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Great Value Scalloped Potatoes & Au Gratin Potatoes

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Hi everyone. I am new to this forum and found it while I was trying to find a way to contact Wal-Mart.

Great Value Scalloped Potatoes & Au Gratin Potatoes are boldly labeled "GLUTEN - FREE" but my digestive system says otherwise. I don't see anything on the label that sends up red flags, but I really don't believe the product is as gluten free as they claim. :(

I have seen other posts that people sent e-mails to Wal-Mart. I couldn't find their e-mail address on the package or on their web site. Does anyone happen to have it handy?

Thanks in advance!


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

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In the past I regularly bought the Great Value brand Au Gratin and Scalloped potatoes and I never once felt glutened by them. I'm relatively sensitive, so I've always put them on my gluten safe list since I've never had a reaction to them. GV brand items have been a staple in my diet since my second year into the diagnosis and so far so good. Perhaps you're reacting to something else in them? I'm sorry I don't have an e-mail address for them.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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GV brand is great for saving money on a gluten-free diet. We love the augratin potatoes, just wish I could convince my sister in law to buy that brand. She doesn't understand that from one brand to another of the same dish can be or not be gluten-free.

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How long have you been gluten-free? You may be having a problem with the dairy.

Also, I always make my potatoes in the same dish. Only a rice caserole that I make gets put in the same one. If I were to have a problem with that dish, those are the only two items that I would have trouble with. Are you using a dish/pan that may have been scratched up? Or is there something in that process that you do/use only when you make au gratin potatoes?

You can contact Wal-Mart at 1-800-Wal-Mart (of course!!) and I'm sure probably get transferred a dozen times but it's the only place I know to start.


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Have to agree with the other people.........I was one that has been bragging about the GV gluten-free potatoes from a box that WalMart has now. I love them, eat them and am fine every time. Can't imagine why you would be reacting to them this way. I trust that WalMart is right when they say their products are gluten-free, or they could be in a lot of trouble. Barbara

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Thanks for all the replies. It's definitely not the dairy. All I know is I am crossing out the "gluten free" on the boxes and donating them to my church pantry.


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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Is this product in a box on shelf or frozen food?


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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I think it is a shelf food if I am not mistaken. I wouldn't cross the gluten free off the box. It might be just be something that is bothering you. There are some products which are gluten free that some people do have reactions to.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

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i completely trust walmart's GV brand labeling. i THINK that they are very diligent about it and won't even list something gluten free if it is gluten free but made in a facility that uses gluten. we read the labels and love to be able to see GLUTEN FREE----but we still buy some of the Gv products that don't say gluten free as long as the ingredients look safe.

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