This is my first post here, but I saw your post and since I just used the same seeds I thought I would reply. The bulk golden flax seeds at Whole Foods are raw, and they should have worked just fine. I made gel with them a few days ago, no problems. Did you use a standard recipe? The only thing I can think of is if you used too much water, the mucilage would've been excessively thinned. To test the seeds, try soaking a few seeds in plain water for a few minutes; they should start to feel slimy fairly quickly. If the seeds are good, then there must be something else going on.
ETA: I signed up almost a year ago, but then never ended up posting because I was still wavering on CG. I'm a regular over at LHC, though.
Last edited by CurlyInTheFog; 06-18-2013 at 02:37 AM.