Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

daisymae106

Lindt Lindor Chocolate And Barley Malt Ugh!

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi Everybody!!

 

Well, the holidays are here and I just made a HUGE mistake!  I ate a Lindt Lindor Dark Chocolate truffle ASSUMING that it was ok.  I have celiac disease and have been gluten free for 3 years now and I should have known better!  I am so mad at myself! :angry:  Anyway, this is the first time that I can remember that I know I definitely ingested gluten since going gluten free.  I'm sure I have had gluten unknowingly or have been cross contaminated because I have had reactions over the last three years, but nothing that I could 100% pinpoint.  Anyway, I am not sure what my reaction will be, but I just wanted all of you to know that after researching this just now, most Lindt Chocolate DOES contain barely malt.  I think the white chocolate truffles appear to be safe according to the ingredient list although it does list artificial flavors and I am not sure about that.  I also have read that Lindt does not maintain that ANY of their products are gluten free.  Thanks for listening!!  Maybe barley malt does not illicit as strong a reaction as other sources of gluten?? I hope all of you stay clear of gluten in all of the Christmas goodies being passed around out there! Have a safe and blessed holiday season!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, Lindt used to be something I would treat myself with, one of the first things I learned was a no-go when I got diagnosed.  Barley malt is something to watch for in chocolates, sadly. Hopefully your reaction isn't as bad this time, I don't think there is going to be a large amount of gluten from the barley malt (versus accidentally eating gluten pasta, etc), so hopefully that goes in your favor!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, heck.  Godiva chocolate also states that their products are not safe for celiac or NCGI folks.  Sigh.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ghirardelli is a good choice (they have shared equipment but great practices to clean lines in between), and my favorite is See's Candy, of which everything is now gluten-free.  They are a bit pricey, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just  found  out  See's  candy shoppe  is  all gluten-free  now.....I make  the  cookie/candy  turkeys  for  thanksgiving  &  needed  a  replacement  for  the  malted candy   that   is  used  for  gluten eaters & I found  the  perfect  size  ball  at  See's.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone know a chocolate manufacturer that actually does a good gluten-free impersonation of Lindt Lindor bonbons with that melty chocolate inside? I haven't found one yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been there, done that! Lindy used to be my favorite. Personally, I have less of a reaction to Barley, you may get lucky!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone know a chocolate manufacturer that actually does a good gluten-free impersonation of Lindt Lindor bonbons with that melty chocolate inside? I haven't found one yet.

 

Sees candy makes a Milk Chocolate Butter and Dark Chocolate Butter that I think match the outer/inner texture pretty well.  They aren't spheres, just regular fancy chocolate candy shape.  But they have that smooth center.... yum.  I am craving chocolate now.  But, I eat a lot of chocolate, probably way too much, and luckily I have a See's store semi-near me, so I stop in and treat myself sometimes.  Haven't found anything else near the Lindt truffle bon bon ball things, they used to be a favorite treat.

 

They are the first two on this selection page: http://www.sees.com/index.cfm/custom_mix/select Not to be confused with  "Milk Chocolate Buttercream", although that is good, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it just the Lindt Truffles that have Malt in it?? Or is it all the chocolates????? Every once in a while I treat myself to lindt chocolate bar. I guess thats a nono huh??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it just the Lindt Truffles that have Malt in it?? Or is it all the chocolates????? Every once in a while I treat myself to lindt chocolate bar. I guess thats a nono huh??

 

Every time I see something new that is lindt, I take a look at the ingredients, and I have not yet found one that is safe.  I wish there was.  Definitely steer clear, and read every ingredient list, every time!  Its always the mundane little things that get ya.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a feeling that the very high percentage cocoa bars might be gluten free but make sure you check the labels. But those aren't the ones I really like, the Lindor chocolate is what sets it apart from the others....  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is from the Lindt website:

 

"Gluten can be found in several premium chocolate products that Lindt &Sprüngli produces; either as a cereal ingredient or as a barley component. Additionally, there are some specific premium chocolate products that are manufactured without cereal or barley malt; however, and even though Lindt & Sprüngli incorporates the most stringent cleaning process of all of our manufacturing lines, trace amounts of these gluten ingredients and components may have the opportunity to come in contact with non gluten products, and therefore we cannot make the statement that any of our premium chocolate products are purely "gluten free." "

 

Given all the other chocolate brands that are out there and are safe, I would pass over any Lindt item.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My boss gave me a bag of Lindt truffles today. Thanks to this topic I immediately checked the ingredients and saw barley malt. My cubicle mate was happy to take them off my hands.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got my son some Endangered Species chocolate bars for his Christmas stocking.  He's had them before, they come in several flavors and he likes them.   They were the only ones I could find that are certified gluten free.  And, as an added bonus, 10% of the profit is donated to endangered species wildlife, something our family supports.  No, they are not truffles, but if you crave chocolate and want to know its safe, they are a good choice. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was just  given  some  lindt  choc  balls  i search for  ingredients and it didnt say  gluten  so I ate  one   and then on further  research  yes  they do have  the  malt  barley in them  so  great  now  i will have to wait  and  see  how  my gut   is  later  tonight .. so  frustrating    i did not  know they were truffles  and ate it   only to see  that  The  truffles   did  have  the  barley  it tasted  delicious  btw  ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Tigerlily200 said:

I was just  given  some  lindt  choc  balls  i search for  ingredients and it didnt say  gluten  so I ate  one   and then on further  research  yes  they do have  the  malt  barley in them  so  great  now  i will have to wait  and  see  how  my gut   is  later  tonight .. so  frustrating    i did not  know they were truffles  and ate it   only to see  that  The  truffles   did  have  the  barley  it tasted  delicious  btw  ...

