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Hmmm... Help Me Figure This Out Please....

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A couple of weeks ago i induldged in a bowl of icecream. It had been two weeks since i had any and this was the first of the container (dryers chocolate). I ate it and then had cotton mouth and throat for the next 4 hours (was not fun at all). It felt like i took a benadryl or something (as that usually does that to me).

THe thing is i can't figure out if it was the ice cream or perhaps my allergies (it is also possible someone sprayed something on my floor and that could have set me off).

Any ideas? I have this container of icecream in the freezer at the moment and i'm a bit afraid to go eat it. Its never done anything like that before outside of a mild cotton mouth afterwards. I used to eat it once a day for about a month or so. I kinda miss it :( but am afraid to go retry it in fear of that.

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I have issues eating regular ice cream because they almost always contain xanthan gum - are you able to eat that? I know that I tried regular ice cream multiple times because I missed it so much and kept getting reactions - not cotton mouth, but the feeling like I was about the pass out, very dizzy, etc. Also, when I looked online at my favorite coconut ice cream it said it contained gluten even though nowhere on the package did it mention that it contained gluten. While I know that your ice cream states gluten free - just checked - I know they also make ice cream such as cookies and cream, double fudge brownie, etc which obviously all contain gluten, possibly some cross contamination? I've found that home made smoothies are the best (I make them in a Margaritaville blender that crushes the ice automatically, expensive but worth the investment if you use it often enough). You can also take Yoplait Whips yogurt and put them in the freezer. It's not perfectly like ice cream but it's pretty close - lots of flvors too - even chocolate, although personally raspberry ranks at the top of my list.

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As far as i know, i have no issues with that gum. I think it might be something else that was in it...

hmmm

skim milk, cream, sugar, cocoa processed with alkali (dutched cocoa), whey, molasses, acacia gum, guar gum, carob bean gum, carrageenan, xanthan gum

The carrageenan comes from red seaweed... Outside of the xanthan gum (which i've had in my bisquick with no issues) the other gums might be doing it. I generally don't eat overly proccessed things. The worst being my Ragu alfredo which is gluten free:

INGREDIENTS: WATER, SOYBEAN OIL, CREAM, PARMESAN CHEESE (PART-SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, ENZYMES), MODIFIED CORN STARCH, ENZYME MODIFIED EGG YOLK, WHEY, SALT, ROMANO CHEESE (PASTEURIZED PART-SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, ENZYMES), WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, XANTHAN GUM, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, GARLIC POWDER, SPICE, NATURAL FLAVOR.

Xanthan gum is in it too. I would think if i had an issue either of those things would be set off with it.

The ones i've underlined are the ones i'm unsure about....

Oh well, i may try my hand at homemade icecream one day.

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"Also, when I looked online at my favorite coconut ice cream it said it contained gluten even though nowhere on the package did it mention that it contained gluten."

Sorry to barge in here, but Bexxa, can you tell me what kind of Coconut ice cream this is. I'm dairy/soy free, so I was elated to find Coconut Bliss. Finally! Ice cream! It's supposedly free of all the stuff I can't touch, supossedly...

Just curious.

Shadow, is other dairy bothering you at all (if not, I am jealous), or is it likely something else? It is true some people can't handle xantham. Or, you could be developing an intolerance. It happens, and it sucks. But better to figure out what it is than continue feeling cruddy when you eat it.

Cheers

Peg

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Nah, dairy doesn't bother me.

Oh well, i didn't need the ice cream anyway. I'll probably give it a few months before i try it again.

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It may be "processed overload" for lack of a better term. And those gums, to me, leave a weird taste/film in my mouth. I personally won't buy ice cream with that much "stuff" in it. It's just gross to me.

I make my own:milk, sugar, cocoa, vanilla. Mix it up and put it in a freezer. Yum.

Breyers is an ok commercial one, though I prefer Talenti gelato if I buy something.

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Hagen Daz doesn't have any gums at all and it is sweetened with sugar.

I have heard that carageenan can give some folks trouble. And I have found out that I can't eat chocolate anymore. I was eating some chocolate ice cream once, and as I was eating it, mouth blisters started popping out. I have no idea why. I switched to eating vanilla ice cream and haven't had any problems since.

Do they have Blue Bunny where you live? Try their All Natural Vanilla. It is the creamiest, most velvety ice cream I have ever had. I get it in the half gallon (well, nobody makes a true half gallon any more, they are a bit smaller), because the pints also contain carob bean gum. I don't react to the gum, but I can't see any reason for it and besides, it's cheaper to buy the larger size.

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You guys are probably right :)

Probably easier to make my own (not to mention cheaper).

I have had bluebunny before, but its been a while.

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If you decide to try Blue Bunny again, make sure it's ALL NATURAL. They have Vanilla, French Vanilla, Homemade Vanilla, and All Natural Vanilla. The All Natural is the only one without tons of crap in it.

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Fine by me :) I think i may have become more sensitive to stuff since i tossed a lot of processed foods out or something.

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