535.Obscure Foods not Gluten Free Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes

Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from on 2004-11-03

I would like to know some of the things not normally thought of as having gluten in them....for example...is bbq sauce ok? mustard? (Heinz or other lol) ketchup? I noticed one place on the web says "flavored" foods might be...what are some examples of those? I know that soy is not ok evidently....Thank you

Re: Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from Tony on 2004-11-03

With all of those foods it is dependant on the brand as some will contain wheat and some will not.

The Meridian tamari soy sauce is gluten free and available in free from sections of supermarkets and in some halth food shops.

If you live in the UK, your best bet is to get hold of the Coeliac UK Food and Drink Directory. This is available from their website

Re: Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from on 2004-11-03

Hi Sorry, no I live in USA ..do you happen to know any usa sites that might be familiar with gluten brands etc here? I didn't realize your site was a predominately UK one...Do you happen to know whether wine or any alcoholic beverages are ever safe? I know of course beer is not and our vodka is made from grains ....don't know about bourbon and gin though etc and wine .... I would think wine is ok....I am most interested however in condoments such as tomato paste (that is used in most chili recipes), Heinz ketchup is international I think is it ok, mustards are fairly internationl ??? are they USUALLY ok?, and of course Bar B Que sauce that maybe is not so international....If you can direct me to some USA sources, I would appreciate it.....Thank you.....Tom

Re: Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from on 2004-12-07

did you ever get an answer to your question? I do know that All Gold Tomato Sauce (South Africa) is gluten free. Wimpy ketch is not Gluten Free.

Re: Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from on 2004-12-08

I have been doing a lot of internet searching, and a lot of phone calls to companies. Heinz is a good company to go with a lot of products. They would list common allergens in parathesies. ChunKing soy sauce is gluten free, as is their teriyaki sauce. Tamari soy sauce is gluten free too, but it doesn't taste as good to me. I understand all distilled vinegars are safe. I have yet to locate a tasty gluten free barbecue sauce . I'm still looking. I think heinz seafood coctail sauce is gluten free

Re Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from Gavin Brooking on 2005-09-24

can you tell me if malt vinegar has gluten in it?
is distilled malt vinegar OK to use in recipies if I wish to show a gluten free stamp on a mustard and chutney that I am making to sell at a farmers market.
Are there any other products that might go into Jam, Chutney, mustard and home cooked crisps that could be intolerant for indiviuals who require a gluten free diet

Re Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from Peter on 2005-09-24

Malt vinegar does have traces of gluten in it.
Although a distilled malt vinegar should be gluten-free, you would do better to use cider or wine vinegars as some of your customers would not touch a product with malt on the label.

plain vegetables pickled in vinegar are gluten-free as would be jam made with just fruit and sugar, mustard made with whole grain mustard and vinegar and oil, potato cooked in oil.

note that many commercial products of chutneys and mustards are not gluten free as they contain starch as a thickener and filler.

Re Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from robert Cutler on 2006-05-19

Is malt flavoring gluten-free? Thanks, Robert Cutler

Re Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from Peter on 2006-05-19

Where you see malt flavouring listed on the ingredients of cereal packets it is not gluten-free.
Products such as Kellogs Cornflakes contain up to 8\% barley, listed as malt flavouring.

So you must assume that malt flavouring is not gluten-free

Re: Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from Peter on 2006-12-13

I think that where products are available in the big supermarkets you get the better labeling, and often better prices, but you may find an assistant in the health food shops who is knowledgeable and can help you.