Jump to content
  • Sign Up
0
SLB5757

Any Chance Their Is Gluten In :

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

I have been gluten free only for a week now. My terrible bloating after eating, need to constantly eat, and general feeling like I was going to die from constant stomach issues has went away. I still have acid reflux type issues, but had a general question for the board as to what they think my problem may have been last night. I know this is not a healthy diet at allllllll, and maybe the combo alone was enough to cause distress, but I wanted to verify gluten status of Fruity Pebbles, Munchos, or cool ranch doritos.

I had a few cool ranch doritos on a road trip yesterday because I thought I remember them being Gluten-Free. Then when I got home I ate two bowls of fruity pebbles, and had a few munchos potato chips. I know its a terrible combo, but it must be close to my cycle. Within about 20 minutes I was seriously bloated, and then got a sharp left sided pain requiring Mylanta. I do not know if there was gluten in there somewhere, or maybe the lactose in the milk was the culprit. I seem OK this AM at work, so whatever it was was short lived but definitely not good. The bloating/distension was severe and lasted until I went to sleep.

Thanks!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have been gluten free only for a week now. My terrible bloating after eating, need to constantly eat, and general feeling like I was going to die from constant stomach issues has went away. I still have acid reflux type issues, but had a general question for the board as to what they think my problem may have been last night. I know this is not a healthy diet at allllllll, and maybe the combo alone was enough to cause distress, but I wanted to verify gluten status of Fruity Pebbles, Munchos, or cool ranch doritos.

I had a few cool ranch doritos on a road trip yesterday because I thought I remember them being Gluten-Free. Then when I got home I ate two bowls of fruity pebbles, and had a few munchos potato chips. I know its a terrible combo, but it must be close to my cycle. Within about 20 minutes I was seriously bloated, and then got a sharp left sided pain requiring Mylanta. I do not know if there was gluten in there somewhere, or maybe the lactose in the milk was the culprit. I seem OK this AM at work, so whatever it was was short lived but definitely not good. The bloating/distension was severe and lasted until I went to sleep.

Thanks!!!

As much as I would love to say Fruity Pebbles are gluten free, they are not! Sorry! Chexs cereal is about the only safe cereal out there. The doritos are probably off the list too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fruity Pebbles:

Rice, Sugar, Polydextrose (Source of Fiber)Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Coconut and Palm Kernel Oils)Salt, contains Less than .5% of Natural and Artificial Flavor, Red 40, Yellow 6, Turmeric Oleoresin (Color)Yellow 5, Blue 1, Blue 2, BHA (to Help Protect Flavor)Vitamins and Minerals: Niacinamide, Reduced Iron, Zinc Oxide (Source of Zinc)Vitamin B6, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)Thiamin Mononitrate (Vitamin B1)Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D.

Cool Ranch Doritos:

Corn, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: corn, soybean, or sunflower oil), buttermilk solids, salt, tomato powder, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn syrup solids, corn starch, whey, onion powder, garlic powder, monosodium glutamate (MSG), cheddar cheese (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), nonfat milk solids, sugar, dextrose, malic acid, sodium caseinate, sodium acetate, artificial color (including red 40, blue 1, yellow 5), spice, natural and artificial flavor, sodium citrate, disodium insinate, and disodium guanylate.

I always google on my Blackberry before eating anything Im unsure about. In this case I found on Celiac.com posts that cool ranch doritos and fruity pebbles were gluten free. I am seeing now, after looking up ingredients that the cool ranch doritos were definitely not lactose free. ha ha. I had a double whammy with the milk in the cereal and the doritos...plus it was all just fried yuckiness. Oh well...guess it will teach me to give into temptation. Sometimes I still feel like I can eat like I did when I was in my twenties, but my tummy reminds me otherwise!

If any other board members could comment on fruity pebbles Gluten-Free status Id appreciate it. I do get kinda sick when i eat them each time, but I always eat 2 bowls (over-do it) and always have 2 percent milk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fruity Pebbles:

Rice, Sugar, Polydextrose (Source of Fiber)Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Coconut and Palm Kernel Oils)Salt, contains Less than .5% of Natural and Artificial Flavor, Red 40, Yellow 6, Turmeric Oleoresin (Color)Yellow 5, Blue 1, Blue 2, BHA (to Help Protect Flavor)Vitamins and Minerals: Niacinamide, Reduced Iron, Zinc Oxide (Source of Zinc)Vitamin B6, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)Thiamin Mononitrate (Vitamin B1)Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D.

