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#1 KnightRobby

 
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:32 AM

I definitely want some. My twin brother bought me some Gluten Free chocolate and I did have some. Of course I had it in moderation, but I am wondering if this should be avoided completely for a newly diagnosed Celiac or if it is okay. There were only 3 ingredients, which amazed me. It always amazes me how much ingredients Gluten-free foods have compared to this processed crap.

Let me know what you think about chocolate and if I should be eating it. Or torturing myself for the betterment of my health by staying away from it ;)
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:56 AM

If the gluten-free chocolate doesn't bother you, eat it. :D

I usually get Dove dark chocolate pieces. With chocolate look for malt or barley malt (krispys), wheat (if it has cookies in it). The amount of milk in 1 or 2 pieces should be OK for a slight lactose intolerance. There are a few milk free chocolates like Enjoy LIfe http://www.vitacost....CFegWMgodTXgAIw
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:26 AM

Oh yeah, I agree! No need to deny yourself. If it agrees with you, and it gives you pleasure, go for it:)

Chocolate/cocoa actually contain antioxidants, so the ones with minimal sugar are good for you.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:21 AM

If it does not give you any grief, I say....Eat up!!
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

I'm avoiding chocolate atm, but i normally eat hearshy stuff. Here:



Hershey is committed to providing products that meet your dietary needs, and many people today are interested in gluten-free foods.

A food bearing a gluten-free claim does not contain the protein from wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, triticole, farina, vital gluten semolina, malt vinegar or protein derivatives of these foods.

For your convenience, the current products listed below have been fully evaluated and qualify as gluten free using standards proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Please note this list is not all inclusive as we have other gluten-free confections.

The best way to determine if our products contain a gluten ingredient is to read our product label. This label includes an accurate, current listing of the ingredients in our products. Because, on occasion, the list of ingredients can change, we strongly encourage you to check the ingredient label on the package each time before you make a purchase.

Last updated March 29th, 2012

ALMOND JOY and MOUNDS Bars - ALL

HERSHEY'S - BAKING Chips

HERSHEY'S Butterscotch Chips

HERSHEY'S Cinnamon Chips

HERSHEY'S KISSES MINI KISSES Milk Chocolate

HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips

HERSHEY'S MINI CHIPS Semi-Sweet Chocolate

HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips

HERSHEY'S Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chips

HERSHEY'S SUGAR FREE Chocolate Chips

REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips

HERSHEY'S - Baking Bars

HERSHEY'S Semi Sweet Baking Bar

HERSHEY'S - Cocoa

HERSHEY'S Cocoa

HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa

DAGOBA Baking and Beverages

DAGOBA All Baking Bars

DAGOBA All Bars

DAGOBA Cacao Powder

DAGOBA Authentic Drinking Chocolate

DAGOBA Chai Drinking Chocolate

DAGOBA Unsweetened Drinking Chocolate

DAGOBA Xocolatl Drinking Chocolate

HEATH Bars - ALL

HERSHEY'S KISSES and NUGGETS

HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolate

HERSHEY'S KISSES Filled Chocolates - ALL

HERSHEY'S NUGGETS Candies - ALL

HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bar

HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bar (1.55oz only)

HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar (1.45oz only)

HERSHEY'S Syrup and REESE'S Toppings

HERSHEY'S Caramel Syrup

HERSHEY'S Chocolate Syrup

HERSHEY'S Chocolate Syrup with Calcium

HERSHEY'S Chocolate Sugar Free Syrup

HERSHEY'S Lite Chocolate Syrup

HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Syrup

HERSHEY'S Strawberry Syrup

REESE'S Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping

REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups – ALL Except Seasonal Shaped Items

SCHARFFEN BERGER

SCHARFFEN BERGER 70% Bittersweet Chocolate Bar

SCHARFFEN BERGER 82% Extra Dark Chocolate Bar

SCHARFFEN BERGER 41% Milk Chocolate Bar

SCHARFFEN BERGER 62% Semisweet Dark Chocolate Bar

SCHARFFEN BERGER 99% Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Baking Bar

SCHARFFEN BERGER Cocoa Powder

SCHARFFEN BERGER 70% Bittersweet Baking Chunks

SKOR

SKOR Toffee Bar

YORK Peppermint Pattie - ALL


Just realized the candy i've been eating isn't on that list O.o oh dear. Oh well i haven't had it in weeks so yeah i'll just stick with the bars probably.
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#6 GottaSki

 
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

As long as it doesn't bother you - go for it - a little chocolate can go a long way to easing transition frustration.

