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Hi all

I bought this milk & banana chocolate earlier today, sounded safe but now I have a doubt...and it seems delicious so I'd like to have your opinions before I throw/ give it away :)

The ingredients are ok (cacao mass, sugar, cacao butter, milk, vanilla, banana, coconut oil, honey)...except I just saw the "banana flavor" and I am not sure if this is a problem?

Then at the end, it is clearly stated that it may contain traces of soy lecithin and nuts but that's it; no mention of gluten.

What do you think??

Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it!

I am only 3 weeks off gluten & obviously still have a lot to learn...

Sophie

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Personally, I would not worry. Flavor is almost never a source of gluten, and when it is it is almost invariably declared as malt flavor or malt extract.

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Personally, I would not worry. Flavor is almost never a source of gluten, and when it is it is almost invariably declared as malt flavor or malt extract.

thanks for your very quick reply!

this is reassuring; I think I'll try it :)

Sophie

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I agree wiht Peter, as long as there is no mention of wheat and especially when there are no other unpronouncable additives, I wuold try it -- just dont tell my wife where you found it -- her two favorite flavors in the world.. :lol:

Hi all

I bought this milk & banana chocolate earlier today, sounded safe but now I have a doubt...and it seems delicious so I'd like to have your opinions before I throw/ give it away :)

The ingredients are ok (cacao mass, sugar, cacao butter, milk, vanilla, banana, coconut oil, honey)...except I just saw the "banana flavor" and I am not sure if this is a problem?

Then at the end, it is clearly stated that it may contain traces of soy lecithin and nuts but that's it; no mention of gluten.

What do you think??

Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it!

I am only 3 weeks off gluten & obviously still have a lot to learn...

Sophie

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I'd agree with above posts. "Banana flavor" is usually from a synthetically made organic compound, isoamyl acetate. There shouldn't be any gluten involved.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isoamyl_acetate

http://www.howstuffworks.com/question391.htm

Thanks to all of you for the replies :)

I ended up eating some of the chocolate; it is delicious and I have no problem, 2 days after. So it is safe!

I am still new to this and afraid to get "glutened" because I don't know what it'll do to me -I just remember how bad I felt before going gluten free, last month and I certainly don't want to go back there...

So thanks for the support & help!!

BTW I found this chocolate abroad (at the airport in Paris, on my way back to the US) so I don't know where to buy some more, but they have a delicious-looking website (just type "Bovetti chocolate" & you'll find it...but I am afraid it is a french brand and not sure you can find some online...)

Sophie

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I bought some in the Frankfurt airport and again at Heathrow a few months back. Sometimes chocolate is the only thing I can find that is gluten free. .. Even nuts sometimes have a wheat starch coating...

Thanks to all of you for the replies :)

I ended up eating some of the chocolate; it is delicious and I have no problem, 2 days after. So it is safe!

I am still new to this and afraid to get "glutened" because I don't know what it'll do to me -I just remember how bad I felt before going gluten free, last month and I certainly don't want to go back there...

So thanks for the support & help!!

BTW I found this chocolate abroad (at the airport in Paris, on my way back to the US) so I don't know where to buy some more, but they have a delicious-looking website (just type "Bovetti chocolate" & you'll find it...but I am afraid it is a french brand and not sure you can find some online...)

Sophie

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