One of the most intimidating things that I had to do when beginning my gluten-free diet years ago was to walk into a grocery store and try and figure out what to buy. I've spent up to a half hour reading and re-reading labels from every single brand for a particular item like tuna fish. I used to carry two or more up-to-date Gluten-free product lists, looking everything up. Over time I got to know which products are reliable, and which ingredients to look out for. I still look up products, but usually on the internet before I leave the house. I also take some chances with products I'm not certain about (something that drives my wife crazy).
The other thing that is hard to get a handle on is that the ingredients for products are always changing. For example I used to enjoy eating Stonyfield organic yogurt. We would always have it in the house since my wife and kids ate it as well. Then I heard from my mother that the ingredients changed and it may not be gluten-free anymore (although you can't tell from the label). Being naturally stubborn, I went on eating it and finally after a few unknown gluten bouts with my stomach I discovered the culprit, the yogurt (duh). Anyways, that's what makes the following list so beneficial to me, even if I don't remember most of the names it is helpful to have the names of dependable food manufacturers whom I can trust in my head, this is the type of thing that gives me piece of mind!
I got this list from my mother who got it from Mike of Gluten Free in WNY.
These companies will label gluten as wheat, rye, barley or oats. For example: modified
food starch (from wheat) or natural flavoring (contains barley).
• Aunt Nelly's • Libby's • Balance • Lipton • Baskin Robbins • McCormick • Ben & Jerry • Nabisco • Betty Crocker • Nestle • Blue Bunny • Old El Paso • Breyers • Ortega • Campbells • Pillsbury • Cascadian Farms • Popsicle • Celestial Seasonings • Post • Country Crock • Progresso • Edy's • Russell Stover • General Mills • Seneca Foods • Good Humor • Smucker • Green Giant • Stokely's • Haagen Daz • Sunny Delight • Hellman's • T Marzetti • Hershey • Tyson • Hormel • Unilever • Hungry Jack • Wishbone • Jiffy • Yoplait • Knorr • Zatarain's • Kozy Shack • Kraft- makes Oscar Mayer, Jello, Breyers and many other brands.