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How Much Would You Pay To Eat Your Favourite Gluten-Containing Treat?


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#1 kellynolan82

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:29 AM

A friend of mine has made the following statement:

If I could eat something laden with gluten, I think it would be a croissant. ;)

If the only way to pay for being able to eat a glutteny treat was monetary (i.e. by money) and you didn't have to worry about your immune system reacting to this 'special' treat, what gluten-containing food would you get and how much money would you be willing to put toward it.

(Remember, you will NOT react to this 'special' item that you put your $$$$$$ toward eating ;) )


I personally would have a decadent chocolate-filled croissant and I'd probably be willing to pay up to... say $150 or so for it - of course this is assuming that on this (pretend) odd occasion my immune system wouldn't take any notice of it as such (and trigger the celiac disease back into my life :rolleyes: )

What do you think? If you were given an opportunity to have your favourite gluten-laden treat on this 'one' occasion, would you be willing to invest in this special 'something' to enjoy? If so, what would it be (croissant, pie, cake, muffin, scroll, etc.) and how much money would you be willing to put toward being able to (for just once) eat this item and not have to worry about a reaction?
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#2 kareng

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:52 AM

About $17. That's what I pay for a gluten-free pizza with my favorite special toppings I can't make at home.
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#3 kellynolan82

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:56 AM

I'd be willing to give a bit more than $17 for a delicious pizza I think... :rolleyes:

Anyone else?
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:02 AM

I'd be willing to give a bit more than $17 for a delicious pizza I think... :rolleyes:

Anyone else?


But I don't have to. I guess, for me, there isn't much I would want to eat that I haven't found a way to get it gluten-free. Except maybe Ritz crackers but I really don't need those.
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#5 melikamaui

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:03 AM

I'd pay $100 to eat something, but it would have to be an entire meal. My favorite pizza with my favorite dessert. I don't think I'd do it for just one thing though.
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:25 AM

I've paid ludicrous (but worth it to me!) amounts of money for great ingredients such as small white truffles and tradizionale balsamico de Modena (50-year-old syrupy authentic balsamic). I would be more than willing to pay $100 for an entire loaf of chewy ciabatta bread (half grilled as brushcetta eaten with a wild mushroom brandy pate or rillettes, half slathered with garlic butter), one of the few things I cannot replicate gluten-free. That and bagels, buns, yeast doughnuts, croissants, choux pastry and English muffins. I guess that is more than a few! Everything else I do myself. :) (And am still trying to master the aforementioned.)

I would also be perfectly willing to pay $100 for great fresh homemade pasta. Sure, I make my own ravioli and such but it is NOT the same, no matter what anyone says. I am somewhat picky and a bit of a perfectionist. :P Thankfully many of the pasta sauces are intrinsically gluten-free and those that are not can easily be made gluten-free - just those darned noodles! I have a difficult time settling for second best purchased pasta. :(

One more thing. $100 for a gigantic buttery soft pretzel from Austria (the best I ever had). Dipped in grainy mustard, of course! :)

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:10 AM

Right now, I can't eat two of my 3 favorite things due to food intolerances - tomatoes and dairy. AND I can't eat even gluten-free pizza crusts, most pastas, bread, etc because I don't tolerate rice. (I haven't had a chance to test out teff, etc.) I have a very limited diet. I'm going to assume that for this amount of money I could also dodge my reaction to other foods.

So with all this in mind, I wouldn't bat an eye at paying $100 for my favorite pizza. Or pasta dish. Or a Krispy Kreme doughnut drowning in glaze. My upper limit on how much I'd pay depends on how bad a day I've had! LOL!
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#8 melikamaui

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 02:17 PM

Right now, I can't eat two of my 3 favorite things due to food intolerances - tomatoes and dairy. AND I can't eat even gluten-free pizza crusts, most pastas, bread, etc because I don't tolerate rice. (I haven't had a chance to test out teff, etc.) I have a very limited diet. I'm going to assume that for this amount of money I could also dodge my reaction to other foods.

So with all this in mind, I wouldn't bat an eye at paying $100 for my favorite pizza. Or pasta dish. Or a Krispy Kreme doughnut drowning in glaze. My upper limit on how much I'd pay depends on how bad a day I've had! LOL!



Ooooh, Krispy Kreme! I hadn't thought of that. Oh yeah, I'd pay $100 to eat a Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut!
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 04:18 PM

I'd give $150 for fish and chips from Occum Pizza in the Norwich, Connecticut area. Two HUGE pieces of light, delicate, flaky fish, REALLY good french fries (and they give you a lot of 'em), and of course I would douse the whole thing with lots of malt vinnegar.

But I'm not sure it's the breading or the malt vinegar that makes me crave this so. I think it's because I'm now in a tiny town in the midwest where you can't get ANY seafood that is worth eating!
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Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:47 AM

It's funny. I've been gluten-free for so long that gluten foods have no appeal. I suppose I vaguely miss the pretzels from carts in Manhattan, and really good fresh French baguette. Even if you put one in front of me there was a guarantee that I wouldn't react, I don't know that I would be able to eat it.

So my answer is $0. I couldn't eat the food. :huh:
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Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:59 AM

It's weird, I wouldn't do it either.. well, I AM doing it at the moment, on doctor's instructions. But after my first meal of WOOHOO chinese food (no PF chang's in Canada), I got over it real quick. Went grocery shopping and found absolutely no appeal in gluteny items. If anything, this challenge has made me realize a) I do indeed get sick and B) I don't really miss gluten at all.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:56 AM

It's weird, I wouldn't do it either.. well, I AM doing it at the moment, on doctor's instructions. But after my first meal of WOOHOO chinese food (no PF chang's in Canada), I got over it real quick. Went grocery shopping and found absolutely no appeal in gluteny items. If anything, this challenge has made me realize a) I do indeed get sick and B) I don't really miss gluten at all.


The only thing that I miss (that is gluttony) is croissants and gravy (traditional gravies with roux made from wheat flour are so comforting... :P
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:41 PM

There are so many things that I miss, like:

Sourdough bread - toast and french toast style

Croissants

Baguettes

Pizza

Pasta

But I really don't have an overwelming desire for it. As some have read about me, I have epilepsy and will have seizures from eating gluten product. While on my medications and being gluten free, I rarely have any type (I never had a Grand/petite Mal seizure), so that is the main drive. My cravings are a thing of the past. I do miss it, but never even feel like cheating.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:15 PM

For $100 I would want a Cinnabon and french toast. And Costco's chocolate chocolate chip muffin. yum. yum. yum. (yes I still miss my glutney foods)
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:03 AM

oh god... can we add food allergies to that as well?

I'd give anything to eat:

maple glazed doughnuts (the good kind!)

Beer battered onion rings

Pizza with all the fixings (i can't even replicate this due to allergy towards tomatos <.<)

a good pasta drowned in alfredo sauce with shrimp and crab and lobster bits

Any japanese food that calls for REAL soy sauce (i've yet to try the gluten free kind soooo :unsure: ). This also includes eel :)

Any chinese food with similar restrictions

a subway sandwitch (its the bread <_<)

Cinnibon cinnimon rolls

deep fryed calimari with tomato based dipping sauce

mozzerella sticks with merinara

i could go on, i'd pay ANYTHING to eat any one of these....
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