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23 Sadly True Stories About Gluten Ignorance That Celiac Sufferers Have To Put Up With

| Right | September 13, 2020

Dear readers,

Ryan Reynolds once quipped that Los Angelinos were so afraid of gluten he swore he could have held up a bank with a bagel. And there lies a problem faced by many people who genuinely suffer from gluten-intolerance… gluten ignorance!

Today is Celiac Awareness Day, and so for those Celiac sufferers out there who are given a bad name by those in the middle of a fad diet or those who lie about allergies, or just have to deal with people who think you can just “scrape the gluten off,” this day is for you!

We’ve rounded up 23 stories that should feel very familiar to those who have to live in a gluten-filled world, ready to attack their intestines! We can definitely say that this roundup is not gluten- or idiot-free.


Gluten-Free Is Not A Cure For Gluttony – Don’t worry; we’re confused, too.

Free Of Gluten, Free Of Thought, Part 2 – Hits from the comments: “I can give you crackers to go with it.”

Much A-Gluten About Nothing – This one has a satisfying ending. Unlike the sandwich.

His Theory Is A-Rye – This guy is absolutely crackers.

A Recipe For Disaster – People like this make the rest of us scared to eat out.

Free Of Gluten, Free Of Thought, Part 3 – What do you think bread is made of?

A Recipe For Disaster, Part 2 – As it turns out, they also can’t eat gltin.

Free Of Gluten, Free Of Thought, Part 4 – If you don’t know what it is, maybe don’t claim it’s not in your food.

Gluten Intolerance Versus Gluten Ignorance – I’ve never felt safer.

Doesn’t Know Wheat You Mean – Is this employee ear-free?

A Gluten For Punishment, Part 2 – The question remains: is she actually this stupid or just really good at pretending?

Free Of Gluten, Free Of Thought, Part 5 – Uh… medic?

Much A-Gluten About Nothing, Part 2 – Hits from the comments: “You know you’re an advanced level regular when…”

Intolerant Of Your Gluten-Tolerance – To be fair, they’ve probably dealt with people dumb enough to order things they’re allergic to before.

Wheat Do You Think You’re Doing?! – Well, at least she cared.

Doesn’t Know Wheat You Mean, Part 2 – Customer service level: excellent. Knowledge level: much less excellent.

You’re The Gluten That Binds The Family Together – As long as the dog is okay!

If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Gluten – Based on what we’ve read so far, this mother’s caution seems reasonable.

An Unorthodox View Of Gluten – Hits from the comments: “I’m curious of the Gluten-free religion she speaks of. I’m guessing there’s no communion wafers, though.”

Gluten Out Of Ten For Ignorance – Hits from the comments: “Anyone who insists on eating those out of date products must be a gluten for punishment.”

Talking Turkey About Gluten – Another unfortunate member of the Brain-Free Brigade.

Gluten Out Of Ten For Ignorance, Part 2 – Technically, every grocery store probably carries this.

Doesn’t Know Wheat You Mean, Part 3 – You shouldn’t be so carefree about gluten-free!

And finally, a bonus story about a gluten failure that was a success!

Sweet, Sweet Failure – Try our delicious failure cookies!


We hope you enjoyed this Celiac Awareness Day roundup! Let us know in the comments if there were any stories we forgot to include! Want to send in your own story? Pull out some crayons and submit your story here!

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