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Boo! :angry:

I was just at the store to pick up some more of the Shiitake Ginger marinade/dressing - which I also got my best friend hooked on. As we were walking down the aisle he happened to flip the bottle over....low and behold, they've changed their ingredients to now include wheat (and soy). We looked at a few other bottles and when I got home I looked at the one I have left in the fridge just to confirm.

So, just a warning. I'm GLAD I've trained such good label readers around me - I would'nt have even noticed! And a friendly reminder to always read the ingredients, even if you've been buying the product for years. Companies do stupid things. (And I just finished an email to them describing why it was stupid!)

Stupid Chef Drew...tasted fine without the wheat in it to me....

Courtney

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I didn't check all of them. But the two or three bottles I picked up at the grocery store and spot checked had all been changed. And on the back where it used to say Gluten-Free along with all its other merits, it just says Sugar Free.

Whoop-dee-friggin-doo. Sugar free. That's what I'M looking for in a product...

No response yet from the email.

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Now I'm thorougly confused. I just received a reply from ChefDrew about their ingredient changes...who says there haven't been any ingredient changes? I wrote back and asked if perhaps they had recently changed labeling policies because I KNOW the ingredients listed were different. (I also thanked them for being so prompt and clear about which products contain gluten as it seems companies aren't always so good about that) Anyways, here's their reply. And lonewolf, you're all good 'cuz the Caeser is still gluten-free.

Hello Courtney,

First let me apologize for the gluten that is in some of Drew's All

Natural products. However, Chef Drew has not changed any his recipes

since he had started the company. There are five out of our nineteen

flavors that contain Wheat and Gluten and they are:

~Thai Sesame Lime

~Sesame Orange

~Soy-Ginger

~Shiitake Ginger

~Lemon Tahini Goddess

I hope you will change your mind about using Drew's because the other

flavors Chef Drew offers are Wheat and Gluten free, have low sodium, and

all but two are vegan and Dairy Free. They are:

~Buttermilk Ranch (not dairy free)

~Honey Dijon

~Raspberry

~Rosemary Balsamic

~Roasted Garlic & Peppercorn

~Romano Caesar (not dairy free)

~Garlic Italian

~Smoked Tomato

~Kalamata Olive & Caper

~Organic Mild Salsa

~Organic Medium Salsa

~Organic Hot Salsa

~Organic Double Fire Roasted Salsa

~Organic Chipotle Lime Salsa

We hope that you will reconsider dropping Drew's out of your system as

in the future we are looking for ways to make all of our products Wheat

& Gluten free and your feedback and comments are welcomed and

appreciated. Thank you Courtney and I hope you have a great day.

Sincerely,

Nora Tully

Inside Sales Representative

Drew's All Natural

P# 800-228-2980

F# 413-773-0003

nora@chefdrew.com

www.chefdrew.com

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..And their response. Seriously - incredibly impressed with their timeliness! Of course this means that apparently I've been glutening myself for months...

Hello again Courtney,

It is my understanding (after just researching this), that the labeling

process for Drew's (and many other companies) have changed the

requirements. What you are seeing is on the older label it is

specifically stating what the benefits of the product are, such as Dairy

Free, Wheat & Gluten Free, etc. Now the labels are required to say what

the product contains and free of, for ex: this product contains egg and

soy, etc. Therefore you are probably reading the old label in the store

and what you have in your fridge is a different one or vise versa. I

apologize for the confusion and misleading of the products. I am

attaching some forms that will help you to understand the benefits,

ingredient listing and the nutritional information of Drew's. Again I

apologize the inconvenience and if you have any other questions please

feel free to email/call me anytime. Thanks Courtney.

Best,

Nora Tully

Inside Sales Representative

Drew's All Natural

P# 800-228-2980

F# 413-773-0003

nora@chefdrew.com

www.chefdrew.com

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