Holiday season = irrational joy re gluten free junk foods.
Each thing, so happy to see, buy/take home (& fast!) as if rescue orphan puppy from blizzard. Hide in pantry for post-Thanksgiving surprise. Upon reflect, realize not usually eat these foods. Just so happy exist. Feel like person from The Impulsive Buy but celiac disease edition. Must. Have. All. Things.
Traditional m&ms (plain, peanut, almond) gluten free! Toblerone too.
Lindt truffle balls: no. Lindt teddy bears/angels: no.
Ghirardelli: yes. Unless cookie type.
This issue not strictly limited holiday items. Pretty much any item self-reports gluten free, feel urgently compelled purchase. Just bought 6-ingredient snacky bars w. GLUTEN FREE label front/center.
At home saw fine print–shared equipment w. wheat. But pretty sure GLUTEN FREE label = highly regulated designation indicating < 20 parts per million. So trumps “shared equipment” warning? But then why bother mention shared equipment?
“shared equipment” warning + GLUTEN FREE label, then = SAFE because proven < 20 ppm
if “shared equipment” warning + GLUTEN FREE label, then = the food, as food, is gluten free but…maybe we rubbed gluten all over this food and—who knows?—all over our hineys! And then—again, who can say?—maybe we also pressed our gluten-rubbed hineys against the food as a friendly, shared-equipment bonus