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#1 catsmeow

 
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:58 PM

I trust Hershey's chocolate and eat a lot of their chocolate bars. However, I am on my second glutening (2 different bags) from Hershey's chocolate drops. I can't find anything evil in the ingredients, but I am glutened, my body does not lie about these things. Each time I got glutened, It happened right as I was eating it followed by the usual 3 days of migraine and illness. While eating them I had tingling and numbness on the roof of my mouth, and tongue, and instant headache, plus stuffy sinuses. I have the 3 days of illness to look forward too, since I got the second glutening today. I suspected them the first time, but since I trust Hershey's, I bought it again, and had the exact same experience. Anyone else have good/bad luck with the new Hershey's drops...which, by the way, are really delicious, so I am bummed out! :(
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:12 PM

Where are you located? There was a post about the drops here on the forum in March or so, but at the time, the American version had wheat as an ingredient. The Canadian version didn't, I believe.

No one in my family has tried the Hershey's drops, but members of my family have said they were glutened by the Hershey's kisses, the chocolate bars, and the chocolate bars with almonds. Multiple tries to make it work, because my family really loves their chocolate. :)
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#3 catsmeow

 
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:00 PM

Where are you located? There was a post about the drops here on the forum in March or so, but at the time, the American version had wheat as an ingredient. The Canadian version didn't, I believe.

No one in my family has tried the Hershey's drops, but members of my family have said they were glutened by the Hershey's kisses, the chocolate bars, and the chocolate bars with almonds. Multiple tries to make it work, because my family really loves their chocolate. :)


I am in the United States. OMGosh, there IS wheat in the ingredients? I did not see wheat or any other gluten name. What did I miss? I already threw the bag out, so I can't look at the ingredients list unless I go dumpster diving. I'm checking for the ingredients online, but so far no luck. No wonder I was glutened! I knew I wasn't crazy! I induced vomiting to see if I can head off 3 days of misery. I hope it was worth it. Right now I feel fine...but tomorrow is still up in the air. Thank you for your response.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:02 PM

I hate a Hershey's Special bar the other day and no problems.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:07 PM

I looked up the March post concerning the Hershey's drops and found that the post was actually about Hershey's cookies and cream drops. I find nothing about the plain drops......but, my body does not lie, I will never eat another one again. :blink:

I emailed The Hershey Company about this, when I get a response, I'll post it.

Has anyone else eaten them safely, or had a reaction?
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:09 AM

The ingrediants are gluten free, however, there's always a chance of cross contamination if you're sensitive to that. I've eaten them with no issues but the ingrediants are safe. I hope you feel better!
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 07:45 AM

My husband dug the Hershey drops bags out of the trash for me. I read the ingredients and there is no indication of gluten what-so-ever.

The Hershey company called me this morning and assured me that there is no gluten and they use dedicated lines for processing, if they didn't, the bag would indicate that they use shared lines with gluten. Still, they want to investigate. They had me read all the numbers off of the bag. They also wanted any leftover candy for testing, but my kids ate them all. They did ask me to hold onto the empty bags in case they need them.

I have a migraine this morning, My sinuses are completely stuffed up, my eyes are red and watery and I have bad stomach cramps. I've had several rounds of the big D, even though I induced vomitting last night. I feel lousy and I know that the Hershey Drops glutened me. It's a mystery as to why though.
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:59 PM

UPDATE~I have been glutened by Hershey's chocolate bars now as well, multiple times. No more Hershey's for me. I have no problem with M&M's and M&M's with peanuts made by Mars. I'll stick to them.
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Soy Intolerant-November 2012
October 2012- I learned that I am 1/2 Irish with a strong family history of Gluten Intolerance/Celiacs. I will never know If I am Celiac because I will never eat gluten again in order to test postive, it's poison and I do not ever want to feel the way I felt before implementing the gluten free diet EVER again!!!

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:40 PM

UPDATE~I have been glutened by Hershey's chocolate bars now as well, multiple times. No more Hershey's for me. I have no problem with M&M's and M&M's with peanuts made by Mars. I'll stick to them.


I haven't had a reaction, but there could be CC, and you could have been very unlucky. I ate multiple kinds of Lay's chips that were "no gluten ingredients, but processed on the same equipment blah blah blah"....I was fine probably 20 bags in, I got glutened and will not eat them again. All it takes is that one time to ruin it :(

M&M's and Reese's are great, too!!
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:14 PM

I haven't had a reaction, but there could be CC, and you could have been very unlucky. I ate multiple kinds of Lay's chips that were "no gluten ingredients, but processed on the same equipment blah blah blah"....I was fine probably 20 bags in, I got glutened and will not eat them again. All it takes is that one time to ruin it :(

M&M's and Reese's are great, too!!


Funny, I've had no issues with Lays Potato chips.....yet! But I have tested and restested Hershey's so many times now that I am sure they are a problem. I hope Lay's never lets me down...wishful thinking... B)
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:03 PM

i've had drops before and had good luck with them. have yet to try the chocolate. I think i just might make my own bars...
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