Cool Ranch Doritos:

Corn, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: corn, soybean, or sunflower oil), buttermilk solids, salt, tomato powder, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn syrup solids, corn starch, whey, onion powder, garlic powder, monosodium glutamate (MSG), cheddar cheese (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), nonfat milk solids, sugar, dextrose, malic acid, sodium caseinate, sodium acetate, artificial color (including red 40, blue 1, yellow 5), spice, natural and artificial flavor, sodium citrate, disodium insinate, and disodium guanylate.

I always google on my Blackberry before eating anything Im unsure about. In this case I found on Celiac.com posts that cool ranch doritos and fruity pebbles were gluten free. I am seeing now, after looking up ingredients that the cool ranch doritos were definitely not lactose free. ha ha. I had a double whammy with the milk in the cereal and the doritos...plus it was all just fried yuckiness. Oh well...guess it will teach me to give into temptation. Sometimes I still feel like I can eat like I did when I was in my twenties, but my tummy reminds me otherwise!

If any other board members could comment on fruity pebbles Gluten-Free status Id appreciate it. I do get kinda sick when i eat them each time, but I always eat 2 bowls (over-do it) and always have 2 percent milk.

You are right about Fruity Pebbles! I did call and they did say they don't contain any wheat products but they can't label them gluten free because even though they are produced on a machine that is wheat free, the facility itself isn't wheat free. I would love a bowl of fruity pebbles! You are never too old (40) for fruity pebbles! :P

Does anyone else eat these? Imagine how happy the kids would be if they could put gluten free on fruity pebbles and coco pebbles. Maybe everyone should send them an e-mail to see if they can produce them in a facility that is wheat free! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know about those products particular, I am also dairy-intolerant, so I understand the multi-food whammy. Just reading the ingredients on the cereal it would seem it would be ok, BUT I have found MANY, MANY, MANY, MANY (did I say MANY???) times that some products like your cereal there, chips, snacks, etc......that it is often cross-contaminated with other products that company makes. Many chip companies are off limits for me because they do the cheese flavorings, sour creams, etc. Look and see if products will say, "Made in a facility that also handles......." and then lists the other allergens that their plant will have in it. Some people aren't as sensitive with things like that, but many of us are VERY sensitive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I eat Fruity Pebbles all the time with no stomach or any other issues.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I eat Fruity Pebbles all the time with no stomach or any other issues.

Wonderful! I am going to buy a box or two this week! :rolleyes: Does this mean that Rice Krispies are ok?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am sure it is a lactose reaction...I didn't think it was the fruity pebbles themselves - but probably the milk I had in it. Who knows - Im just a mess when it comes to foods/multiple allergies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I too eat Fruity and Cocoa pebbles with no ill effects. They are gluten free per the ingredients list

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

twe078,

No do not eat Rice Crispies. It contains malt. This is made from barley and is not gluten free.

Susan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your intestines need time to heal. Cut out all gluten (forever), dairy and soy should be avoided for several months until you are healed. Then you can start adding them back to your diet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Ahorsesoul. I will try eliminating those three for now. Very tired of daily tummy pains here or there. Even a Halls cough drop seemed to give me a pain (gas from sucking it maybe). I only had white rice and grilled chicken for lunch, and for breakfast a cup of peaches and a few of these crispy rice crackelbred things (which I now see have soy as a main ingredient).

Maybe soy is a culprit..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody has addressed the Munchos. They are a manufactured potato product and if they are anything like Pringles they have wheat in them as a binder. I think I remember seeing that as n ingredient a long time ago. I don't have a package in front of me but I bet that is your source.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Munchos are gluten-free. Can't make any guarantees about CC.

richard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thank you Ahorsesoul. I will try eliminating those three for now. Very tired of daily tummy pains here or there. Even a Halls cough drop seemed to give me a pain (gas from sucking it maybe). I only had white rice and grilled chicken for lunch, and for breakfast a cup of peaches and a few of these crispy rice crackelbred things (which I now see have soy as a main ingredient).

Maybe soy is a culprit..

You've gotten lots of good info. Just wanted to mention that the dairy could be only temporary. Soy is an issue for a lot of us but not all, so hopefully you can add that back in later as well. The best thing to do in the beginning is to eat as natural as possible such as fresh veggies, fruits, and proteins. Once your on your way to healing you may be able to add more of the processed goodies. Even the gluten free products bothered me in the beginning. I was eating a bunch of new grains that my system has never had before such as quinoa, sorghum ect. For the first year, I kept a food journal of everything I ate and it did help me pin point some things, but the soy was overlooked because I didn't know that even soybean oil or lecithin would bug me as well. Happy Healing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can only speak for myself, but I cannot tolerate any sort of processed food like doritos or cereal. Even supposedly gluten free ones. But I am sensitive to corn, dairy, soy and most chemicals/dyes as well.... I didn't start truly gettin well until I removed all processed food from my diet and began cooking only clean, whole foods from scratch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
twe078,

No do not eat Rice Crispies. It contains malt. This is made from barley and is not gluten free.

