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#1 dilettantesteph

 
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:39 PM

I can't handle any, but am wondering which are the least contaminated for dd who is thankfully less sensitive.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:45 PM

I can't handle any, but am wondering which are the least contaminated for dd who is thankfully less sensitive.

I do well with the Enjoy Life bars and chips.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:12 PM

I eat reeses all the time with no problem. Watch out of the heart shaped ones though because they contain gluten.
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 11:17 AM

I used to eat Dove chocolates all of the time with no problem, but just reacted to one of their chocolate Easter bunnies (made on shared lines). If you ever melt down your own chocolate wafers to make your own candies, Mercken's milk and dark chocolate wafers are great and are gluten free (and they are produced on dedicated lines).
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 08:27 PM

I can't handle any, but am wondering which are the least contaminated for dd who is thankfully less sensitive.


I'm in the same boat, sigh.

We were just trying the enjoy life chocolate chips with my daughter the other day, and I think she did okay with a Tb of them.

She mixed them in with some popped sorghum, then nuked them together for a few seconds in the microwave. Then mixed it around and she got chocolate coated popped sorghum. Looked pretty good, actually! We're trying to be very strict with her diet this week and then try them again next week to double check, so she's looking forward to that, LOL.

Sadly, even if I could eat these chocolate chips safely gluten-free-wise, the whole 'allergic to sugarcane' thing would get me anyway. <_<
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:03 AM

I seem to have the allergic to sugar thing too, except for honey and fruit sugar. I'm going to grow sugarcane in my garden this summer as well as sugar beets to see if it might be something happening in the processing. I kind of hope so, I have a sweet tooth which hasn't been much satisfied lately.
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:45 AM

I use plain Hershey's cocoa powder with gluten-free rice milk and organic sugar to make hot cocco,,or cold is good too :) that is the ONLY way I can consume chocolate <_<
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 12:00 PM

I do well with the Enjoy Life bars and chips.



DITTO...no problems and tasty enough! ;)
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 04:21 PM

I am SUPER sensitive and eat Nestle milk chocolate chips. They are made on a dedicated line. All other chocolate besides Hersheys cocoa powder or Nestle cocoa powder is off limits to me. It all makes me sick.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 07:34 PM

I eat the enjoy life chocolate with no problems. I like to mix a little of the chocolate chips with a little almond butter for a sweet snack :)
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Posted 20 April 2011 - 04:08 AM

When we were eating them, my kids did well with Tropical Source chips (as a treat, not a staple - so never daily). They did not do well with Enjoy Life after an elimination/addition study. We have not had any in some time, but the Tropical Source was the last one standing at our house. I would even try them again, as we just phased them out . . . no direct reason related to gluten. I didn't eat much of any of them myself.
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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:56 PM

I break out in hives if I have chocolate. Butt Hershey's Dark Chocolate Nuggets haven't been a problem. (I'm pretty sure that my hives are caused by the soy in chocolate, because I have a thyroid issue too (parathyroid vs. hashimoto's). But I limit myself to one, maybe two nuggets every few days.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:27 AM

I break out in hives if I have chocolate. Butt Hershey's Dark Chocolate Nuggets haven't been a problem.


If it's not soy, I might have another possibility! I have hive issues with chocolate, too, if I consume enough. Had that before celiac disease diagnosis. No raised IgE levels, though, so doctors were stumped. Turns out, if one is a little sensitive to histamines, chocolate can set off hives in us. I don't think it's completely related to histamine intolerance, it just seemed to be that chocolate, plus a few other foods, caused hives in susceptible individuals because of their high histamine content.

Weird, eh? I wonder if certain types of processing might eliminate enough histamines to make it less of an issue?

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 10:12 AM

Dagoba 87% (avoiding both gluten and casein)
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 07:32 PM

Taza chocolate (Boston-based; I've seen in it various places) could be contaminated with nuts, but not soy or gluten and I'm pretty but not entirely sure that dairy is also not used. Caveat: I'm not supersensitive.
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