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hello all.

I am new to the board, so I am sure you already know of this information. Skittles say gluten-free right on the back of the package, I bought one at work because I had a sugar craving and wasn't sure and there it was on the back of the package. I wish all products were like that. I'm having a difficult time adjusting!

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I had read your post right before heading down to the cafeteria to grab a snack, so I saw some skittles and picked up the bag just to see it myself. It is nice to see :)

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Wow! That's good to hear! They didn't used to say it right on the bag. It's great when companies label as gluten free. I always support those companies as much as possible.

And BTW, welcome to the forum!!! :)

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Wow! That's good to hear! They didn't used to say it right on the bag. It's great when companies label as gluten free. I always support those companies as much as possible.

And BTW, welcome to the forum!!! :)

Yay for Skittles, I'm a recently diagnosed celiac disease and I eat Skittles at work. Also there is

an article in People Magazine with Dana Korn, excellent article. I'm in the process of

opening a gluten-free Bakery in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and working on an website.

Carol

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thats whay I love grocery shoping in Walmart , their brand products, GV, says GLUTEN FREE in BIG LETTERS@!! (the one that they are, of course!)

Even with all the controversy whit wallmart, Im glad that some companies have the guts to Writte it down on the package, not like Kraft or conangra food, that made my life really so not complicated in the beggining!!

Abi :rolleyes:

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What is the controversy with Walmart? Are they a cross contamination issue? I hadn't heard any of that...it's nice to know about the Starbursts as well, Thank you for the welcome!

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Guest maybe I have celiac

Glad to hear about Starbursts and Skittles, I have been reading candy labels more and have been eating more starbursts lately

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I think the controversy has nothing to do with Celiac, just their business practices concerning women, looking the other way when subcontractors use aliens, running little mom and pop stores out of business, enviromental damage when they cut down acres of trees to build a store, and all the other evils of walmart. I all these things are very good points so i'm not discounting them (I'm a former employee - seen the dark side inside) but they are not as bad some make them out to be.

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I think the controversy has nothing to do with Celiac, just their business practices concerning women, looking the other way when subcontractors use aliens, running little mom and pop stores out of business, enviromental damage when they cut down acres of trees to build a store, and all the other evils of walmart. I all these things are very good points so i'm not discounting them (I'm a former employee - seen the dark side inside) but they are not as bad some make them out to be.

Frankly I love walmart its so nice to have gluten free on their great value products so I dont have to buy it and then call and find out it has gluten and I can't eat it and Im out the money for it. I would shop at other stores if they took the initiative that walmart has regarding gluten free labeling.

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Frankly I love walmart its so nice to have gluten free on their great value products so I dont have to buy it and then call and find out it has gluten and I can't eat it and Im out the money for it. I would shop at other stores if they took the initiative that walmart has regarding gluten free labeling.

I agree, the gluten-free labeling is wonderful. Some people try to avoid walmart for those reasons I listed it has nothing to do with their food, labeling or cross containation.

If you have a Wegmans near you, they have a little G they put on the front of all the products to symbolize Gluten Free, they also mark stuff Vegan and Lactose free. I think they have another marking, but I can't think of it right now.

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Walmarts are intense. I usually hate going to them only because they're so crowded and people can be really pushy!!! Plus there's something about taking your children to Walmart in their pajamas at night and then yelling at them that we southern folk seem to do that I don't quite understand (humor...but truthful humor). But I did not know about all this wonderful gluten free labeling and will now put on my protective gear and head in that direction...should I not re-post on this forum, I fell into one of the huge ball displays and have not been found yet!

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Walmarts are intense. I usually hate going to them only because they're so crowded and people can be really pushy!!! Plus there's something about taking your children to Walmart in their pajamas at night and then yelling at them that we southern folk seem to do that I don't quite understand (humor...but truthful humor). But I did not know about all this wonderful gluten free labeling and will now put on my protective gear and head in that direction...should I not re-post on this forum, I fell into one of the huge ball displays and have not been found yet!

It is worth going to walmart for their gluten-free labeled stuff if you are really really paranoid. I don't usally find it worth the hassle (and I usally get roped into buying 20 extra things I don't need) and just try to buy kraft and conagra foods. I need to read all the labels anyway because of my casien, and other sensitives. Also I like kraft foods better I have found some GV stuff just don't cut it... like their steak sauce..ick.

