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Hi everyone,

I recently attended a conference and received some samples of REVIVAL SOY bars. They state clearly on the label: Does not contain gluten, wheat, yeast or egg. however, I got very sick after consuming the bar (and it was the ONLY thing I had eaten, so it's pretty easy to narrow it down). To top it off, I got the typical mouth sores that usually show up 2 days after I eat gluten. i called the company this morning and the rep could not tell me HOW they test for gluten and said no one at the company has that information. She did tell me that they make other bars on the same production line that aren't gluten free, so maybe it's just an instance of cross-contamination. She told me, however, that the MALTITOL in the bar tends to make people sick and she suggested that was the cause of my distress. I found that interesting, but the mouth sores ONLY happen when I consume gluten.

I am bummed...because the bar is very high protein and very low carb and tasted great. I was hoping I had found a wonderful new product... guess not.

Kathleen

gluten-free since Aug 2003

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Sorry about your luck, and wow, I must say, their own lack of information is scary. How can no one know in the company how the company tests for gluten :blink: Pathetic.

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Hmmmmmmmm, could be cross-contamination or might you be sensitive to soy. That soy bar would make me ill for 3 weeks or longer. I can have soy lecithin and a little soy oil, but that bar would have made me so ill. Very little corn for me either. Deb

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Also, what the rep. said about the maltitol is true for me. If I eat anything with that, I get D and gas a few hours later. But if you ask me, what got you was probably cross contamination because of the mouth sores. That makes it look like a glutening. :angry:

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This is interesting....my mother's neighbor is Celiac and on the gluten-free diet & has been for a long time. She recently told my mom something about not being able to have anything w/ Soy b/c there is traces of gluten in it. Has anyone heard this before and know any further info on it? I was just getting excited about Soy Eggnog too but now i'm hesitant until I know more about this soy stuff.

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I know nothing about Revival soy bars but my guess would be that they don't test for gluten. Most companies don't.

Soy itself does not have traces of gluten. Soy is gluten-free.

richard

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Thanks Richard. I though it was an odd comment myself, which is why I posted about it to see if anyone else had any input. Not sure what doctor or what resource(s) told her soy was not gluten-free i'll have to get more info when I talk to her myself at Christmas. WEIRD!!

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According to what I've read, Maltitol is made by hydrogenation of maltose derived from a starch. That could mean wheat I suppose.

It's a polyol (sugar alcohol), and we know alcohol can be made from wheat, barley, etc.

Here are two companies that make it:

http://www.maltitol-maltisorb.roquette.com/

http://www.spipolyols.com/

Perhaps the manufacturer's can tell you what they use.

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I just looked at the FAQ for SPI:

Do SPI’s products contain gluten?

SPI Polyols utilizes various corn syrups as the raw material for our products. Therefore, they do contain corn protein at low (50-60 ppm) levels. They do not contain gliadin gluten from Wheat, Barley, or Rye grains.

The other site just says they use cereals - so you'd have to ask. Then try to find out the source of the Maltitol in the revival product, and/or suggest they use one that is gluten-free.

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