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    Well, it gave me a giggle not long into it. But I kind of felt sorry for these clueless gals – and mostly because they don’t even realize how clueless they are. But it truly is pretty sad that this is the kind of knowledge/awareness/etc. that is “out there” in the general public. What to do? Not a whole lot except thank Gluten Dude and others for presenting “gluten free truth” that is available if one has an inquiring mind. And now I’m going to go eat some roasted potatoes with dill and roasted green beans with slivered almonds and roasted broccoli with Panko bread crumbs and a non-“glutonized” turkey burger and wonder why I wasn’t eating like this 10 years ago because it tastes SO good. Which reminds me that when I tell folks I’ve had to go gluten-free, they always say “I noticed they have a lot of gluten-free products available now”. I don’t even bother to tell them that I don’t eat much of that stuff (ok, the Udi’s pizzas are a weakness) as non-deli meat and veggies and fruits have always been available – and I just wasn’t taking advantage of all that bountiful goodness!

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    Tina Howe

    It gave me a giggle :) I am always amused when a non-celiac says “I’m on a gluten-free diet”, then goes on to tell me about all the things they eat that I know contain gluten.

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    Like, oh my god! Everybody knows if you like, have celiacs you should totally avoid gluton!

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    Gluton has me rolling! I’m also picturing Miss Diagnosed in the evening gown portion of the beauty pageant.

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      I think Miss Diagnosed came in first in that pageant. Miss Informed was runner up.

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      And also, gluton makes me think of wonton – which is loaded with gluton…..

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        Miss Dee Meanor

        Miss Dee Meanor TOTALLY knows that some deli meat has gluton. Where’s my crown? Like don’t I win something?

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      But of course she’s terribly bloated and comes in last…

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    She’s a glutton for gluton.

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      Haha! That’s what I was thinking too!

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    Like, oh my gawd, I totally ran into these two at the grocery store last week. They, like, noticed my Chex oatmeal and said (direct quotes now) “like wow, I didn’t know Chex made gluten free oatmeal. That’s amazeballs! Can I look at the box, I’m totally not trying to take it or anything!”

    Being the good little ambassador that I try to be I happily obliged and inquired if one or both we Celiac or NCGS….

    The reply: “oh gawd no, we just don’t eat grains…but totally don’t look at what we’re buying today!” (All JUNK food)

    SERIOUSLY?!?!? Gimme my oatmeal back!

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      Aaahhaahhaaahaaaa!!! Totally!

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    (In my best vg voice) Like, oh my god, they like have no clue.

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    And what’s with the deli meat obsession?

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    Betsy in Michigan

    Forgive me if I’m feeling cynical today, but you do know that 50% of all people are of below average intelligence? I don’t get all intellectually snobby about it; I mean some of these Valley Girls might be excellent at dog-walking, or selling lingerie, or whatever. All part of the grand scheme of life. I do wonder why deli meat would have gluten in it (but I don’t eat out much); all mine has no added nitrates or nitrates or gluten. I’ve always preferred food without too many ingredients, even before going GFDF.

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    Celiac or not, the best information on gluten, the best advertising for GF, the best gastroenterologist, specializing in Celiac, can not fix people THAT stupid. Not that I am smart, but I sure do feel that way after reading that.

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    Jersey Girl


    Love the new website. Gorgeous.

    Gluton? Sounds Trekky to me. Kinda like Spock and Kirk went on a mission to Planet Gluton. Or just maybe I am a Star Trek freak. meh.

    Jersey Girl

    McCoy: This is the first time in a week I’ve had time for a drop. Would you care for a drink, Mr. Spock?
    Spock: My father’s race was spared the dubious benefits of alcohol.
    McCoy: Oh. Now I know why they were conquered. What are you worried about? Jim generally knows what he’s doing.
    Spock: It was illogical for him to bring those players aboard.
    McCoy: Illogical? Did you get a look at that Juliet? That’s a pretty exciting creature. Of course your, uh, personal chemistry would prevent you from seeing that. Did it ever occur to you that he might like the girl?
    Spock: It occurred. I dismissed it.
    McCoy: You would.

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    I don’t suppose they’d be interested in knowing about Carrageenan. After having a reaction associated with some deli meat, I saw it listed as an ingredient. So I researched it and found that Carrageenan can act like gluten. I now watch for it in all sorts of products since it’s used as a thickening and gelling agent.

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      I wondered what it was too since its in everything so I looked it up. Its an extract of seaweed grown in some third world countries. It probably soaks up whatever pollutants are in the water it grows in. Does this sound like something we want to eat?

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    Aren’t VG types so like OMG the best like people in the world to like listen to? I mean like they make so much like sense!

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    I hear things like this from both sides (usually more from people who don’t know what being gluten free means though).

    One of the first things that people told me after I went gluten free after being diagnosed with celiac was “Sweetheart, you are already so thin! Please don’t go on a diet!”

    One of my friends who was diagnosed with celiac three years ago via biopsy told me last year that she “didn’t have celiac anymore” since it didn’t hurt when she ate and is now back to eating gluten…


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