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Member Since 24 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 05 2011 07:05 PM

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In Topic: Starbucks

24 November 2010 - 07:50 PM

I drink the pumpkin spice lattes at least once a week and have yet to have a problem. Starbucks won't list any of their drinks as gluten-free because of the risk of cross-contamination, but as far as I know, many of their drinks are safe. As long as you aren't too sensitive, just ask to check the label on whatever syrups will be put in your drinks and avoid drinks with chocolate/java chips in them. I don't know this from experience but I've heard multiple times that the chocolate/java chips and vanilla powder (at the condiment bar) contain gluten.

In Topic: Sick Of Being Gluten Free

24 November 2010 - 06:52 PM

I haven't been gluten-free for very long - only a few months - and at first I got really upset about all the foods I couldn't eat. It's tough going to school and watching everyone around you eat gluten-packed snacks that you can barely look at. Of course I still have my bad days like everyone else where I feel really upset, but I have found a lot of great gluten-free foods to make those days better. Most supermarkets now have a great gluten-free area with frozen meals and other treats. Some of my new favorites are the different varieties of soft-baked cookies by enjoy life. So far I have had the snickerdoodle and gingerbread kinds and they are absolutely fantastic.
The key is to find a special treat and bring it along when you know everyone else will be eating things you can't. In my experience, it helps a lot to have something special of your own to munch on. :)

In Topic: Ice Cream

24 November 2010 - 06:31 PM

I am lactose intolerant. That being said, I take Lactaid caplets before eating ANY dairy. So Casein and lactose are not a problem as far as this goes. I checked Edy's website and clicked on the flavor finder where you can go in and specify what you are wanting. I clicked "gluten free" A seasonal flavor, Pumpkin came up. It said it was gluten free. I bought it and ate it. I got really sick. D for 3 days, typical celiac symptoms from it. Possibly it was CC from the lines. I threw the rest away and got Edy's vanilla. I ate some 2 days in a row and was fine. Is Edy's a trustable brand as far as CC goes?

What brands of ice cream do you eat. Do you just stick with vanilla, choc and strawberry to avoid CC? What about Bryers all natural vanilla?

I have eaten Edy's pumpkin ice cream many times without any problems....it's one of my favorites and I have never had a reaction to it before. I'm actually eating it right now :)
Granted, I'm not super-sensitive to cc, but maybe you had a reaction to something else in the ice cream?

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