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Lays Products...how Much Of A Risk?

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I tried Fritos a month ago hoping they were safe, but I had a reaction, so I'm assuming there's a good potential for cross contamination in all their products. I have also reacted to the Utz chips which state "gluten-free" right on the bag, so I just avoid chips almost entirely. However, I did pig out on a whole bag of Pirate Booty one night (after a whole weekend of air travel where I mostly ate apples, cheese, and tuna I brought with me because the airports didn't have anything I could eat) and felt fine. Mmmmmm, Pirate Booty.

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so how many of you(who are not lactose/casein intolerant) can tolerate lays prodcuts such as ranch doritos, cheetos, and regular potato chips (baked too)?

rc,

Only 3

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Lm- I agree with you about some batches being contaminated and some not as there have been times when I have eaten Fritos and felt fine, but the last time I ate them, I got sick immediately. Same with the Lay's natural- I think there were times in the past when I have eaten them and been fine- but not lately. I was starting to wonder about sunflower oil which is how I fouond this topic. I started eating them regularly since Feb. sine I can't find the gluten-free/sf crackers I was eating.

In 10 weeks, I have missed two trips (one to DC and one to san Francisco) had all sorts of tests done (which all came back fine) despite losing weight and having continuous symptoms of malabsorption, so through elimination, I'm willing to bet this has been the problem for me. Admittedly, I am super-sensitive so I know that there are many, many people could eat these and be fine.

It's just a chance I personally am not willing to take anymore. I'd rather spend a week in San francisco and not eat Lay's. I think everyone needs to make their own decisions.

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lm,

I see what you are saying, and in my various posts here on this thread, I agree that the reactions are not all the time--so much so that it was very difficult for me to pin down the cause.

The Utz chips, I only ate once, but the Lay's I was eating frequently for several months before I began to suspect them. My experience would bear out what you say about the first batches after a run with gluten containing chips being the ones contaminated.

I'm someone, like Mtndog, that is very sensitive to minute amounts of gluten. For folks like us, no food is worth that risk. :)

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lm,

I see what you are saying, and in my various posts here on this thread, I agree that the reactions are not all the time--so much so that it was very difficult for me to pin down the cause.

The Utz chips, I only ate once, but the Lay's I was eating frequently for several months before I began to suspect them. My experience would bear out what you say about the first batches after a run with gluten containing chips being the ones contaminated.

I'm someone, like Mtndog, that is very sensitive to minute amounts of gluten. For folks like us, no food is worth that risk. :)

I'm a little foodie, but what I do is slice my own root veggies with an inexpensive mandoline, deep fry them in my new inexpensive deep fryer (after years of wok-frying, but that works, too) and store them in my somewhat expensive, but oh-so-worthy vacuum-sealed container. That way, I have potato chips, sweet potato chips, something like the Terra chips mix, doritos or anything I want without having to wonder. I'm going to do this more often after that errant bag of Lays, but this weekend is devoted to hush puppies, mostly for a coworker who has been obsessing about them ever since I brought some in to work months ago. And some buffalo wings with Stilton blue cheese dressing to go along with.

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Another thing to think about is what happens to the oil in the process of cooking the chips. I've read that they'll cook a batch of potato chips and then continue reusing the same oil over and over until it becomes pretty toxic. Maybe Larry can tell me I'm wrong or further explain that. I'm not trying to be anti-chip or anything...I'm just a bit curious about all this.

mo4,

Twas long ago when I worked there, but they had the oil down pretty good even then. The oil was filtered, monitored and such. You have to go to extreme lenghts to produce a good quality product. One thing about Frito Lay, they are a top notch company, the best in my book. Actually a Pepsico company.

I'm sure things are all computerized now and even better. But rest assured, they don't overuse the oil. The quality would suffer, the taste & appearance would be off. At least that's what I believe, I could be wrong. The quality of their products is really not the problem. The problem is our inability to tolerate mass produced food.

That being said, I'm considering following m2g, and making my own unhealthy yet tasty chips. Oh who am I kidding? I'm eating Munchos right now, don't you just love those things? Light, yet crispy, with a delicate potato flavor!

best regards, lm

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That being said, I'm considering following m2g, and making my own unhealthy yet tasty chips. Oh who am I kidding? I'm eating Munchos right now, don't you just love those things? Crispy, yet light, with a delicate potato flavor!

best regards, lm

Munchos are safe? I'll trust you larry mac. The world needs more chips!!

A fan of crunchiness..

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Munchos are safe? I'll trust you larry mac. The world needs more chips!!

A fan of crunchiness..

Agreed- the world nees more salty good potato crunchiness, but think I'll lay off the Lay's for a bit.

Mango- I think there is something to what you are saying, but if those chips are CC'ed I've eaten at least 10 bags in 10 weeks (oh- OINK OINK!) and that could add up to a whole lot of gluten going on. Just goes to show you that eating too much of anything is bad!!!!!!!!!!!

And Ii just found this link:

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...mp;#entry286425

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Bev and all

what did you think of the Kettle chips info you posted on d/s?

I couldn't read the ingred list and wrote them a email

anyone have any feelings on these.

i should go and look at the delphia (?) list

j

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what did you think of the Kettle chips info you posted on d/s?

Kettle brand potato chips make me sick as well. :(

I don't remember whether the corn chips did. We stopped buying them at the same time.

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