Well we finally got to try it…I found Gluten Free Rice Krispies while shopping for food in Charleston, South Carolina (they hadn’t appeared on our store shelves at my local store in Minnesota yet). So I had to grab a box.
Emma’s used to eating sweet Cocoa Pebbles, so this box was her back-up, when she finished the Pebbles, it was off to the Rice Krispies. Actually I got to them first on Thursday morning.
I thought the box was priced and sized competitively for a branded gluten-free item. It is 12 ounces and I paid $4.15 in South Carolina (it appeared all of the cereals were more expensive down here though). I had figured months ago that the box would be much smaller and the price would be in that $4 area. In comparison, Erewhon and Barbara’s brands of brown rice cereals are 10 ounce boxes and range in that $4+ price range. Although on Amazon right now Erewhon is on sale for $3.79 per box when you buy 6 boxes.
Back to the Gluten Free Rice Krispies — I opened the box and saw the fresh, brown rice cereal. When I added the milk the “snap, crackle pop” of the original Rice Krispies was evident. I added a little sugar too.
But when I bit in, I wasn’t as impressed as I thought I would be. I actually thought the texture ended up being more like a puffed rice than a crispy rice. There wasn’t a whole lot of flavor either. I realize Rice Krispies in general are very plain, but I thought it was REALLY plain.
I had a second bowl and put less milk in it which left some of the pieces crunchy for me. So maybe that’s the tip – less milk, more crisp.
Emma, my gluten free girl, woke up a few hours later to try them. She said they were “good, loud but good”. She says she still likes
Cocoa Pebbles better but this is a good back up for her.
I still look forward to trying it for Rice Krispie Bars. I am curious what you think! Feel free to comment on your recent trial of the Gluten Free Rice Krispies.