I have been Gluten Free for nearly 6 months now and I have managed pretty much without relying on "Fake" bread. It is a nuisance not just been able to reach for a slice or 2 of toast when hunger strikes but I've got used to it now.
The other day I received a nice little box from Glutafin with a sample of their sliced bread and a small roll. Both products contain Wheat Strach and say they meet the Codex standard. They do however say they contain Wheat Starch. I checked my Coeliac UK bible and both items were listed in there. Today I had a real hungry spell mid-morning so thought I'd try a couple of slices toasted. Pretty nice it was too.......... can't believe it's not butter and Golden Syrup topped it off just for the record.
A couple of hours later I had a real stomach ache which was a fairly familiar symptom of months gone by before diagnosis. I can only put it down to the bread.
So after my ramblings - is this Codex wheat still a cause of problems for some coeliacs and is this why some of the bread and other products is labelled Gluten Free and others are labelled Gluten & Wheat Free.
Does this mean I am more sensitive than the average Coeliac (if there is such a thing) ? and should I extra vigilent ?
Any comments gratefully recieved.