It's just that the "frustration factor" is still there.....in full swing.
Gluten free items are not clearly displayed on most menu's. THey are still awkwardly located in most grocery stores. Walmart is the only store I've found with an OBVIOUS and easy to locate "gluten free section".
When you eat out......You still have to make a point to ask your wait staff or server which items are officially gluten free. Some folks still don't know if the gravy that their restaurant serves contains wheat flour or if it has been thickened with corn starch. THese kinda things really matter to someone who is attempting to live "gluten free".
For some, the choice to live gluten free, was not really a choice, but a rather stern and intimidating instruction obtained directly from their doctor. But whether you're choosing to eat gluten free by your own free will, or by doctor's orders, it still is REALLY HARD.
It's been several years now since I was advised that I was "gluten intolerant"....and I have still not met anyone who has confidently stated that it is an EASY lifestyle....because it just isn't.
Gluten is lurking in SOOOO many foods and snack foods. The detailed labeling of ingredients is really helpful....but hey we are HUMAN too, and we really don't want to spend long and precious hours every day of the week reading teeny tiny lists of ingredients just to ensure that we don't ingest any gluten.
It's gotta get easier. Perhaps they will start making GLUTEN FREE EMPORIUMS where folks have to leave their gluten at the door and they enter a gluten free commercial paradise.
To top it all off......all the products in this GLUTEN FREE HEAVEN, would not only be gluten free, but also priced under $5 per item. Wouldn't that rock????
NOT peacefully gluten free,
Ok, I'm pretty much done my rant now. But tommorrow's another day.
P.S. Perhaps I'm still ticked off that Tim Horton's cancelled their one gluten free doughy concoction called the "coconut macaroon"... :(