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Vans Gluten Free Pancakes


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#1 kimis

 
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 10:29 AM

I didn't know vans had gluten free pancakes, :huh: but I found them this morning at Whole Foods. The box says new so, maybe you didn't know about them either. I can't wait to eat them :D
Yay!!!!!!! More gluten free stuff!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 03:09 PM

I didn't know vans had gluten free pancakes, :huh: but I found them this morning at Whole Foods. The box says new so, maybe you didn't know about them either. I can't wait to eat them :D
Yay!!!!!!! More gluten free stuff!!!!!!!!!


That's awesome! I didn't know they had gluten-free pancakes either, I thought they just had waffles. Let us know how they are. I would love a good gluten-free pancake.
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#3 savvvyseller

 
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 06:20 PM

Van's also introduced gluten-free cinnamon french toast sticks.
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:32 AM

Van's also introduced gluten-free cinnamon french toast sticks.



Check the label, I noticed online it says malt extract, I contacted the company to see if it was a typo or what their response was.
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#5 kimis

 
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 07:01 AM

Check the label, I noticed online it says malt extract, I contacted the company to see if it was a typo or what their response was.





Okay....The label for the pancakes lists malt extract. I will call monday to see what the deal with that is. That makes me mad...even if the sorce is gluten free thet should list what it is.

By the way....the pancakes were good, but I usually make my own using arrowhead mills gluten free waffle mix.....and they come out wonderful!
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 07:15 AM

On their web site the pancakes and toast sticks are listed as wheat free but not gluten free. They do make things that are only wheat free, so my guess is these products are not gluten free.
For nummy amazing pancakes try pamela's mix. I throw in a drop of vanilla and they are dreamy.
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#7 savvvyseller

 
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:21 AM

Not only are the pancakes and french-toast sticks listed under "gluten free" on the Van's web site, it's labeled as such right on the front of the boxes.

http://www.vansfoods...ect/gluten-free

There is a disconnect between the ingredient listings and the labeling/listing.
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#8 kimis

 
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:03 PM

Yes it says...GLUTEN FREE! I'm looking at it right now, and malt extract is in the ingredients. Maybe we know more than they do. There is also a section on the back of the box that talks about their gluten free promise, and that they test there products. Maybe it is a source of gluten, but it still falls below the 10 ppm. Is it 10 or 20? Like how benifiber states their product is gluten free, but it contains wheat dextrin.......WTF
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:23 PM

Dang! Why do they have to use soy? The Ian's are good but a pain because you have to use the oven to heat them.
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 07:32 PM

That's really odd. Their website has a disconnect because when I click on "show me only wheat free" they show up and when I click on "show me only gluten free" they are not in the list. Its rather confusing.
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 03:22 PM

I spoke today with a Van's customer service representative, who advised that the malt extract in the pancakes and french toast sticks is derived from barley but that the gluten is removed during processing. She told me that the ingredients are tested at various intervals during production and that any gluten present in the end product would be less than 20 parts per million (ppm), which would be within the proposed FDA requirement. Given this information, consumption of the Van's pancakes and french toast sticks is a matter of one's own comfort level.
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 04:09 PM

I find the "gluten free" labeling laws (or lack thereof) so aggravating! If something had trace amounts of peanuts in it, could it be called peanut free??

What is the status of the labeling laws? Anyone?


I spoke today with a Van's customer service representative, who advised that the malt extract in the pancakes and french toast sticks is derived from barley but that the gluten is removed during processing. She told me that the ingredients are tested at various intervals during production and that any gluten present in the end product would be less than 20 parts per million (ppm), which would be within the proposed FDA requirement. Given this information, consumption of the Van's pancakes and french toast sticks is a matter of one's own comfort level.


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#13 kimis

 
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:44 AM

I'm not eating them anymore.......not because they bother me physically, but the whole thing bothers me mentally. Don't you think they should just use some other form of flavoring...like with chex. What if I eat the whole box in one day....would that bring me above 20ppm? HAHA...I wonder if I could eat a whole box of pancakes :D
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:42 PM

I received the following e-mail from Van's today:

Dear Valued Vanís Consumers:

We recently launched two new Wheat Free products ó Vanís Wheat Free
Cinnamon French Toast Sticks and Vanís Wheat Free Homestyle Pancakes.
Like our Wheat Free Waffles, these new products are gluten, dairy and
egg free. We have received some inquires regarding the use of malt
extract in our new Wheat Free Homestyle Pancakes and Wheat Free Cinnamon
French Toast Sticks.

All of Vanís wheat free products comply with the definition of
ďgluten freeĒ proposed by the FDA which states that to be considered
gluten free a product or its ingredients must not contain more than 20
ppm of gluten.

While the malt extract used in these two products is derived from
barley, it is tested and meets the gluten free standard as the gluten
protein found in the barley is removed during the malt extraction
process. The barley is processed though many steps including steeping,
germination, drying, grinding, mashing and evaporation. All these stages
remove gluten from the barley. In addition, malt extract is used at very
low levels in both products. Vanís Wheat Free Cinnamon French Toast
Sticks contain less than 1% of malt extract and Vanís Wheat Free
Homestyle Pancakes contain less than 2% of malt extract.

As part of our manufacturing process, we test incoming raw materials and
our finished wheat free products for gluten to ensure that the raw
materials and finished products meet or exceed the proposed gluten free
standard.

We understand the concern regarding the use of malt extract in gluten
free products want to assure you that these new products meet the same
standards as all other Vanís Wheat Free products.


Sincerely,
The Team at Van's


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Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:13 PM

I wasn't aware of this controversy, but I found both these items by surprise about four weeks ago in the freezer section at our local Whole Foods and bought them, I've ate the pancakes several times (although I've made pancakes from scratch too which have actually come out great, of all the things I make it's wierd cause I cannot ever tellt he difference with pancakes for some reason) but anyways the Van pancakes are also the same, they taste like old school frozen pancakes I used to eat back in the gluten days of my life. I'm very happy with them.

I've tried the frozen Glutino french toast as well, which is decent, but it always seems to come out a bit hard/tough to cut with a fork/knife and to chew on. I need to try the french toast sticks next, which I think are made in partnership with Glutino if I read the information on the box correctly (the box actually looks like the Glutino french toast box if I remember correctly), so they are probably alot like the Glutino french toast.

Anyways just my two cents on this.
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