Author Archives: Adam McIntyre

Adam McIntyre
Hi, I'm Adam. I've been a diagnosed Coeliac for over a decade. I love to travel, eat out and party with friends, and I never let gluten get in the way!
Basics

Are Funyuns Gluten Free?

Are Funyuns Gluten Free?

Funyuns is the brand name of an onion-flavored corn snack introduced in the United States in 1969, and invented by Frito-Lay employee George Bigner. Funyuns consist primarily of cornmeal, ring-shaped using an extrusion process, representing the shape and texture of fried onion rings.

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Are Doritos Tortilla Chips Gluten Free?

Are Doritos Gluten Free?

Doritos is an American brand of flavored tortilla chips produced since 1964 by Frito-Lay, a wholly owned subsidiary of PepsiCo. The original Doritos were not flavored. The first flavor was Taco, released in 1967, though other flavors have since debuted for the company.

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Are Nerds Gluten Free?

Are Nerds Candy Gluten Free?

Nerds are an American candy sold by Nestlé. Their unusual shape and thin candy-coating is comparable to rock candy. With their anthropomorphic covers, Nerds usually contain two flavors per box, and each flavor has a separate compartment and opening.

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Basics Food Product Reviews

Are Twizzlers Gluten Free?

Are Twizzlers Gluten Free?

Twizzlers is a brand of candy in the United States and Canada. Twizzlers is the product of Y&S Candies, Inc., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, now a subsidiary of The Hershey Company.

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Basics Food Product Reviews

Are Starburst Gluten Free?

Are Starburst Gluten Free?

Starburst is the brand name of a box-shaped, fruit-flavored soft taffy candy manufactured by The Wrigley Company, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated.

Starburst has many different varieties such as Tropical, Sour, FaveReds, Very Berry, Superfruit Flavor, Summer Blast, and Original

Let’s answer your question

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Health

Is Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free?

Is Peroni Nastro Gluten Free?

Peroni Nastro Azzurro is a premium lager brewed by Italian brewery Peroni. Popular for its clean and crisp taste, Peroni is the best selling beer in Italy. A beer as crisp and refreshing as Peroni Nastro can be difficult to give up – so can it be enjoyed by coeliacs?

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Health

Is Strongbow Cider Gluten Free?

Is Strongbow Cider Gluten Free?

Strongbow cider is a popular English dry cider served in bars around the UK. The crisp & refreshing drink is just a popular drink for many pub goers in the UK, but can it be enjoyed by coeliacs?

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Lifestyle

4 Tips to Survive a Gluten Free Date

Survive a Gluten Free Date

Alright, I’m going to be straight with you: I haven’t been on a typical “date” in over 5 years. I’m in a happy relationship and obviously haven’t needed to date since meeting my partner.

But this article, and my advice, is useful in more situations than just your typical “date”.

I travel a lot, which means eating out in foreign countries with language barriers. I also take my partner on 1 or 2 date nights each week, and I also meet business contacts for food 2 or 3 times per week.

I do a lot of eating out with people I don’t know but who I need to impress. And who wants to be a burden for their partner?

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Lifestyle

Why All Coeliacs Need To Listen To Their Bodies

Why Coealics Should Listen To Their Bodies

Diagnosing the cause of any ill-symptom takes a great deal of wisdom; often validated with a medical degree.

But once you’re diagnosed with Coeliac disease, gluten sensitivity or any other food induced illness, you can sleep easy knowing the cause of your symptoms.

Whether your symptoms are stomach pain, brain fog, hives or something else; they’re often caused by the food you’ve put into your own mouth.

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Lifestyle

Long Haul Flights: 8 Tips for Gluten Free Travellers

Gluten Free on Long Haul Flights

Day to day eating is already tough enough when you’re unable to consume gluten. But travelling long haul to far flung and unfamiliar places? Well that’s a whole other ball game.

In your home town or city, you can rest comfortably knowing where all the good stuff is at. You know where to get your favourite gluten free energy bars and you know which restaurants cater for coeliacs. But all that goes out of the window when you travel to long haul destinations.

We’ll save general travel advice for another post; in this article we’re going to pin down ways you can stay safe (and healthy) as a gluten-free traveller on long haul flights.

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