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Wheat Chex are Gluten Free? I'm Not Sure Whether to Laugh or Cry.

February 25, 2014 | 92 Comments

I’m not gonna rant about this one. (Dude note: If you can’t see the picture above, click here.) I really try to balance the pulse of this blog so I don’t come across as a complainer; though lord knows there’s enough to kvetch about […]

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Is Omission Beer Really "Risk-Free" for Celiacs??

November 19, 2013 | 212 Comments

I had a dream last night. I was at a gluten-free convention. This one booth had two different rice dishes set up for people to taste. I grabbed a fork and excitedly took a few bites of one of the dishes. Only after I […]

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Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour Gets Recalled for Having Too Much Gluten

September 17, 2013 | 127 Comments

Hi Bob. It’s me…Gluten Dude. I hope you had a nice summer. How’s the family? Business good? Ok…enough small talk. I am writing to you because I am concerned. As I’m sure you are more than aware by now, one of your products, the […]

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Shared Equipment is NOT Gluten Free

August 15, 2013 | 56 Comments

A few days ago I wrote a blog post titled “Dear Bart & Judy: Your Cookies Aren’t Gluten-Free“. The essence of the post was that they labeled their cookies gluten-free and then added “May contain wheat” on the back of the package because they […]

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Dear Bart & Judy: Your Cookies Aren't Gluten-Free

August 12, 2013 | 52 Comments

I love how our community calls BS out. And I love that fact that they notify me so I can notify the masses. Case in point…I received the following message the other day from a fellow celiac: Hi Dude – I know you’ve had […]

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What Would You Say to this Café Owner…in 7 Words or Less?

August 2, 2013 | 93 Comments

Let’s end the week on a creative note, shall we? I had a meeting in Princeton yesterday and met my good friend for a nice cup of coffee afterwards at a cool café (that shall remain nameless). On the way out, we passed the […]

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Air Berlin Poisons Its Customers (and Other Gluten-Free Horror Stories From the Past Week)

July 29, 2013 | 106 Comments

Not a great week for celiac awareness folks. No other medical condition, especially one as serious as celiac disease, gets this total lack of respect. Cases in point: Horror Story #1: The above image was sent to me by a fellow celiac. She had […]

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Lucy's Granola is ALMOST Gluten Free and Yet it's Still Safe for Celiacs? Really??

April 4, 2013 | 57 Comments

I’m not a mean-spirited guy. Honestly, I’m not. I’m a really nice guy. If I had friends you could ask them. (A classic line from the movie Splash.) I don’t enjoy taking small companies to task. But if my choice is between calling out […]

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99% Gluten Free? Really??

March 7, 2013 | 32 Comments

Somebody on Facebook sent me the above picture yesterday and I’m so glad they did. Although it perturbed me, it gave me quite a needed chuckle. These brownies were located in a store in Hong Kong. That’s right folks…the gluten-free fad has gone global. […]

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Chevy's Fresh Mex Tries Gluten-Free

May 23, 2012 | 44 Comments

Dude Note: To honor Celiac Awareness Month and to help raise awareness of our disease, I will be attempting 31 blog posts in 31 days. My goal is simple: to make most of them not suck. If you’ve got ideas for a good post […]

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