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#1 modiddly16

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 03:39 AM

I'm curious about McDonald's McFrappes and if they're gluten free. Per their website, they seem as if they are but I was curious if anyone had experience with it. I'm aware of the negatives about McDonald's and the many forums on this site bashing their food...I'm not trying to eat there, just trying to get one of those delicious looking Frappes.

Anyone?
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:44 AM

I had one and was sick for over a week. I now call them McCrappes. It really seemed like a gluten reaction. I'm sure it could've been something else but I won't chance it again!
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 05:25 AM

I tried a chocolate milkshake from one of the McCafes. They made it like Mcfrappe with the whip cream and drizzle and I was sick in 20 mins and for 2 days. Not sure why, their milkshakes used to come straight from a machine but I believe they have changed them at the McCafe locations.
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:29 AM

http://nutrition.mcd...ngredients.html

McFrappes Gluten Free:

McCafe Frappes
Frappe Caramel (Small):
Caramel Coffee Frappe Base, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle
Frappe Caramel (Medium):
Caramel Coffee Frappe Base, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle
Frappe Caramel (Large):
Caramel Coffee Frappe Base, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle
Frappe Mocha (Small):
Mocha Coffee Frappe Base, Ice, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Drizzle
Frappe Mocha (Medium):
Mocha Coffee Frappe Base, Ice, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Drizzle
Frappe Mocha (Large):
Mocha Coffee Frappe Base, Ice, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Drizzle
Caramel Coffee Frappe Base:
Water, cream, sugar, milk, high fructose corn syrup, coffee extract, natural (botanical source) and artificial flavors, mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, potassium phosphate, disodium phosphate, carrageenan, carob bean gum.
CONTAINS: MILK.
Caramel Drizzle:
Corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk (milk, sugar), high fructose corn syrup, water, butter, sugar, salt, pectin, disodium phosphate, artificial flavor (vanillin, ethyl vanillin), caramel color (with sulfites), potassium sorbate (preservative).
CONTAINS: MILK.
Chocolate Drizzle:
Corn syrup, water, hydrogenated coconut oil, high fructose corn syrup, glycerin, nonfat milk, cocoa powder, cocoa (processed with alkali), food starch-modified, disodium phosphate, potassium sorbate (preservative), xanthan gum, artificial flavor (vanillin), salt, soy lecithin.
CONTAINS: MILK AND SOY LECITHIN.
Ice:
Ice
Mocha Coffee Frappe Base:
Water, cream, sugar, milk, high fructose corn syrup, coffee extract, natural (botanical source) and artificial flavors, cocoa (processed with alkali), mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, potassium phosphate, disodium phosphate, carrageenan, carob bean gum, colored with (red 40, yellow 5, blue 1).
CONTAINS: MILK.
Whipped Cream:
Cream, nonfat milk, corn syrup, sugar, mono-and diglycerides, natural (vegetable source) and artificial flavors, carrageenan, propellant: nitrous oxide.
CONTAINS: MILK.
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:57 AM

Right....as I said, I saw that the ingredients listed it as being gluten free. I was curious about anyones reaction to them.
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:07 AM

Could it be that all that sweetness is causing some issues? Maybe you all are already sweet enough! ;)
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:53 AM

Right....as I said, I saw that the ingredients listed it as being gluten free. I was curious about anyones reaction to them.


I thought that others would like to see McD's listing of gluten free options as well.
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:39 PM

Could it be that all that sweetness is causing some issues? Maybe you all are already sweet enough! ;)



I am pretty sweet! But I eat milkshakes other places, they do have a seasonal shamrock shake still available and it is not gluten free maybe it is just a contamination issue with the mixer/blender used. I never had to check before b/c the triple thick shakes came straight from the machine no mixer used. I will ask if I get desperate another time. Do they mix the McFrappes? and shakes/McFlurries on a machine?
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:34 PM

I never had a problem with the Frappes listed, but then again I've never been to a cafe location (what is that? never heard of it!), just the normal McDonald's.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:29 PM

Hello all. I was out and about today, wanted a snack, googled the frappé and it took me here, to my friends at celiac.com. I read the thread and decided to go for it. Got a small Carmel no whipped cream. 15 mins later I started to feel terrible. My belly started to grow and I started to sweat?! However, 1 hour later I felt fine. I am thinking maybe it was the lactose? I am finding I am also lactose intolerant along with gluten, so my experience might not be a fair judgment of the McFrappe. Or perhaps a little of both gluten and lactose? I don't really know... I will also disclose that I have found I am VERY sensitive. But that's my honest experience.

Good luck!


I never had a problem with the Frappes listed, but then again I've never been to a cafe location (what is that? never heard of it!), just the normal McDonald's.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:40 PM

Hello all. I was out and about today, wanted a snack, googled the frappé and it took me here, to my friends at celiac.com. I read the thread and decided to go for it. Got a small Carmel no whipped cream. 15 mins later I started to feel terrible. My belly started to grow and I started to sweat?! However, 1 hour later I felt fine. I am thinking maybe it was the lactose? I am finding I am also lactose intolerant along with gluten, so my experience might not be a fair judgment of the McFrappe. Or perhaps a little of both gluten and lactose? I don't really know... I will also disclose that I have found I am VERY sensitive. But that's my honest experience.

Good luck!


I had a caramel McFrappe and had no reaction.
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 05:44 PM

I had a caramel McFrappe and had no reaction.

I had caramel and felt sick..Have never felt bad after the mocha..I do leave the choc sauce off..figure it helps the calories and was alittle unsure of it.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 08:30 AM

Somewhat off topic. I've been having a $1 hot fudge sundae with whipped cream and chopped peanuts about 2-3 times a week all summer long. Pretty good, and cheap.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:27 PM

I've gotten sick from the fraps at McDs too. I think it's the modified food starch. I can't eat MFS without getting sick.
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:13 PM

I've gotten sick from the fraps at McDs too. I think it's the modified food starch. I can't eat MFS without getting sick.

MFS is most commonly tapioca. Perhaps you are sensitive to tapioca?
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