Gluten Poisoning vs. Gluten Free


My most serious episode of gluten poisoning was at a fast food restraunt. I asked if the fries were gluten free and she said that she thought they were. I asked her all of the necessary questioned: do the fries have any wheat, barley or rye on them, what else is cooked in the same oil, ect. According to her they were safe but I wasn’t so sure and stressed the importance asking the manager which she did. Again, I was told that the object of my desire was safe. I ate each tender golden strand as if I had never eaten a fry before unaware that I was poisoning myself with every salty nibble. It did not take me long to realize my mistake and rushed home sweating in pain with no end in sight. I was sick for about five days wishing I could sue somebody for something but I didn’t know what. When I was able to walk again and to leave the house I drove back to the same restraunt and asked to speak with the owner explaining what had happened. He said that he couldn’t imagine any reason why there would be wheat in the product. At my insistence he brought a bag of fries to me and explained, “I’m sorry, it says right here in the ingredients that it contains wheat. To little to late, I thought to myself but better that I know.

 

What is your story of a personal gluten free catastrophe.

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Living and exploring a Gluten Free community while developing a handy resource guide to make dining out a little easier for all of us.
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