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here in australia gluten free foods are not as common you have to go looking and if you live in the country you have to do a lot of traveling to big citys to find them we dont have a tax exemption or medical certificate to recive cut price in our foods and the products can be quite expensive we have a web site though you might like to check out called coeliacs society of australia but its not like this site that you can contact other people with the same problem as you look forward to others from australia and maybe other parts of the world and let me know how it is for you to get hold of your foods

jacque <_<


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my 15 year old and i are both celiacs

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Hey Jacque, We have most of the same problems in the US about obtaining food, even if you live in a City the size of San Diego. I travel, once a month, across town to stock up on gluten free stuff and also mail order some of the expensive ingredients. As for the tax exemption it's a joke unless you have a catastrophic illness and excessive medical bills. You can only deduct the difference between normal food and gluten free and then they only take a percentage of your income as the deduction, which leaves you with nothing unless you are below the poverty line----which many of us retired Celiacs are anyway. :P I hope you hang around Jacque, us Celiacs of the world really need to stick together. :D Shirley Whitley from San Diego, California.

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;) Hey there shirley i am glad you replyed

so getting food is just as hard for you too would make it even harder if you didnt have acar to get there hey heheheheheh :lol:

i will be staying in here as we do ned to stick together we need to educate the world to celiac disease as people look at you as though you are contagious or something or they just dont understand :blink::unsure:

ok take care

jacque


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my 15 year old and i are both celiacs

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Jacque, one of my favorite gluten free foods is made in Australia, Corn Thins. We use them in place of rice cakes for sandwiches for a quick meal. At first I could purchase them in San Diego, then I couldn't find them, so I e-mailed them in Australia and within 2 hours they replied with a store I could purchase them in right here within 2 miles of our house. Makes a great peanut butter sandwich or even egg salad. Their e-mail address is www.realfoods.com.au. It's a constant search for stuff that is good and nourishing. Shirley

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:o thanks you for the email addy will check it out

i use them all the time there are also corn and rice thins that are just as nice anything for a change really find it hard to get vitamin tablets too if you look on hte label they have some form of gluten in them cant win really

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:o Hi there is there anyone from australia here or especially victoria i would love to hear from you

jacque


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my 15 year old and i are both celiacs

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:o Hi there is there anyone from australia here or especially victoria i would love to hear from you

jacque

Hi Jacque

I'm in oz, just wrong side of the country (tho we're in a world on our own over here really ;) )

Probably like you, this was the only site I could find that allowed people to get together like this - certainly nothing like this here

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hello I am glad to find this forum it helps to read what others are doing I am australian.

If this helps at all I have found Two companies that are great for gluten free and

milk free products they are Orgran and Freedom foods I have seen them in

supermarkets they have a good selection and its getting better i have noticed. :)

Is there a range of cosmetics that are gluten free and milk free that anyone knows of?

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Well I'm fairly new to gluten-free food shopping, but here are some resources I've found:

Coles has an online list of gluten-free foods [i assume if they don't have them in your local shop, they'd order them]

www.coles.com.au/healthyliving/freefrom/gluten_free.asp

Orgran Natural Foods [sold at many grocery shops, including Coles, Woolies, and Bi-Lo]

http://www.orgran.com/home.php

Freedom Foods [sold at many groceries; online ordering and catalogues]

http://www.freedomfoods.com.au

Masterfoods [

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One of my favourite gluten free snacks comes from Australia.....

Snakatas Crackers, they come in 4 different flavours and they are delicious!!!

In fact, I can't keep my kids away from them!! (I am the only one celiac).

I am so glad to whichever company up here in Canada imports them....

Karen


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:o Hi there is there anyone from australia here or especially victoria i would love to hear from you

jacque

Hi Jacque, :D

It's good to see another couple of Aussies here. I'm on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

Maggie :P


SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

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gluten-free (or trying to be) since December 1st 2004

positive blood test - Oct. 2004

positive biopsy -Nov. 2004

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:) Hey, I found a Nude food Store today, right here on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia!!

