Blue Bell Ice Cream-Definitely Not Gluten Free
Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:43 AM
Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:00 AM
Coming on a public forum and stating that a company is lying, as you seem to be doing, is never a good idea.
Many people have difficulties with milk products. Maybe there is another ingredient in the ice cream that disagrees with you? Maybe something else you ate?
Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:00 AM
But that doesn't prove that gluten caused it. And even if it was gluten, a single incident does not prove that the ice cream was the source. Please refrain from making unsubstantiated claims.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:04 AM
Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:37 AM
Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:40 AM
A recent gluten convert should not be eating dairy anyway, or Should at least be limiting it. Either way, I think you should look into other things before you bad mouth a good company. BB never bothered me where gluten was concerned, but I checked every single flavor.
Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:37 AM
Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:27 AM
Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:34 AM
Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:43 AM
Chelsya, Please don't feel that you were attacked, as that was not the intention behind some of the answers you received. Blue Bell has a list of gluten free products, because they do add wheat to their chocolate ice cream and offer flavors that include baked things like cookies and brownies. Those, of course, do not appear on the gluten-free list.
First of all, I was not bad mouthing the company. I simply stated that they said their ice cream was gluten free, and I ended up severely sick.. The flavor I ate was on their list of gluten free. Maybe there is something else that I have sensitivity to that I'm not aware of. I came on this forum for a little support, didn't think I would get criticized. I see people complain about companies all the time because their site stated that they were gluten free, and they got sick. Sorry if I offended anyone. I never said that blue bell was lying, I said that I did not think that was gluten free. That was the only thing I'd eaten all day that could have possibly contained gluten, and I have no problems with diary. I eat yogurt and drink milk without ever getting sick. As I said before, I've had ice cream from other brands and didn't get sick. Not sure if I'll be back on this forum again. I was looking for help and I feel attacked.
What most likely happened here is that your ice cream was cross contaminated--possibly run first after running a flavor with gluten. Even after thorough washing, some will still react to the minute amount of reside that can remain on the equipment. It's happened to me--not often but if you get, say, one of the first few cartons run after a gluten one....
Whole Foods actually carries a brand of organic ice cream called Organicville. They only make vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and chocolate chip mint. No cross contamination worries if that concerns you. I think their chocolate is the best ice cream I've ever had.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:45 AM
I don't know about Blue Bell ice cream, but I've been gluten free about the same time as you - 4 months. And I'm still having some crazy reactions. A couple of weeks ago I got violently ill after eating skittles and drinking a coke zero. Both of which are totally gluten-free. (And yes, I know that's the world's worst breakfast )
It could have been cross contamination. I don't know for sure. But I've had 2 or 3 crazy incidents like that where my body just goes bonkers. I think it might be my system trying to adapt and heal. Maybe that's what happened to you.
Now, everyone can attack me for my bad breakfast habits
Blood tested 8-11 positive, Biopsy 9-11 negative (long story, most gastro drs. are morons)
gluten-free 7-11, Dairy Free (mostly) 8-13 - Everything but butter. Can't live life without butter....
DS - negative blood test, just diagnosed with ADD and other learning disorders, DNA test positive - high risk
Issues related to gluten: depression, low iron, hair loss, positive ana test for lupus, low vitamin D, headache, sinusitis, environmental allergies, brain fog, GI problems, weight gain....the list goes on....
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