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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes
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45 minutes ago, Victoria1234 said:

You guys seriously have something called curly wurlys? If so, I want to live in the U.K.....

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12 minutes ago, Jmg said:

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:P

 

No fair :( 

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Just now, Victoria1234 said:

No fair :( 

I'm trying to think of a chocolate treat you have over there that I miss.

Nope...

If one comes to mind I'll get back to you :P

 

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3 minutes ago, Jmg said:

I'm trying to think of a chocolate treat you have over there that I miss.

Nope...

If one comes to mind I'll get back to you :P

 

Argh! (Shaking my fist!)

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Aldi have their Christmas stuff out. They've got gluten free mince pies, I cheated and had one already, very nice... There's also gluten-free xmas puddings! Didn't cheat on that though. I have standards... Didn't see any gluten-free xmas cake though it shows one on their site.

 

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47 minutes ago, Jmg said:

Aldi have their Christmas stuff out. They've got gluten free mince pies, I cheated and had one already, very nice... There's also gluten-free xmas puddings! Didn't cheat on that though. I have standards... Didn't see any gluten-free xmas cake though it shows one on their site.

 

I saw their non gluten-free xmas foods out, like stollen. Looked so good, made me sad.

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15 hours ago, Victoria1234 said:

I saw their non gluten-free xmas foods out, like stollen. Looked so good, made me sad.

Yeah they looked fantastic didn't they? They had little mini stollen 'bites' some covered in chocolate :(

Then there was the big stollen, which my family will be tucking into this xmas, maybe before the panetone.

There were lots of other yummy looking things. 

BUT WE HAVE PUDDING

So not all is lost!

 

 

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Ahh... mince pie season again.  I had a very pleasant experience at our local hospital the other day.  I was waiting to see the gastroenterologist and decided to call in at the hospital Costa for a mint tea (still being careful having had gastritis all summer) and  couldn't resist something to eat.  When one recovers from gastritis, one shouldn't have an empty stomach for too long, you know...

Costa didn't have any gluten-free Mini Bakewells in but they did have a newly delivered batch of gluten-free individually wrapped mince pies. 

The Costa mince pie is a triumph!  

(As are the iced mince pies at Sainsbury's, by the way).

JMG - update about the Cadbury's Individual Chocolate Chunks that you will recall were in Tescos last Christmas.  I have a horrible feeling that this year they have joined the ranks of 'May also contain wheat' - I read something worrying to that effect on line.  Let's hope I'm wrong!

 

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12 hours ago, cristiana said:

 

(As are the iced mince pies at Sainsbury's, by the way).

 

YES!

I'd forgotten about those, they are delicious :)

I will keep eye out for the Costa mince pie, I was in there last week and it was packed because the Xmas drinks were out. Amazing to see how coffee culture has caught on over here.

Hope you are soon feeling better Christiana :)

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9 hours ago, Jmg said:

 

YES!

I'd forgotten about those, they are delicious :)

I will keep eye out for the Costa mince pie, I was in there last week and it was packed because the Xmas drinks were out. Amazing to see how coffee culture has caught on over here.

Hope you are soon feeling better Christiana :)

Thank you.  I think I am now on the road to recovery but it is strange, my system still feels not quite right when I'm hungry.  It is a different version of 'feeling sick because I am hungry' than I had before.  I don't know, perhaps it's nothing to do with the gastritis, probably old age. Nowt a mince pie and some Hendersons Relish won't fix!! 

As regards Costa Coffee, is it safe?  A while back their allergy listing indicated there might be some CC but thinking about it that was the hot chocolate I wanted to order.  I don't know about the coffee.

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On 11/13/2017 at 8:36 PM, cristiana said:

As regards Costa Coffee, is it safe?  A while back their allergy listing indicated there might be some CC but thinking about it that was the hot chocolate I wanted to order.  I don't know about the coffee.

I only ever have black coffee, either espresso or americano (pretentious name annoys me but what can you do). It's listed as ok here: https://www.costa.co.uk/nutrition/Costa-ANI-data-November-2017.pdf so its only if there's cc that there would be a problem. I've been ok so far :)

 

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Stollen, smollen!   :P  I have had these 2 Panettone's from Italy and they are delicious.  They will make you forget you have to be gluten free.  The large ones can also be had at Whole Foods.  Not sure if they have them everywhere but they do at the ones near me and I have the large one sitting on my counter at home right now.  My other wish would be to find some gluten-free Bakewell Tart in the US......^_^

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I have had Costa Coffee, but just plain.  What we miss are their gluten free chicken wraps and brownies!  We lived on those for breakfast before touring around.  Starbucks, bring those to the U.S.!  

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