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I have a 3 1/2 year old with celiac who is very excited about the snack bar at the beach and about the Good Humor-type ice cream trucks that are around town. I am of course freaking out about the gluten content! Any tips or suggestions on how to determine if popsicles, etc. are gluten-free? Any tried and true ones that people out there already know about that are gluten-free? Help! :) Thanks!

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GoodHumor.com list the ingredients for each bar.

Looks like most of the bars with coating and krispies are no good for us.

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I just took my daughter to the grocery store and showed her how much she could get there for the same amount of money. She thought that was a better deal. I rarely ever bought anything from the truck for her. I think at one point they had a Popsicle that was safe and a Snowcone but frankly she didn't need the junk. So it was always a really big deal if I did get her one. Like maybe on the 4th of July.

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Usually plain ice cream bars are fine, 9avoid the crunchy coated ones) most popsicle type things are safe, as are every kind of sno-kone I have found. Cool tubes (orange sherbet push-ups) are gluten free as well. Yes, it is all junk food...but for me, the ice cream truck and summertime are just too much fun to avoid altogether!

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Each truck usually carries different things. The truck at our beach has different items then the truck that comes to the ball field. I usually go and check it out (without kids) and make a list of possibilities. Then I check them out on line and keep a list of a few safe items. We don't get treats often but every once in a while it is fun/special.

Hood fudgesicles, Hood Orange cream bars, and Hood Ice Cream Bars are all gluten free.

Cara

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Thank you so much, this is very helpful!

Each truck usually carries different things. The truck at our beach has different items then the truck that comes to the ball field. I usually go and check it out (without kids) and make a list of possibilities. Then I check them out on line and keep a list of a few safe items. We don't get treats often but every once in a while it is fun/special.

Hood fudgesicles, Hood Orange cream bars, and Hood Ice Cream Bars are all gluten free.

Cara

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Thank you so much, very helpful! Sometimes I just feel badly that she can't get the same "treats" when she sees the other kids getting them - again, not all the time, but especially on vacation, etc. :)

Usually plain ice cream bars are fine, 9avoid the crunchy coated ones) most popsicle type things are safe, as are every kind of sno-kone I have found. Cool tubes (orange sherbet push-ups) are gluten free as well. Yes, it is all junk food...but for me, the ice cream truck and summertime are just too much fun to avoid altogether!

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I think a treat from the ice cream truck is something no child should go without! It is a *treat* yes!

Anything plain is what we usually stick with, nothing with "crunchies" or any other type of coating on them. All ice cream trucks usually have some sort of plain popsicle on board :)

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DDs ate from the ice cream truck just yesterday. DD1 had a watermelon icy/push pop and DD2 had a fudgesicle. The fudgesicle was labeled gluten-free. The icy didn't have any gluten ingredients including the fake "seeds" which seemed aids like chocolate chips.

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