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Posted on 09/21/2012 7:03:36 PM PDT by married21

vanity question about food intolerance: What could the problem be with Costco birthday cake? I have had a piece every day since Tuesday, and have also had miserable chest discomfort/gas/burping discomfort almost immediately afterwards. Which ingredient could be the culprit? The shortening in the frosting? Soy of some sort? I am quite ready to give up and never eat this again, despite the fact that I really like it, but I need to know which part is the problem, so I can make other plans the next time we have a birthday around here.


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: allergies; cake; food; intolerance
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Freepers have some of the best practical info on food and health. If you have some insight to offer, I'd be grateful.
1 posted on 09/21/2012 7:03:45 PM PDT by married21
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To: married21

Does the package provide the cake’s ingredients?


2 posted on 09/21/2012 7:05:39 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: married21
Which ingredient could be the culprit?

Probably the cake.

3 posted on 09/21/2012 7:05:39 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: married21

Gall bladder....


4 posted on 09/21/2012 7:06:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: married21

gluten intolerant? allergic to one of the listed ingredients? really need professional advice on this.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 7:07:22 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (my French needs no pardoning..)
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To: married21
so I can make other plans the next time we have a birthday around here.

You could always bake your own.

6 posted on 09/21/2012 7:07:39 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: married21

their cakes gives me the wind too. it’s probably the frosting and the filing. Did the cake need to be kept in the fridge?


7 posted on 09/21/2012 7:07:58 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: married21

Wheat? There is some amazing info on the following site if you dig a little.
http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/


8 posted on 09/21/2012 7:08:05 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: married21

Normally I would suspect soy, but Costco is a leftist operation, so if you’re a conservative, it’s probably a normal reaction.


9 posted on 09/21/2012 7:10:17 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: married21

if there is lard in it that may be the problem. I have the same reaction as you with baked goods, especially pie crust with lard.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 7:10:17 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: married21
Something in the cake has a trisaccharide that your body doesn't like.

Best bet? Next year have some real cook, that you know, make the cake for you. Custom.

May cost a little more, may be a little smaller, but real cooks need work, too.

/johnny

11 posted on 09/21/2012 7:10:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: married21
Likely you just became gluten intolerant, look up celiac disease. Please post if this works.
12 posted on 09/21/2012 7:10:25 PM PDT by waynesa98
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To: married21

I would check the ingredients and see if it was made with canola oil.


13 posted on 09/21/2012 7:11:20 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: married21

I eat what I want — and lots of it! — and here’s the amazing thing:

When I eat something, or too much of something, or too fast, sometimes it makes me feel like I need to burp.

So I BURP! And then I feel OK and get back to it.

If you’re not a chick, give that a try. (Apparently there are different rules for chicks, according to my wife. And different rules for men, too, when chicks are around.)


14 posted on 09/21/2012 7:17:13 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: married21

Well, you may want to read the ingredients as there is something that causes complete loss of sexual desire, bitchiness and constant nagging.

Wedding cake. (not birthday cake)


15 posted on 09/21/2012 7:17:49 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: married21

That is factory-food. God knows what is in it. Make a real scratch cake. Takes a little while and tastes so good!


16 posted on 09/21/2012 7:19:52 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: married21; Vendome
There are always alternatives to cake.
17 posted on 09/21/2012 7:21:15 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: married21

Check the ingredients list! If you feel like typing, you might list the ingredients here.

What known allergies, intolerances?


18 posted on 09/21/2012 7:22:07 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: married21

Have you had it before without issue? if so, how old are you and have you had a check-up recently? The heart can mimic heartburn sometimes. Better safe than sorry.


19 posted on 09/21/2012 7:24:11 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: married21

Was the icing or any part of the cake labeled as “Sugar Free”? We bought some “sugar free” cookies at Walmart which gave all of us such gas we dumped the rest in the trash.


20 posted on 09/21/2012 7:25:35 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: married21
I have developed so many food chemical in tolerances and food allergies over the years I wouldn't dare eat a cake from Costco. It would surely contain corn products which I am allergic to, then there is Maltodextrin also from corn and dextros.

Google flavor enhancers and see what you get. A food diary is how I was able to sort things out. Write down what you eat so if you have a problem a few hours later or the next day you can go back and see what caused it. It takes a while but you will figure it out eventually.