Last post was from 2014, ingreidents do often change and you always have to check the package.

 

 

3 hours ago, annlisa said:

BAKERS PURE  BAKING CHOCOLATE BY KRAFT  ITS THE BEST  AND EASY TO FIND

PURE COCOA IS EASY TO MAKE CHOCOLATE DIY  JUST GOOGLE

 

I use Hershey Dark and Hershey cocoa both are gluten free also,  I sometimes source other powders like Gerbs Allergen Friendly foods or Big Tree Raw cocoa for different flavors. I also buy Crio Bru ground roasted cocoa beans. Different ones like the Ghana, Ecuador, Dominican republic, with different roast like the dark Ghana all have different profiles. I love these in snack mixes. For premade chips, I use Enjoy Life, and Gerbs in my bakery. I am working on sourcing some sugar free bars for the holidays and am looking at three sources, The latter of which has a ton of great options I linked the dark but they have milk if you like dairy.
http://shop.goodchocolate.com/
https://the-macalat-shop.myshopify.com/products/macalat-shamanic-chocolate
http://www.cocopolo.com/dark-chocolate/all.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Top Posters +

  • Upcoming Events

    • March 20, 2019 04:00 PM Until 08:00 AM
      0  
       
       
       
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
       
       
       
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
       
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
       
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
       
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information: emotionalhealingforceliacs@hotmail.com
    • March 24, 2019 Until March 27, 2019
      0  
      NEW ORLEANS GOURMET GLUTEN-FREE mini GETAWAY    March 24 ~ 27, 2019   We have arranged a fun and Gluten-free food filled mini in the city known for it's food and fun.  We have arranged to eat many of the famous dishes that aren't usually Gluten-free at a few of the World Renown restaurants.   Staying at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street in the center of the French Quarter, you'll be able to enjoy the ambiance of the city at all hours.   Our itinerary will include a Luxury Coach tour of the city and surrounding area - Admission to The National World War II Museum, including the Tom Hanks" 4D film "Beyond All Boundaries" - an exciting Airboat ride and tour through the Bayou.      This it the 3rd time we have visited New Orleans and it has always been well attended, so join us even if you've been there before.  Check out our website for the complete itinerary and cost.    Due to contractual obligations we must have 20 participants by October 31, 2018 to make this a go.      If you have any questions just give us a call at 410-939-3218.  Bob & Ruth info@bobandruths.com (410) 939-3218
    • March 30, 2019 Until March 31, 2019
      0  
      Nourished Festival is a family-friendly event with 10 locations across the US. Attendees will be able to sample food, health and beauty products, meet with companies, learn about the most current food lifestyles, receive coupons and attend educational sessions with industry experts. 
      Nourished Festival, managed by The Nourished Group and presented by Enjoy Life Foods, is the largest gluten-free, allergy-friendly and specialty diet event in the US, with 10 locations including.
      ABOUT THE NOURISHED FESTIVALS
      Managed by The Nourished Group, formerly The Gluten Free Media Group, The Nourished Festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the United States. Started in 2007, the events have expanded from one to ten cities throughout the country. The festivals cater to anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or those who follow a specialty diet due to autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances. Offerings including Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly and Nut-Free products. The events provide the opportunity for attendees to sample and purchase new products, receive coupons, meet with brand ambassadors and attend educational classes with industry experts. For more information, visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com 
       
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      86,773
    • Most Online
      4,125

    Newest Member
    Lissabeth
    Joined
  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      112,051
    • Total Posts
      956,597
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Forum Discussions

    Wow!  I can say thank you in Polish, but can not spell it.  This is a bit off topic, but I will post this here and then open a new topic.   A month or so ago, a guest commented on an article that Celiac.com had published.  The guest mentioned that she has been a celiac for decades, long before the gluten free craze.  She noticed that she is now getting more gluten exposures compared to the years when there were very few gluten free processed foods on the market.  Interesting. With
    The celiac tests are: TTG IgA TTG IgG DGP IgA DGP IgG  EMA IgA And....Immunogobulin A (IgA).  This test is used only as a control test when checking for celiac disease.  If your body is not producing enough IgA, the IgA celiac tests are invalid or will not work.    You would also have a immune deficiency issues too.  But that is a separate issue.   The previous link I gave you spells out the test names which are long!  😆
Guys, thanks so much for taking time out of your day to reply to me. I'm going to ask my doc for the test, she's super and I'm sure she will go for it. This whole thing has sure taken it's toll on me both mentally and physically the last couple of months... to be honest, I don't care if I have it or not, I just want to know what's going on
  • Blog Entries

  • ×
    ×
    • Create New...