Let’s Play the “Can I Have?” Game!

Hello, hello, hello….and thank you for stopping in to play” the “what the hell can I eat” game!!!

Round one starts like this: I am just going to throw a list out into the world…and anyone who knows the answer, let me know.  This is how clueless I am.  This list may grow from time to time, so keep coming back to check and see if anyone has helped….if you have any questions yourself, you sulfite-free heads, let me know in the comment section and I will try to find out for you.

Are these things sulfite-free?

goat cheese



agave nectar



La Croix (or any carbonated water)

any pop?  At ALL?


all berries?

fresh beets

xanthan gum

potato starch

tapioca starch

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8 Responses to “Let’s Play the “Can I Have?” Game!”

  1. June 22, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Hey Heather,

    From your list above this is what I can and cannot have…

    Goat Cheese = YES and I am sooo happy about it.

    tomatoes = yup

    radishes = yes

    agave nectar = YESSSSSS…I liiiive off of this stuff, seriously.

    butter = I’m lactose intolerant, but you’re good!

    eggs = Si.

    La Croix (or any carbonated water)= Never had…I can have seltzer if that helps. If there’s any HFS in it, it’s a no.

    any pop? At ALL? = NONE – sorry.

    dates = I only stick to rasins, unless it says sulfite-free.

    all berries? = Yup! No maraschino cherries though.

    fresh beets = Yup, avoid all canned vegetables unless you scrutinize the labels.

    xanthan gum = Yes.

    potato starch = Yup.

    tapioca starch = Ya.

    Hope this helps!

  2. June 24, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Do you know how thrilled I am about goat cheese? YES.
    Eggs. AWESOME!

    I will look and see if La Croix has that HFS whatever that is, but I hope I can because I am really sick of water.

    How can you eat raisins? Aren’t they just anorexic grapes?

    What about fresh beets? I am growing them in my garden and they are staring at me with puppy dog eyes, wanting to be eaten in a salad with their next door neighbors, the lettuce.

    You CAN have xanthan gum? OK! That’s a good thing!

    You helped out a ton!!
    I know we all have varying degrees of this goofy thing, but I am all for someone telling me I can eat the goat cheese.
    Thanks for stopping in and let’s be sulfite-free pals!

    • 3 Anita
      September 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      If you eat eggs – re sulphites – I always have to break mine open and let them breathe on the counter for a while. Date & raisins are filled with natural sulphites. Chedar cheese is fine providing its not wrapped in cellophane wrap. Butter is good only made with cream/milk – be carefull with bottled water – its usually has to do with the containers they are in. Dissani is a no no. Health Canada has a great web site for food and other things containing sulphites.

  3. 4 Abbie
    June 24, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Just found this and thought it would help:
    http://www.newmansown.com/foodQA.aspx not sure how much I trust it but I am thrilled that they tried!
    Also – watch out for bottled water of any sort – apparently they sometimes add stuff to make it taste better and one of those things is sulfites. I can’t drink dasanis without breaking out in hives… (took me a while to figure that one out – water was the last thing that I thought to check).

  4. 6 Terri
    June 27, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Tillamook cheese seems to be ok, Arrowhead, or eath 2/0 water also seem to be ok. I have also found that Lipton tea bags are ok and Some of the coffee you get at costco seems to be fine also.
    I am glad I found this blog, it has been helpful. I am going to make the mayonaise recipe here in a bit. Anyone have any good ideas for bread, I have not found any that I can tolerate?

    • June 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm

      Terri, welcome!!
      I have a lot more info coming up this week so make sure to subscribe….
      Thanks for the heads up on the cheese. I am done with the elimination diet in two weeks so cheese will be one of the first that I try. I have been eating goat cheese a ton.
      I swear that they make unbleached tea bags but when I was at Whole Paycheck last week and I asked, the guy looked at me like I was insane.

  5. July 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Beets and beet sugar are bad. Be careful of sugars (white … and I think brown too) as they can be derived from beet sugar.

    I thought that egg whites are innately sulfurous, so I’d be surprised you can have as many as you want; but I think some sulfite sensitive people can have, say, one egg every day or every other day (or more, depending on sensitivity and what else is eaten)…

    I found this site looking up agave nectar. Honey is my go-to when available, but being able to have agave would be very convenient (it’s a high-fructose sweetener but my biggest concern is not getting a three-day sulfite headache!).

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