Urgent! Need Some Advice
Posted 25 February 2004 - 05:51 PM
bacon: is this gluten free? i have no idea
whipped cream: i use this, but i'm always sure to get a certain brand that has no gluten in it. are all whipped creams gluten free?
pudding: i have no idea about this either. are things like instant chocolate pudding gluten free? is there anything i should be concerned about?
french fries: i have a feeling these are going to be served. i have it covered about cross contamination, but what about oil? should i be concerned and avoid them?
butter: do any butters/margarines contain gluten?
last...cheese: are any cheese not gluten free? one of the items on the menu is grilled cheese (i'm bringing my own bread), should i be worried about cheese slices or whatever that they may use?
thank you so much for your help!! i'm leaving the day after tomorrow so i need some advice as soon as possible. thank you again...it is much appreciated.
Posted 25 February 2004 - 06:21 PM
I suggest that you ask to check the labels of the questioneable items when you get there, if at all possible. And you are not being paranoid you are just being cautious. We HAVE to be cautious or we get sick. I'm not sure about how to help you since it depends on the brand they use to know if the products are for sure gluten-free. But this is a little bit of information I have.
bacon: it depends on the brand, some have flavorings added that might have gluten, but most are gluten-free.
whipped cream: Cool Whip, Reddi Whip, Dream Whip are all gluten-free. Most are I think.
pudding: Most puddings are gluten-free.
french fries: The oil should be fine, but not all fries are gluten-free, some are coated. And if they are deep fried the oil could be contaminated.
butter: the butter and margarine should be okay.
last...cheese: some cheeses are powdered to keep them from sticking together and sometimes the powder can contain gluten. If it is a block cheese that they slice themselves then it is fine.
Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children
Posted 25 February 2004 - 10:25 PM
Also premade fries can be dangerous, as well as the cheese, if its pre-shredded, but Mariann is right when she says that if it's block cheese it okay.
Son has been gluten-free since December 2001
Posted 26 February 2004 - 12:41 PM
Posted 26 February 2004 - 07:02 PM
When we had our first encounter with substitutions, we asked the restaurant cook if we could read the label on a bag of corn chips. He said, "iIt comes to us in a big bag from the company and there aren't any ingredients on the bag." My point, it doesn't always work in your favor.
Will you let us know how everything worked for you?!
Posted 26 February 2004 - 07:04 PM
Posted 26 February 2004 - 10:25 PM
thanks again for your replies! i will let you know how it goes. wish me luck!
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