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gfpirate

Member Since 04 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 16 2012 06:22 PM
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Cinnamon Dolce Latte At Starbucks?

15 April 2012 - 08:21 AM

The other day I went to Starbucks and ordered a cinnamon dolce latte. I had taken just a few tiny sips and then decided to research if it was gluten free for peace of mind. I read that the flavor powder they use has "denatured wheat" in it and that the "gluten protein was removed". Regardless, I quickly threw my drink away. I know that it was my own mistake for not checking before I spent the money on it, and I suffered the consequences with horrific symptoms on a 4 hour car trip >.< My question is, is it really possible to remove gluten? I would guess no because I still responded to the so called denatured wheat. Any input or info about this? Thanks :)

What Does It Feel Like?

29 January 2012 - 09:28 AM

Hi, so my non-celiac friend and I were discussing what being poisoned feels like. Granted, if you don't have the disease, it's pretty hard to try to understand what it feels like. So, just for fun, tell how you feel when you get 'glutenated'. What does is FEEL like? A knife? Pins and needles? Dull throbbing? Just for fun :)

Family Sometimes Makes Me Feel Bad...

24 December 2011 - 06:53 AM

Today, my family and I were discussing what we would eat for Christmas Eve dinner... we decided on chicken and artichoke pasta, and my mom said that she would try to find a gluten-free cream of chicken soup mix, since I already had my own pasta and the cream of chicken was the only other questionable ingredient.
My dad said, "No, no, no, don't go changing the recipe to make it gluten free, it doesn't taste right to me."
I don't know why, but that really hit a nerve with me. It hurt my feelings so much, and I can't explain why. Maybe it was his insensitivity, or the fact that it just reminded me that I'll never really eat 'normally' again (FYI, I'm only 17 years old.) It's really only one small alteration, I don't see what's so bad about simply buying another brand of cream of chicken.
Are you sensitive to comments like these, or do you have any similar stories or suggestions on how I could've handled the situation?
I know I'm overreacting, and that there are way worse problems I could have. But, truth be told, the holidays aren't the easiest time for a Celiac!

Has This Ever Happened To You?

14 December 2011 - 04:11 PM

Today we were doing a secret santa exchange for a club that I'm in. Beforehand, we all had to write on pieces of paper what our favorite candy was, etc; so the person drawing our name would have an idea of what to get us.
For mine, I specified that I'm allergic to wheat (I figured that would be easier than saying gluten, because more people know what wheat is).
I gave suggestions like Snickers and M&Ms and Hershey's dark chocolate, all of which are gluten-free.
So today I got my gift, and it was none other than Godiva Dark Chocolate, and on the package it said it contained WHEAT!! I was thinking, "Really? This person couldn't have taken the extra 5 seconds to check the label (it's clearly listed in the allergen statement)? And why couldn't they just have gotten one of the things I suggested??"
I know this sounds like an overreaction, and it probably is, I just needed to rant :P
I understand that it's the thought that counts, and I'm thankful they got me anything at all. I guess it's just the thoughtlessness that bothers me.
Anyone have any similar stories? The holidays can be tough with Celiac :(