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VioletBlue

Member Since 04 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Feb 04 2011 02:02 PM
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In Topic: Never Thought I Would Be Able To Do This

17 December 2010 - 02:30 PM

Congratulations! That is terrific! The world always needs more educated people.

In Topic: Grrrrrrrr . . .

16 December 2010 - 05:33 PM

I don't see where anyone has ripped anyone apart? What did I miss?

Betty Crocker is a corporate entity who certainly has the right to do what they want with their products. But at the same time I have a right to note that what they're doing is stupid and tell them so.

By adding soy to a product intended for Celiacs they've just eliminated part of their potential Celiac buyer base. Why would they do what they did? No one wants to sell to FEWER people. Don't they want to sell the cake mix to as many people as possible? Perhaps they don't realize what they've done and they need to be educated. Or perhaps they simply don't care because their plan all along was to cater to the casual gluten free diner who does not have to avoid gluten but chooses to and they never really gave a fig about us to begin with.

I don't know, but I do know I have a right to voice my opinion and will continue to do so. If you say nothing, do nothing, then nothing can ever change. I'd rather speak up in the hopes of changing their point of view. If soy in gluten free food is not an issue for you than congratulations, seriously. You are luckier than you know.

In Topic: Sciatica

16 December 2010 - 05:08 PM

Oh my, I never stopped to think others started having it so young too. It started in my teens for me too. I never knew why or even what it was at first. It is almost completely gone if I am 100% gluten free. I rarely get episodes anymore unless I get accidentally glutened. Wow, coincidence or not I wonder.

In Topic: Grrrrrrrr . . .

14 December 2010 - 10:16 PM

This was the email response I recieved from Betty Crocker.

"Thank you for contacting General Mills. Your comments are important to us.

We are committed to making a difference in the lives of our consumers. Feedback such as yours is important to the nature of our business.

If you would like an adjustment for your purchase, please provide us with your mailing address.

We appreciate your loyalty and the time you took to contact us. Please be assured that we will share your thoughts with the appropriate individuals."

In Topic: Grrrrrrrr . . .

14 December 2010 - 10:10 PM

The issue is obviously not yours, congratulations. For those of us, and there are quite a few here, with multiple allergies and intolerances it is a problem. Soy is one of the seven top allergens and many people, not just Celiacs are allergic to it. It is unfortunate that a company like Betty Crocker, in trying to service the Gluten Free community has gone about it with about the same level of sensitivity as you seem to posses. I had hoped for more from Betty Crocker.


Obviously I can't answer that for certain but I can guess. The soy flour night be cheaper than something else they were using. Or, the gluten-free mix might not have been selling well enough and a taste/texture test showed that those who tried it liked the soy flour recipe better.

My original post was reacting in part to this part of a post -- "The last thing any of us need is to have somebody use one of these soy contaminated mixes, and then try to serve it to us as a safe gluten free item, when so many react to it..."

The thing is that even if there IS soy contamination, the product is indeed safe as far as gluten is concerned. Hence my reaction that Betty Crocker isn't claiming it's soy free, only gluten free. From what I've seen, it's really just a very small percentage of people with celiac who also can't have soy.

richard