The chocolate you have sounds like a very good product and much better for you than highly processed foods - but may be good to keep in mind that many mainstream candies are gluten free - M&Ms are always easy to find when the mood strikes :)
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

Watch on the M&M's if they aren't the plain ones. Many of what should be gluten free flavors because they have no gluten ingredients will have a "may contain" warning on the package. I noticed that while previous a particular flavor did not carry that warning, it suddenly did have that warning the last time I was at the store and picked up a pack. This is why we need to remember "every label, every time" before we buy or eat anything.

But yes, chocolate is a definite go. While I am technically barred from it by my neurologist, I indulge in a small amount monthly to stay sane. Not everyone goes to the extreme I do, but I tend to purchase high end chocolate ranging in price from $8 to $20 for small 3-4 ounce bars. What makes it worth it for me is that instead of indulging in and entire bar and still craving chocolate I will break off a small piece or two and savor every last moment of it and be ten times happier than I would have been with 100 Hershey bars. So really, I'm saving a buttload of calories and money since I'm buying less chocolate.

I grew up in PA, there really isn't anything wrong with Hershey. But if you're into it as the rare indulgence sort of thing I really recommend something a bit better than the waxy bar they call chocolate. Of course, you may end up like me. A chocolate snob. :lol:
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:57 PM

I really recommend something a bit better than the waxy bar they call chocolate. Of course, you may end up like me. A chocolate snob. :lol:



same here! and I do not apologize for being a chocolate snob, nor would LOVE2TRAVEL, if she saw this....I may have to email her right now... :lol:
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#9 KnightRobby

 
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

This is great news to here. Talk about a morale booster - lol :)
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

I wonder, if there are some chocolate bars, that use unrefined sugars, gluten and dairy free... :)
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Reading this list, I didn't see Hershey's Special Dark Kisses - are they safe?
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

I thought they were...but wanted to check...

http://www.thehershe...px#/Gluten-Free

for me...I'd email The Hershey Company because their statement is not clear for the Dark Kisses.
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Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

Thanks, I will do that. I had two at work today and immediately had sharp pains in my abdomen...but didn't know if it was a gluten reaction or a chocolate reaction. Either way, not going to try that again.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:58 AM

I tend to purchase high end chocolate ranging in price from $8 to $20 for small 3-4 ounce bars. What makes it worth it for me is that instead of indulging in and entire bar and still craving chocolate I will break off a small piece or two and savor every last moment of it and be ten times happier than I would have been with 100 Hershey bars.


THIS. Adelaide, I need the names of the chocolate bars you buy. There was a family-owned chocolate laboratory 10 blocks away from my old college, and in undergrad I went to such extremes of snobbiness that I wouldn't eat chocolate that had been made for more than two weeks (talk about checking labels...)

I have been dying for some decent, well-tempered, glossy-and-snappy chocolate bar. I need something soy free, through. Any ideas, Adelaide?

I've found a gluten-free organic and fair trade chocolate from Brazil called AMMA. I have only tried the 100% variety: chocolate begins past 85%; everything else is candy :D not that I despise candy, but it's dessert, not chocolate.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

You are so right that there is a real difference between candy and chocolate. And when I want chocolate, I want chocolate, not candy! When I buy I honestly rarely buy the same brand twice, there is just so much to experience. Right now I don't even have the name of the brand of the bar on my desk because for some weird reason I threw out the wrapper. I am also soy free at this point, although I'm do not watch for CC as I do not believe I have to. I do know my next purchase will be a brand from Amano Artisan Chocolate because I am all for trying local products. Fortunately I can just go right to the factory for mine to save a little money. https://www.amanochocolate.com/ You can check out what they have, to be fair I haven't vetted them personally yet about their ingredients but I checked the ingredients of every bar at the store I found them at and none have anything funky. Lastly, for anyone in the Provo, UT area, they will be at the gallery stroll tomorrow night doing chocolate tasting. I am going to find out if they will be serving gluteny palate cleansers then make my plans!

OMG!!! Have you seen that Crio Bru? It is a coffee like drink that you brew but is made of cocoa beans. My husband keeps having a heart attack at the price but I keep telling him I don't think I can live without at least trying it.
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