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This afternoon I had about 8 Enjoy Life Crunchy Double Chocolate cookies. About an hour after I got bad cramps and diarrhea. Anyone else have a reaction to Enjoy Life products?

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No soy! Ingredients are: brown sugar, Flour Mix (Rice, Buckwheat and Millet Flours), Chocolate Chips (brown sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter), Palm Oil, cocoa, natural flavor, salt, sodium bicarbonate, sodium phosphate, xanthan gum, Rosemary Extract.

I am wondering if it could be the xanthan gum??

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Oh - and Enjoy Life brand products are free from: wheat, gluten, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, mustard, sulfites, egg, soy, fish, crustaceans, shellfish and sesame.

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This afternoon I had about 8 Enjoy Life Crunchy Double Chocolate cookies. About an hour after I got bad cramps and diarrhea. Anyone else have a reaction to Enjoy Life products?

None of the four of my family have ever had a reaction to the Enjoy Life products, they are actually one of the only processed foods that we will buy since they are free of the top 8 allergens plus others that we can't have plus they don't make anything with gluten in their facilities.

If the reaction was to them and not something that you had earlier in the day or week perhaps it was the amount of cookies that you ate especially since they may have had ingredients that you don't normally eat. Also not sure how long you have been gluten free but sometimes healing takes a while and during that time you need to be careful with processed foods.

I hope that you feel better soon.

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None of the four of my family have ever had a reaction to the Enjoy Life products, they are actually one of the only processed foods that we will buy since they are free of the top 8 allergens plus others that we can't have plus they don't make anything with gluten in their facilities.

If the reaction was to them and not something that you had earlier in the day or week perhaps it was the amount of cookies that you ate especially since they may have had ingredients that you don't normally eat. Also not sure how long you have been gluten free but sometimes healing takes a while and during that time you need to be careful with processed foods.

I hope that you feel better soon.

I have been gluten free for 3 months.

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I have been gluten free for 3 months.

In the scheme of things that isn't that long and it very well could have been the xanthan gum, too much of it bothers some people.

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In the scheme of things that isn't that long and it very well could have been the xanthan gum, too much of it bothers some people.

Thanks! I have been dairy free for years, soy free for 1 year and gluten free for 3 months as mentioned. My stomach still seems to be reacting to something I am eating so I will have to pay attention to the other foods that bother me and see if xanthan gum is in them.

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I have a lot of Enjoy Life products in my home and so far never had a reaction to them.

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There are many different levels of sensitivity to this condition. Someone else being able to eat something doesn't ensure that you can. There is also an additive effect so that the more you eat, the more likely it is that you might cross your reaction threshold. There are other possibilities besides gluten as well.

I am sensitive to very low levels, and I think that I have reacted to Enjoy Life cookies, and I only had one in day.

Do you often react to processed foods?

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There are many different levels of sensitivity to this condition. Someone else being able to eat something doesn't ensure that you can. There is also an additive effect so that the more you eat, the more likely it is that you might cross your reaction threshold. There are other possibilities besides gluten as well.

I am sensitive to very low levels, and I think that I have reacted to Enjoy Life cookies, and I only had one in day.

Do you often react to processed foods?

I don't eat processed foods often but now that I think of it I seem to be reacting anytime I eat something processed. I need to start up my food journal again!

So what in the Enjoy Life cookies do you think you reacted to?

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So what in the Enjoy Life cookies do you think you reacted to?

The only things that I know that I react to are gluten and avenin (in oats). It is possible that there is something else that I am so far unaware of.

I do seem to react to very low levels, so my reaction would not indicate a reaction for someone else unless they react to very low levels as well.

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I get mild asthma reactions from a lot of processed gluten-free foods. It's not likely a gluten CC reaction for me because I get GI trouble from wheat. I haven't figured out what gets me yet.

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Enjoy life uses flax in a number of their cookies. I am flax allergic and would react like you did. I worry about CC with enjoylife and another comany that uses flax in some products but not others. Haven't contacted either.

I am also allergic to buckwheat. I get D from food allergies.

Skylark, I am now allergic to corn and tapioca and potato so not many gluten-free products for me. Have you tried making your own and narrowing down ingredients? I found some recipes on Bob's Red Mill site that I've been trying that are written with minimal number of flours, no gum, little to no starches and they actually hold together! Just have to keep in mind baking powder has starch and take that into account when trying to isolate a starch in the recipe.

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I've ruled out corn, rice, and I don't seem to react to gums because I can eat the So Delicious coconut products. I'm not sure about potatoes. My reactions are still confusing but it seems more like nightshade-caused fatigue than asthma. I need to go buy a bag of tapioca flour one of these days. :)

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This post title is two commas short of being a little disturbing.

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I don't eat processed foods often but now that I think of it I seem to be reacting anytime I eat something processed. I need to start up my food journal again!

So what in the Enjoy Life cookies do you think you reacted to?

Considering that Enjoy Life Products are free from the 8 major allergens, it is highly doubtful that even those who are sensitive (myself included), would react to their products. You have only been gluten-free for 3 months, you ate quite a few cookies and they contain xanthan gum? I have reacted badly to xanthan gum

in the past and it does cause grief for many people. You might want to ease off on eating so many cookies at a time until you have healed better. ;)

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