General Mills and Cheerios have taken a big step…they have made five varieties of the popular cereal gluten-free. This is awesome news, though there are some concerns swirling around the level of gluten in the cereal. The oats (and cereal) are produced in a dedicated facility and are testing (by General Mills) below 15ppm gluten (FDA law specifies below 20ppm). Gluten Free Watchdog has also done testing on the yellow box Gluten-Free Cheerios. The full results can be found on the website by scrolling down to the report on the left hand side, but tested below 10ppm.
I don’t know who was more excited to get his super-cool package of Gluten-Free Cheerios the other day, me or the kids.
We received all five varieties of the Gluten-Free Cheerios:
- Apple Cinnamon
- Honey Nut
I have done more than one happy dance around my kitchen with a handful of Gluten-Free Cheerios in my hand since these arrived! Hannah has fallen in love with the Apple Cinnamon variety and Jon loves them all. I am also happy to report there have been no upset tummies or symptoms of being glutened. Look for the new Gluten-Free Cheerios on grocery store shelves across the US. If they aren’t in your local stores yet, be patient, they should be by the end of September.
*Eating gluten-free foods that contain oats is a personal decision, as some people with Celiac Disease do not tolerate oats.
**The products mentioned in this post were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.