Gluten-Free Chex on the Shelves

by | G+ Amy Leger
Two of the New Gluten-Free Chex Cereals

Two of the New Gluten-Free Chex Cereals

I found them…gluten-free Corn Chex and Honey Nut Chex. The label “Gluten Free” written across the front of the box so boldly and clearly, it was like there was a chorus of angels singing the moment I read the box!

General Mills is going for it: changing their formula to make most Chex cereals gluten-free (all except Wheat Chex and Multi-Bran Chex – but I guess we’d be surprised if they were suddenly gluten-free).  In all, General Mills expects by June 1st it will add five new flavors to its list of gluten-free Chex products: Corn, Honey Nut, Chocolate, Cinnamon, and Strawberry. I was able to find some of them as the company slowly begins its rollout of the cereals in test markets.

The Gluten-Free Label on the Box

The Gluten-Free Label on the Box

A representative for General Mills’ Big G cereals cautioned celiacs about labeling during this early period of the rollout. “We strongly encourage consumers to look VERY closely at the package at their grocery store to check for the GF reform call-out on the front of the box.” That call-out looks like the picture to the right. It is big and bold. And if you don’t see it – you don’t have the gluten-free version.

I did a quick taste test of the Honey Nut Chex and I thought they tasted great. Very crisp and sweet!

On a side note, General Mills’ Rice Chex is a sponsor for our Making Tracks for Celiacs event in Victoria, Minnesota. The company will also be vendors at the event on May 16th. They’re coming up with their plan on what they’ll be doing on that day – so stay tuned. If you’re interested in getting more information on the Minnesota event or other similar events across the country, just go to www.celiacwalk.org.

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4 Responses to “Gluten-Free Chex on the Shelves”

  1. Yay!

    Yay!

    Yay!

    Did I mention… Yay!

    This is so exciting Amy! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all you do – the research, etc. and the recipies! Yay!

  2. I’m new to your site and loving it so far. Thank you so much for all you do. My 6 1/2 yr old son was diagnosed last August with CD so I am fairly new to all this. When I heard that Rice Chex was gluten free I was so happy until I went to a Celiac Support Group. Someone had said that people were getting sick from them. Anyways, how can we be sure that they are completely gluten free? Are they in a facility without gluten? I did call and the lady I talked to made me think that she wasn’t certain. In the end she said their gluten free products are in a dedicated facility. I guess I’m wondering if you have called them to see if they are taking the steps to make sure that their is NO possible chance of cross contamination. Also, do you know if they do a ppm test? Thank you for you time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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