21 posted on 09/21/2012 7:29:42 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: married21

Most likely you bought a cake with sugar-free ingredients. Some people are very sensitive to maltitol and lactitol. It won’t hurt you, but it causes the symptoms you describe.


22 posted on 09/21/2012 7:31:13 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: married21

Sorry you are having heart burn.

Really, some cakes are super easy to make; frosting, too. Follow the recipe for frosting on the chocolate chip bag and look up “hobo cake recipe” on google for a great, easy choc. cake. You mix the ingredients in the 9x12 pan you bake it in. No sifting of regular flour/dry ingredients. Just put everything in there and mix it up with a fork. We add peanut butter to the frosting. Yum.

God only knows what ingredients are in mass produced factory food these days. Give your body a break! Make a hobo cake and see if your body reacts in the same way. If you have a bad reaction to home made cake and frosting, it might be sugar.


23 posted on 09/21/2012 7:34:06 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Vendome

I agree with you, sounds like it could be GB.


24 posted on 09/21/2012 7:35:26 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: married21
Wow this news is hugh and begs the response,

All your cake are belong to us...

25 posted on 09/21/2012 7:40:33 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: married21

How ‘bout scraping off the frosting next time and just eat the cake


26 posted on 09/21/2012 7:43:15 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Nervous Tick

It has been theorized that women don’t fart because they don’t keep their mouths closed long enough to build up pressure. I am not advocating that position, I am just reporting some theories I have heard voiced.


27 posted on 09/21/2012 7:44:04 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SaraJohnson

It is also fun to bake your own cake. And the delicious smell of a cake in the oven is wonderful.


28 posted on 09/21/2012 7:44:52 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: married21

You can go to a doctor and have allergy testing.


29 posted on 09/21/2012 7:45:31 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Kirkwood

And everyone who eats it, thinks you are wonderful for making a cake from “scratch.” Big whoop!


30 posted on 09/21/2012 7:48:24 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Sara, I googled the recipe for hobo cake, but could not find a chocolate one. Everything I found was more of a fruit cake...either with raisins or more of a cherry pineapple cake. I even googled chocolate hobo cake. Do you mind sharing your recipe? Thanks!!


31 posted on 09/21/2012 7:56:49 PM PDT by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: married21

I would guess the soy. I’ve had issues with soy that are about the same. It now makes me pretty uncomfortable. Cannot have soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, not even non-dairy creamer, no energy bars, etc.

You really have to read the labels because almost EVERYTHING has soy in it of some sort, especially a food that is claimed to be low calorie/fat.


32 posted on 09/21/2012 7:56:49 PM PDT by madison10
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To: married21
My condolences. Costco cakes are awesome, huge, and cheap!

(as anything from Costco should be)

33 posted on 09/21/2012 7:58:40 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: married21

I feel your pain! I can’t eat any cake, cookie, or baked good that isn’t baked by my own hands. It’s not much fun! Canola kills me and too much baking powder also bothers me. They have started replacing everything with Canola which really annoys the heck out of me. Even french fries now are being made with it. I guess they feel it’s healthier for you, but what about those of us that can’t handle it. UGH!

Best of luck!


34 posted on 09/21/2012 8:00:59 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: married21

Try belching, root beer works for many people, One good belch dose wonders for the chest pains and those little burps.


35 posted on 09/21/2012 8:04:58 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: republicanbred
Here you go:

Hobo Cake

Preheat oven to 350

Get out a 9/13 baking pan. Mix the ingredients in there in this order:

2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup cocoa
2/3 cup veg. oil
2 cups water
2 tbls. vinegar
2 tsp vanilla

This is the hardest part. LOL Mix up with a fork pushing batter on the ends into the middle so it's all mixed up good. (the vinegar will make a volcano with the baking soda so if you have children...big thing!) When all mixed bake clean the slopped up batter from the lip of pan (it will burn) and bake for 25 minutes. When toothpick is dry after you stick it in the middle, it's done.

Easier than pie!

Make frosting as directed on semisweet choc. package or look it up on the net.

