Review: Apple Cinnamon Chex
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Jun 21 2012

Review: Apple Cinnamon Chex

I have been stalking the shelves of my local grocery store ever since I discovered that Chex cereals had introduced a new gluten-free flavor – Apple Cinnamon.  I am a fan of all things Chex, so I was very excited to try the new variety!  I wasn’t able to find the cereal in my local stores, so I ordered a box when I placed my monthly order to Gluten Freely.

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The apple cinnamon variety joins five other gluten-free varieties of Chex cereals.  Some more information on Chex:

Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans aren’t getting enough whole grain? Chex® cereals makes it easy to start your day the whole grain way! Whole grain provides plant nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fiber that work together to help keep you healthy.

Simply Nutritious

With an irresistible flavor and a hearty crunch, Chex® is a great way to get more whole grain in your diet!

  • Rice Chex®
  • Corn Chex®

Simply Delicious

If you like your Chex® sweet, but not too sweet, try one of our sweet flavors. All with less than 10 grams of sugar per serving!

  • Honey Nut Chex®
  • Chocolate Chex®
  • Cinnamon Chex®
  • Apple Cinnamon Chex®

All Chex® cereals provide at least 8 grams of whole grain
per serving; at least 48 grams recommended daily.

I should have started a timer from the time the Apple Cinnamon Chex entered my house until the time I broke down and opened the box.  I was no where near hungry, but how could I not just grab a handful to see what was waiting inside?  Then I could brainstorm about what I would make for breakfast tomorrow using the cereal.  I was not disappointed!  I loved every bite of this cereal!  It remind me a lot of cinnamon toast with a hint of apple.  Hot cinnamon apples is one of my favorite fall toppings for waffles or oatmeal, so this was kind of like a cereal version.  I can see this cereal being a wonderful addition to plain Greek yogurt, crushed up and used as breading for French toast or in a Chex mix of the caramel apple variety.  I found a recipe for a Caramel Crispy Chex Mix that calls for rice and corn Chex.  Sub the new Apple Cinnamon Chex in place of the rice or corn and cut back a bit on the sugar that is called for in the recipe.  These Apple Almond Bars also sound like they would be fantastic with the new cereal.

Ingredients:

  • Whole Grain Rice, Rice, Sugar, Canola Oil, Apple Powder, Salt, Cinnamon, Allspice, Ginger, Molasses, Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols), BHT and Sodium Sulfite Added to Preserve Freshness.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Calcium Carbonate, Iron and Zinc (mineral nutrients), Vitamin C (sodium ascorbate), A B Vitamin (niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), Vitamin B1 (thiamin mononitrate), Vitamin A (palmitate), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), A B Vitamin (folic acid), Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3.

Apple Cinnamon Chex should be arriving on grocery store shelves across the country in the very near future.  In the meantime, they are on sale for a limited time on Gluten Freely for 20% off!

Have you had a chance to try the new Apple Cinnamon Chex?  What is your favorite variety of Chex gluten-free?

*The Gluten Freely order mentioned in this post was free of charge (in the form of a gift certificate) in exchange for my contributions to their blog/website.  The opinions here mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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