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#1 rockectman

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:10 AM

I use to think eating crispy hard corn taco's were gluten-free, but after going to Taco Bell's web site, I found out otherwise.
http://www.yum.com/n...allergen_tb.asp
It is possible the grill is contaminated and I would think the taco meat seasoning might have gluten in it also.
Tostada's are listed as safe. Chicken salads are safe also.
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#2 HardcoreDior

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:27 AM

Hey,

Thank you very much for posting this. I've been eating mostly gluten free for about a year, but I am going fully and completely gluten free now. I'm realizing just how many things have gluten in them and the cross-contamination factor. . .

Anyway, I'm disappointed that another fast-food joint is being removed from my "safe" list, but I'm glad to know so I can avoid the ensuing pain.

So, again, thank you.
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#3 Marilyn R

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 05:38 PM

I bet Taco Bell fries everything in vegetable aka soy soil, which my system thinks is an evil invasion. Just thinking, have no proof to back up my hypothesis...
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#4 rockectman

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:48 PM

Hey,

Thank you very much for posting this. I've been eating mostly gluten free for about a year, but I am going fully and completely gluten free now. I'm realizing just how many things have gluten in them and the cross-contamination factor. . .

Anyway, I'm disappointed that another fast-food joint is being removed from my "safe" list, but I'm glad to know so I can avoid the ensuing pain.

So, again, thank you.

No prob. I am getting really depressed as to what one can eat now as far as fast food goes, especially travelling.
There is very little left besides salads, even then, you gotta watch the dressing, aka wendys ranch dressing killed
me last night, unbelievable, and here I thought I was doing good by have the chicken/pecan/apple salad. Darn!
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:09 AM

No prob. I am getting really depressed as to what one can eat now as far as fast food goes, especially travelling.
There is very little left besides salads, even then, you gotta watch the dressing, aka wendys ranch dressing killed
me last night, unbelievable, and here I thought I was doing good by have the chicken/pecan/apple salad. Darn!


Wendy's lists the Ranch dressing as gluten-free. They don't list that salad, maybe because its new. I have a hard time gettting non gluten-free orders correct at fast food places because of language barriers, inexperienced workers, uncaring workers. I wouldn't trust them to make my food extra carefully. (Disclaimer: I realize not all fast food workers are this way but a lot of them are).
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#6 rockectman

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 07:30 AM

Wendy's lists the Ranch dressing as gluten-free. They don't list that salad, maybe because its new. I have a hard time gettting non gluten-free orders correct at fast food places because of language barriers, inexperienced workers, uncaring workers. I wouldn't trust them to make my food extra carefully. (Disclaimer: I realize not all fast food workers are this way but a lot of them are).

Well I am going to start reading those ingredient labels on everything now, if I can, the print is usually so small and
I hate carrying reading glasses with me.....lol.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 07:53 AM

Wendy's lists the Ranch dressing as gluten-free. They don't list that salad, maybe because its new. I have a hard time gettting non gluten-free orders correct at fast food places because of language barriers, inexperienced workers, uncaring workers. I wouldn't trust them to make my food extra carefully. (Disclaimer: I realize not all fast food workers are this way but a lot of them are).


Is there a list available of fast food restaurants that offer
some gluten-free items on their menu? This is another
area in which I'm totally uneducated. I was told
by a support group I belonged to that McDonald's
French Fries are gluten-free. I have
no clue if this is true. Can anyone help with this?
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:10 PM

I use to think eating crispy hard corn taco's were gluten-free, but after going to Taco Bell's web site, I found out otherwise.
http://www.yum.com/n...allergen_tb.asp
It is possible the grill is contaminated and I would think the taco meat seasoning might have gluten in it also.
Tostada's are listed as safe. Chicken salads are safe also.


I ate those things you mentioned and still got sick. I don't trust anything there anymore, there's just too much cc going on. They don't have a dedicated kitchen so I don't think anything is guaranteed gluten-free.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:19 PM

We've had them bring out the ingredient list from the taco meat box at Taco Bell and Del Taco and the beef has wheat protein listed in the ingredients. Nothing fried there is good because they also fry the flour tortillas for the taco salads in the same oil. The chicken is OK. We get the bean cup minus the sauce, the grilled stuffed burrito minus the tortilla served on a bed of rice/lettuce, minus the sauce is pretty good :) The veggie works burrito served on rice with a classic chicken burrito minus the tortilla served on top is good too. You get some weird looks ordering but whatever! At Rubio's the chicken meat has flour but the steak (carne asada) is OK and very good.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:29 PM

http://www.tacobell....ition/allergens
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:39 PM

http://www.tacobell.com/nutrition/allergens


Well, now I know where to go when I'm craving a little packet of salsa... Between gluten, milk and soy that's all I can get there. Good to know for road trips :rolleyes:
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:44 PM

Well, now I know where to go when I'm craving a little packet of salsa... Between gluten, milk and soy that's all I can get there. Good to know for road trips :rolleyes:


Well yes! But remember there is life out there..... ;) Wendy's is a good option :)
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 07:12 PM

Well yes! But remember there is life out there..... ;) Wendy's is a good option :)


I am beginning to wonder if I should just eat anything and be happy for the short run or live long and
eat bland, hard to find gluten-free foods........naw...dont like the pains and side effects...will stick it out..
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 07:21 PM

Last time I looked, Taco Bell's hot sauce packet had wheat in the ingredients
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 07:37 PM

We've just got taco bell in the UK. I wonder if they offer anything gluten free. Time too find out!
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