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Not progress

February 16, 2014

Another company came out with a new gluten-free white bread and I had a $2 coupon for a loaf of it. Well, I thought, two dollars is two dollars, so I will buy a loaf....

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MrShaman

Feb-16-14 6:43 AM

"After 70 years, this same generation is in their 80s, and those who are diagnosed with Celiac and are confined to a gluten-free diet must pay 60 cents a slice for the bread they eat every day." - Weldon C. Cohick Jr.

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No...they still have options...like their (collective) mothers "used to bake".

Instead of whining about present-"conditions", why not dig-out those ol' timey recipes?? Who knows...it might (actually) turn-into a business-plan!! Another suggestion? No one (in their right-mind) relies on taste/nutrition, from white-bread, anyhow.

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eriklatranyi

Feb-16-14 7:00 AM

How did this planet survive all these undiscovered diseases?

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CaveFelem

Feb-16-14 7:02 AM

I think Mr. Cohick is making another plea for an COLA for his social security payment.

I agree with MrShaman. Get out a cookbook, and make your own gluten free bread. You're retired. You have time to do this. You could even get a cheap bread machine at a thrift store to speed things along.

Or, don't eat bread. Many people don't eat toast and survive quite well.

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farmer

Feb-16-14 7:29 AM

I very much admire you and your generation sir. I feel that I have a very strong work ethic, but I know eight hrs. in the field with a hoe would about kill me. I'm not sure I see the connection with the bread. If you are on a gluten free diet I think the bread machine idea is a good one. I use mine every day. Much cheaper. Good luck.

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farmer

Feb-16-14 7:31 AM

eriklatranyi "How did this planet survive all these undiscovered diseases?"

People just died from the "vapors".

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andy33

Feb-16-14 7:52 AM

Oh GG...Stop with all the complaining and bake your own or find something else to spread your freezer jam on!

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CMReeder

Feb-16-14 8:10 AM

"How did this planet survive all these undiscovered diseases?"

How else do you explaining longer lives!

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BillTriumph

Feb-16-14 8:22 AM

Sir, hopefully readers have discerned your veiled attack on Union workers who are paid a decent wage to produce that bland bread. You would deny them fair compensation for their labor, yet we don't hear you complain about the greedy overcompensated CEO and shareholders who only care about profits. Most American people would be willing to pay a few dollars more for everything so that Union workers can have their dues turned into campaign contributions for Democrats. In fact, Democrats are trying to increase the amount you are paying for your fast food, groceries, and household items by inflating wages through Government mandate. Rising dough.

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z3r0c00l

Feb-16-14 9:50 AM

Sort of depends on which side of the spectrum you sit. The bread "maker" views this as progress. You just bought a tasteless loaf of bread for $5.00. Who made the mistake in terms of denoting progress? You or them?

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fujack2

Feb-16-14 11:16 AM

Mr.Shaman it's not that easy to pull out a recipe and make it gluten free flour does not bake like regular flour. I have celiacs disease and finding bread is one thing I miss. Maybe I don't need it to survive but a piece of toast or a sandwich would be nice every once in awhile.

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Alsever

Feb-16-14 11:37 AM

Won't Medicare buy you bread? They buy old people everything else!

Gluten problems are a scam!

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fujack2

Feb-16-14 12:01 PM

Alsever maybe you should research celiacs disease and see what gluten does to person before you open your mouth.

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farmer

Feb-16-14 1:09 PM

Alsever: Won't Medicare buy you bread? They buy old people everything else! Gluten problems are a scam!"

Alserver, there is no nice way to put this,,,,your an idiot.

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fujack2

Feb-16-14 1:39 PM

Well said farmer I wanted to say that but decided to be polite.

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PSUBIKER

Feb-17-14 7:20 AM

Generally speaking the younger you are the less concerned you are about health. I personally would do without before I'd pay that much for a slice of bread.

P.S. I'm old.

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CitizenX

Feb-18-14 7:42 PM

My niece has Celiac's and she uses some kind of bread she buys at Wegman's--made with rice flour I think--and it sure isn't $7 a loaf!! She also bakes some things herself with rice or corn flour and does it at a very reasonable cost and seems to be satisfied with the taste. Actually, Wegman's has a fairly good selection of gluten free products at fairly reasonable prices--a bit more than their standard counterparts, but affordable.

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