Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):


Join eNewsletter


Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):



Join eNewsletter

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Recommended Posts

Have any of you tried the Mint Crisp M&M's that are out as a promotion for the new Indiana Jones Movie? These are not the same as the crispy M&M's in the blue bag that had barley malt in them. I felt safe eating them because M&M's has good labeling practices, and the label did not contain any gluten ingredients. Something in this product does not agree with me. My only intolerance is gluten, and the reaction I am having to them closely mirrors my gluten reaction (timing, duration and symptoms). I have tested them several times over the last few days, and feel confident that I do not have a stomach bug or another issuse.

I would appreciate hearing any responses on your experience with this product. I'm not saying there is gluten in them necessarily, but they seem not to be OK for me for whatever reason.


-Colleen

Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)

13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):


The M&Ms (Mars) website does not give specific ingredients info, but does say their labeling is good and will disclose hidden sources of allergens.

SO, got to read the label!

However, I remember a thread on here that talked about another of the "limited edition" flavors - "Wild Cherry" - I remember it saying that Mars had said that the special flavors had gluten! I suspect that many of their special or different flavors contain gluten.

But reading label is the best practice - especially watching for malt flavoring or other barley-derived ingredients.

I really only trust the mainstream M&Ms (regular, peanut) - because the others are on the market so temporarily that none of the gluten free listmakers ever include them (like Clan Thompson).

My GUESS is that they contain gluten.


Franceen

Diagnosed DH by Allergist via gluten-free Diet Success

Gluten-free since Dec 2005

Gluten-free works so why keep getting tests?

Neg skin biopsy & Neg bloodwork after gluten-free for 3 months

No Endoscopy - need to eat gluten for good test & won't do it

No other Allergies or major ailments!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Honestly, I've never had luck with M&M's. Something about the candy coated shell rubs my body the wrong wrong. I tried looking on the website as well, but they do not list the ingredients. I would stick to the safe side and ditch them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mars will disclose any gluten in their ingredients, but maybe you should contact them since they're a promotional product. Perhaps they've partnered with another company or something? Then there's always cc. :huh:


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest digmom1014

As usual, we are in sink Colleen! I actually threw the rest of the bag out, even though I thought the ingrediants were okay and tasted so good! I don't know what it was but, I got the screaming stomach rumblings and that is my first sign that I did something bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They appear to be gluten-free, but I have a marked distrust for anything with "crispy" in the label, even with rice puffs, cause of the malt. The blue M&M's appear gluten-free on the label as well, but there is sneaky malt in there. I have trouble believing these are gluten-free. Despite reassurances from Mars, I will not be eating them.


Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I called m&ms 1-800 # & according to their recording concerning allergies, the new mint crisps ARE gluten-free! Yeah!

I called the phone number too. I know they say they are gluten-free, but the fact remains that I have a gluten reaction to them. Maybe there is no gluten in them, but whatever is in them acts exactly the same in my system. Since my only known intolerance is gluten, I don't know what else to think.

They appear to be gluten-free, but I have a marked distrust for anything with "crispy" in the label, even with rice puffs, cause of the malt. The blue M&M's appear gluten-free on the label as well, but there is sneaky malt in there. I have trouble believing these are gluten-free. Despite reassurances from Mars, I will not be eating them.

Here are the ingredients. There is no malt listed.

Semisweet chocolate (chocolate, sugar, milkfat, skim milk, cocoa butter, lactose, PGPR, soy lecithin, artificial flavoring, salt), sugar, rice flour, less than 2% - cornstarch, corn syrup, coloring (includes yellow 5 lake, blue 1 lake, red 40, blue 1, yellow 6, yellow 5, yellow 6 lake, red 40 lake, blue 2 lake, blue 2)dextrin, natural flavor, salt dextrose, calcium carbonate, gum acacia.

I'm fine with not eating them. For whatever reason, my son and I both reacted to them. If it were just me, I would chalk it up to a tummy bug. But since it is both of us, I'm not so sure.

I probably need to be eating fewer M&M's anyway..... :lol:


-Colleen

Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)

13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites