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Where Gluten Hides Out (Like the Jerk That It Is)

Unclean! Unclean!

One of the most annoying things about having celiac, is thinking you’re kicking ass by de-glutening your pantry, cooking g-free 24/7, then you go out to eat only to be blindsided by hidden gluten. (This also applies to well-meaning friends who, naturally, are not fully clued into the evil of gluten.)

So you go to a restaurant, or a BBQ, and say, “Hey, guys, sorry, but I’m all celiac and stuff so I can’t eat gluten.” Nice people say, “No problem, here’s what you can have!” Then you go home and get sick. You know why? Gluten is an evil mother scratcher, and this is where it hides:

  • Blue cheese
  • Soy sauce
  • Oats (some)
  • Certain vinegars (this is confusing, but true’ish)
  • Meatballs
  • Fried . . . anything (Dammit!!!)
  • Some rice cereals
  • Certain (sneaky) tortillas and tortilla chips
  • Processed foods that don’t cop to adding gluten fillers (so yeah, don’t trust processed foods without a specific g-free label)
  • Zima

If you’re freaking out, please check with this authority. Or don’t ever leave your house again. Either/Or.


Image via velostricken/Flickr

12 thoughts on “Where Gluten Hides Out (Like the Jerk That It Is)

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  7. I completely agree – gluten is an evil mother scratcher. And it always leaves you footing the bill too, the cheapskate.

    Enjoyed this post – I really needed an upbeat, ‘eat my shorts, gluten!’ moment! Thanks!

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