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What's up with the candy? :blink: I decided to buy some candy today to take the place of my 2:00 coffee.

It all had wheat in it, even twizzlers! Is there any candy that you all pick up that you can eat? I just wanted something chewy, don't care if it's chocolate, just sugar! Sugar Babies are my favorite. I found some Raisinettes however you spell that, but the cellophane was bumpy and I couldn't see the ingredients and I don't trust ingredients anyways.

One more question, how long did most of you all go with symptoms before you finally figured it out?

thank you!

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Is there any candy that you all pick up that you can eat? I just wanted something chewy, don't care if it's chocolate, just sugar!

Tootsie Roll Midgies--no gluten in the facility! ;)

One more question, how long did most of you all go with symptoms before you finally figured it out?

20 freakin' years :angry: Seriously.

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BUT HERE'S THE LOW DOWN:

Don't depend on lists for your information, many can be out of date.

Learn to read labels - it will be your ultimate safe guard and control in your hands. (ie. you have

no one to blame but yourself :blink: )

Call companies to verify ingredient status if in doubt.

Don't rely on internet information to keep you safe, use multiple sources. If someone said, a product made them sick, does not mean it was gluten - i.e,not all sick feeling lead to a gluten exposure.

If something made you sick, don't eat it again...or at least not for a while, when you can precisely test a potential issue.

If you have a question about a product - Google the product name and - gluten free... you would be amazed what you can find.

Learn your system, listen to your body.

AND most of all, a mistake won't kill you!!!

....The End :D

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/glutenfreefoodshopping/a/GFcandies.htm

Here is last years Candy List - they put this out every year just prior to Holloween.

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jelly bellies are gluten free and delicious

2 years with symptoms

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Cut carrots, now gluten free!

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I believe Mike and Ike's say gluten free right on the box (my son is only 2 months gluten free, but we have had birthday parties and goody bags to figure out! ) :unsure:

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There are actually lots of regular candies that we can eat; for example, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Dark Milky Way, Payday, Junior Mints, Hershey's chocolate, See's Candies, Almond Joy, etc. There's a full list on Dr. Holland's gluten-free list:

http://homepage.mac.com/sholland/celiac/GFfoodlist.pdf

You'll find that many candies are gluten free--I have no problem finding sweets.

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SKITTLES!!! My fave and so yummy!! Only the fruit and cinammon Mike and Ike's are gluten-free...not the licorice ones....

I've always had gastro symptoms my whole life (34 years) but they really intensified after I had my first daughter at 30....been gluten-free for 2 years now...and dairy free for 6 months.

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Wheat in Twizzlers cracks me up! What's the purpose??

I only had symptoms for several months before finding out it was celiac... I was lucky, I guess. I could have used a little of that "unexplained weight loss" tho... :blink:

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Wheat in Twizzlers cracks me up! What's the purpose??

Lots of licorice contains wheat. Lots of ingredients in a lot of products make no sense (like wheat in chicken and beef broth, for example). That's why we have to major in "Label Reading 101" ph34r.gif

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There are actually lots of regular candies that we can eat; for example, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Dark Milky Way, Payday, Junior Mints, Hershey's chocolate, See's Candies, Almond Joy, etc. There's a full list on Dr. Holland's gluten-free list:

http://homepage.mac..../GFfoodlist.pdf

You'll find that many candies are gluten free--I have no problem finding sweets.

This list is much more up-to-date: http://celiacfamily....oduct-advisory/

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I miss licorice all sorts! But sweet tarts and most of the maynards candies (Cherry Blasters, Sour Patch Kids, Sour Patch Keys, Gummie Worms, Gummie Bears, Fuzzy Peach, Swedish Berries, Swedish Fish, Wild Strawberries, Wine Gums, Jujubes, Gum Drops) are examples of some good gluten free candy options.

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What's up with the candy? :blink: I decided to buy some candy today to take the place of my 2:00 coffee.

It all had wheat in it, even twizzlers! Is there any candy that you all pick up that you can eat? I just wanted something chewy, don't care if it's chocolate, just sugar! Sugar Babies are my favorite. I found some Raisinettes however you spell that, but the cellophane was bumpy and I couldn't see the ingredients and I don't trust ingredients anyways.

One more question, how long did most of you all go with symptoms before you finally figured it out?

thank you!

Unfortunately, there is no shortage of sweets that are gluten free. I eat Snickers, 3 Muskateers, Reeses PB Cups, Starburst, Skittles, M&M's, Smarties, Tootsie Rolls. I also gained 50 pounds in one year after being diagnosed. I've lost 10 of those now, 40 more to go. My advice is to stay away from the sweets because your body is in starvation mode and they will turn directly to fat. Also, the sugar is so addictive, it's hard to stop once you get going. I found that the sick to my stomach feeling I used to get after eating anything kept me from eating too much. It was actually the Celiacs and now I feel much better, I also never get that feeling that keeps me from continuing to eat. I wish someone would have warned me at the beginning how easy it would be to gain weight.

I went for four weeks with diarhea till I went to the doctor. I thoght I had a 'bug' that just wouldn't go away. I had already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and they were telling me I needed to gain weight. That is when they found the Celiacs. Well I guess they're not telling me to gain weight anymore.

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What's up with the candy? :blink: I decided to buy some candy today to take the place of my 2:00 coffee.

It all had wheat in it, even twizzlers! Is there any candy that you all pick up that you can eat? I just wanted something chewy, don't care if it's chocolate, just sugar! Sugar Babies are my favorite. I found some Raisinettes however you spell that, but the cellophane was bumpy and I couldn't see the ingredients and I don't trust ingredients anyways.

One more question, how long did most of you all go with symptoms before you finally figured it out?

thank you!

M&M are gluten-free. And it was about 20 years for me too.

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This is my first post, I just want to say thank you to everyone here!

You are all helping each other and me. I feel much better about being able to trust the labeling on some of the Halloween candy my son was so excited to get.

Also hearing how many of you were not diagnosed quickly, I am happy my son was diagnosed so quickly (at 3 years old)

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