There is a new gluten-free cereal company in town – or at least online anyway. Meet Custom Choice Cereal – the first ever custom made gluten-free cereal company in the U.S. The owner contacted me about reviewing their product. However, my order didn’t even ship yet. I just felt this news could not wait to be shared with my readers!
So, here is the idea – you choose a cereal base – there are three at present, all gluten-free. Next, you can add dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Again, all are gluten-free. The price is based on your base cereal and your chosen additions. Therefore, you can create a budget cereal or the most expensive one you can imagine – it’s completely up to you. If figuring out what to order is too much of a chore for you, just order one of the ready-made creations listed here.
There is no gluten in the facility where your custom made cereal is mixed. The ingredients are tested to ensure their safety. This is one of the most inventive ideas in the gluten-free food market that I’ve heard about in recent years. You even get to name your custom cereal – mine is called Tiffany’s Raisin Nut Delight. Whoever thought up this concept is an absolute genius!
Cereal bases include : Cinnamon Granola, Good Morning Flakes and Corn Flakes.
Fruit choices include : raisins, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, apples, pineapples, pears, cherries, banana chips and apricots.
Nuts and seeds choices include : coconut, walnuts, pecans, almonds, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pistachios and hazelnuts.
Next to the available add-in ingredients are interesting facts about them like:
- Strawberries – Considered poisonous in Argentina until the mid-1800s.
- Coconuts – Falling coconuts kill about 150 people a year.
- Pumpkin Seeds – Jerry Ayers of Baltimore, MD holds the record for the quickest pumpkin carving – a mere 37 seconds!
Certainly the product isn’t for everyone, since many people aren’t interested in paying for shipping, including me. But if the cereal is great, I might splurge on it every now and then. There is a discount for shipping on two bags or more. Of course, you would want to make sure you like your creation before ordering a ton of it. The company is based in NC.
Who has tried their own custom made cereal? I’d love to hear what people think of it!