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Gluten Free Chewing Gum

3 Comments 17 July 2010

♦Here are suggestions for people who live gluten free and wish to use chewing gum:

Trident states in its site’s “frequently asked questions” section that all products are gluten free.

♦ According to the Wrigley’s website, all products are wheat free. It does not mention barley or rye. Note that this company sells gum with several different brand names.

Glee gum is gluten free according to a statement on its home page saying that all products are gluten free. That page includes a link that will allow you to purchase kit to make your own gum.

The Celiac Sprue Association places a question mark beside its entry in their massive product listing published in 2007. Their concern is that flavoring added to the gum may be gluten-toxic.

Celiac.com does not list chewing gum on either its “safe” or “unsafe” foods list.

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  1. Mike Lonergan says:

    I gave up gum shortly after I was diagnosed celiac. I’d read somewhere that all chewing gum is slightly dusted with powdered wheat flour as part of the manufacturing process – I.e. To keep the sheets of gum from sticking to te conveyors, the manufacturer uses a light dusting of flour on the belts/plates/machinery. I’d understood that that’s what is that light powdery coating I notice when I unwrap most stick gum. I’ve assumed they don’t do this with the polished pieces in most of the premium (overpackaged – individually bubble-sealed and foiled) gum, but I don’t like all that extra packaging or feeling like I’m being oversold an overpriced product.

    Ice ass

  2. hmong says:

    Keep up the good work. Helpful info on your post and interesting too.

  3. KazzP says:

    Really useful, I like Mike, thought that the powder was what contained the gluten so was getting the pellet version. I usuallyu use this a s a good, over view resource for
    coeliac information, but they didnt list chewing gum either.
    Thanks for this!!


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