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Okay, So Is There A Safe Chocolate?

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I forgot about this one. I haven't tried them because they have only recently been sold here.

www.cocopotamus.com

While we were at it, we went that extra step and made our chocolate truffles all natural, wheat-free, gluten-free. And, we vowed never to use any corn syrup in our chocolate, let alone high-fructose corn syrup. It's on that banned list, right alongside preservatives, anything artificial, and anything we can't pronounce. 'Cause here at Cocopotamus, we're label readers.

So, that's our makeover of chocolate fudge. Tah-dah! Cocopotamus fudge truffles are uniquely in and of the new America. Honest dessert. By real people. For real people.


 

 

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I picked up some of these from Whole Foods the other day and they were absolutely delicious. They're "certified gluten free" if that means anything (I think by the same folks that certify Udi's). They don't mention that on the website but it was printed on the back of the package next to the ingredients along with a shared facility warning (milk, soy).

Anyway, if you like peanut butter you should give them a try. I was going to buy the Newman's Own pb cups but they're made in a factory that processes wheat.

http://www.justinsnutbutter.com/productsCups.php


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I love the Enjoy Life chocolate chips and chocolate bars. They are perfect for me since they do not have dairy or soy. I hope you give them a try you will not know if you like them unless u do. Best wishes!


Misdiagnosed - IBS, TMJ, eczema, KP, etc

Real Diagnosis - Gluten & Casein (milk protein) Intolerance, Cross Reactivity to Yeast & Buckwheat

Recommend: Tests: Entero Labs Gluten Sensitivity & Gene Testing

Books: * Allergies by Dr. Carolee Bateson-Koch (digestion, yeast, parasites, body pH...)

* Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms by Dr. Datis Kharrazian (gluten & autoimmune problems)

* Change Your Brain Change Your Life by Dr. Daniel Amen (foods, supplements...)

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Was just reading online that Enjoy Life brand does make allergen free chocolate bars and the Endangered Species line of chocolate bars is all gluten free.

If you like chocolate, Enjoy Life chewy chocolate bars are VERY disappointing. Do they make actual candy chocolate bars?

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Didn't know that Dove Chocolate had a hotline lol :blink: .... you're right it must be for very serious chocolate eaters! I might need a "Back Away from the Chocolate" hotline :o No seriously if you find one hook me up :mellow:

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Can you have soy? We buy sweet williams chocolate. Lindt dark chocolate is also gluten free and vegan :)

If you look in "Cecelia`s Gluten-free Grocery Shopping Guide"[they adhere to uber-strict gluten free , there is loads gluten free chocolate safe,M7M`s[not pretzel ones], Rescee`s peanut butter cups original,Hershey`s Heath Bars & Chocolate Kisses, Brachs chocolate Stars,Payday candy bars, Skor,York Peppermint Patty,Plain Hershey Chocolate bars,Andes thin mints,many more. Terri

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If you look in "Cecelia`s Gluten-free Grocery Shopping Guide"[they adhere to uber-strict gluten free , there is loads gluten free chocolate safe,M7M`s[not pretzel ones], Rescee`s peanut butter cups original,Hershey`s Heath Bars & Chocolate Kisses, Brachs chocolate Stars,Payday candy bars, Skor,York Peppermint Patty,Plain Hershey Chocolate bars,Andes thin mints,many more. Terri

I recently called re Reece's PBC original and alas - was told that they cannot guarantee no CC or gluten free status. The woman told me there would likely be traces. But that is in Canada - perhaps it is different in the US?


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

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I use Amedei chocolate! Their products are made in a gluten and soy lecithin free environment. :D

My baking dreams came true once I tried their chocolate. I also really like that it doesn't contain soy either (unlike virtually ALL other chocolates out there). Their dark chocolates are extremely child-friendly and you would think they contained emulsifiers due to being so well-tempered.

Quite possibly the best chocolate in the world! :D

You can find various distributors for their products at http://www.amedei-us.com/locations.aspx

Best of luck. :)

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I recently called re Reece's PBC original and alas - was told that they cannot guarantee no CC or gluten free status. The woman told me there would likely be traces. But that is in Canada - perhaps it is different in the US?

Hmmm. "Cannot guarantee" is legal boiler plate. Nobody can guarantee totally gluten-free since there is no test available, no how much you are willing to spend, that can detect below 3 parts per million.

Did she give you any idea why there would "likely be traces?"


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Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

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Hmmm. "Cannot guarantee" is legal boiler plate. Nobody can guarantee totally gluten-free since there is no test available, no how much you are willing to spend, that can detect below 3 parts per million.

Did she give you any idea why there would "likely be traces?"

Yes, I know that "cannot guarantee" is vague and must be said but I was concerned with the traces. She told me that in confidence - "...just between you and me." It was all very weird, actually. She advised that as I have celiac I had better not chance it. Doesn't bother me any - I could easily take or leave chocolate but it may help others to question things.


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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what about white chocolate?

chocolate in and of itself is gluten free. However, the processing of cocoa into chocolate candies may not be. Some manufacturers use barley as a sweetener (Lindt), some make chocolate bars with cookies n cream (Hershey) or other gluteny ingredients, and most mainstream manufacturers make several different types of candy on any given day, so the machines may be shared and contaminated. "White chocolate" is a by-product of the chocolate making process, it's basically just the cocoa butter fat, mixed with sugar. It may or may not be gluten free, same as any other chocolate candy.

My personal fave certified gluten free chocolate bar is Endangered Species 88% cocoa. It's also kosher and vegan too I believe. Whole Foods sells it, and other similar grocery chains and some health food stores. Difficult to find in Canada if you don't have a Whole Foods near you, but I did find it in a health food shop downtown Toronto in the PATH. Too bad I don't work down there anymore and can't find it anywhere near where I live. I should ask my health food shop to get some. I miss that super dark cocoa rush! ;) If you're serious about chocolate, you MUST try this one!

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