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Craving A Candy Bar!

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I am craving a candy bar REALLY bad. I have not had candy/chocolate in a long time. I am wondering if this will make me sick. I want to try it...but and wondering if it's worth it? :lol: What should I do? Need advise.


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Are you just gluten free? If so, there are lots of candy bars you can have. Do you have another reason to avoid chocolate?


Karen

gluten free 4/06

casein free 7/06

DQ1, DQ8

Daughter (11) gluten free 5/06, casein free 6/06

Daughter (9) gluten free 3/06, casein free 7/06, soy free, trying peanut free

vegetarian

gluten lite on and off since 1999

All dx'ed by Enterolab

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If you can tolerate chocolate and dairy--you have lots of options:

Reeses peanut butter cup

Hershey bar (with or without almonds)

Baby Ruth Bar

Snickers

M&M's (plain, peanut,

Butterfinger

Milky Way

Heath

Dove Promises (my fave)

fudge

If you can't do chocolate and dairy:

Divinity candy

Starburst

Skittles

Most hard candies--read labels

Most taffy--read labels

If you can't do chocolate, check with Ener-G foods--they have some allergen free candy. Good luck.

Susanna


Diagnosed in March 2006 by blood test and biopsy. Eleven year old son diagnosed in May 2006. Both gluten-free since diagnosis.

The Susanna (Flagstaff, AZ)

"I GOTTA have more cowbell!."

--The legendary Bruce Dickenson

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Unless you have actual problems with chocolate, I would recommend trying a Nana's Temptations chocolate mint confection bar. They are gluten and dairy-free and will definitely satisfy your chocolatey candy bar cravings :)


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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Caramilk is also okay.

If you are in Canada, Smarties are not gluten free, but in the US, they are gluten free. M&M's in Canada are gluten free.

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

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If you can tolerate chocolate and dairy--you have lots of options:

Reeses peanut butter cup

Hershey bar (with or without almonds)

Baby Ruth Bar

Snickers

M&M's (plain, peanut,

Butterfinger

Milky Way

Heath

Dove Promises (my fave)

fudge

Snickers is gluten-free? I think you may have just made my day.


Stomach problems began November of 2005

Gall bladder removed April 2006

Positive Blood test October 2006

Refused endoscope

Gluten-free since January 21, 2007

Positive reaction to diet

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21b

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Hmmmmm..... which to add to my ice cream first (when I once more attempt dairy that is, lol)


Just my .00000002 cents worth

If I knew what I was doing years ago I would have half a clue today!

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"Snickers is gluten-free? I think you may have just made my day."

Yep unless they changed recently. My DD wrote her entrance essay for college on the joys of eating a Snickers bar, she really makes a production of it and the very involved removal of layers she would do in the process. It was a great essay on finding a little bit of joy early in the post diagnosis period. It got her into her first choice college. As a proud as punch Mom I have to add she graduates with honors a year early this week and starts her Masters program in Nursing in another month.

Enjoy that Snickers !!!!!!


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I am craving a candy bar REALLY bad. I have not had candy/chocolate in a long time. I am wondering if this will make me sick. I want to try it...but am wondering if it's worth it? :lol: What should I do? Need advise.

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Dear Kim,

As you can see from the responses, forum members love to help out with advise. But we don't have much to go on here. What a mystery!

Starting with the fact that this is after all Celiac.com , I think we can safely assume you have celiac disease or wheat allergies. But that's no reason to restrict your candy/chocolate or candy bar consumption.

And of course you know this because the first thing one does after finding out what's been making them sick (wheat), is to check all the lists of things to avoid. As we all know, chocolate is not on it. Neither is sugar.

And the second thing we do is learn to read ingredient labels. The main candy bars that I can think of at the moment that have the word "wheat" printed in their ingredients on the candy bar package, are ones that have cookie type stuff in them. For instance, Butterfinger Crisp, with the crispy layers that I used to love so much. Was the perfect accompanyment to hot buttered popcorn.

