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Has anyone tried these? So far I've seen foodguru, Gluten-Free foodie and gfreely. I'd like to do something like this since we don't have a whole lot of health food resources. We've only had a Whole Foods for about 2 years and they don't carry the newer stuff. 

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I have nooo idea what you are talking about. What is monthly box subscriptions? 

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Basically you pay around $30 to get a box of different products in the mail. The websites are:

 

tasteguru.com

gfreely.com

gfreefoodie.com

 

It seems like a good way to get a sampling of different products. But I don't know anyone that's gotten them. And from what I saw on youtube reviews the gfreely boxes have a lot of the same stuff each month. 

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Hmmmm wow thats interesting!! I have never heard of that before ... Maby some have just not chimed in yet.  

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I subscribed to Tasterie for several months, They have a few different options but I was getting the $25.00 a month package.  I was very pleased with the process and the packaging and everyting.   I did discontinue this service, but it was because more of the things I recieved in the box were things I would not normally purchase since I don't eat many things that are not a whole food.   I recieved things like grahm crackers, marshmellows, ice cream cones (which were amazing, but I couldn't eat 12), better batter (seasoned not the plain flour), chips, chili mixes.   The give you a recipe as well.  I believe this company mostly sends items that are newer to the market.  

 

You can also customize the packages to be more that just gluten free....I believe they accomidate soy, eggs, dairy free as well. 

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I don't know? $30 for cardboard? Ever try to eat that crap, tastes nasty :o . I think we'll just stick with cooking fresh foods. Protiens, rice and vegies go great together. ;) Just kidding. If it's not available locally, get it where you can. :huh: Ooops, that didn't sound right.

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Yup gotta love your Whole Foods huh? Too bad ours is so far away... Maby it's a good thing or I'd be going everyday lol...

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Probably not a good idea to load up on processed food when eating gluten free.  Not only are they expensive but they are empty calories.   Healing should be a priority and your health will only be as good as the food you eat.

 

It is extremely satisfying to eat naturally gluten free food.  Try not to think about replacing foods that you have lost.  But change the way you think about eating.  

 

These are my options only.

 

 All the best. 

 

Colleen 

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I used Gluten-Free Connect, which is three times a year I think.  Got two of their mailings, then cancelled.  I think if you are new to the gluten-free diet it may be helpful with samples and coupons, but it mostly included samples of a lot of weird things that I wouldn't eat anyways, like raw food bars, artificial sweeteners, other nasty tasting processed "health" foods, etc.  Also a lot of oats.  A few things I liked I couldn't find in stores near me, so I would recommend taking the money you would spend on a subscription box and use it to try something you can actually get at your local store.  If you have more than one gluten-free person it may be more economical, though, and ordering the things you like online in bulk would be less of a hassle if you have a lot of people to eat it.

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I do eat noodles, once in a while. Not very often and not very much. The other day I did but a small bag of chips only because I was taking a pill and was not home and needed to eat something. But I was thinking they's send some rice samples or noodle samples or maby a new spatula or spoon. Something a Celiac can use. I will check some of these out.  :) 

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I just signed up for Tasteguru. Groupon had a good deal (3months for $37). I have not received a box yet. I am new to gluten-free stuff (have not been diagnosed yet) and figured it was a good deal to try gluten free products. I keep seeing people say only eat whole fresh unprocessed foods. But then I see people asking for gluten free products. The cost is less than the cost of gas to get to the nearest Whole Foods to find some snacks.

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I saw the tasteguru groupon deal and almost bit at it.  If I wasn't about to drop a ton of money on a vacation I would have!!!  Let us know how you like it.

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The Univ of Chicago sends a free box to biopsy diagnosed Celiacs. I think you have to send them a copy of the pathology report and blood work. They said that sometimes they get copies of results that do not diagnose celiac but doctors told people they had celiac. It makes a good double check.

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/living-with-celiac/care-packages

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I got their care package after I was diagnosed this year, I had to give them my doctors name and info and I think they got the info from them, but of course that involves the doctor's office cooperating.  A lot of really good magazines, pamphlets, coupons, and some nice full size samples.  It really helped me out a lot. University of Chicago is going great things for us Celiacs :)

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