It's got a lot of great gluten-free things including breakfast cereals, different types of flour, cookies (I miss good old ANZAC biscuits, but found some gluten-free ones there..YUMM), icecream, lollies..etc., etc..

They even had my favorite dessert, Sticky Date Pudding, which was almost $10AU

(I can't work out the amount in US$$$ sorry) for enough for six serves (or two if I'm eating it). That to me is a bit expensive, but hey! I'm worth a treat occassionally, aren't I??

It's all a bit more expensive than the 'normal supermarket' brands but, it makes me feel a whole lot better knowing that it's available. :P

I've tried the gluten-free muesli, and it is really nice. There are also many powders which are good to help boost those of us who are always weary. I suffer with chronic fatigue too, so anything which can get me moving is helpful too.


SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

Maggie

Working towards wellness.

gluten-free (or trying to be) since December 1st 2004

positive blood test - Oct. 2004

positive biopsy -Nov. 2004

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A few shops here in the UK sell Big Oz Morning Puffs.

They are expensive - lots of food miles :lol: but appear to be organic.

I love the buckwheat ones, the corn ones and the rice ones.

The millet ones though are rather bitter and go soggy in liquids - anyone else think so?

(A shop some distance away sells non-organic ones grown in an unknown location which I like better)

BTW isn't buckwheat a well kept secret!

:D

Michael

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The supermarkets only stock foods that will move fairly quickly through the store. If you are the only person diagnosed with coeliac disease in your area, it is very unlikely that the supermarkets will be interested in stocking anything for you.

In the area I live in, Baulkham Hills-Castle Hill-Kellyville, there are over 300 families that are members of the Coeliac Society. As a result of this, the supermarkets devote an appreciable amount of shelf space to gluten free foods(because it is good business for them). The Woolworth's manager is always interested in what else he can stock for us.

There are very few cafes/restaurants in our area that do not stock gluten free items.

I believe the secret in reaching this situation is that every coeliac should be making their doctor (and other doctors in their area) aware of coeliac disease.

The Coeliac Society of Australia has recently reprinted the pamphlet originally published by GESA "Gastrenterologists Society of Australia" entitled "Coeliac Disease 'It's common and testing is simple..."

I am in the process of visiting all the medical practices in my area and making sure each GP gets one. In several practices I have been able to see a GP, and their response has been very enthusiastic.

Contact your state society and get enough pamphlets for all the doctors in your area, and then go to work visiting them. Make sure you read the pamphlet first, and point out to the GPs that it is published by GESA.

The whole aim of the exercise is make sure all coeliacs in your area get diagnosed, and so increase the demand for gluten free food. (sorry about those in wheat farming areas!)

Report here on how you get on.

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Hi All,

I wanna share another gluten free shop in Australia. Their website is http://www.glutenfreeshop.com.au . They have wide range of gluten free products (close to 600 products) available online. They also have shop that you can go to down in Glen Huntly, Victoria. My tips if you want to save on shipping, pick the non-refrigerated products, otherwise there is additional shipping fee for packaging. And what I like more is they also have filtering for multiple intolerances like egg free, nut free, vegan, etc which is very handy.

Nice meeting you all.

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Hi I'm in Bathurst in the central west of NSW,

its great to find this site, I can get most things here from Coles and we have a great takeaway shop where I can buy gluten free hamburger/ chips etc which means I can buy takeaway with my family again.

we have a local baker who makes great bread and cakes and a few good place to eat , my favourite is a place called Zieglars, they have gluten-free white chocolate raspberry cheescake!! Mmmm!! :P

I'm going to check out the gluten free online

good to hear from some other Aussies

cheers

Louie

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Springbok delights 656 Mowbray Rd Lane Cove 2066 (02) 9427 5168 in Chatswood makes delicious gluten free sausages, their boerewors a South African traditional sausage is a real treat. They also do postal deliveries. We ordered some sausages from them recently we definitely will be supporting them in the future. The quality of their sausages is excellent. It a real treat to eat sausages and not get a reaction to them. They also sell white maize meal that is great to cook with.


