Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:25 PM
I went today to Whole Foods, and I thought I purchased only gluten-free items. The only thing not labled gluten-free were some of their natural veggie chips and carrot chips in the containers in the vegetable section (meant to be a replacement for potato chips). I scanned the ingredients (there were only four) and they all looked fine. It wasn't until I had eaten a handful that I noticed the chips I bought said Dextrin and not Dextrose. I pulled out my gluten-free ingredient list and next to Dextrin it says "verify source." How do I do that? Is dextrin usually not gluten-free? How do I know the source? Just curious if I should eat these veggie chips and if I can buy them again. (They're REALLY good!) Thanks. -Julie
Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:50 PM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:51 PM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:05 PM
Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004
Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003
Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004
Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:04 PM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:17 PM
Maltodextrin is ok in the US..they have to put on the label if it is not made from corn.
From my experience, the Dextrin is usually bad. Maltodextrin is another very common ingredient. I stay away from it, always.
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:32 PM
Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:44 AM
The chips are made by Whole Foods, and I called yesterday evening and left a message asking someone to please let me know if they are gluten-free.
Your message was very helpful. I needed to understand why the gluten-free grocery list I had told me to "identify the source" of dextrin. You answered it simply: It can be made from wheat or corn. Thank you!
Hopefully, Whole Foods will contact me soon and let me know if their product is in fact gluten-free.
Take Care. -Julie
Posted 13 May 2005 - 08:14 AM
They list their veggie chips on it, though I don't
know how updated it is.
been gluten-free 4 yrs.
too many food allergies to list!
Posted 13 May 2005 - 10:27 AM
Take Care all.
-Julie (currently stuck with six dollars worth of possibly glutened veggie chips)
Posted 13 May 2005 - 11:41 AM
gluten-free since March 27, 2004
Posted 13 May 2005 - 12:31 PM
I like the Eatsmart veggie chips too! I thought I would give these a try....I'm still holding out hope that they are gluten-free. If not, you're right, the hubby will enjoy
Posted 17 May 2005 - 02:33 PM
I received a call back from Whole Foods. I was told that their brand of Vegetable Chips do contain gluten. I'm not sure if she knows for sure or just got tired of me calling!
She said that she asked, and she was told that they are not gluten-free.
Thanks everyone for the feedback! I was lost -Julie
Posted 29 May 2005 - 01:47 PM
The US is ahead of the UK on maltodextrin, here it is always made from wheat but they don't have to declare it and it is claimed to have no traces of wheat or gluten.
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