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Breaking News: More Gluten-Free Cereal from General Mills

First, I must start by saying that I am very grateful to this fabulous company for recognizing that it isn’t necessary to use wheat starch or barley malt in every cereal that they make.  There are so many more cereals out there that could easily be converted to a gluten-free recipe if the barley malt flavoring or wheat starch were removed.  I know, reformulating is probably not cheap, but think of the increased number of consumers you could reach!! 

As I was reading my blog reader this morning, I came upon a post by Gluten-Free Philly announcing that General Mills has come out with a new version of Cookie Crisp and this one has no gluten containing ingredients!  The cereal is Sprinkles Cookie Crisp.  Probably not the healthiest choice of the gluten-free cereals available, but a choice nonetheless.  So you can add this to the list of other cereals made by General Mills that contain no gluten:

  • Rice Chex
  • Corn Chex
  • Cinnamon Chex
  • Chocolate Chex
  • Strawberry Chex
  • Honey Nut Chex
  • Trix
  • Kix (check ingredients…old boxes have oats)
  • Honey Kix
  • Berry Berry Kix
  • Sprinkles Cookie Crisp
  • The elusive Chocolate Lucky Charms
  • Dora the Explorer

I have not looked yet for the Sprinkles Cookie Crisp in my local store because I just found out about them.  I will start to look next time I am in the store.  Though, I need another box of cereal like I need a hole in my head.  For those who can’t find the cereal locally, our favorite online shopping venue offers up the cereal in cases of 4. 

**Please note that the Chex cereals are the only ones that are specifically labeled “Gluten-Free”.  The others listed contain no gluten ingredients and are enjoyed by many who follow the gluten-free diet.  Both Jon & I are extremely sensitive and have had no issues. 

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21 comments to Breaking News: More Gluten-Free Cereal from General Mills

  • Shelley Orenstein

    I just found your blog. what a great one it is. I went back on some of your posts, and was so happy to see some of your recipes, they sould so good and are easy to make. Thanks.

  • Do you by any chance know if this cereal is also milk/dairy free?

    We follow a gluten-free, casein-free diet for my oldest son who is autistic. How cool would it be for him if he could eat a KIDS cereal that's a mainstream cereal, not some $5-$8 a box of cereal that doesn't taste worth a crap?!

    Thanks and I'll definitely be meandering around your blog some more!

  • Oh, how I wish we could get these cereals in Canada! I thought Wal-mart might have them but no luck at the one near me :(
    I love your blog and visit it quite often. Keep up the good work :)
    Aunt Jayne

  • Thank you, thank you for this post. I was on the hunt for the Chocolate Lucky Charms and we found them at our grocery store on base. It was the perfect day to buy them as they cost 1.99 and we got 1.00 off coupons on each pack :0). Lets just say we have 3 packs now and one little happy guy.

  • Holly

    I have been researching all morning about Honey Kix to verify if they are GF or not. I have read the label and I have been eating them for about two weeks now, but every time I eat them, I seem to get an awful headache afterwards. So, I started to question whether or not they were GF or not. Are you really sure if they are GF or not? General Mills is not very cooperative when communicating so that is why I thought I would ask another Celiac. Any help would be appreciative. Also, thanks for sharing your great website.

    • Kimberly

      Hi Holly!

      The ingredients are all gluten-free. They aren't produced on dedicated lines, hence the reason GM won't label them "GF". Both Jon and I are extremely sensitive and neither of us had an any issues with these. I am sorry that you are getting headaches after you eat them!

      Kim

  • Holly

    Thanks Kim for the information and the quick response!

    Holly

  • [...] main one that comes to my mind is General Mills.  This year they have really expanded the gluten-free cereal market to include a number of Chex cereals.  They also have the new Betty Crocker line of gluten-free [...]

  • alex

    have you or your son had a reaction from the cookie crisp sprinkles since you've posted this? How often do you eat them? What about Kix?

    • Kimberly

      Alex,

      No, we have not had any reactions to the Sprinkles or Kix. We both are very sensitive & usually get sick within 30 – 60 minutes once we have any trace of gluten.

      Kim

  • Droslovinia

    Found Chocolate Lucky Charms at Publix in Hilton Head! Are they available chain-wide?

  • Olivia

    Wow I can’t believe Trix cereal is gluten free

  • Hi Kim! Your post came up in my "are kix gluten free" search this morning.

  • Arianna

    Hay i have to eat gluten-free for the rest of my life its hard because i dont really get to eat other stuff that not gluten free people do,but i have been gluten free for about 2 years and i got over people makeing fun of my food ,but i love being gluten free and when i look at ur blog and i saw the gluten-free cereal it was amazing thank u . :)

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