I mentioned in my post the other day that I had a Honey Baked Ham bone. I did some additional research, and I did find that ALL THEIR MEAT contains wheat and soy in the glaze. So thank goodness I didn't eat a hunk of it, and I wish I'd known that before I dropped $20 on the stuff Saturday.
That, of course, is my fault, not theirs. I didn't do my homework. Their customer service rep was wonderfully nice, and she sent me this link that shows all their details. I am glad I contacted them to ask this. They were lovely about it.
But I finally have a product that I can truly say, "I'm going to miss that a lot."
I also checked out Chick-Fil-a and Einstein's Bagels. We have both on campus. I need to find out what brand of vinegar our Chick uses, but there are options there, thanks to their wonderful nutritional information.
And Einsteins has two salads that will work. I know this because I called a quizzed the people there. Their nutrition information is more about calories and less about ingredients. That troubles me, but I can make it work.
One of the hardest things I've faced is explaining why I can't just "take the meat off the bread," or why it matters if the pickles are fried in the same stuff as the French fries. After the elimination diet I was on, even the smallest amount of guten causes trouble. It's getting tougher and tougher to eat out. I need to get more organized, that's for sure.
Maintaining a GF lifestyle can be time consuming and annoying. But happily, it's worth it. I've never felt better!
Much love and have some ham for me :-)