Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Mixes
0

21 posts in this topic

I just called Betty Crocker (800-446-1898) and asked about soy flour being added to the cake mixes. I decided to call after doing a quick search, and noticing that it was only the Devil's Food variety that seemed to be in question and that seemed odd to me.

I spoke to a very nice woman who told me that she had heard of no reformulation at all on any of the gluten-free mixes. She said that they are always informed of such changes, and that after all the time spent coming up with the correct proportions and everything for the line, it would be highly unlikely that they would make such a change after 18 months.

She did tell me that she has heard that a-m-a-z-o-n put on their site info from some sample package flats that did list soy flour--but those were just test samples that do not reflect the product that is on store shelves.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Ugh...I see that. Maybe she didn't know from whence she spoke?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

but it's weird that it's at the very bottom. Maybe it's a typo and meant to say the disclaimer about maybe containing soy?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The disclaimer on the Am a Zombie site for the Betty Crocker gluten free products say don't count on the product descriptions here, make sure to read the labels as ingredient formulations may change. .

So when I last looked at the BC site before commenting, it says the cake has soy.

I'm pulling up the BC website right now and it redirected me to general mills and the page for the gluten-free Choc Devils Food Cake says right on the top:

"Product formulations, packaging and promotions may change, for current information, refer to packaging on store shelves."

And it says "soy flour" on the ingredients. I just took a screen shot of it.

ingredients sugar white rice flour potato starch cocoa processed with alkali, tapioca starch, sodium bicarbonate, salt, guar gum, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate, soy flour.

Contains soy ingredients

http://www.generalmills.com/home/brands/baking_products/betty_crocker/brand%20product%20list%20page.aspx#%7B3d64d54a-c695-4833-aa60-077f7d0d44a5%7D

Bad Betty. :angry:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Yeah--it's very odd. I tried to call back, but they were closed. I do plan to call back tomorrow, just to see what another rep will tell me.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Takala, I saw that too on the website after Jess posted the link. Has anyone seen the soy flour listed on an actual box?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We only have one of the gluten free brownie boxes in the cupboard pantry, and it just says "contains soy ingredients" on it. Presumably from the soy lecithin which is listed in the "semi sweet chocolate chips" part, after "sugar."

I'm in northern CA, btw.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Takala, I saw that too on the website after Jess posted the link. Has anyone seen the soy flour listed on an actual box?

Yup...I just checked the box of devil's food that I have in my pantry and it definitely has soy flour listed in the ingredients.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup...I just checked the box of devil's food that I have in my pantry and it definitely has soy flour listed in the ingredients.

Well, I guess that's it then. The rep I spoke to was mistaken.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have both the yellow and the devils food cake mixes here and they do not have soy listed in the ingredients. They do have a disclaimer that says "may contain soy ingredients". These were boxes that I bought on closeout sale at Food Lion. I wonder if they really have soy flour and they closed them out because the "may contain soy" was a misprint? Argh! What to do? I have about six boxes left. Soy lecthin is not too bad and I will risk soy cc, but soy flour REALLY makes me sick. The last time I had this cake mix was actually right before I got very sick with brochitus and pnuemonia. I was starting to get sick with what I thoguht was a cold so I made up a batch of pumpkin muffins using the yellow cake mix so I would have something easy to snack on while I was sick. Now I'll never no if the extreme achiness and fatigue was due to the "cold" or due to the soy flour in these unless I try some again. I'll tell you what if I find out that these boxes actually contain soy flour Betty will be getting apiece of my mind. :angry:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup...I just checked the box of devil's food that I have in my pantry and it definitely has soy flour listed in the ingredients.

_______

Aha ! Save the evidence, says Soy Scene Investigation !

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

_______

Aha ! Save the evidence, says Soy Scene Investigation !

:lol: :lol:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm going to try to post a photo of the ones I have. Bare with me, I've never done photos on here.

016.jpg

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Devil's food^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Yellow cake^^^^^^

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Someone on another food allergy site said the new boxes do contain soy flour. If your boxes do not, then maybe they are old. If this is true, this is not good. We do not eat soy flour. But occasional soy lecithin is okay.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got rid of all my boxes went I went tater free. I did see on the BC site that the yellow cake mix now contains soy flour. I am sure it didn't have soy flour listed as an ingredient before though. Pretty sure it said may contain traces of soy.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I suspect my local Food Lion store closed them out because they weren't selling. Heck, they really don't carry any specialty gluten-free foods. I figured maybe it was because I live in small town, USA and sales just didn't support stocking them. Everything revolves around the almighty dollar.

Right now they only carry the brownie mix and don't even have gluten-free Bisquick.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not to beat a dead horse here, but because I said I'd call this morning, I just did. The lady wasn't aware of any changes (which is interesting considering the one yesterday made such a point of telling me that they are always informed of changes) but she looked up the ingredients and sure enough, the chocolate cake mix showed soy flour in the ingredients.

She seemed interested in why I was concerned, and after we chatted for a few minutes she said she would forward my comments.

I also sent an email to them this morning--maybe if they get enough complaints they will revert back to the original formula.

We can hope :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not to beat a dead horse here, but because I said I'd call this morning, I just did. The lady wasn't aware of any changes (which is interesting considering the one yesterday made such a point of telling me that they are always informed of changes) but she looked up the ingredients and sure enough, the chocolate cake mix showed soy flour in the ingredients.

She seemed interested in why I was concerned, and after we chatted for a few minutes she said she would forward my comments.

