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From Jill Wall: The place where I get my flour and most baking recipes, http://www.julesglutenfree.com, helped to make the worlds largest gluten free cake. It was presented to Congress to help the cause and awarness of better and needed labeling laws. Hopefully this has brought the needed attention to labeling issues. Jules flour and bread is great, expensive yes, but she has special all the time. Hope you enjoy the info.
From Sandy Davis, RD: I would not recommend Gigi’s for gluten free cupcakes. They are prepared in the same kitchen and there are not controls in place to prevent cross-contamination. The following is from the Gigi website:
Gigi Cupcake Allergy Information
“Despite the fact that we bake and offer cupcakes without gluten and/or nuts, all of our cupcakes are prepared fresh in the same kitchen, allowing for the potential of cross-contamination. Our baking equipment comes in contact with peanuts, other nuts, nut oils and extracts, as well as products containing gluten. Therefore, our cupcakes cannot be certified as a nut-free or gluten-free product.”
From Cyndi: Hi all, I’m new to this blogging thing as well the the celeac issue. My son is 11 and he has just been diagniosed. This has been quite an adjustment but as each day goes by, it seems to get a little bit easier. Anyway, I wanted to let everyone know that the Kroger in Brandon also had Udi’s white bread and the manager is in the process of gettin the other products. I live in Rankin county so this is great for me, since I really dislike driving to Rainbow store for a loaf of Udi’s bread.
From Kelli: YAY! I’m so glad to hear that Kroger in Brandon will be carrying Udi’s! That’s much closer to us too. We usually buy it by the case…I wonder if Kroger will give us a discount for that..
Thanks for letting us know.
Also, for those living in Vicksburg, I’m told that the grocery store that used to be Delchamps (on frontage rd) is now carrying Udi’s.
Rainbow now carries Rudi’s gluten-free bread and it is great!! Best gluten-free bread I have tried, even better than Udi’s!
From Kaitlyn: Just wanted to let everyone know Hey Cupcake at Canton Mart in Jackson will make gluten-free cupcakes by special order. I had the strawberry today and they were WONDERFUL!!!!
From Sandy Davis, RD: You are right about how expensive gluten free can be! I encourage foods which are naturally gluten-free for budget-friendly shopping such as seasonal fruits, vegetables and dried beans. General Mills has stepped up to the plate and offers great tasting gluten-free products. The big plus is you don’t have to go shopping in the organic section to find them. General Mills also has a great website – http://www.liveglutenfreely.com. They offer a section which features coupons under “Tools and Coupons”. You may also locate coupons by doing a Google search with “Gluten + coupons”. I came up with 2,990,000 results. Hope this helps!