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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Mike and Ikes are one of my favorite candies..and now the ingredients list "modified food starch" in them. I am heartbroken. unless the mysterious ingredient is gluten-free, Mike and Ikes aren't gluten-free anymore :(

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Before you panic or panic anybody else you should call the company and ask. Here's the number.

Consumer Relations team toll-free at 1-888-645-3453.

Mike and Ike is made by JustBorn and everything or nearly everything they make is gluten-free. In addition, while it's true that MFS can be from wheat, it very rarely is.

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Hi, I searched on the internet and also sent the company an e-mail...the company will write back and if you haven't called them yet, I'll post the response here. While searching the net, I came up with some webpage made on tripod that said that included Mike & Ike in a gluten-free candy list. I also found another list on the internet that said that Mike & Ike is gluten-free, but warned that although they know that the original is gluten-free, other variations might not be: http://www.tacanow.com/foodlist.htm. Anyway, I don't consider those two site enough to go on...I'll post the response from the company regarding my question.

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This is from an e-mail response I received earlier this month:

Thank you for your recent e-mail. We hope you enjoyed visiting www.justborn.com.

All of our candies are derived from corn; therefore, to the best of our knowledge, they are gluten-free. The modified food starch we use in the manufacture of our jelly bean candies is corn starch.

Following is a complete list of our current product line:

YEAR-ROUND CANDIES

MIKE AND IKE - Original Fruits, Tropical Typhoon, Berry Blast, Jolly Joes-Grape, Orange 'n Cream, Strawberries 'n Cream

HOT TAMALES and Super Hot - HOT TAMALES

ZOURS - Original Fruitz and Punch Fruitz

TEENEE BEANEE Jelly Beans

PEANUT CHEWS

SUMMER

MIKE AND IKE - Stripes

MARSHMALLOW PEEPS Stars

FEATURE FLAVORS 2004

MIKE AND IKE - Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream and Root Beer Float

VALENTINE'S DAY

Strawberry and Vanilla Creme Flavored MARSHMALLOW PEEPS Hearts

Non-flavored Hearts

EASTER

MARSHMALLOW PEEPS, Bunnies and Giant Bunnies

Strawberry, Vanilla and Orange Creme Flavored MARSHMALLOW PEEPS Eggs

MIKE AND IKE Easter Treats

JUST BORN Jelly Beans

HALLOWEEN

MARSHMALLOW PEEPS Pumpkins, Spooky Cats and Ghosts

Snack Pack and Variety Pack Bags – MIKE AND IKE, HOT TAMALES and ZOURS

CHRISTMAS

MARSHMALLOW PEEPS Christmas Trees and Snowmen

Holiday Cookie Flavored MARSHMALLOW PEEPS Cutouts

Again, thank you for your taking the time to contact us; we appreciate your interest in our products and we hope this information is helpful.

Regards,

Lisa Guzzo

Just Born, Inc.

Consumer Relations Department

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sorry. spurious post I can't seem to delete.

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