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September 26, 2009

I just started writing for! Here is my frirst article

I wrote about bad information on websites, email lists, and support groups. Enjoy!


Email from Chipotle

August 28, 2009


Thank you for writing to us for clarification. Our red tomatillo salsa has a small amount of distilled vinegar in it and while many folks say that is okay for those with a gluten intolerance, some have suggested it might not be. We simply state this as a precaution and allow our customers to know whether or not the vinegar affects them. Our chips and the crispy taco shells are the only items we fry in our fryers so cross contact with flour doesn’t happen there. This is the official statement for gluten that we have posted on our website:

“Most people wanting to avoid gluten can eat anything we serve except for our wheat burrito tortillas, our soft wheat taco tortillas, and possibly our hot red tomatillo salsa (there is a small amount of distilled vinegar in it which some gluten-oriented websites still say might be problematic, although most don’t).

Everything else is fine to eat for most people wanting to avoid gluten, including our crispy corn tacos, our corn chips, and our burrito bowls (no tortilla). However, you should know that it’s possible our corn may have a small amount of gluten from potentially co-mingling with gluten-containing grains in the field.

If you are highly sensitive and would like us to change our gloves, we would be happy to do that at your request. Additionally, because our folks work with wheat tortillas all day long, there may be the possibility of cross-contact in our restaurants. We encourage you to carefully consider your dining choices.”

Thank you for writing to us.



Dawn Dillon | Marketing Consultant

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Sorry for not blogging….

August 5, 2009

We have been traveling and enjoying lots of good food. Lake Tahoe was nice, but few GF options 😦 Also, I injured my shoulder (Impingment Syndrome) and had finals this week. It has been very busy! I am working on several Examiner articles, coming very soon. I had a wonderful meal at Carelli’s in Boulder and chatted with the Owner. Their menu is fantastic! The GF pizza is the best. I will post a review on Examiner this week 🙂

KGNU interview is online!

July 24, 2009

My interview with KGNU is available to listen to online! Visit the station website, find the “Morning Magazine” section, and click on the download button on the far right. The entire show is 30 minutes. My interview is about 5 minutes, starting at 14 minutes into the recording.

Blue cheese is gluten free, according to recent study

July 12, 2009


A recent study by the Canadian Celiac Association showed that blue cheese, even when made with mold grown on bread, is gluten free! I wrote an in-depth research article about the study. Read the full article on my Denver Gluten-Free Food Examiner page!

Chebe Sandwich Buns Product Review

July 4, 2009

I posted a detailed product review of the Chebe Sandwich Buns at the Denver Examiner website, complete with several pictures. Have you tried these? They are really pretty good!


Find gluten-free beer near you!

July 4, 2009

I posted a Denver Examiner article with links to the top gluten-free beers’ websites and information about where to find them. I am amazed that restaurants like Beau Jo’s carry gluten-free beer. PF Changs at the Flatiron Crossings Mall used to carry Green’s beer, but I guess the demand wasn’t high enough. I don’t even really like beer, but I will buy one when a place carries them because I want to support the cause!