The Boston Diaries

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Gluten free sodas are gluten free to a point

So I'm enjoying a lovely beverage at Hunters & Gatherers when I notice something odd on the label:

[I don't care about the wheat content as much as I care about the corn content.]

“Pardon my asking,” I said to the proprietor, “but I thought all soda was gluten free.”

“I would think so too,” said the proprietor. “Perhaps for sweetening? Like stevia?”

“No,” I said. “It's usually corn they use for sweetening.”

“Oh,” said the proprietor, who was doing a search on the Intarwebs, “sodas might be bottled in a shared facility.”

“Okay, that makes sense.”

“And if gluten is less than 20 parts-per-million, it's considered ‘gluten-free.’”

“How about that?”

“Well, the more you know

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