't gluten-free.... I can't remember where. So I'm a little worried there, I really love my Chai fix.

So how's that sound? Any red flags in that stuff? Thanks so much!
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 07:30 PM

I hope you're kids don't have celiac disease. Good luck!

As of June 2004, Cool Whip topping, topping light, ultra fat topping, aerosol, light aerosol, and dream whip are all gluten free.

(I live in Canada so products may be different if you live in a different county).
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 07:43 PM

I think we keep missing each others posts by a few seconds LOL :lol:

McCormick will clearly list any gluten on their products.
For corn tortillas, go with Old El Paso since they will always list gluten or traces of gluten in their ingredients.
For canned tomatoes or tomato sauce - Hunt's-Wesson will also clearly label gluten

I am unsure about Barbara's Rice Crisps, Honey Rice Puffins, Silk Soymilk, Hatch Green Chile Enchilada sauce or Chai from Starbucks. Anyone else know?
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 07:47 PM

I'm in the US, I read the Cool Whip label and it had "modified food starch" on it so I opted out. I guess it could be corn starch, but not taking any chances.

I have Clan Thompson's list of safe foods, but Cool Whip says Unknown, manufacturer says check ingredient lists everything is disclosed, they won't give this info over the phone. But then they use a vague term like modified food starch... frustrating!
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Posted 08 March 2005 - 04:42 AM

Cool Whip is made by Kraft, though, so any gluten must be clearly listed on the label. Of course, once the spoon goes from the strawberry shortcake back into the container, it's contaminatd. You should keep separate jars/containers of everything: peanut butter, jelly, butter, etc. unless you can be 100% sure that you don't double dip with gluten containing foods.

Every softdrink made by Pepsi, Co. is gluten-free--that includes Pepsi (all versions: diet, caffeine-free, etc.), Pepsi Twist, Pepsi Wild Cherry, Mountain Dew, Slice, and everything else I forgot :D. Coca-Cola will send you a product list if you e-mail them. I don't happen to have that list on hand, but all varieties of Coke are on it (Classic, diet, caffeine-free, etc.), Coke with lemon, Sunkist, and many, many others. Always be careful with fountain drinks, as sometimes those "supermarket colas" are used instead of actual Coke or Pepsi, so you could get glutened that way. Also, they sometimes use a syrup, then add a ton of a white powdery stuff (that looks like sugar, but you have to be really careful if it doesn't come in a can or bottle.

Welcome--do print those lists Kaiti provided--:D

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