Well, it’s that time of year again: the holiday season has begun! There are office parties and neighborly open houses, holiday dinners and all-day shopping extravaganzas, all of which require a little bit of extra planning if you plan to do them gluten-free. Today, though, let’s just focus on one special part of the holidays: the gift basket.
The standard holiday gift basket is generally a field of land mines for a gluten-free person. Even if there are a few items that seem safe — at least, according to the ingredients list — there is rarely a way to tell how true this is. Often items aren’t branded, so gaining access to information on shared equipment and cross-contamination is nearly impossible.