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I went to Cub yesterday to grab a couple loaves of Udi's and some salsa (I decided the Super Bowl is a good time to exploit my fructose limits). Anyway, that was the first time I've had company in the gluten free aisle. Okay, so there were only two other people (and one was a delivery guy), but that frozen section is usually empty no matter how busy the rest of the store is.

So as we helped each other find the recently rearranged items (with me saying "I just want a loaf of bread! Where is it?!") a couple walks by the end of the aisle and the woman starts to turn in but has to dance around the delivery guy. Her husband runs into her and I hear him say, "Wow. People. So you Celiacs really do celebrate the Super Bowl too, huh?" We all giggle-- even the delivery guy-- and the woman says "Yeah, yeah, you just go around and get your meat. I'll meet up with you at the steaks." "Okay, don't have too much fun in this aisle."

Yes, sir. We do celebrate the Super Bowl. Chips and salsa. 1-2-3 Gluten Free brownies with So Delicious coconut ice cream. Udi's and Rudi's. Kettlecorn. Life is good.

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Actually, we celebrate all holidays except St Gluten of the Wheat Fields Day.

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Actually, we celebrate all holidays except St Gluten of the Wheat Fields Day.

:lol::lol::lol:

Everyone expects us to be hermits. "Whoa. You can shop at a regular grocery store??" "You can walk into Applebee's with us??" Well, yeah. once I talk the dog into bringing me the key and busting me out of my cell in the dungeon, I can do just about anything.

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:lol::lol::lol:

Everyone expects us to be hermits. "Whoa. You can shop at a regular grocery store??" "You can walk into Applebee's with us??" Well, yeah. once I talk the dog into bringing me the key and busting me out of my cell in the dungeon, I can do just about anything.

My dog and all the dogs we dog sit, will do anything for some gluten-free Rice Chex!

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Lol! :lol: I had the same experience the other day at the Udi's area in the frozen section. Another person actually wanted some too! :P

(my dog also loves Chex and it's cute to hear her crunch them)

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Lol! :lol: I had the same experience the other day at the Udi's area in the frozen section. Another person actually wanted some too! :P

(my dog also loves Chex and it's cute to hear her crunch them)

So does mine. Especially the honey variety. Whenever I sit down with a bowl she puts her head in my lap and waits for one to fall.

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Actually, we celebrate all holidays except St Gluten of the Wheat Fields Day.

And this is why they call us SillyYaks!!! You're hilarious!

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Actually, we celebrate all holidays except St Gluten of the Wheat Fields Day.

I live in Kansas! I have wheat stalks on my liscense plate! This is a real holiday! ;)

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Thank you for the comic relief. I really needed it this morning. I was having a little pity party about coping with diagnosis. :-)

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Thank you for the comic relief. I really needed it this morning. I was having a little pity party about coping with diagnosis. :-)

Every once in a while it helps to stop in at a co-op or organic food store that also caters to food sensitivities. Every one there is just as tired of having to read labels as you. When you go to a regular store where 99% of the shoppers are just tossing things into their carts without even stopping, having to stop and read and compare labels can be painful in many ways. On busy days, you may run into someone who cares about that label almost as much as you...

Or you may find someone who tries to be helpful and when you ask for directions to the small shelf of gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free ice cream (a difficult combo to find) says, "I know exactly what you're looking for. Here..." and hands you a pint labeled "low-fat". "Thank you for your help. Now let me point you to the dictionary."

At a dedicated store you're more likely to find someone with whom you will at least share similar, if not identical, definitions of what you're looking for and end up with a shopping partner for the day.

Though you may find entertainment in the gluten-free aisle I would not recommend walking through the rest of Cub on Super Bowl weekend... "I'm reading the labels as fast as I can! I'm sorry I changed my mind and went to a different shelf of salsa. Just go around me." Know what you want and what to avoid ahead of time.

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that's a great story!!

and if the husband thinks we gluten- free'ers bad at Superbowl time, he should try shopping in the gluten- free section right before Thanksgiving or Christmas (the only time I've ever had to wait more than 2 mins in line at our local gluten- free store was when I went there just a couple days before one of the holidays this last holiday season)

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