If you’ve ever scrutinized the ingredients in a cereal isle, you’re sure to know that almost every single box contains some form of gluten. Even if the cereal itself isn’t made from wheat or cross-contaminated oats, malt is one of the favorite flavoring additives of breakfast cereal.
The good news though, is that Chex is paying attention. This means General Mills. Finally, someone really big in the grains business is taking Celiac in to consideration.
The only change in the Chex formula is the new lack of malt. This means people on a gluten-free diet can enjoy all the crunchy rice and corn cereal you can care for. And they’ve got a few really good flavors to choose from, too. The cinnamon reminds me of a glutenous favorite: Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It might be a little heavy on the flavor, though. The honey nut style is also a sweet treat – just maybe a little too sweet for my breakfast tastes.
Ultimately, I find I most appreciate the plain-old Rice Chex. A few raspberries or blackberries on top can add a punch of vitamins and minerals to an already healthy bowl, and it adds an incredibly sweet burst into every other bite.
After almost two years of rarely eating any kind of cereal or grain, its really nice to have something back in that spot of my diet. I’m starting to wonder how I ever survived without it! Now that I know a cheap brand of gluten free cereal is readily available, my stomach doesn’t want the box to run out.