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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I do well with the Enjoy Life bars and chips.

DITTO...no problems and tasty enough! ;)

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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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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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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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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.

Good luck!

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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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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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Hi.

For those who love chocolate and are supersensitive, here is my Enjoy Life fudge recipe that people (all people, not only those with celiac) BEG me to make- not too sweet and, oh so tasty. I am super duper sensitive and eat this every day with no problems.

HERE:

I take a "bread pan" and oil with olive oil.

2 Pkgs Enjoy Life chips into a saucepan to melt on low heat stirring

throw in about 1/3 to 1/2 stick of butter and about 1/3 cup lowfat milk

mix together til melted

(If you like, throw in about 3/4 cups of Planter's South Beach Diet nut mix or nuts of your choice.) Mix in and pour into pan

throw in fridge with foil on top.

Total time spent: about 10 minutes

EAT!

lisa

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I really love Dove dark chocolate and haven't had any sort of reaction to it (knock on wood). Their company has said that all Dove chocolates do not contain gluten. And thank goodness! I don't know how I would have gotten through gluten withdrawal without it! :P

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Twirls, by Cadbury, just chocolate they are really good, intense chocolate hit! Over in England this is what i eat and they are suitable for celiacs. Its the only chocolate i dont react too, and no soy either which is a bonus for me!

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I eat reeses all the time with no problem. Watch out of the heart shaped ones though because they contain gluten.

I kept getting sick after eating Reese's and heard that they are not made on a dedicated line. I also found this to be true for Snicker's (made on the same line as Milkyways which contain malt). I've found a couple of brands at Whole Foods labelled gluten-free which have not given me any symptoms.

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I kept getting sick after eating Reese's and heard that they are not made on a dedicated line. I also found this to be true for Snicker's (made on the same line as Milkyways which contain malt). I've found a couple of brands at Whole Foods labelled gluten-free which have not given me any symptoms.

I recently contacted them and Reese's cups definitely cannot be trusted. The woman I spoke with said they are not made on a dedicated line and agred there is always a risk of gluten, no matter which package (in Canada at least). She certainly was not at all hopeful! I won't chance it.

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I know most of the people on here eat Snickers all the time without a problem, but I ate my very first TREAT last Friday that was not plain old pure food or the enjoy life chocolate in 5 months....yup, a Snickers bar and I was "glutened" for 5 days...anxiety, fog, bowel stuff, insomnia..and HORRIBLE joint pain that made me cry ..it all came roaring back...such a bummer and I'll never try one again!! :(:angry:

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Enjoy life chocolate chips and bars are definitely safe, and I am also super sensitive. I generally avoid mainstream products like Snickers or Reese's, as they are usually contaminated.

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Enjoy life chocolate chips and bars are definitely safe, and I am also super sensitive. I generally avoid mainstream products like Snickers or Reese's, as they are usually contaminated.

Maybe some people can tolerate the low level of CC, but not me, I guess..boo hoo....ah well, another lesson learned! <_<

truth is?? It did not even taste that good anyway! :blink:

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Just like there are different levels of sensitivity among celiacs, there appears to be different levels of sensitivity among super sensitive celiacs. What is definitely safe for one will get another. Enjoy Life chocolate chips get me too, yet I was able to eat the chocolate that a friend made. Unfortunately, she hasn't been able to get uncontaminated starting materials recently.

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Just like there are different levels of sensitivity among celiacs, there appears to be different levels of sensitivity among super sensitive celiacs. What is definitely safe for one will get another. Enjoy Life chocolate chips get me too, yet I was able to eat the chocolate that a friend made. Unfortunately, she hasn't been able to get uncontaminated starting materials recently.

I have learned so much about this lately. My cousin scarfs down Snickers without an issue...me? 5 days of ugly symptoms...as you say, everyone's different.

I tried a plan dark chocolate bar (85%)from a health food store (no soy lecithin, no milk) and it was okay...the sugar made me "buzz" pretty good :lol: but no "gluten willies" as I call them.

Hope your friend can mix you up a batch of sweetness soon!

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