So, we've established that you already know that celiacs can eat chocolate and candy (excepting those items that have the word "wheat" printed on the label). Now we must assume you have some other allergy or intolerance to an ingredient that might be in candy/chocolate. As soon as we find out what that might be, we can give you some advise. Well, not we, as I am only celiac and don't know nothin bout those other issues. But many here can and will.

best regards, lm

p.s., For anyone that likes some chocolate & peanut butter with their hot buttered popcorn, and wants it crispy/crunchy, check out the new Reese's Crispy Crunchy Bar. It's available in a pack-a-snack pack (8 small bars for a buck at WM).


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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I see Milky Way posted as gluten free. I was of the opinion that it is not gluten free. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

Tom

removed erroneous data lest I mess someone up!

BTW, I kinda freaked the other day when I bought a snickers from the andy machine and the inside was GREEN (they're doing a Shrek promotion) I read the whole label before I ate anymore! no reaction, though so must have just been food coloring....

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Milky Way DARK is not gluten-free. Regular is supposed to be.

actually, it's the other way around. regular milky way has wheat flour in it. midnight is supposed to be safe.

here are the ingredients...

MILKY WAY

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"Snickers is gluten-free? I think you may have just made my day."

Yep unless they changed recently. My DD wrote her entrance essay for college on the joys of eating a Snickers bar, she really makes a production of it and the very involved removal of layers she would do in the process. It was a great essay on finding a little bit of joy early in the post diagnosis period. It got her into her first choice college. As a proud as punch Mom I have to add she graduates with honors a year early this week and starts her Masters program in Nursing in another month.

Enjoy that Snickers !!!!!!

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Hi! Could you email me a copy of the college essay that your daughter wrote? We are starting the college process for my son and would love to read your daughters essay. Thank you so much! We are struggling at how to find the perfect way to exemplyfy Celiac Disease. Thank you!

Leavitts@aol.com

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Are you just gluten free? If so, there are lots of candy bars you can have. Do you have another reason to avoid chocolate?

My favorite seems to be gluten free as well from Hershey's: 5th Avenue. :D

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I have a big time candy problem always. People here have said, I believe, that glucose syrup (from wheat) is okay?? Somehow I just can't buy something that has wheat on the label :P and all our candy has it in it (we not being a big corn country). Is it really okay? because if not, I am so restricted because I can't do the soy lecithin in chocolate and my one source of chocolate has just discontinued the only two chocolate bars without soy. Am heading stateside in a couple of weeks; can anyone point me in the direction of soyless and wheatless candy?? (I know about EnjoyLife and Dagoba). Presumably I will do better with hard candies in the U.S.??


Neroli

"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein

"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson

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Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

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Yeah, I get the gluten free part, but are they soy free?? I believe the chocolate contains soy.


Neroli

"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein

"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson

------------

Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

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I also read some where that the large reese's cups were NOT gluten-free, only the mini's were. Can anyone confirm or deny that? Those are my favorites. B)

Thanks!


Salax
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Celiac Disease - Gluten Free since Feb 2009,
Cow Milk &  Corn free - June 2012,
Gall Bladder Failure - Removed July 2009,
Colitis, Hashimotos Disease, & Diverticulitis

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I also read some where that the large reese's cups were NOT gluten-free, only the mini's were. Can anyone confirm or deny that? Those are my favorites. B)

Thanks!

I think it is actually reversed. The mini's are the ones I remember that people spoke of having an issue with. Very very rarely I will get the full size cups and haven't had an issue but it has been a long time since I had one so don't take that as a certainty that they are gluten free now. You might want to do a board search or post the questions in the Foods section and see what other folks have to say.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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resses are gluten-free, every where ive seen says they are and all the packages ive read say nothing in them.

snickers and butter fingers are gluten-free. hershey chocolate is gluten-free and skittles and starburst i know are all gluten-free

-matt

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