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The High Price of Gluten-free Food

Celiac.com 02/20/2014 - There's a new study confirming the high price of gluten-free foods that is making waves beyond the shores of the UK, where it was conducted.

Photo: CC--wikimedia_commons--nasaThe study, by the food info app canieatit.co.uk, found that about 12 million consumers in Britain bought gluten-free products in the past year, a rise of 120 per cent in just five years.

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The study also found that people who cut gluten from their diet pay double or triple for gluten-free versions of ordinary food.

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dappy
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24 Feb 2014 6:53:03 AM PDT
Pay double or triple - the study found this?? Really?? How astute?? It's amazing that this would take a study when you can go to the grocery and pick up a package of just about anything GF. Surely the money could be better spent on other aspects of GF.

 
CAN2

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25 Feb 2014 6:42:58 AM PDT
Yes the prices of GF food is crazy expensive. A pound of regular pasta costs about $1.20, but the GF version cost $3.60 per HALF pound. Yes, that is $7.20 per pound. The companies making GF are price gouging us for no reason.

 
bethj
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25 Feb 2014 6:49:18 AM PDT
This is not news for those of us who have to live GF. $7 for a loaf of bread (mind you, it's smaller than a "regular" loaf of bread). I've long maintained that the exorbitant prices are criminal.

 
Corine
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26 Mar 2014 3:49:06 PM PDT
How true. Greed gone to seed and no mercy.

 
Patti
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10 Oct 2016 9:44:20 PM PDT
Beth I feel your pain, also suffering from celiac disease and breaking the bank just to eat the foods I used to enjoy, but forced to pay the higher prices! When Shar first introduced their bread it was $4.99. Now is is $6.99!! It is an absolute shame how these companies are making us consumers pay a higher price for foods we may want to indulge in knowing we can NOT have the normal 99cent bag of bread! UDIs is just as bad! Then you take Barilla Pasta which every now an then goes on sale at your local supermarket, but does NOT include their gluten free Pasta! It's awful! I'm about to just start making my own breads!

 
Debbie
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28 Feb 2014 3:06:10 PM PDT
I have even caught my local Walmart pricing a gluten free noodle in the GF section a whole $2.00 more than the same product placed in the "regular food" section!!! I talked to the manager and showed it to him, the noodles were removed from the "regular section." I have complained, it's gotten me nowhere.




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