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I spent my ENTIRE summer feeling sick and in pain!!! When summer started, in May, I started using Rice Dream Vanilla Rice Milk. I liked it, and it was a good replacement for milk in my cereal since I can't have dairy. I heard conflicting things about Rice Dream, so I called the company, and they assured me that it was Gluten Free. I have a lot of heatlth issues, so it's not unusual for me to have bad days. But, I spent my whole summer feeling miserable - sometimes thinking that I was comlpetely losing my mind. A couple of months ago, I switched to coconut milk. I almost immediately noticed a difference in the way I was feeling. I have heard that Rice Dream is not completely honest about their products being gluten free. Anyway, it just makes me sad if this is the case. I missed out on so many things with my kids because of how I was feeling. Shame on them if this is in fact true.

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I spent my ENTIRE summer feeling sick and in pain!!! When summer started, in May, I started using Rice Dream Vanilla Rice Milk. I liked it, and it was a good replacement for milk in my cereal since I can't have dairy. I heard conflicting things about Rice Dream, so I called the company, and they assured me that it was Gluten Free. I have a lot of heatlth issues, so it's not unusual for me to have bad days. But, I spent my whole summer feeling miserable - sometimes thinking that I was comlpetely losing my mind. A couple of months ago, I switched to coconut milk. I almost immediately noticed a difference in the way I was feeling. I have heard that Rice Dream is not completely honest about their products being gluten free. Anyway, it just makes me sad if this is the case. I missed out on so many things with my kids because of how I was feeling. Shame on them if this is in fact true.

Call them back and ask them this question: "Do you use barley or rye at any point in your process?" The answer, unless something has changed in two and a half months, (which was when I called them in tears from exhaustion and a migraine) will be yes. They remove the barley in the process so they don't have to list it. I remember being about five seconds away from screaming when I hung up.

I use West Soy's Rice Milk now and love Good Karma's brown rice milks. I also use Coconut So Delicious which is fine, but semi-expensive where I am. (It also requires refrigeration at all times, which isn't always helpful.) I also like making hot chocolate, and Good Karma and West Soy are better for that. So Delicious leaves a slight weird taste. I know others like Hemp Milk, but I am not a fan of Hemp Milk to be perfectly honest.

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I am going to try those other milks you mentioned. I LOVE the coconut milk, but it seems to make me gain weight. I got some hemp milk to try, but I don't think I am going to like it. I have tried hemp in other things, and did not like it.

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I am going to try those other milks you mentioned. I LOVE the coconut milk, but it seems to make me gain weight. I got some hemp milk to try, but I don't think I am going to like it. I have tried hemp in other things, and did not like it.

For what it's worth, hemp milks vary GREATLY in taste. I just about cried when Living Harvest changed their formerly fabulous recipe to the new "tempt" stuff, which I can't stand. I tried 'em all, couldn't find one I liked, and then a couple of months ago Pacific saved the day by coming out with one that tastes like Living Harvest used to taste. (So I want everyone to go buy some so they'll keep making it! :) )

Jeanne

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Try lite coconut milk. WAY less calories and I can't taste the difference. You can get it at Trader Joes. I also saw some coconut milk in the organic section at Stop & Shop in a big container. It's made by the same company that makes the coconut milk ice cream.

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For what it's worth, hemp milks vary GREATLY in taste. I just about cried when Living Harvest changed their formerly fabulous recipe to the new "tempt" stuff, which I can't stand. I tried 'em all, couldn't find one I liked, and then a couple of months ago Pacific saved the day by coming out with one that tastes like Living Harvest used to taste. (So I want everyone to go buy some so they'll keep making it! :) )

Jeanne

Hmm...I hadn't actually tried anything other than Hemp Dream, which came apart in two and a half layers, but if I can find the Pacific (and given that you appear to shop at Stop and Shop, it's possible), I'll give it a try.

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Hmm...I hadn't actually tried anything other than Hemp Dream, which came apart in two and a half layers, but if I can find the Pacific (and given that you appear to shop at Stop and Shop, it's possible), I'll give it a try.

So far I've only found it at Whole Foods, but I've been meaning to request it at other stores that carry other Pacific nut milks.

Jeanne

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Hmm...I hadn't actually tried anything other than Hemp Dream, which came apart in two and a half layers, but if I can find the Pacific (and given that you appear to shop at Stop and Shop, it's possible), I'll give it a try.

P.S. - And yeah, I didn't like Hemp Dream either.

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I use the Whole Foods 365 brand Rice Milk, and haven't had any problems with it.

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