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A friend who is lactose intolerant (which I am gluten and lactose intolerant) suggested I try Tofutti's Lactose Free Better than Cream Cheese. She said it tasted really good, so I thought I'd give it a try. At the store I read the ingredients: no lactose, good. Nothing dangerously wheat sounding in there, good.

Well, this is before I find out maltodextrin could possibly be a non-no. Last night I have some on crackers and it is REALLY good! Before I get past the third one, my stomach is experiencing that very familiar "rumble". I run to the kitchen and see the "maltodextrin" on the label. I'd thought maltodextrin was a "maybe" if it was made in the US, which it looks like it is. Even the web says it's gluten-free. But I was on the potty all night and this morning isn't any better.

Has anyone else reacted to this before? :blink:

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http://www.tofutti.com/faq.asp#105

There's your answer. <_<

Also, maybe you doubly reacted to the casein? I can't consume any casein, either.

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A friend who is lactose intolerant (which I am gluten and lactose intolerant) suggested I try Tofutti's Lactose Free Better than Cream Cheese.  She said it tasted really good, so I thought I'd give it a try.  At the store I read the ingredients: no lactose, good.  Nothing dangerously wheat sounding in there, good.

Well, this is before I find out maltodextrin could possibly be a non-no.  Last night I have some on crackers and it is REALLY good!  Before I get past the third one, my stomach is experiencing that very familiar "rumble".  I run to the kitchen and see the "maltodextrin" on the label.  I'd thought maltodextrin was a "maybe" if it was made in the US, which it looks like it is.  Even the web says it's gluten-free.  But I was on the potty all night and this morning isn't any better.

Has anyone else reacted to this before?  :blink:

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I haven't reacted to their products, but like they say on their website, they don't test for gluten, even though they do not add gluten-containing ingredients to most of their products. Do you regularly consume much soy? It could be a soy problem. It could also have been a cross-contamination problem. And could even have been a coincidence (with respect to that product).

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A friend who is lactose intolerant (which I am gluten and lactose intolerant) suggested I try Tofutti's Lactose Free Better than Cream Cheese.  She said it tasted really good, so I thought I'd give it a try.  At the store I read the ingredients: no lactose, good.  Nothing dangerously wheat sounding in there, good.

Well, this is before I find out maltodextrin could possibly be a non-no.  Last night I have some on crackers and it is REALLY good!  Before I get past the third one, my stomach is experiencing that very familiar "rumble".  I run to the kitchen and see the "maltodextrin" on the label.  I'd thought maltodextrin was a "maybe" if it was made in the US, which it looks like it is.  Even the web says it's gluten-free.  But I was on the potty all night and this morning isn't any better.

Has anyone else reacted to this before?   :blink:

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I have tried their products more than once and have gotten bowel discomfort lasting for a day. Sometimes it doesn't seem to bother me and then if I have it very often I do not feel well at all so end up throwing it out.

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Okay, I'm a newbie at this. I didn't look on their site, I just googled it and the first site I read said it was gluten-free. :( I guess I should be more deliberate with home work. I don't know if I've ever had an issue with casein. I don't even know what it is. More research I guess.

This whole diet restriction thing is really getting annoying. How do y'all do it? :angry:

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Saying they don't test for gluten is nothing more than a legal CYA. Few companies actually test for gluten. The statement really means almost nothing.

In the U.S., if maltodextrin has wheat it must by law clearly say so on the label. If it didn't say so in the ingredients, the maltodextrin was gluten-free.

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I haven't had a problem with it. It's the best fake cream cheese I've tried - almost made me ok with being dairy free for a month. I was disappointed their garlic one has trans-fat in it though - health food producers should know better than to use hydrogenated oils.

Sorry it caused you some problems. I have foods like that - logically on paper they look fine, but in reality, don't work for me. Mystery.

Stephanie

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