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Gluten In Crystal Light!


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#1 kellylynn

 
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:18 PM

I've felt awful the last day and a half. I've been gluten free for a month and a half and felt much better at first and was starting to be a little skeptical as to how strict I needed to be, but now I know!
The only thing I had yesterday that I hadn't read every ingredient on was a packet of Crystal Light. So went I went back to look at it, I had two boxes. One box clearly labeled gluten-free and the other (the one I drank yesterday) was not labeled gluten-free and maltodextrin was the only ingredient difference between the two boxes.
I just can't believe this! For one, that I feel this bad (bloated intestines, exhausted, twitching eye, etc.) and, two, that there is gluten in crystal light!
Just thought I'd put the warning out there!
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#2 happygirl

 
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:26 PM

Maltodextrin is gluten free:
http://www.accessdat...cfm?fr=184.1444
http://www.celiac.co...ents/Page1.html
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#3 MaryJones2

 
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:29 PM

Kraft clearly labels any gluten so if the maltodextrin had gluten it would be listed. It might be worth contacting the company though and clarifying the label differences.

http://www.kraftfood...nFreeFoods.aspx
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#4 ravenwoodglass

 
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:48 PM

For some of us the gluten reaction is delayed. Look at not just what you had right before you got ill but also for the 3 days before. It can sometimes be very hard to figure out what 'got' us especially early on.
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:53 PM

Also keep in mind that artificial sweeteners can cause issues for people with GI problems. I know that they give me terrible stomach cramps and D.
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#6 kellylynn

 
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:12 AM

A representative from Kraft called to assure me that they disclose all sources of gluten and require their suppliers to do the same. I thanked her for their commitment to taking gluten seriously.
I'm still not sure what made me sick....
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:24 PM

I had an reaction to crystal light. Arthritis in my Hands started aching after drinking it 2 days in a roll. I know, I know Kraft labels "Crystal Light" Gluten Free. Fooled me once, fooled me twice, Not a Third time...
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#8 kareng

 
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 06:05 PM

I had an reaction to crystal light. Arthritis in my Hands started aching after drinking it 2 days in a roll. I know, I know Kraft labels "Crystal Light" Gluten Free. Fooled me once, fooled me twice, Not a Third time...



Just because you react to a product does not mean the company is lying about gluten. There are plenty of things to disagree with you artificial sugar, colors, flavors, etc. I have a son who does not have Celiac but Crystal LIght gives him stomach pain & bloating. We suspect the sweetener.
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#9 mbrookes

 
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:32 AM

Kareng makes a good point. Once we identify gluten as the culprit, many of us blame everything on gluten. Sometimes other things I eat or drink "disagree" with me. That certainly does not mean they contain gluten.
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