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i'm trying to figure out if salad dressings or ok or not..specifically, Wish Bone Chunky Blue Cheese?? anyone familiar with these? usually i make my own so i know it's safe but took a dip of this stuff with a carrot and i am not feeling good:(

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I seem to recall something about blue cheese being a problem. Something about how the blue mold is started in the barrel I think. I just checked the Wish-Bone website FAQs, and they suggest simply looking on the label. They claim all ingredients which may contain gluten will be listed, not that gluten-containing ingredients will be noted as such, nor that gluten-free products will be labeled as such.

But, blue cheese is basically moldy cheese, and if you are sensitive to mold, I wouldn't be surprised if you reacted to the cheese.

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anyone know about this brand of salad dressings. I'm trying to educate myself on this stuff but salad dressings are still confusing to me. I usually make my own so I know what's in them but I had this as a dip..just it,nothing mixed with it, and i've been miserable for two days now. Lots and lots of ingredients on the label but nothing jumps out at me..

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No guarantees from me that Wishbone is gluten-free (although it sounds like it is) but the blue cheese things is a celiac urban legend. MOST blue cheese is not started on bread, and even when it is, there's no measurable gluten. Blue cheese by itself is gluten-free.

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anyone know about this brand of salad dressings. I'm trying to educate myself on this stuff but salad dressings are still confusing to me. I usually make my own so I know what's in them but I had this as a dip..just it,nothing mixed with it, and i've been miserable for two days now. Lots and lots of ingredients on the label but nothing jumps out at me..

I called the customer service number on this exact dressing awhile back and was told that it was gluten free.......I use it all the time.

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I called the customer service number on this exact dressing awhile back and was told that it was gluten free.......I use it all the time.

Blue Cheese dressing is one of my favorites and I stayed away from it initially because of the controversy over the blue cheese being started with a bread mold. Did some research and found that most blue cheese in the US is started with a laboratory-synthesized mold and not bread mold - in other words, it would be celiac disease safe.

I rejoiced and bought a nice 15 oz. container of Marzetti's Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing (their website says it's gluten-free). Stopped rejoicing rather dramatically. I had such a horrendously AWFUL reaction to the stuff that I ended up in the hospital on IV fluids and intravenous pain medicines - Dilaudid, no less, which they tell me is 8 times more powerful than Morphine! It's been a week since the reaction and my appetite is STILL crap from the lingering nausea!!!!!

I'm rather gun shy right now, but I might try the brand you mentioned if I can work up enough guts to attempt blue cheese dressing again.

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BigDogz, your reaction most certainly was NOT to the Marzetti's, or not to gluten in the Marzetti's. Even IF the culture were started on bread, gluten would not be measurable. I've used it several times, although I prefer to make my own. It's better.

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BigDogz, your reaction most certainly was NOT to the Marzetti's, or not to gluten in the Marzetti's. Even IF the culture were started on bread, gluten would not be measurable. I've used it several times, although I prefer to make my own. It's better.

richard

Richard,

I respectfully disagree with you about my reaction not being to the Marzetti's dressing. It was the ONLY new thing I added to my diet prior to the reaction. I add in only one new commercial product at a time so that, should I have a reaction, I know exactly what it is that did it. Also, I make ALL of my own meals, in my own gluten-free kitchen, and only with fresh foods to assure there is no chance for contamination.

I will give you the point that, since the dressing is purportedly gluten-free, I didn't react to gluten in the dressing. BUT...there was something in that particular dressing that I reacted very badly to. I'm still rather early in the process of finding out if, and what, other ingredients cause reaction symptoms in me so it's possible that I reacted to something else that is in that particular brand of dressing.

Interestingly, yesterday I decided to try the Wishbone brand Blue Cheese Dressing that was recommended here and did NOT have a reaction to that. I want to take some time today to compare ingredients and see if I can locate any ingredient differences that might give me a clue as to why I react so badly to the Marzetti's. Maybe that would help me to avoid doing the same thing with other foods that have similar ingredients.

It's great that I don't react to the Wishbone but I will say, though, that I really don't care all that much for the taste of their blue cheese dressing as compared to the Marzetti's. I'm either going to have to look for another gluten-free brand whose taste I like better than the Wishbone or find a really good recipe so that I can make my own.

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