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Juliebove

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My daughter has additional food allergies besides just wheat/gluten. So I wind up placing rather large food orders several times a year because I can't get all that she wants in a standard store. Some of these places send free items with your order. One place used to let you choose your free items but I think they no longer offer the freebies and instead give you some sort of "points" or something.

Some places simply send you a free item. And this would be fine if it were something we're not allergic to. But we keep getting stuff we can't eat. It's very frustrating especially when the item looks good but we know it's yet another thing we can't eat.

I got several packages of soy containing pretzels. My husband ate one package but the rest went in the trash. Then it was the chcolate cookies. I think they too had soy in them. Now today it was donut holes! Can't have those because of the eggs. I was relieved when I placed the order because they were giving out sesame pretzels. Those are not even that good (IMO) but at least we're not allergic. But lo and behold when the order arrived, we got the donut holes.

I wouldn't mind so much if I knew of someone else I could give these things to. But the only celiac I know of locally (my friend's dad) is also diabetic and doesn't eat much in the way of sweets.

It seems like such a waste! I don't know anyone else who will eat this gluten free stuff because they can pretty much eat what they want. I guess this is more of a rant than anything.

Has anyone else had this same situation? I did write to one company and asked them not to send me any free food, but I still got the soy pretzels. It's so annoying.

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I don't order in bulk like you so I guess that I can't say I have had this experience but it seems like such a waste. If they are nice enough to offer Freebies you would think they would either let you pick from a few items or opt out of the free stuff all together, it would be less wasteful.

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I don't order in bulk like you so I guess that I can't say I have had this experience but it seems like such a waste. If they are nice enough to offer Freebies you would think they would either let you pick from a few items or opt out of the free stuff all together, it would be less wasteful.

My guess is they think they might increase sales by offering something free for you to try. And most likely most people do not have as many food allergies as we do. But for us it is a waste.

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