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#1 josh052980

 
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:29 AM

I used some Swanson's Low Sodium last night, and it messed me up pretty bad... Does anyone know a good one to use that is for sure gluten free? The Campbell's website says Swanson is supposed to be ok, but after last night I'm not sure I trust it.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:47 AM

I've never used Swanson's, so I can't speak to whether it is "really" gluten-free, but I've never had a reaction from Pacific Natural Food's chicken broth! And I see it everywhere around here, even at Costco.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:34 AM

When I have to buy it I like Pacific Natural.

Most of the time I make my own broth. It's really easy if you have crock pot. I cook a whole chicken in my crock pot with onion, carrots, cerely, garlic and potatoes. Seasoned with whatever I want--I like lemon pepper or rotisserie style seasoning. I pick as much of the meat off as I can for meals and eat most of the veggies. Leave the bones and some leftover veggie bits in the pot, add water and cook on low overnight or for 8-10 hours. In the morning let it cool a little then strain through a mesh strainer. I freeze in Ball Freezer Jars. Then I just use one jar when a recipe calls for "a can" of broth. The jars are slightly larger than a 15 oz can I think but the amount works for most of my recipe just fine.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:37 AM

Nevermind. Misunderstood.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:41 AM

I use Kitchen Basics or Pacific. They have slightly different ingredients. I know one has mushroom & one doesn't. My SIL can't have mushrooms. MIght be something in the Swanson's that bothered you?

Usually the Kitchen basics has less sodium then the low sodium swansons. They also have a no salt if you can find it.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:43 AM

I just emailed Campbell's to see what the deal is. My guess is that it's a labeling issue. Their gluten free list is pretty vague and pathetic.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:48 AM

I just emailed Campbell's to see what the deal is. My guess is that it's a labeling issue. Their gluten free list is pretty vague and pathetic.



The Pacific & Kitchen Basics are tastier & lower sodium. If you buy them at Walmart or Target they are much cheaper than at the grocery around here. If you don't need so much, you can freeze half or they keep in the box in the fridge for awhile.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:34 AM

I just emailed Campbell's to see what the deal is. My guess is that it's a labeling issue. Their gluten free list is pretty vague and pathetic.


Yes Campbell's gluten free listing in the US is limited. Campbell's Canada is a bit more extensive.

Josh, I have used Swanson's Chicken Broth for years without a problem...but that's me. I have not used the Low Sodium.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:10 AM

We do like GlutenFreeManna. It's guaranteed safe and super easy.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:41 AM

Ditto to GFManna and DA. :) We use Pacific Naturals, but normally we make our own. It is way tastier and better for you than processed (even if you buy organic).
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:51 AM

I also like Progresso chicken broth, as well as their beef broth (they're gluten-free). I have also used Kitchen Basics and right now have Pacific Homestyle (both chicken and beef), both of which are marked gluten-free on the box.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:55 AM

I'm sure there must be chicken broths out there that DO contain gluten, but I can't name one. Most are gluten-free.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:04 AM

I'm sure there must be chicken broths out there that DO contain gluten, but I can't name one. Most are gluten-free.

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Here's a pretty good list of broths (both gluten free and gluten containing):

http://surefoodslivi...n-milk-soy-yes/

Granted this list is two years old, but the fact is there are many broths that contain wheat. There are also many gluten-free. For people taht are super sensitive to cc it's probably best to avoid brands which make both gluten containing and no gluten added broths. Swanson (the one the OP was concerned about) falls into that category (or at least it did back in 2009 when the post was written).
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:22 AM

If I do not have my own on hand I use Better than Bouillon. It is a thick paste so you obviously must add water. The flavours are nearer to the real thing than most. They have all sorts of yummy flavours including mushroom, lobster, au jus, clam, fish... Some are kosher, some are reduced sodium. Most do not contain gluten but I believe a couple do.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:53 AM

For a really tasty prepared broth (beef or chicken) I use Emeril's or Rachel Ray's. Both are gluten free (not marked, but I called both companies)
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