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jebby    43

I have been eating Breyer's chocolate and vanilla ice cream over the past week, and keep feeling like I am getting cross-contaminated with gluten. I have not eaten any other new foods. I have been able to eat both of these flavors in the past without a problem, the last time was probably 3 to 4 months ago. I am also able to ingest dairy/lactose without a problem.

Has anyone else had a problem with Breyer's ice cream recently? Per their website, they do not have a "gluten free" list, but Unilever will clearly disclose any sources of gluten. There is no mention of whether or not cross-contamination is a possibility. I'm just curious if anyone else is feeling unwell after eating this ice cream.

Thanks!

J

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FernW    4

Are you sure you are not latose or casean intollerant. I can no longer eat Ice Cream because I felt like I was cross contiminated but it was the milk allergy that got me sick. Now I can have a very little bit every so often but thats it. I miss ice cream. You can easily get tested for other food allergies. Just an idea, hope it helps a bit.

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jebby    43

I am pretty sure I am not lactose intolerant because I drink milk and eat cheese and yogurt without a problem. I have also eaten other types of ice cream recently without a problem. Thank you for the idea though.

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Cheryl_C    14

I don't have trouble with Breyer's, but I ended up switching to Chapman's anyway because they label them directly as GLUTEN-FREE, which makes me feel better. I'm sorry you're having a tough time! If you don't have trouble digesting dairy normally, maybe it's the type of ice cream itself, like in the flavour that's causing you issues?

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Takala    413

could be something they put in the icecream as well.

Yup. They do put this "tara" gum into it.

http://adailyscoop.com/2006/09/11/breyers-natural-ice-cream-and-tara-gum-unilevers-response/#comments

I wonder if they bumped the gum content up a bit to be able to add more air to the product.

I was eating this other "organic" brand for awhile, and then they started putting tapioca in it. And this was some expensive $$$ all natural blah blah brand to begin with. I can't take much tapioca, and I'm not paying primo just so they can make their ice cream gummier with tapioca filler, so, buh - bye.

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jebby    43

Thank you. I think that this must be the answer and it was interesting to read other's comments about their reactions to tara gum in the link you provided. I am positive that there was not tara gum added to Breyer's ice cream when I had eaten it in the past. Now it all makes sense....I know that my body does not tolerate tara gum.

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