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Well, from one of the mainstream product lists that I reccently downloaded, it said that chocolate balance bars are gluten free. So, my fiance ran out and got me a bunch of them. Of course, I was enjoying them so much, knowing that they are packed with vitamans and gluten free, not to mention soooooooo chocolatey. (It's that time of month, too! Sorry, haha too much info?)

Anyway, I had like 4 of them on Sunday and noticed some back pain and I bad headache that I only get when I eat gluten. And stupid me had a couple more yesterday knowing that my pain could be coming from this newly added food. So last night I was having the 'sweats' and I woke up today and my whole body is in pain again, muscle-wise. This happens when I eat gluten. My head is in pain, and my back and leg muscles are soooooooooooo tight and achy!

So, I looked at the wrapper and it says that the bars, although had no gluten in the ingrediants, are produced on the same lines as wheat. So my question is, do a lot of you get glutened like this? Have any of you ever had a problem with Balance Bars?

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Dani--Sorry you're feeling so bad :( . I have gotten reactions often from products made on the same lines or in the same facility as wheat. There are a few exceptions, but usually when I see that warning, I skip it.

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Dani--Sorry you're feeling so bad :( . I have gotten reactions often from products made on the same lines or in the same facility as wheat. There are a few exceptions, but usually when I see that warning, I skip it.

Yeah, I should from now on. This isn't worth it. I mean, I know it can't be the dairy in it because I can drink milk and be okay and I've added a plain chocolate hersheys bar into my diet almost everyday last week. So, it has to be from CC. I wrote the Balance Bar Company and e-mail just to see what they say about how high the risk is for CC on the product lines, but I already know my answer.

I have another question though. How come some Warning lables read :this product is produced in a facility that also produces products with wheat, egg, etc. And other ones say: this product is produced on the SAME product lines as products containing wheat, etc. etc. Do you think I can trust the first warning, for example when it comes to Amy's soup products? Or do those mean pretty much the same thing, and I should stay away from all..........?

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Although I don't know how much of a difference there would be in terms of how much of a reaction, I would think that products made on the same equipment would have more of a potential to be contaminated than something made just in the same building. But in my experience, and not knowing how close the machines are, the amount of flour in the air, etc, I've had a reaction from both. Hope that roundabout explanation helps :D

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