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Christine0125

What Do You Buy From Costco, Sams?

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I realize this is an old post but I see more and more gluten-free stuff each time I go in there.  They now have bread.  Can't remember what brand.  And I heard that they had pasta but I haven't seen it at ours.

 

What I buy on a regular basis are paper goods, some produce, some meat, canned vegetables and meats, canned tuna, rice chips, gummy bears, chewing gum, and cat litter.  Daugher loves their KBell socks.  And I ship gifts from there.  They have excellent values on gift baskets and there is usually no extra cost to ship them. 

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I buy socks.....

 

I buy pillows. :P

And kitchen appliances.

 

I was there yesterday. They have Gorilla Munch!!! I was so excited. :D I've also occasionally found a gluten free Nature's Path cereal.

They also had a few of kinds of gluten free soup in boxes. I of course have all sorts of additional intolerances and can't have them, but they looked yummy!


"You don't look sick or anything"

"Well you don't look stupid, looks can be deceiving."

 

Celiac DX Dec 2011

CRPS DX March 2014

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So I was back at Costco today (I have issues okay?) and they have BRM AP flour! The girl in line in front of me said that the 5 lb bag she was buying at Costco was the same price she usually pays for 1 lb anywhere else.


"You don't look sick or anything"

"Well you don't look stupid, looks can be deceiving."

 

Celiac DX Dec 2011

CRPS DX March 2014

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I've read all through this thread and several older Costco threads, but if my question has already been answered and I just missed it please accept my apologies in advance!

 

We are now 5 weeks post-diagnosis for my 11 year old daughter, and the gluten-free diet is going well. We still have a pantry full of gluten-free processed foods because we had to buy everything to try it - but 8 boxes of crackers later she still hasn't found one she likes. My husband and I are enjoying them! The good news of this is that we're working toward more of a whole/pure foods diet so that's a good thing. I did the huge pantry clean out the first week, but I had several items I wasn't sure of that I set aside. The only item remaining that I still question is from Costco - the dried mangoes (Phillippine brand). The ingredients look fine, but that brand is not in my Cecilia's marketplace book as "ok" and no amount of internet research is getting me an answer. I guess I could call the company, but I'm getting a little cynical about doing that because I always get a lawyerly answer instead of a straightforward answer it seems.

 

Sorry to make a short question long. Should I let my daughter open and eat this huge bag of dried mangoes? They have always been one of her favorite snacks!

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I've read all through this thread and several older Costco threads, but if my question has already been answered and I just missed it please accept my apologies in advance!

We are now 5 weeks post-diagnosis for my 11 year old daughter, and the gluten-free diet is going well. We still have a pantry full of gluten-free processed foods because we had to buy everything to try it - but 8 boxes of crackers later she still hasn't found one she likes. My husband and I are enjoying them! The good news of this is that we're working toward more of a whole/pure foods diet so that's a good thing. I did the huge pantry clean out the first week, but I had several items I wasn't sure of that I set aside. The only item remaining that I still question is from Costco - the dried mangoes (Phillippine brand). The ingredients look fine, but that brand is not in my Cecilia's marketplace book as "ok" and no amount of internet research is getting me an answer. I guess I could call the company, but I'm getting a little cynical about doing that because I always get a lawyerly answer instead of a straightforward answer it seems.

Sorry to make a short question long. Should I let my daughter open and eat this huge bag of dried mangoes? They have always been one of her favorite snacks!

I would eat them. This is my thinking. If the ingredients don't list gluten - not sure what gluten could be added to dried fruit. It isn't likely they have anything but fruit in a fruit drying factory. They don't really grow any wheat in the Philippines except as a sort of specialty thing. Wheat wouldn't use the same equipment as fruit. Just some common sense.

Give her a few months, maybe a year. then try crackers again. Sometimes we have to " forget" what the gluten version tastes like for some products. Get her something completely different that she didn't eat pre- gluten-free. Like rice cakes, Corn Thins, corn tortillas, Mission chips and melt cheese on them, apples or celery for PB, etc.


 

 

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I would eat them. This is my thinking. If the ingredients don't list gluten - not sure what gluten could be added to dried fruit. It isn't likely they have anything but fruit in a fruit drying factory. They don't really grow any wheat in the Philippines except as a sort of specialty thing. Wheat wouldn't use the same equipment as fruit. Just some common sense.

Give her a few months, maybe a year. then try crackers again. Sometimes we have to " forget" what the gluten version tastes like for some products. Get her something completely different that she didn't eat pre- gluten-free. Like rice cakes, Corn Thins, corn tortillas, Mission chips and melt cheese on them, apples or celery for PB, etc.

Thanks, that's what I was thinking but it's nice to have someone agree with me! :rolleyes:

 

Her favorite snack was always Wheat Thins dipped with either hummus or homemade pimiento cheese. I agree - we need to try something different. I bought Glutino bagel chips last week, and she actually ate some of those and said "they aren't too bad". In the meantime, I'm putting out veggies with hummus - she loves raw veggies but has never been a dipper. Go figure!

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I bought Glutino bagel chips last week, and she actually ate some of those and said "they aren't too bad".

We like them, too.


Peter

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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