36 posted on 09/21/2012 8:32:22 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: republicanbred
The unsweetened powdered cocoa (hersheys) you use in this recipe has a frosting recipe that is great. Add two heaping tbls of peanut butter to it, if you like. Store the cake in refrigerator if you want the frosting to be like choc. peanut butter fudge.
37 posted on 09/21/2012 8:40:28 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Thank you!!! I am making this tomorrow! (Then I am starting my diet. I was going to start tomorrow but I have to make this cake first.) LOL :)


38 posted on 09/21/2012 8:43:31 PM PDT by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: Navy Patriot

lol


39 posted on 09/21/2012 8:53:35 PM PDT by odds
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To: SaraJohnson
Add a teaspoon of almond extract to that and it'll bump it up a notch.

Or if you like a hint of coffee, add a teaspoon of instant coffee crystals to it AND the almond extract. The coffee intensifies the chocolate.

40 posted on 09/21/2012 8:55:31 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Great idea.


41 posted on 09/21/2012 8:57:36 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Kirkwood

I abhor fake sugar. Unless one absolutely has to have it (like my mother who was a diabetic) then IMHO you should use the real thing. Chemical sweeteners just aren’t good for you. I don’t know if that is what’s causing the original poster’s symptoms - I just know that when I taste a “fake sugar” item it reminds me of plastic - especially some of the store frostings. [I see “fake sugar” like a medicinal item for those whose consumption of real sugar is even more dangerous, but not one that should be consumed for lengthy periods of time, or in great quantities by others. All JMHO. I’m also a “real butter” vs. margarine person, too... Everything in moderation.]


42 posted on 09/21/2012 9:08:56 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: married21

Maybe it’s the pizza, burgers, french fries, fried chicken, burritos,etc. that you ate BEFORE you ate the Costco cake.

Seriously, I would bet that there are very few healthy ingredients in that cake, especially the frosting, which is probably solid grease of some sort. Do you ever wonder why the frosting is dazzling white? If it had butter it would be ivory.

I remember the old days when store-bought stuff used to taste good-—Hostess, chips ahoy, Hershey bars, etc. Now all of that overpriced stuff is made with the cheapest
ingredients—quality doesn’t even matter to these companies. I threw away a Hostess pie the other day because it tasted like chemicals. Cookies taste like sawdust. Everything has grease. It’s a pity because none of this stuff will ever get better, only worse than it already is.


43 posted on 09/21/2012 9:31:05 PM PDT by dupree
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To: All

Thanks. I’m going to look at canola, maltodextrin/sorbitol/sweeteners, soy, wheat and corn as potential problems.
My “gut” instinct is that it might be soy or corn, which have a bit of a “tract” record with me.

This is not really new. I’ve had the “Costco cake effect” before, so I don’t think it is a heart symptom. It is just feeling much worse now, and I am forced to admit that this treat is really not a treat for me any more.

The next birthday in the family is mine, in a couple months. I can bake my own cake, maybe with the suggested “hobo” recipe, hopefully leaving out the problem ingredient.

Thanks again for all your help.


44 posted on 09/21/2012 9:32:12 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21

Costco cakes are awesome because they feature butter cream frosting.

That means real frosting made with butter and powdered sugar...

Cake in this country took a turn for the worse when everyone decided that tasteless whipped cream frosting was so much HEALTHIER for you...

A) No, it’s not healthier. It still has a ton of calories. And no taste.
B) It’s FROSTING. It’s supposed to be bad for you.

There are under-thrities in this country who’ve never tasted REAL cake. When they do, their eyes light up.

So yay, Costco, for keeping the butter cream torch burning when many real bakeries won’t even make butter cream anymore.


45 posted on 09/21/2012 9:43:13 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: gorush

Women don’t fart, belch, or snore!

(...if they didn’t b1tch they would explode!)


46 posted on 09/21/2012 10:54:39 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: gorush

Women don’t fart, belch, or snore!

(...if they didn’t b1tch they would explode!)


47 posted on 09/21/2012 10:54:46 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: gorush

Women don’t fart, belch, or snore!

(...if they didn’t b1tch they would explode!)


48 posted on 09/21/2012 10:54:51 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: married21

Those crunchy things on top are candles and when eaten are hard to digest. It is recommended they be removed before eating the cake.


49 posted on 09/21/2012 10:57:03 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Vendome; married21

Very well could be. My husband had the culmination of this problem just this month. In fact, with his last attack—the one that was the last straw, he ate my daughter’s birthday cake (Sam’s Club) over Labor Day weekend. No frosting on his. The GB is bye bye now.


50 posted on 09/21/2012 11:39:54 PM PDT by beaversmom
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