I used to work at a Walmart when I was in college and I will never forget little jewish school girls buying big gallon sized jars of pickles, and the lady who brought her 1 year old kids to walmart wearing only diapers, then didn't think twice about it when they took off the diapers and jumped around naked. OY. Strange people come out at night.

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Hi newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease and trying to know what products are gluten free is a nightmare! Who seriously has time to call the manufactures of products that are not labeled as gluten free? It sure would be nice if all products were required by the FDA to do so. I have been going on line to list an item & gluten free and each time your site would come up and it has been a tremendous help! Thank you all for your posts it is making my life easier.

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Hi newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease and trying to know what products are gluten free is a nightmare! Who seriously has time to call the manufactures of products that are not labeled as gluten free? It sure would be nice if all products were required by the FDA to do so. I have been going on line to list an item & gluten free and each time your site would come up and it has been a tremendous help! Thank you all for your posts it is making my life easier.

Please watch the dates on the posts. These posts are 5 years old. Products change and this info may not still be accurate.

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I don't think Skittles are gluten free anymore. I haven't eaten any for about 6 months and then started again. After eating a single serving bag of the original red, I have gluten systems. Including headache. I really like them, so I tried 3 bags (over 3 days) and no luck. This is the only thing that I was eating different. 

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18 minutes ago, BGG said:

I don't think Skittles are gluten free anymore. I haven't eaten any for about 6 months and then started again. After eating a single serving bag of the original red, I have gluten systems. Including headache. I really like them, so I tried 3 bags (over 3 days) and no luck. This is the only thing that I was eating different. 

Did you check the ingredients list on them? Did you check the wrapper on them to see if they are labeled gluten free?

Ingredients

Sugar, Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil; less than 2% of: Fruit Juice from Concentrate (Strawberry, Grape, Cherry, Blackberry, Raspberry) Citric Acid, Tapioca Dextrin, Modified Corn Starch, Colors (Titanium Dioxide, Red 40 Lake, Red 40, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Yellow 6, Blue 2 Lake), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sodium Citrate, Carnauba Wax.

Notice on the screenshot I posted that it states gluten free right on it.

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Last time I bought some..... maybe a couple of months ago, they said gluten-free on them.  I like Skittles and have no issues with them

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There is also this from the gluten free candy list which was last updated Jan. 2019

Wrigley (Lifesavers, Skittles & Starburst) 

Although Wrigley's online gluten-free statement is pretty cagey (saying most products are gluten-free but some might not be, and failing to specify which is which), a statement provided to me by a customer service representative says that all Wrigley products in the U.S. are considered gluten-free except for Altoids Smalls Peppermint Mints (which always have contained the gluten ingredient wheat maltodextrin).

 

Wrigley also makes:

 
  • Creme Savers
  • Lifesavers
  • Skittles
  • Starburst
 

and in the U.S., these products are free of any gluten sources, according to the company.

 

Contact Wrigley at (800) 974-4539.

 

https://www.verywellfit.com/gluten-free-candy-list-562806

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27 minutes ago, squirmingitch said:

Did you check the ingredients list on them? Did you check the wrapper on them to see if they are labeled gluten free?

Ingredients

Sugar, Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil; less than 2% of: Fruit Juice from Concentrate (Strawberry, Grape, Cherry, Blackberry, Raspberry) Citric Acid, Tapioca Dextrin, Modified Corn Starch, Colors (Titanium Dioxide, Red 40 Lake, Red 40, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Yellow 6, Blue 2 Lake), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sodium Citrate, Carnauba Wax.

Notice on the screenshot I posted that it states gluten free right on it.

Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 8.00.32 PM.png

 

59 minutes ago, BGG said:

I don't think Skittles are gluten free anymore. I haven't eaten any for about 6 months and then started again. After eating a single serving bag of the original red, I have gluten systems. Including headache. I really like them, so I tried 3 bags (over 3 days) and no luck. This is the only thing that I was eating different. 

I just know how I feel. And this was the only thing different that i have been eating. It could be that they are processing them on a different machine or some of the artificial colors or flavors have changes and now have traces of gluten.  I am pretty sensitive and can tell immediately when it happens!  
In case anyone else had a reaction, I thought I would post! 

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