Susan

Got it. Thanks Susan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I personnaly can't eat Fruity Pebbles, but I can eat the Malt-O-Meal Fruity Dyno-Bites. It looks like all Doritos are safe (at least according to my iPhone app called is that Gluten Free?) I can't find info on the Munchos.

Most of the time, I just go ahead and buy Chex, with all the different Gluten free flavors they have, it is kind of nice.

I dont know if any of you have tried them, but there are chips out there called Rice Works, they are gluten free and are a good replacement for Dorritos for those that can't tollerate Corn.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With me it just seems like everything hurts my stomach one way or another. I eliminated gluten and it has helped alot but I still have pain 80 percent of the day. Id love to do the "just eat whole foods" routine but some of us have multiple food sensitivities unfortunately. I can't eat raw fruits or veggies at all - haven't in years due to itching and bumps on my lips if I do. Sometimes even rice and grilled chicken will give me a sharp pain here or there. The doctor says its IBS and tries to give me Bentyl....but I never have diarreah, and wouldn't say I even have constipation seeing as I go at least every two days. I think someone is just missing the mark with me and it has been let go so long that I will suffer indefinitely. Nothing I try helps.

It's good to hear that Pebbles and Munchos are gluten free though. It would be great for parents of little ones who were celiac to have little "mainstream" treats to give their kids every now and then - not that I advocate the junk foods - but sometimes its comforting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"It looks like all Doritos are safe (at least according to my iPhone app called is that Gluten Free?)."

None of the variations of the Doritos Nacho Cheese flavor chips are gluten-free.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I too eat fruity pebbles and coco pebbles - No issues here.

I am not a super sensitive celiac though either. I do eat things that can be manufactured in the same facility, if it's made on the same equipment I won't buy it.

Those are two different statements in my mind.

Rice krispies are not gluten free, they have malt in them (barley). As a side note, just becuase something says Rice or Corn ------ , doesn't mean they are gluten free. You have to read the package and do the research.

My roomate is hung up on this and always trys to buy me what he thinks is gluten free. For example, Great Value Rice Chex type cereal, it says wheat on the box. He just assumes because it says Rice ---- , it's safe.

So beware and feel better! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For me, your reaction sounds like a typical dairy symptom. That's exactly how I react. A gluten reaction for me would never be over by morning but a dairy one would. I have no problem with soy but fresh dairy is out. I don't have a problem with Fruity Pebbles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get sick everytime I eat Fruity Pebbles. I try again the every now and then, but it never goes well. I eat the gluten free chex almost every morning without problems though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have been gluten free only for a week now. My terrible bloating after eating, need to constantly eat, and general feeling like I was going to die from constant stomach issues has went away. I still have acid reflux type issues, but had a general question for the board as to what they think my problem may have been last night. I know this is not a healthy diet at allllllll, and maybe the combo alone was enough to cause distress, but I wanted to verify gluten status of Fruity Pebbles, Munchos, or cool ranch doritos.

I had a few cool ranch doritos on a road trip yesterday because I thought I remember them being Gluten-Free. Then when I got home I ate two bowls of fruity pebbles, and had a few munchos potato chips. I know its a terrible combo, but it must be close to my cycle. Within about 20 minutes I was seriously bloated, and then got a sharp left sided pain requiring Mylanta. I do not know if there was gluten in there somewhere, or maybe the lactose in the milk was the culprit. I seem OK this AM at work, so whatever it was was short lived but definitely not good. The bloating/distension was severe and lasted until I went to sleep.

Thanks!!!

I would guess it's the MSG in the Doritos -- often gluten is used as a binding agent in MSG -- nasty stuff that it is!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not to be gross but if you're only 'going' every couple days you probably could benefit from taking magnesium malate and drinking a some ginger tea to get more regular. Don't overdo either but the bloating was my constant companion until I started working on the constipation, even after gluten free. I still have to drink ginger tea, do Pilates exercises, eat, yogurt, and take magnesium malate every day (plus drink lots of water) to not have a problem. I think for some of us the gluten is just one of several things going on.

Hope this helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
0

×