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I Just Want Some Crackers Or A Decent Sandwhich

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Gluten free for 2 weeks now, and I am ready to rip into a box of crackers. Its not so much that I am craving anything specific, I just want the crunchy-ness of something loaded with gluten. I never thought I would wish for a box of soda crackers so much, or a piece of dry toast! I would give anything for a sandwhich from the local sub shop. I have baked two loaves of bread, I can't get past the lack of taste and the fact they don't toast like regular bread. I want to just give up on bread and hope that these cravings will go away, but I know that if I deprive myself of this I will cheat at some point. Do these cravings go away, if so WHEN?!? Any suggestions to help curb these cravings?

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I dreamed I was crawling down the hall, with my hand up in the air, begging for a cracker when I was first going gluten free. Withdrawal big time. It gets much better, so hang in there. Eating something with gluten will just prolong the healing time.

Schar make an excellent cracker

Against the Grain baguettes will make an great sub at home (their pizza crust is wonderful too)

Bi-Aglut makes excellent pasta

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Try Udi's sandwich bread, Chebe mix for sub sandwiches and Crunchmaster crackers.

Also, rice cakes with peanut butter help satisfy my crunching needs :D

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Thanks, Ahorseoul, that visual made me smile! I just remembered that I got a very small, expensive bag of EngerG pretzles....I have managed to snarf a few of these down, that helps, now to find them for a more reasonable price!

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Glutino crackers.

Yum Yum. They are great.

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Also try Nut-Thins crackers. My favorites are pecan and almond.

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I like nut-thins too. And Mary's Gone Crackers. And Glutino pretzels.

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Thanks, Ahorseoul, that visual made me smile! I just remembered that I got a very small, expensive bag of EngerG pretzles....I have managed to snarf a few of these down, that helps, now to find them for a more reasonable price!

Check out Amazon. You can buy Glutino pretzels in bulk. You can get many of their items in bulk with free shipping and if you do their subscriptions you even get 15% off. We use the subscriptions for many items. You can cancel anytime (even after just one shipment), so there's no "risk" or getting sucked into too much.

Nut Thins, Schar, and Glutino are all excellent crackers. Udi's bread is indistinguishable from gluten bread. Joan's Gluten Free Bakery sells online. They have great bagels and English muffins. The Udi's and Joan's truly are almost exactly like gluten versions. I know my son has "forgotten" what gluten bread products taste like after 2+ years of gluten free. I'm sure that's the case for many with Celiac. I don't have Celiac and will on occasion eat gluten bread (although not very frequently), enough that I can tell you when something tastes gluten free and when it doesn't. Udi's and Joan's don't. They're both pricey, but if you order them in larger quantities to optimize your shipping it's not as bad.

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I had similar gluten-free nighmares for hot bread & butter.(crispy outside, soft inside)

I just found these frozen rolls at Harris Teeter-I am in NC. They are called Cheenies, and are similar to Chebe bread but are frozen,no mixing required. I love Chebe bread but, sometimes it's easier not to have to do any work except turning on the oven! It's nice to be able to find gluten-free items at the "regular" grocery store too.

www.cheenies.com

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I'd trade my dog for a big mac. And I'll tell you. I LOVE my dog.

I will second crunchmaster crackers. I eat them for lunch with thin sliced ham and cheese. Mmmmm.

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You might like corn thins, Whole Foods should have them. They are round and thin, not exactly cracker-like but they are nice with peanut butter. Cravings will probably taper off after a while.

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Thanks, Ahorseoul, that visual made me smile! I just remembered that I got a very small, expensive bag of EngerG pretzles....I have managed to snarf a few of these down, that helps, now to find them for a more reasonable price!

I just saw that Amazon has their Ener-G pretzels half off. Twenty 2.65 ounce bags for $19.75 and eligible for free shipping. I thought of your crunch craving!

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I haven't found any gluten-free cracker that is anything like a saltine. Glutino's are the only gluten-free cracker that are somewhat comparable to a club cracker.

Udi's is the very best gluten-free bread I've found. It is somewhat inconsistent though. The very first loaf I had was absolutely amazing. Ever since then, it hasn't been quite as good. Still, the best gluten-free bread. Also toasts good.

best regards, lm

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Udi's is the very best gluten-free bread I've found. It is somewhat inconsistent though. The very first loaf I had was absolutely amazing. Ever since then, it hasn't been quite as good. Still, the best gluten-free bread. Also toasts good.

best regards, lm

I've noticed the same thing. Sometimes it seems dried out or not quite as fresh. I thought maybe it was due to the handling at our natural food store and was going to try ordering it direct (it wasn't any more expensive than what the local store is charging).

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I've noticed the same thing. Sometimes it seems dried out or not quite as fresh. I thought maybe it was due to the handling at our natural food store and was going to try ordering it direct (it wasn't any more expensive than what the local store is charging).

I love Udi's white bread! I had a sandwich at lunch today and a coworker said, "Ooh, you're cheating!" because it looks exactly like regular, soft white bread. It's delicious. I don't even need to choke it down with water.

BTW - Whole Foods has a sale right now for $3.50/loaf - at least the ones near me are on sale.

I wonder if the consistency has anything to do with if it was frozen or not? My Whole Foods used to sell it frozen, but now it's in the regular bread area and it's not frozen.

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