So, we must put on our detective hat (or cigar and plaid cap, as the case may be), and analyze every last morsel of food or drink that made its way past our lips recently.
For me, I was celebrating a special occasion yesterday, and an inexpensive Japanese buffet figured into the deal (lots of soy sauce-slathered items; which, of course, I didn't take -- but you never know). I also consumed movie popcorn with butter. I couldn't resist getting the butter; and, I admit, I didn't quiz the concession stand staff about it. For one thing, I vaguely remember in the past having had similar butter with no ill after-effects. For another, the movie was about to begin!
Oh, yeah, and there was that Häagen-Dazs ice cream bar. Now, remember, I told you that this wasn't a normal day! Movie popcorn, Häagen-Dazs ice cream bars, sushi - it does sound a little decadent!
So, I started with an easy one -- the Häagen-Dazs ice cream bar. I called the 800 number and was pleasantly surprised to get someone on the phone right away, who assured me that the particular ice cream bar I had consumed was indeed, gluten free. Now, tomorrow, I'll work on the movie popcorn! See more detail in future posts!