Thursday, June 18, 2009

Grocery Store Review: Wal-mart

As we all know Wal-mart has a vast array of Gluten Free marked products on their shelves. Great for the Celiac diagnosed person. What we need to be aware of which I am sure many of you are, is the frozen meets. Great Value frozen chicken drum sticks are not gluten free they contain the ingredient sodium phosphate which many times as we all know contains gluten.. Orieda has also made it a point to put gluten free on their fries that you can purchase making life a lot easier. If any one knows any more about any items that are gluten free from Wal-mart please feel free to add to this post.

I have also discovered the wal-mart powder brand of chocolate pudding to be gluten free it takes a total of five minutes to make and is yummy and for all of you candy lovers out there we can still eat skittles and starburst.

Happy shopping....

Wal-mart has 3 Wilmington area locations
Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1392
5226 Sigmon Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 392-4034

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #4273
1112 Newpoint Blvd
Leland, NC 28451
(910) 383-1769

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1348
5135 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 452-0944

P.S. Harris Teeter also marks there products Gluten Free and has tortilla chips that are an unbeatable price check them out.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Where did you find out that sodium phosphate contains gluten? Sodium phosphate is the salt of sodium and phosphate, which is used as a food additive (emulsifier) and/or leavening agent. It doesn't sound like something I'd want to eat either way.

juliann2323 said...

I found it under a google search when I had clicked on Leavening agent it stated most times when products use Sodium phosphate gluten is included. I had the frozen drum sticks last night and had a celiac reaction let me see if I can find it:

Sodium phosphates are used as food additives. Sodium phosphates are added to many foods as an emulsifier to prevent oil separation. Some examples are processed cheeses, processed meats, ready-made meals and tinned (canned) soups. Sodium phosphates are also commonly added to powdered soups, boullions and gravy mixtures.

Sodium phosphates can also be used as a leavening agent. Some examples of these foods include the batter coating on breaded fish or chicken, and commercially baked cakes.

Adding sodium phosphates to food increases the shelf life of the food; maintaining the texture and appearance of the food.
leavening agent (also leavening or leaven) is any one of a number of substances used in doughs and batters that cause a foaming action which lightens and softens the finished product. The leavening agent—biological, chemical, or even mechanical—reacts with moisture, heat, acidity, or other triggers to produce gas (usually carbon dioxide and sometimes ethanol) that becomes trapped as bubbles within the dough. When a dough or batter is mixed, the starch in the flour mixes with the water in the dough to form a matrix (often supported further by proteins like gluten or other polysaccharides like pentosans or xanthan gum), then gelatinizes and "sets"; the holes left by the gas bubbles remain.

This is what I had found on the web about it. I hope this helps I think that we all need more information on the relationship the gluten has with meat products.

Sarah said...

Interesting...it sounds like that when the leavening agent comes in contact with gluten, it causes a chemical reaction kind of like baking soda. Sorry, it made you sick - feel better!

Carolyn said...

I've looked up Sodium phosphate on three other sites and they all have it listed under their "safe products", could you be more specific as to why you think it is has gluten in it?