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:o Hi there is there anyone from australia here or especially victoria i would love to hear from you

jacque

Hi Im from Ipswich in Queensland and yeah is there anyone that is close to me ...

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Hey guys.

I tend disagree slightly with what some of you have said about their being very few products available esp. If you live in a larger place!

13 years ago there were literally 3 types of sweet biscuits you could buy: Jam drops, some kind that had chocolate on them and the rice cookies. Freedom foods now has more than that just in their biscuit range!

Go into the health food shops and look around, they have things that supermarkets don't stock.

The gluten free bakery who are based at Burpengary have a range of quiches, pies, pizza, sausage rolls and desserts that are really yuummy!

I have also seen biscuits that look exactely like Mint slice put out by a company called LEDA.

There is most certainley room for improvment but I have found that stuff is out there if you look.

Also I would like to encourage people to actaully buy the products that are out there, I would hate for the compianies to think "oh people aren't interested , so we will stop making all this variety of stuff"

Don't give up and think that your limited to fruit, veg and meat- That is just not the case.

I hope I haven't offened anyone :unsure:

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I noticed that the original date of this thread was Jan 2004 and I guess at that time there was a lot less gluten-free food available.

I live in northern Victoria and have been gluten-free for two years. The availability of gluten-free food during those two years has risen dramatically. Because processed foods are usually filled with additives, preservatives and flavour enhancers I also make most of my food from scratch and the ingredients that I can't find in the supermarket I can usually find on-line.

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Here are a few recent gluten free products we have recently enjoyed.

We bought some gluten-free coconut flour from www.niulife.com and made the best coconut bread have a look on the link.

Yumis gluten and dairy free dips you can buy them from Woolworths and Coles. Usually in the Kosher section or speciality section of the supermarket.

Syndian www.syndian.com.au they do gluten &dairy free & vegan. They have some great dips, patties and finger food.

Has anybody tried http://www.brookfarm.com.au/products_gf_muesli.shtml brookfarm gluten free muesli ? If you can get a packet of the stuff it is worth every penny. Better than any gluten muesli I had before going gluten-free.

I will post a few more when I have a moment. I'm off to bed on my side of the world. :rolleyes:


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Has anybody tried http://www.brookfarm.com.au/products_gf_muesli.shtml brookfarm gluten free muesli ? If you can get a packet of the stuff it is worth every penny. Better than any gluten muesli I had before going gluten-free.

I completely agree! This is quite a new find for me I am loving it!

When I got it the other day they charged me for a big pack instead of little one! I didn't notice at first coz I bough other stuff well, but I got them to check and they had same barcodes on the big ones as the little ones! Theres a massive price difference too $26.00 for the big pack and $11.00 for the little one! Like you said tho, it is so very worth every cent

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Saz I agree with you Freedom food products http://www.freedomfoods.com.au have a lovely range of products. I’m looking forward to try their new wraps that were on show at the Gluten free Expo

Have you tried the Diego’s gluten white corn tortillas they make great pizza bases if you dry fry them before adding the topping. They yeast dairy, gluten free

http://www.sandiego.com.au/ProductProfile/...orntortilla.htm

I have also been enjoying sorghum porridge it is produced by Bokomo and they call it Maltabella you can find it in any South African deli. I also use it to bake with in any recipe that request sorghum flour all you need to do is just sift the sorghum porridge twice. The ingredients in the Maltabella is just Sorghum flour and salt. So you just need to omit from adding any salt to the recipe. I used the sorghum flour to make a gingerbread house last year. The gingerbread house was a great success with the gluten and non gluten part of the family.

I’m on a rotation diet so I'm always rotating my food. Be great to hear from others regarding the gluten-free products they are using on our side of the world.


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