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Crisps

I haven't found any crisps gluten free except Seabrook n kettleys and they both aren't great. Whenever I want a little snack I just can't have any crisps anymore which sounds silly because it's only crisps but its bothering me nowadays!!

I was so tempted to have some wotsits which don't contain gluten but have the usual allergy advice at the back- made in a factory that also handles wheat..does anybody understand? Has anybody ever eaten snacks with this kind of allergy advice

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Hi there yes its a chance you take eating any foods that may have some cross contamination issues, they have to cover themselves by stating that it handles other foods that contain gluten, it could be that the machinery is used for gluten free foods too, personally i do not risk anything as its just not worth it, ive been poisoned twice in 2 years and its not worth it, i eat seabrooks too...they do lots of flavours though in asda. I know how you feel when you want something nice but you could try it and end up veing sorry you did!!😊

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My coeliac problem isn't as bad as so many others that I've heard of and spoken to. Constipation for several days is the one thing that would happen...unlike some people with terrible side effects

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That's the only reason y I'd even consider what I said otherwise I'd no way eat it

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I understand but it can be the damage you are doing to your stomach from inside, you do not always have to have awful side affects. My gp told me if you keep eating gluten when you are celiac you risk Lymphona. I would rather not take the chance. But good luck with finding a nice crisp.

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πŸ‘πŸΌ Thanks for your advice

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Hi Sid,

Pomm bear crisps are fine to eat - they are certified GF.

Also a number of the Aldi own brand crisps have been vetted by Coeliac UK. I checked in their food guide a while ago before I bought any. I now quite regularly buy the 6 packs of the Ready Salted, Salt and Vinegar and the Prawn Cocktail flavours. No ill effects to report - and inexpensive too!

I almost always avoid products that state they 'may contain gluten' (the odd mistake happens!😨). It's not worth the hassle of being ill in my opinion.

I hope this helps.

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Hi Regalbirdy I'll definitely go to aldi and see wear they have πŸ‘πŸΌ. Thankyou for your reply

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Golden wonder are GF, and so are Sainsbury's own brand ones!

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Golden wonder? Really? I had no idea...something else to check out and buy! Thanks Cooper27πŸ‘πŸΌ

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Unfortunately they're harder to come by these days, which is a shame! But if you see them, you an know they're ok! Although I've only checked a couple of flavours, so please do your due diligence etc...

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Tyrrells Sea Salt crisps are GF. Can get them in Waitrose and Sainsburys.

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Hi yes I've seen that company but for some reason never considered buying them. I shop in waitrose weekly so yep that'd another one il try thanx

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Once tried, never forgotten! My fav... πŸ‘

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M&S have a range of gluten free crisps too.

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Ive only been to the M&S food area a few times so never looked properly at the gluten free items. Il do that next time. Thanks 😊

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Look at Walkers baked crisps, ready salted. They are marked as gluten free. My wife enjoys them.

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I just assume Walkers is out of the question after the same allergy section at the bak of the cheese and onion pack my favourite πŸ˜‹

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Hey

Crisps, cant live without them .

It dependent on if u are celiac, highly intoleranf or just choosing non gluten diet.

Im highly intolerant so eat all gluten free but can eat something with the β€œβ€˜may have been made in gluten factory” there never enough there to make me ill.

My friend dad who is celiac helps me alot he said β€œ stick to plain crisp and ur b fine” and he was right, he said it not the crisp it the flavoring ie vinegar! So ive done that and its fine ive never had reaction and im very sensitive to it as it crippling stomach pain and hives within 15 mins of eating

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Hi lulububs...so u mean you eat the "may have been etc."?

In quite surprised you're able to seeing as you're highly Intolerant...

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Mods I'd like to nominate the thread as the "Thread of the year" some brilliant information here.

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Which thread are you talking about here?

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This one about crisps.

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Ever considered making your own??

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Making my own crisps? In my opinion I don't think many or any anybody would do that

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Sure, lots of people do. Here's one BBC Good Food recipe for the microwave- bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/167...

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Il try that it looks very simple 😊

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Kettle, Tyrells, Great British Crisp Company and Burts are all lovely. Just check the individual flavours ingredients. Malt vinegar flavour tend to be the culprits... happy testing! ;)

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Thanks Gilbo72 that's great 😊

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+1 for Burt's crisps, they are all gluten free except salt & vinegar, and I've been lucky enough to have found a local supplier who sells them to me at the same price pubs and shops buy them for, so I buy a couple of boxes (40 bags) at a time, usually cheese & onion and Devon roast beef, they taste great.

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