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Are There Any Companies That Are Completely Gluten Free ?

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Viola,

I googled hard bite potato chips and came up with this website ...

www.homegrownfoods.com/faq.htm

But, I can't see where they say they are gluten free ... Can you tell me if this is the right site ? Do the bags say they are gluten free ? Thanks ... marcia

Gentle heart -

Thanks for the info about Bob's. I'll have to check this out next time I'm feeling invincible .... ;)

"Are there any other companies who carry as wide a range of alternative ingredients (guar gum, cassava flour, buckwheat flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot starch, potato starch, etc.) as Bob's does?? Let's face it, they DO have a great line. It's going to be hard to get everything from different companies. "

Good question ... I haven't done much baking yet, so I don't know who else makes these ... Hopefully someone else knows though ... I did find this though ...

Ener G makes several cooking ingredients, such as

Xanthan Gum - Free Of

gluten, wheat, casein, dairy, egg, yeast, soy, nut, low protein, rice, potato

5.93 oz package Price $11.55

I'm not recommending them since I have never tried it, but it's good to know it's there ...

Marcia

Hi Marcia;

No they don't say gluten free on the bags, however, I both emailed them, and called them and they said that they don't use any gluten containing products in any of their chips, and that's all they make at that location.

You might want to email them to feel better about it;, I don't think I kept the email from them. Except for the odd time of eating Lays Stax, I perfer Hard bite original ... I've never been a person for flavoured chips :rolleyes:

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Felidae

On a scale of 1 to 10, how sensitive are you ? I don't think I can do this to myself again anytime soon ... :unsure:

I am extremely sensitive, probably a 10. Keep a journal, to see if it is other ingredients you are reacting to. In the beginning of being gluten-free I couldn't eat dairy. It took about one year before I could eat dairy again. I also can only tolerate small amounts of tapioca.

Hardbite chips are delicious. I've only had the plain ones and I have never had any problems.

I have had problems with Bob's Red Mill.

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Are there any other companies who carry as wide a range of alternative ingredients (guar gum, cassava flour, buckwheat flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot starch, potato starch, etc.) as Bob's does?? Let's face it, they DO have a great line. It's going to be hard to get everything from different companies.

I've heard good things about Authentic Foods and their superfine rice flours. They claim to be a 100% gluten free facility and carry several kinds of gluten-free flour, baking mixes, etc. Haven't tried them yet cuz I'm still trying to decide which product(s) to order first. Here's their link:

http://www.authenticfoods.com

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Thanks, I understand now why they tell you not to buy food out of the bins at health food stores too. I think the nuts I buy are safe because they are located in bins where you have to push up on a piece that slides up to let the product pour out untouched ... no scoops and noone can touch the nuts... I'll stop buying from the lower bins with scoops though ....

also, in respect to buying nuts out of bins, nuts can go bad after a shorter amount of time than you might expect... I just pulled this off a site real quick: "Nuts go stale, and even rancid, very quickly, because their polyunsaturated fats break down easily."... it's possible, maybe even likely, that some of the nuts in bins have been there for quite some time depending on how they restock the bins (ie. refilling them before they are empty).. I've had it recommended to me to store nuts in the fridge after buying them although I don't necessarily think this is practical as they were a food I would carry around with me and eat as needed to prevent a crash in my blood sugar.. either way, just wanted to add this about the bins

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also, in respect to buying nuts out of bins, nuts can go bad after a shorter amount of time than you might expect... I just pulled this off a site real quick: "Nuts go stale, and even rancid, very quickly, because their polyunsaturated fats break down easily."... it's possible, maybe even likely, that some of the nuts in bins have been there for quite some time depending on how they restock the bins (ie. refilling them before they are empty).. I've had it recommended to me to store nuts in the fridge after buying them although I don't necessarily think this is practical as they were a food I would carry around with me and eat as needed to prevent a crash in my blood sugar.. either way, just wanted to add this about the bins

This is a good thing to remember .. Thank you! Nuts do have an expiry date on them, but don't think they post dates on the bins.

This could go for any food item, although I rarely buy anything out of a bin.

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You could try Blue Diamond Nut-Thin crackers...they are really good and can be found at most grocery stores.

-Jay

Thanks Jay,

I copied this in from the Blue Diamond website ...

For health conscious consumers or people suffering from Celiac disease, try Nut Thins

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I have never been glutened by Kinnikinnick. Their staff are not even allowed to eat gluten. They have to eat gluten-free lunches.

I've only eaten the plain Lays Stax and have not had any problems.

I only eat Glutino pretzels and I have never had any problems.

Felidae,

I can just imagine one of them trying to sneak in a Twinkie and an alarm going off and then they release the gluten sniffing dogs. :ph34r::lol:

We have quite a few eating Stax ok, but some that are not ...

I got this from the Lay's website

"Our LAY

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Kinnikinnick makes the BEST bagels, breads, cinnamon rolls, and cookies. Their flours are very good as well if you're into baking. I personally don't care for anything Ener-G foods makes, especially their bagels.

Lays Stax are made on dedicated lines, but not in a dedicated facility. Some have reported feeling glutened after eating them. Gibbles potato chips are made in a dedicated factory. I have had great success with them. Glutino pretzels are very good, especially with peanut butter. :)

Guhlia,

I love your daughter's face paint ... Thanks for filling us in on Stax, I wish I had read this before responding the last post. It explains why some are being glutenned by Stax.

I just called Gibbles since the info isn't online and will be getting a call back. They make a popcorn that is not gluten free and if the chips are packaged on the same line, this could be a problem. The girl I am talking to is being very helpful ...

Marcia

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