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Two places come to mind for me. Keep in mind I'm a newbie and just a tad naive. I was shocked, yes shocked to find that my Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc supplement had wheat in it. Yeah I know. My Dr was surprised! Duh.

The second was in a bag of cashews my cousin was munching on and offered. A quick glance at ingredients said "cashews and salt.". Two hours later I was scratching with new DH flares. I hadn't had anything else since my breakfast of egg on a slice of Udis and yogurt. I dug the bag out of the trash and down at the bottom in small print was the disclaimer about shared equipment with peanuts and wheat! 

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Two places come to mind for me. Keep in mind I'm a newbie and just a tad naive. I was shocked, yes shocked to find that my Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc supplement had wheat in it. Yeah I know. My Dr was surprised! Duh.

The second was in a bag of cashews my cousin was munching on and offered. A quick glance at ingredients said "cashews and salt.". Two hours later I was scratching with new DH flares. I hadn't had anything else since my breakfast of egg on a slice of Udis and yogurt. I dug the bag out of the trash and down at the bottom in small print was the disclaimer about shared equipment with peanuts and wheat! 

Sheesh

Read on the DH threads. Many find that iodine triggers thier DH. I don't know which foods naturally have iodine but some salts have iodine added.

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I I eat many kinds of nuts but cashews just make me sick, upset stomach, headache, itchy skin.. I just assumed I have an allergy to cashews.. The ones I ate were organic & no shared equipment.. So maybe it is just cashews in general....I also have to limit my pistachio's for the same reason...

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Chopped nut sundae topping. Why do chopped peanuts need wheat starch, seriously? :blink: They're not THAT oily. Fortunately I read the label before I put them on my sundae.

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Wow thx for the info.

I have spent a lot of time today on the DH thread. Very good advice and things I didnt know. The iodine thing is intriguing to me because as I was filling a salt shaker last week I noticed I accidentally got "non-iodized" so we've been using that for maybe 3 weeks. Just in the last 24-36 hours I have had a striking improvement (knock on wood) in my itching. Maybe just being hyper vigilant gluten-free for a few weeks is working. I have my fingers crossed.

I can live without cashews too. :-). I have been looking at salicylate info and don't think I have issues there. I am a red wine drinker and have never been able to blame any symptoms on it. I'm going to cheek amines next.

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This may just be my ignorance: split peas. :blink:

I know of someone else who found that there was wheat in her sweet tea..

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I I eat many kinds of nuts but cashews just make me sick, upset stomach, headache, itchy skin.. I just assumed I have an allergy to cashews.. The ones I ate were organic & no shared equipment.. So maybe it is just cashews in general....I also have to limit my pistachio's for the same reason...

That's funny. Cashews are the easiest for me to handle because they are low in tyramine. Isn't it interesting how different we all are?

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That's funny. Cashews are the easiest for me to handle because they are low in tyramine. Isn't it interesting how different we all are?

Cashews and pistachios make my mother itch. I don't like cashews but they don't make me react, and neither do pistachios. And my mother (we're 95% sure) doesn't have any kind of gluten intolerance, I get it all from my daddy (thanks Daddy!) It is funny how different we all are.

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No two alike! God made us all unique for sure! Some more than others!!!!!!!

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I'm still bitter about Twizzlers.

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Oh my gosh... Twizzlers. That was truly my first "what the hell?!?!?!" moment.

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I'm still bitter about Twizzlers.

WHAT??? REALLY?? I am just starting to go gluten free and I assumed most candy would be fine. Damn... Now I will have to go look up my favorites!

I read somewhere that blue cheese has gluten.... but then saw reports online that it was safe. Anyone have issues with blue cheese?

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WHAT??? REALLY?? I am just starting to go gluten free and I assumed most candy would be fine. Damn... Now I will have to go look up my favorites!

I read somewhere that blue cheese has gluten.... but then saw reports online that it was safe. Anyone have issues with blue cheese?

Blue cheese has pretty much universally been declared safe. I've never had a problem with it. Even the very few blue cheeses that still have a bread starter for the culture do not have a measurable amount of gluten.

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I'm still bitter about Twizzlers.

I'm still bitter about licorice allsorts. I can get decent gluten-free licorice but not allsorts.

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I agree no gluten-free licorice is like the real deal...have you tried the ACE gluten-free brand? still not wonderful but again gluten-free!!!!!

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I just miss a crunchy Kit Kat every once in a great while! :(

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Me too. Several years ago Glutino (I think) used to make a bar called Big Break & it was just like a kitkat... There is a recipe floating around for a homemade version. Glutino now has a hazelnut bar that isn't to bad ...butI loved the BigBreak Bar...

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Skylark

I agree no gluten-free licorice is like the real deal...have you tried the ACE gluten-free brand? still not wonderful but again gluten-free!!!!!

There IS real liquorice, just not allsorts. Orgran gluten-free molasses licorice that is as good as Panda. Soft, chewy, full flavor. Gluten-free Mall carries it, though if you shop around there are cheaper places. I also liked the Chateau D'Lanz swiss licorice. It has a great, full flavor but it's not as soft and chewy as Orgran. The Gimbal's gluten-free scotties are OK, but not wonderful.

I haven't tried the Ace brand. Candy Tree also makes gluten-free licorice sticks and twizzler-like candies that I haven't tried yet.

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candy tree is horrible!!! Scottie dogs are just Oh Hum for me.... Organ is okay. ANd I never heard of the swiss one you mentioned. Where do you get it???

I made the kids gluten-free lamb cupcakes for Easter & used the candy tree for the ears & tails...it is so hard.kids threw it out ....

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Glad I haven't missed anything with the Candy Tree.

I got an 8-pack of the Chateau D'Lanz licorice at A m a z o n. If the kids are looking for a twizzler texture they won't like this one at all. It's a candy drop that is only slightly chewy. It's better to suck on.

Edit: Hey, check this out!

http://www.licoriceinternational.com/licorice/pc/Gluten-Free-c14.htm Still no gluten-free allsorts but there's a bunch of stuff to try!

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wow. that's some site! one could go on a gluten-free sugar high!

What I'm now really searching for is a gluten-free candy that is the same size as a malted milk ball....I have a recipe for candy turky's that uses an oreo(gluten-free) candy corn & a malted milk ball.. for the head... I can make truffles but I'll keep searching wont need them til next turkey day in Nov....I could coat gumballs.. ifI had too.... someone said the Lindt Balls the white choc are gluten-free but I haven't checked yet....

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Basically, while some of their stuff doesn't contain any gluten ingredients, it's all one big happy family at Lindt with shared equipment so they make no promises. If you're into the shared equipment sort of thing you could try it, but I thought they are a fair deal larger than malted milk balls. (Not totally sure, malted milk balls are nasty! Haven't touched them since I was like 5.)

http://www.lindtusa.com/info-exec/display/faq#1a

Darn it all... now I want truffles!

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wow. that's some site! one could go on a gluten-free sugar high!

I splurged. $30 worth of gluten-free licorice including the licorice-flavored coffee that I just had to try out of curiosity is on the way. :lol: Licorice is supposed to support the adrenals. Yeah. That's my excuse. ;)

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I splurged. $30 worth of gluten-free licorice including the licorice-flavored coffee that I just had to try out of curiosity is on the way. :lol: Licorice is supposed to support the adrenals. Yeah. That's my excuse. ;)

Hmm... that sounds both convincing and delicious......

:lol:

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