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Glutened, I Think, From Those Trader Joe's Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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So I posted in the thread that's still here on page one (I think) about those Trader Joe's crispy chocolate chip cookies. They are fabulous! However...the first day I had them I ate four. {blush} The next morning I woke up with that gluten headache, and then later in the morning I had a few intestinal "issues". However, I had also had a glass of red wine the evening before and that sometimes gives me a headache. It is a different sort of headache, but still..

So then the next day I had two of the cookies. Yep, woke up with the headache again. (that was yesterday)

Okay, so yesterday I was home all day. I know everything that went in my mouth. None of it was processed, and it was all cooked by me or was stuff like my Udi's bread that I eat all the time (and that was an already-opened loaf that had been frozen and which I'd been eating off of for several days before I froze it). No wine. I ate two of the cookies last night. Terrible headache this morning.

So, those cookies are guilty, I'm sure. I'm planning to give TJ's a call just to let them know. I'm sure they'll say "we take blah blah precautions" etc.... but, I was definitely glutened by them. :ph34r:

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Yeah, I have had mixed results from their stuff.

You'll notice they don't say gluten-free, but "no gluten ingredients".

Haven't tried those cookies, but have great luck with the creme br

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Yeah, I have had mixed results from their stuff.

You'll notice they don't say gluten-free, but "no gluten ingredients".

Haven't tried those cookies, but have great luck with the creme br

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Well, these cookies do say "gluten free" right on the top. So I expect better things from that than from foods that just say "no gluten ingredients." sigh... Well I'll let you all know what TJ's says when I call.

Really? Do they make them or are they a name brand?

I haven't noticed them - then again it never occurred to me to look at the cookies.

I haven't seen anything at mine that isn't "no gluten ingredients" in a long time. I wonder if you have a different selection in your area.

I take that back - they added some gluten-free bread that isn't their label. But I'm not very into gluten-free bread so i don't bother.

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Really? Do they make them or are they a name brand?

I haven't noticed them - then again it never occurred to me to look at the cookies.

I haven't seen anything at mine that isn't "no gluten ingredients" in a long time. I wonder if you have a different selection in your area.

I take that back - they added some gluten-free bread that isn't their label. But I'm not very into gluten-free bread so i don't bother.

It's Trader Joe's own brand. I'd never noticed them before at my old TJ's, but we've just had a new one open nearer to my house and it's much bigger so they can carry more. So I don't know if these are new to TJ's or just new to me because now we have a bigger store.

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These are made on dedicated lines, and I've had them several times without any problem. They're Tate's, a gourmet cookie maker, under the TJ's brand. I consider them safe.

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So I posted in the thread that's still here on page one (I think) about those Trader Joe's crispy chocolate chip cookies. They are fabulous! However...the first day I had them I ate four. {blush} The next morning I woke up with that gluten headache, and then later in the morning I had a few intestinal "issues". However, I had also had a glass of red wine the evening before and that sometimes gives me a headache. It is a different sort of headache, but still..

So then the next day I had two of the cookies. Yep, woke up with the headache again. (that was yesterday)

Okay, so yesterday I was home all day. I know everything that went in my mouth. None of it was processed, and it was all cooked by me or was stuff like my Udi's bread that I eat all the time (and that was an already-opened loaf that had been frozen and which I'd been eating off of for several days before I froze it). No wine. I ate two of the cookies last night. Terrible headache this morning.

So, those cookies are guilty, I'm sure. I'm planning to give TJ's a call just to let them know. I'm sure they'll say "we take blah blah precautions" etc.... but, I was definitely glutened by them. ph34r.gif

My husband just ate 2 of those cookies and immediatlyhad a reaction! numb tongue, body warm, headache, floating feeling, gurgling stomach. definately glutened by these cookies.

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I know someone who used to work for Tate's, and once I explained to her

what cross-contamination means, she told me not to eat them. That was

a few years ago, but that sort of thing sticks in my head and I have not ever

bought anything from them because of that.

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I tried Tate's gluten free cookies twice and both times had a bad reaction. The ingredient list shows nothing with gluten but my body said something isn't right. I also tried the Trader Joe's gluten free version of these...exact same reaction. Sad because they're really good.

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2 hours ago, sugarpop said:

I tried Tate's gluten free cookies twice and both times had a bad reaction. The ingredient list shows nothing with gluten but my body said something isn't right. I also tried the Trader Joe's gluten free version of these...exact same reaction. Sad because they're really good.

Their website states they are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility and are tested to 5 ppm.  Perhaps you are reacting to other ingredients?  I know my body does not like Xanthan Gum as a binder.  Lots of celiacs have soy or lactose intolerance too.  

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I thought maybe the same thing about the xanthan gum but I started looking at other products I eat and they have xanthan gum but I have no issues with them. I seem to be ok with soy also but not oats so that was the first thing I checked after getting ill. Such a mystery.

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