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LoveBeingATwin

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Skittles

What the heck? The last package of skittles I looked at said wheat right on the label. I can't remember where it was.. I wonder if it was when I was in Cambodia. If so it might make sense, because M&M's in Cambodia contain wheat and the ones in the USA are gluten free. Weird! I just assumed that American skittles and starburst had gluten all this time!

I don't know if it's gluten or what but Reeses made me throw up. :( It might just be all the chemical crap thats in them.

I'm so excited to find out the Dove promises are gluten free! YAYYYYYYYYYYY!

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:) Resee's (full sized) have been in my shopping cart every week since going gluten-free - we also like m&m's both plain and peanut

-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)

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Snickers just announced in the UK that they're not gluten free, they contain malt.


Gluten, dairy and caffeine free since 22nd June 2008. Still have a caffeine withdrawal headache ;o)

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Natural flavourings.. i have been keeping away from candy and chocolate etc that have this in it, i got told that natural flavourings have wheat in it, is this true?

And i am glad to that Snickers is safe to eat too... my favourite candy by far:P

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What the heck? The last package of skittles I looked at said wheat right on the label. I can't remember where it was.. I wonder if it was when I was in Cambodia. If so it might make sense, because M&M's in Cambodia contain wheat and the ones in the USA are gluten free. Weird! I just assumed that American skittles and starburst had gluten all this time!

I don't know if it's gluten or what but Reeses made me throw up. :( It might just be all the chemical crap thats in them.

I'm so excited to find out the Dove promises are gluten free! YAYYYYYYYYYYY!

in the states they even say "a gluten free food" on them on the back

-matt

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You poor thing! Bags and bags of Dove chocolate is what helped me cope with this gluten-free diet. I should've bought stock in the Mars company!


2/90 - Symptoms began. Diagnosed IBS.

4/08 - Positive Celiac blood test

5/08 - Negative Biopsies, but was advised to retake blood test in a few months

8/08 - Postive Celiac blood test again. Positive result came from a raised level of Antigliadin IGA antibodies.

9/08 - Decided to try the gluten-free diet. (Headaches and abdominal cramps subsided.)

12/08 - Intestinal issues FINALLY improved. Mouth sores stopped appearing.

1/09 - Negative Celiac blood test after being on a strict gluten-free diet. Self diagnosed Celiac.

The only quirky symptom left is my migratory joint pain. I'm hoping it will go away soon...

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Natural flavourings.. i have been keeping away from candy and chocolate etc that have this in it, i got told that natural flavourings have wheat in it, is this true?

And i am glad to that Snickers is safe to eat too... my favourite candy by far:P

I've learned the hard way to avoid ANYTHING that lists a generic ingredient like 'natural flavors' or 'spices', unless the packaging also specifically states it is a gluten-free item.

And at least here in the states, even if there is not an ingredient that raises a red flag, some candies are processed on equipment or packaged off conveyer belts that are coated with wheat flour to keep things from sticking. :(

I tend to shop the health food store for my chocolate, and only buy "regular" candies that specifically list themselves as gluten free. Yippey for Skittles and Hot Tamales! :D

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I got this from the Snickers Site

Mars Allergy


Constipation, Gas, Bloating, Abdominal Pain, Ataxia, Brain Fog, Joint Pain Headaches

Bloodwork Negative

Went gluten free 10/02/09

Immediate and Positive intestinal improvement with improvement in headache frequency

Enterolab results 11/23/09 (after one month gluten free)

Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA 10 units

Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA 9 units

Fecal Fat 1267 units

HLA-DQB1 Allele 1: 0201

HLA-DQB1 Allele 2: 0202

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,2 (Subtype 2,2)

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I sometimes get Goya chocolate bars at the local Giant food store. They are dairy free but they do have soy lecithin in them.

Ingredients are sugar, chocolate liquor, vanillin, soy lecithin, salt. They come in a large bar with a bright yellow paper wrapper. I couldn't find an exact product page link for them. Goya suggests using them for hot chocolate. At my local Giant Foods they are in the Mexican foods section, not in the regular candy section. They are cheap compared to most chocolate and don't make me sick. They are also mostly sugar though, much sweeter and harder than a Snickers or such things. More like a baking chocolate bar but extra sugary sweet. They would probably work well to melt on top of home made candies, like nut bars or something.

Goya website


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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When I'm having a bad candy bar craving...usually only during a specific time of each month (LOL) I snag some reese cups or a snickers. Not the little individually wrapped snack size as I'm told those are not ok to have sometimes.

I never seem to react.

The reese morsels on the other hand are NOT ok. I am pretty sure. I tried out the new Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookies and put some of the Reese morsels in and had some BAD issues with DH and stomach problems. I recently tried the chocolate chip cookies withOUT the morsels and NO issues what-so-ever.


-Self-diagnosed gluten/wheat intolerance 2007. Negative (basic) blood test for celiac disease March 2009.

-Diagnosed positive for Celiac 5/11/2010!!

-Vitamin D low (last year was deficient), Iodine low, Protein S low. Balance/dizziness not related to Celiac.

-Elimination diet 11-4-2009 and ended 02-28-2010. Tolerating dairy again. Highly intolerant to soy, sensitive to green peas and corn kernels.

"Oh CRAP! Are you SERIOUS??

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