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
- 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.