So here’s just a quick note: I recently saw, on Celiac.com’s excellent list of gluten-free and gluten safe Hallowe’en candy for 2014, that Haribo’s Gold Gummy Bears are gluten-free.
Let me tell you that since I made this discovery, there’s been (to paraphrase “Hedwig And The Angry Inch”) a trail of rainbow-colored carnage” at my house. Oh my lord. I’m sure I’ve eaten more artificial coloring in the last two weeks than in the previous two years. But it’s been GLORIOUS.
In other, not-as-awesome news, I think I got glutened by a bottle of Strawberry Nesquik that I picked up last night. 😦 By the time I finished it, I had symptoms, including sores in my mouth and a slightly swollen tongue. The manufacturer won’t say it’s gluten free, or if they do, they word it very very carefully… apparently they don’t test, and won’t guarantee gluten status. Unfortunately, I found an old list that had it as “gluten-free”, and only started doing more comprehensive research after my tongue swelled. DOH!
You know what this means? Time to quell my vexation with Gummy Bears!! NOMNOMNOM