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I tried one of those Lara Bars. Read that it was gluten free. The way they are packaged it's hard to read all the ingredients. I ate it 4 days ago. My stomach has been bloated ever since I ate it. I should have known better. I even got the same rash down the inside of my legs that I get from an Aveeno bath. How long until this goes away.

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I tried one of those Lara Bars. Read that it was gluten free. The way they are packaged it's hard to read all the ingredients. I ate it 4 days ago. My stomach has been bloated ever since I ate it. I should have known better. I even got the same rash down the inside of my legs that I get from an Aveeno bath. How long until this goes away.

hmm. I eat lara bars all the time and have not problems.

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Lara bars have always been ok with me too.

However, at one point of my intestinal healing I became sensitive to both nuts and dried fruit. Have you ever been sensitive to these before?

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I thought Lara bars were all gluten free they are just cried fruit and nuts and spices I could be wrong though so dont take my word on it! but I hope you find what made you sick I know how frustrating that is!

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LARA bars and their factories are totally gluten free. Consider what else you ate before you experienced symptoms. I agree with Heather. Consider the specific fruits or nuts in the specific variety of LARA bar you ate. Many celiacs have other food sensitivities besides gluten. I have diagnosed dairy, egg, soy and cane sugar IgG mediated allergies BESIDES gluten intolerance.

BURDEE

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You got me thinking, it may not have been the Lara Bar. I ate some chips that I discovered had oat flour in them. It seems the more careful I try to be, the more I mess up. I think they put the ingredients in small print on purpose. I know peanuts are a problem for me. I also know I have other food allergies which I'm still working on. I will be more careful, it's no fun getting sick.

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I do field work and I sure depend on my LARA bars. I haven't had any problems. But, in the early stages of being gluten-free, I think I had some problems with digesting dates. Anyway, I hope it was the chips you ate and not the LARA bars.

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You got me thinking, it may not have been the Lara Bar. I ate some chips that I discovered had oat flour in them. It seems the more careful I try to be, the more I mess up. I think they put the ingredients in small print on purpose. I know peanuts are a problem for me. I also know I have other food allergies which I'm still working on. I will be more careful, it's no fun getting sick.

I'm glad you figured out the culprit. It can be hard at first since for many of us reactions to gluten are delayed. It is like when I was a cook and folks would say they got food poisoning and call 10 minutes after they left. It is sometimes hard to make folks understand that the last thing you ate is most likely not what got you, it was something from 12 to 24 hours before. With the gluten response the offending item may have even been 3 days previous.

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I think it was more likely the chips that glutened you. I eat Lara bars pretty much everyday and they are all gluten free so I don't think there would even be the potential for cross contamination.

Sorry you're not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon.

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I think it was more likely the chips that glutened you. I eat Lara bars pretty much everyday and they are all gluten free so I don't think there would even be the potential for cross contamination.

Sorry you're not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon.

We live on Lara bars-----never had a problem..I think they are a tasty bar for many celiacs...hope u feel better soon

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Thanks all, I'm finally feeling better. It was a blueberry yogurt Lara Bar. I haven't had problems with blueberries, but I don't remember all that it had in it now. It would be nice if i could eat them, since I really miss my granola bars. I'm going to wait a little to try them again.

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Thanks all, I'm finally feeling better. It was a blueberry yogurt Lara Bar. I haven't had problems with blueberries, but I don't remember all that it had in it now. It would be nice if i could eat them, since I really miss my granola bars. I'm going to wait a little to try them again.

Lara Bars does not make a blueberry yogurt bar as far as I know (and it is not listed on their website as one of their flavors). You must have had a different brand (that perhaps was not gluten free).

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I agree. LARA bars do NOT include a blueberry yogurt flavor. LARA bars do not include anything besides fruit and nuts with cinnamon (in the apple bar). Usually people don't react to blueberries. Consider whether you react to dairy. Either lactose (milk sugar) or casein (milk protein) in the 'yogurt' ingredient of that 'snack bar' could have bothered you. However I think you also mentioned you ate chips with oat flour. Most oats have GLUTEN. So I suspect the chips caused your reaction. However, you might also determine what brand of 'blueberry yogurt' bar that you ate. So you can read the rest of the ingredients from that label. Keep sleuthing. You've got the right approach. Eventually you'll figure out what caused your reaction.

BURDEE

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Keep in mind that Lara Bars are made with raw fruits and nuts. This can make a big difference in how your body tolerates the ingredients (and could potentially cause stomach upset.) I, for one, have been very hesitant to try these bars because I am allergic to many tree fruits and nuts in their raw form (almonds for example) but do not react to them when they are cooked. The cooking process alters the proteins...this is a fairly common experience with "oral allergy syndrome."

Because of my reactions I chose to try different bars...and discovered that I love Oskri Organics granola bars. Gluten free and so good (my favourite is the "Mixed Nuts" Honey Bar)!

Michelle

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LUNA makes a blueberry yogurt bar and they are NOT gluten free. They contain oats. I think this may actually have been your culprit.

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Did you eat a LUNA bar? There is a blueberry yougurt flavor made with whole grains! It has yellow packaging. Lara bars are small, less than 2 oz, and very dense and chewy. I've eaten every flavor without trouble.

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I bought a bunch of Luna bars, like 15-20, when I first went Gluten-free. I thought I'd read on here they were gluten-free (confusing them with lara bars). I didn't know about Oats.

I felt a little weird eating a bar billed as "for women", but they were super-tasty. I was sad when I figure out I couldn't have them, and now I'm stuck with a big bag of them.

Geoff

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You are right it was a Luna Bar. I will definitely look for the Lara Bars now. Well I guess I proved that oats are a no no for me. I didn't plan it that way, but it worked out that way. I am so sorry for all the confusion. Thank you all for setting me straight. I'll get this diet done right yet.

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Interesting. I had a Lara bar a little while ago, and my tummy is quiet as a church. If the bar had had gluten in it, it would have been very dangerous for me to light a match in here. :lol: However, all is very quiet here in my recliner. I can't explain what happened to you, but maybe you're allergic to one of the other ingredients.

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You got me thinking, it may not have been the Lara Bar. I ate some chips that I discovered had oat flour in them. It seems the more careful I try to be, the more I mess up. I think they put the ingredients in small print on purpose. I know peanuts are a problem for me. I also know I have other food allergies which I'm still working on. I will be more careful, it's no fun getting sick.

Aha! The oats did it for me, too, at the end of my first week of being gluten free. I was very disappointed, because I love Cheerios and oatmeal.

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