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Cap'n Crunch: Potential Enemy?

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I was just diagnosed with celiac disease in September of 2010 and I have been really dperessed lately about my limited food choices. :/

I noticed though the other day at the store that nothing in the ingredients list for Cap'n Crunch has nothing with wheat ect but, I've been feeling very sick lately and just got over it and I think it might be from the cereal or cc at school lunches.

Any help/info would be greatly appreciated! :)

Bree-

Age:16

Dx celiac in September 2010

wheat/gluten allergy.

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I was just diagnosed with celiac disease in September of 2010 and I have been really dperessed lately about my limited food choices. :/

I noticed though the other day at the store that nothing in the ingredients list for Cap'n Crunch has nothing with wheat ect but, I've been feeling very sick lately and just got over it and I think it might be from the cereal or cc at school lunches.

Any help/info would be greatly appreciated! :)

Bree-

Age:16

Dx celiac in September 2010

wheat/gluten allergy.

Sorry, you're not feeling well Bree. I think it's the cereal. I just looked at the website. All flavors have Oat Flour in them in the Cap'n Crunch and that is a No-No for us. Stop the cereal and change the it for one that is gluten free. You could maybe start with the Glutino cereals. They're a little expensive, but at least they are gluten free. I hope feel better soon! :)

Here's the link:

http://capncrunch.com/cc_products/originalCrunch.aspx

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I was just diagnosed with celiac disease in September of 2010 and I have been really dperessed lately about my limited food choices. :/

I noticed though the other day at the store that nothing in the ingredients list for Cap'n Crunch has nothing with wheat ect but, I've been feeling very sick lately and just got over it and I think it might be from the cereal or cc at school lunches.

Any help/info would be greatly appreciated! :)

Bree-

Age:16

Dx celiac in September 2010

wheat/gluten allergy.

Captain Crunch has oat flour in it, and I think there's a high chance that most oats are cc with wheat flour. (unless it specifically says gluten free oatmeal). So that's probably your problem.

edited -- lol.. Lisa and I were posting at the same time.

I should also have suggested the Chex cereals -- several sweet varieties and they are gluten free. Also Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles have changed their labeling to say gluten free although I've heard that some people have had problems with them. Might be worth a try though.

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You should take your lunch to school. It is very unlikely the school lunches are safe. The people in the cafeterias usually don't even know the ingredients. They may use a spatula to take chicken nuggets off a tray and then use it for something that should be gluten-free.

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Check out the Chex cereals. There's several varities that are gluten free - you can't miss the gluten free label on the front of the box- and are cheaper than the gluten free specific brands. The cinnamon is pretty tasty!

Might want to check out Nature's Path EnviroKids. They're along the same lines as Cap'n Crunch and the other likes, gluten free (of course!), and I know Whole Foods often has coupons for them. I still have one in my wallet for $1.50 off 2 boxes. I haven't tried those yet, but I have tried other Nature's Path products, and they were pretty good!

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Thanks for the replys thye're were helpful:)

My friend told me that oats were "safe" so I listened to her since she was diagnosed for over 8 years.

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Oats do not contain the same protein that make us sick but most oats are cross contaminated so unless you find a dedicated manufacturer then it is best to stay away from them. I myself react to all oats so that isn't even an option for me.

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Oats do not contain the same protein that make us sick but most oats are cross contaminated so unless you find a dedicated manufacturer then it is best to stay away from them. I myself react to all oats so that isn't even an option for me.

I react to certified gluten free oats also so I stay clear of anything gluten free that has it in. I even had to quit eating BRM products because I was reacting to them. IMHO I think it is cc from the gluten free oats.

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Thanks for the replys thye're were helpful:)

My friend told me that oats were "safe" so I listened to her since she was diagnosed for over 8 years.

My understanding is that " normal" oats are harvested, transported and initially processed on the same equipment that does all that for wheat. They might hose the truck out but they don't scrub it down. Quaker told me something like that when I asked about 1 1/2 years ago. That's why we have to use gluten-free oats.

I love love love the Capt. If they would make them with gluten-free oats.....I have heard a rumor that they are looking into it. Nothing to back that up tho.

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