I was happily chomping on a box of orange tic tacs at work today when one of my colleagues stops by and says “hey, those have gluten in them ya know!” I looked up shocked. ” They can’t can they?” I asked. He just nodded and walked away. Ah pooey, Mr. Grimgluten reaper! But now I can’t get the idea out of my head, so I’m looking it up and it seems they have CORN gluten not WHEAT gluten.
I guess it’s to be a day of learning because I didn’t realize gluten wasn’t specific to Wheat products exclusively… but now I wonder when my Doc said “no gluten” if she knew this an meant no on corn or wheat. After reading a bit, it seems that Corn Gluten is a misused term so she probably didn’t mean avoid it.. So weird.
Here is how I found out about the claim they are gluten free: http://www.tictacusa.com/sections/faq/index.swf
Corn Gluten is assumed okay for Celiac’s and other GF Folks http://www.celiac.com/articles/186/1/Corn-Gluten—Is-it-Safe-for-a-People-with-Celiac-Disease-Who-are-on-a-Gluten-Free-Diet/Page1.html
- Gluten-Free Diet: What’s In, What’s Out (blissreturned.wordpress.com)
- Day 3-Wheat, who needs ya! (towheatornot.wordpress.com)
- Celiac Disease and Klaire (glutenfreefamilykitchen.wordpress.com)
- On Nutrition: Celiac questions (goerie.com)