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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I have read that Hershey's may or may not be safe. I am wanting to make hot cocoa at home using Hershey's cocoa powder and milk. They have a recipe on the can. The ingredients listed is just cocoa and nothing else. I understand that a lot of their so called gluten free candy has made a lot of people sick. Is there any reason that this may contain any gluten from CC?

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I use Hershey's cocoa powder for everything chocolate. No problems here...

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I've had no problems with Hershey's cocoa. I'm allergic to milk, and use Vance's powder with no issues.

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I successfully use Hershey's cocoa in my hot chocolate with no problems. A little cocoa, sugar and milk or water makes the most delicious hot cocoa! I think since the cocoa isn't being processed into anything it doesn't get the cross contamination that could happen if it were going on equipment that processes wheat.

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My brother in law works at Hershey Co. and the cocoa is good to go for us celiac folks :)

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There are many Hershey's products that are just fine. The issues tend to be with multiple use machines. I have no issues with Hershey's standard size candy bars, nor the cocoa (or chocholate chips). They report these to be gluten-free. They are well informed if you call customer service.

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