I also sent an email to them this morning--maybe if they get enough complaints they will revert back to the original formula.

We can hope :D

Can you share the e-mail address you used? I plan to write to them as well.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you share the e-mail address you used? I plan to write to them as well.

Go here--

http://www.bettycrocker.com/

Then go all the way to the bottom and click on contact us on the left.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go here--

http://www.bettycrocker.com/

Then go all the way to the bottom and click on contact us on the left.

Thank you! I was wondering if they had a specific one for the gluten-free foods, but that will work.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,092
    • Total Posts
      920,314
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • WOW.  That looks eerily familiar.  Last December the temporary provider here at my local (rural) clinic gave me doxycycline to experiment with, but it was a mere ten milligrams.  Lol, no wonder it didn't help!  I'm glad you're feeling better.
    • I got cross contaminated some time ago & the rash came back pretty badly. I've attached a photo taken on June 11th of my back. It was also in my scalp, around my neck, on my front, shoulders, inner wrists and more.   Tonight I am not itching at all! I haven't itched all day long!!!! I can't take Dapsone because I'm allergic to sulfa drugs & Dapsone is a sulfa drug. Obviously that means I also can't take any of the other sulfa drugs that are used to treat dh after Dapsone is not an option. After those comes tetracycline. I really needed some relief! I began researching the dosage & particulars on tetracycline for dh. Extensive & exhaustive research did not pan out. The best I could find was treating Bullous phemphigoid. That said something like 500mg of tetracycline 4 times per day and about an equal amount of niacinimide. I really didn't want to take that much medication and in such strong doses. So my doctor (my PC doc) & I began experimenting. We tried Doxycycline 100mg twice a day. It seemed to be helping some but it just wasn't enough. Then we upped it to 200mg Doxycycline twice per day. It has taken about 5 days of that & I sit here not itching all day for the first time in a long, long time! This may not work for everyone. I did want to post it though as it is, at present, working for me. I am not thrilled at taking it but I have toughed this rash out before for years with no meds and I just couldn't do it again.
    • I laughed out loud at the 'little notebook' comment!😂 It has been interesting to see how much progress has actually been made over the past 10 years that there is even a notebook to be offered or a restaurant to eat in that will accommodate our 'allergy'. 10 years ago I feared that I would never eat in a restaurant again.  But the notebook comment is spot on.  Hopefully within the next 10 years restaurants will evolve enough to offer us a menu that clearly lists the delicious and extensive offerings that they have lovingly prepared just for us...and not just an ingredient list with nutritional values that take longer to read than War and Peace.   I am grateful that there are places to go that at least make the effort.  Who knows?  Eventually there may be restaurants which will have to offer menus with GLUTEN options available!
    • Thanks for posting this Adrien, it's a great list and I and others will appreciate the effort and the thought behind it. I loved my time in Malaysia and I'm glad I sampled all the food I could whilst I was still on an unrestricted diet. The good thing is that, like you say, some of the nice Malay foods are still ok. As a backpacker I survived on a lot of nasi goreng and laksa, nice to think if I return there I could still do the same Terima kasih!
    • I have posted on here before. DQ2, brother with celiac, DGP iGA was the only mildly elevated test. Was gluten-free so did 6 week challenge last winter. Negative biopsy. I am gluten-free now but do go out to eat. Prior to the challenge my health was good. Since then I have: Chest pain, pain between shoulder blades, periods of shortness of breath, heart palpitations, one instance of a heart arrythmia episode, neck is tender to touch on one side (they kept saying sinuses or TMJ which my dentist vetoed) ear ache, bowels never sink. Numbness and tingling. Blood pressure variations. Could be doing chores and feel dizzy and it might be 84/52.  not super low, but not typical for me if I'm running around the house.While other days I am mildly hypertensive. Recently lost 5 lbs in 8 days without trying. Recently electrolytes were low, alkaline phosphatese was low. Ferritin started dropping so started liquid iron 2-3 times per day 4 months ago. Primary watching that, I am not anemic but we are nowhere near iron overload either.  GI doc was a dick. Did not even know DGP replaced older tests and he was very condescending When I begged him for help recently and told me to get a second opinion which is exactly what I plan on doing.  I now have pain in my upper GI area. It is tender to touch. I had my gallbladder out in 97 along with a stone and infection in my bile duct. It hurts in this area. Pancreatic enzymes look fine, liver enzymes fine. Pancreatic ultrasound fine. I will now be doing a EUS Soon to look at bile duct, pancreas and liver.   so a typical day for me is that I might feel fine for a while and then suddenly feel like I'm going to pass out. really dizzy, numbness in odd places, like my body has been hijacked. I will typically eat a bunch of food something high protein and in about an hour or so I start to feel better. However, then my upper stomach starts to hurt in place of the passing out feeling. blood sugars are also normal. After getting the " it must be panic attacks" and condescending looks a million times my primary finally ordered an ultrasound of my sore neck and there is an abnormality in my thyroid which she says looks like possibly Hashti's. Except for one time, all my serum TSH tests were normal. We have more blood work on Monday. As I have not put on any weight and there are other symptoms that are closer to Graves.  Has anyone else had any thyroid issues that followed doing a gluten challenge?  where is your stomach pain? Do you have it above or below your belly button? Mine feels like it's in the pancreas area, like 2-3 inches above the belly button and when I push on it it's tender, but not all the time. sometimes i feel it in my back. 
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,123
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    ForeverYoung&GlutenFree
    Joined