Chex Cereal has been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. I became an even bigger fan several years back when they made many of their varieties gluten-free and now continue to expand the line. The latest additions to the line-up include Chex Clusters and Gluten-Free Chex Granola Mix. Today I am going to share my thoughts on the Chex Clusters.
Chex Clusters combines real fruit pieces, rice crisps and rolled oats together. More about the new cereal:
- Whole Grain Rice as the first ingredient
- Gluten Free
- No Colors from Artificial Sources
- No Artificial Flavors
- No High Fructose Corn Syrup
- A 1 cup serving contains 200 calories. If a ½ cup of skim milk is added to your serving, it’s 240 calories.
I first tried Chex Clusters right out of the box. Then I poured a bowl and added some almonds (extra protein) and almond milk. There really isn’t a bad way to eat this cereal, as it tastes phenomenal any way you choose. Look for Chex Clusters, and the rest of the Chex family of cereals, on the shelves of mainstream grocery stores across the US.
I feel it is our duty to note that while the Chex Clusters box does say, “gluten-free” on the front, they are not certified gluten-free and do contain “whole grain oats”. All products that carry the “gluten-free” label must adhere to the FDA’s ruling, which says the product must contain less than 20ppm gluten. Here is the specific language directly from the FDA:
Do oats have to be certified as gluten-free to be labeled gluten-free? No. However, as with any other non-gluten-containing grain, oats that are labeled gluten-free must contain less than 20 ppm gluten.
Choosing to eat gluten-free products that are not certified gluten-free is a personal choice. I eat them, as does our son, as it is our personal choice.
Have you tried the new Chex Clusters? What are your thoughts?