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Dandy Blend Coffee Substitute


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#1 Flexigirl

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 05:03 PM

I am interested in trying Dandy Blend coffee substitute. However it is made out of barley & rye. They claim it is gluten free. But I'm still nervous about it. Has anyone tried this product or done any research about it? Here is what they claim on the Dandy Blend website:
Dandy Blend is made of the water-soluble extracts of five ingredients--three roots and two grains. The ingredients are roasted separately and them combined in prescribed proportions, placed into a vat, covered with hot water, and allowed to steep for a prescribed period of time. The water, with the soluble portions of all the components, is separated from the grounds and spray dried. The remaining fine brown powder left after the water is driven off is what becomes Dandy Blend. All the gluten and other water-insoluble substances are left behind in the grounds to be composted.

Hence, there is no gluten in Dandy Blend. Goosefoot Acres periodically submits samples of Dandy Blend to Elisa Technologies Laboratory in Florida, one of the most respected gluten testing labs in the United States for analysis, and so far, every test has come back gluten-free.
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 06:52 PM

I am interested in trying Dandy Blend coffee substitute. However it is made out of barley & rye. They claim it is gluten free. But I'm still nervous about it. Has anyone tried this product or done any research about it? Here is what they claim on the Dandy Blend website:
Dandy Blend is made of the water-soluble extracts of five ingredients--three roots and two grains. The ingredients are roasted separately and them combined in prescribed proportions, placed into a vat, covered with hot water, and allowed to steep for a prescribed period of time. The water, with the soluble portions of all the components, is separated from the grounds and spray dried. The remaining fine brown powder left after the water is driven off is what becomes Dandy Blend. All the gluten and other water-insoluble substances are left behind in the grounds to be composted.

Hence, there is no gluten in Dandy Blend. Goosefoot Acres periodically submits samples of Dandy Blend to Elisa Technologies Laboratory in Florida, one of the most respected gluten testing labs in the United States for analysis, and so far, every test has come back gluten-free.


Whoa! I would be extremely suspicious of this if I were you. It is basic science that you can't test whether something is gluten-free. Most ELISA tests I've heard of are accurate to a specific gluten content. IE, less than 20 or 10 or 5 parts per million. There is no test that confirms something is "gluten-free". That is impossible to test for. Anyway, regardless of that, the risks due to cross contamination, etc. just seem WAY too high. That's just my opinion though. Maybe somebody here has had good luck with it?
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:36 AM

Wouldn't touch the stuff.
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celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)


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