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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Anybody Else Have Fruity Pebbles Issues?
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Okay so I know that Post claims that their fruity pebbles are gluten free. But I ate them the other day and had AWFUL stomach cramping. I didn't really see the connection then, so I ate them again this morning and I'm having bad symptoms again.

Fruity pebbles are the only new thing I have added to my diet in the past week.

I was only diagnosed about 2 months ago so I know I am still healing, but has anyone else had issues with fruity pebbles?

Kristin

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could be something in it that you can't handle. Such as food coloring, the sweetener, etc.

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Id vote for the coloring....one of my sons does cocoa pebbles find and bloats up with fruity.

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I have to agree that there are a lot of things about fruity pebbles that could disagree with you. My first thought before reading the other responses was that they have a LOT of color. I have eaten both kinds of pebbles and not had trouble with either.

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Ah, never thought of food coloring. I have rarely eaten foods with food coloring since I switched to gluten free so maybe that's it! I'll definitely not try them again. Thanks guys!

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Also, I'm still a little lactose intolerant, so the milk sometimes sets me off.  And I certainly can't drink whole milk (never could, actually) in any quantities.  Maybe it's not the cereal, but the milk?

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I didn't realize I had lactose problems until about 2 months into it all and still tried to ignore it for another month. The ice cream did me in finally. And I had to try it again *just to make sure*. My doc recommended I get some lactaid and take that before eating ice cream again and if that helped then it was a sorta self-diag... I'd try it with Ice cream to see if its lactose for some reason edys did it more with me but overall the lactaid helps significantly.

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Okay so I know that Post claims that their fruity pebbles are gluten free. But I ate them the other day and had AWFUL stomach cramping. I didn't really see the connection then, so I ate them again this morning and I'm having bad symptoms again.

Fruity pebbles are the only new thing I have added to my diet in the past week.

I was only diagnosed about 2 months ago so I know I am still healing, but has anyone else had issues with fruity pebbles?

Kristin

Many companies have 3rd party suppliers and these 3rd party suppliers do not disclose their ingredients with the companies they deliver to. So it could possibly have gluten in it - call and ask if they have 3rd party suppliers and if they disclose this information with them.

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I too had my doubts about Fruity Pebbles, so I emailed Post Foods and here is the reply I received:

________________________________________________________________________________

 

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your inquiry regarding discontinued Post Pebbles cereal.

 

Post Foods does not utilize wheat, oats, barley or rye in the formulation of Post Cocoa, Fruity Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles Treats, Post Marshmallow pebbles and Turbo cereal. We are happy to finally announce that these select products are gluten-free and are produced on a dedicated line containing no other gluten products. 
 
Since Celiac Disease is a growing concern among consumers, we have evaluated our process to ensure there is no cross-contact with products that contain gluten. We now have strict supplier verifications and a finished product testing protocol in place to ensure that our products meet or exceed the FDA’s “gluten free” standards.

We hope that you find this information beneficial.

Thank you contacting Post Foods.

Alicia Martinez
Consumer Response Representative

______________________________________________________________________________________________

 

My daughter is going to be so excited!!!!

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I buy them for my son (not gluten-free) and all I can tell you is the things are like glue. There may not be gluten in them, but wow they're sticky. Like scraping glue off a bowl. Don't let them dry in the bowl (or soak it to loosen).

He also eats cocoa pebbles (gluten-free). Not as sticky, milder glue?

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I buy them for my son (not gluten-free) and all I can tell you is the things are like glue. There may not be gluten in them, but wow they're sticky. Like scraping glue off a bowl. Don't let them dry in the bowl (or soak it to loosen).

He also eats cocoa pebbles (gluten-free). Not as sticky, milder glue?

I've never seen (at least recently, since they have declared "gluten free") a non-gluten free box of fruity pebbles?? That would be concerning for consumers. That’s like Chex making a non-gluten free rice Chex version. I don't see that happening....

 

I would vote the coloring as well. But then it could be dairy if you’re drinking regular cow’s milk too. You could always try them plain/dry and see what happens.

 

Personally I don't eat them myself; too much sugar and I think there are too many "fake" ingredients for my liking.

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