Friday, December 16, 2011

Gluten Free at McDonald's

Edited on August 17,2012. I received a comment which I have chosen to publish. One reader stated that they believe that McDonalds french fries contain gluten.
I checked McDonald's canadian website today for the updated list of ingredients and have pasted the list here:

French Fries
French Fries: Potatoes, canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, safflower oil, natural flavour (vegetable source),
dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (maintain colour), citric acid (preservative), dimethylpolysiloxane (antifoaming agent) and cooked in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with THBQ, citric acid and dimethylpolysiloxane).
Salt: Salt, silicoaluminate, dextrose, potassium iodide.

Hey readers....from the above listing which ingredient do you think contains gluten?
Please reply in the comment section. I would appreciate input from readers. thx.


Original Post :

I sent in a request to McDonald's in order to find out which of their foods are gluten free and this is the list that they sent to me. They also wanted to remind me that they don't manage their restaurants in a way that ensures that the foods with gluten have not touched the gluten free items, therefore their list included only the items that don't have gluten listed as one of their initial ingredients.
Disclaimer-NOTE: Neither this blog nor I take any liability for this list. I would encourage anyone with  questions to contact McDonald's head office themselves for further details.

Items in McDonald's menu that do not contain gluten in the ingredients.

French Fries

Proteins: Beef Patties,,(NOT the angus beef burgers because of their seasonings)
Grilled Chicken
Condiments: ketchup, mustard, pickles, McChicken sauce,Tartarsauce and Mayonnaise-style sauce
(NOT the BigMac Sauce)
Cheeses: processed cheddar cheese slices,jalapeno Monterey Jack Slices,
 Natural Cheddar Slices,Shredded Cheese blend.
Produce: shredded lettuce,leaf lettuce,slivered onions, reconstituted onions,red onions,tomatoes,
Produce: Salad mixes, grape tomatoes,shredded carrots, red peppers,red onions,cucumbers,olives
Cheeses: shaved parmesan,shredded Monterey Jack
Glazes: Parmesan Caesar,Thai
Dressings: Light Caesar,Greek Feta, Mighty Caesar,Ravin'Raspberry,Balsamic Vinaigrette

Misc: Apple slices with Caramel Dip

Breakfast: Eggs,Folded Eggs,Canadian Bacon,Sausage patty,Bacon Strips, egg mixture for Burritos
 (NOT the Burritos)
Parfait: Yoghurt,strawberries and blueberries (NOT the granola)


Sundaes: IceMilk,chocolate, strawberry,caramel peanuts
TripleThickShake: IceMilkMix,chocolate,strawberry, and vanilla syrups

1% milk- both chocolate and white,apple juice,
soft drinks, coffee ,tea (including the milkersand the cream)
I don't know if this list includes their new specialty coffees in their McCafe's.

For more information contact their head office in your country.Canada's McDonald's head office mailing address is :
McDonald's Restaurants of Canada  Limited
McDonald's Place
M3C 3L4

Blessings to all those trying to reduce or eliminate gluten from their diet.