Review: Vanilla Chex Cereal
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Jun 19 2013

Review: Vanilla Chex Cereal

It was just last week that I learned that Chex cereal added a new variety to their line-up: Vanilla Chex.  Once I found out about the Vanilla Chex, I began to look in every grocery store around me for it.  I went from not being able to find it, to finding it in several stores in a matter of days.

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I wasn’t surprised to instantly fall in love with Vanilla Chex!  I am already dreaming up different breakfast cereal combinations…Cinnamon + Vanilla Chex like a Snickerdoodle cookie, Chocolate + Vanilla Chex like a chocolate vanilla swirl bowl of ice cream and Apple Cinnamon + Vanilla Chex like apple pie with vanilla ice cream!

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Our Meijer store had the Chex cereals on sale this week for $2.50, while Target had the sale price at $2.99.  Make sure to check out the recipes section of the Chex website for inspiration with all of the varieties of Chex cereals.  Please note that Wheat and Multi-Bran Chex are not gluten-free.  Check the store locator to see where to find Chex close to you. 

Have you tried the new Vanilla Chex?  Which Chex cereal is your favorite?

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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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Comments

  1. Barbaritamn says:

    I am beyond getting excited about any new gf product. I cannot eat

    Vanilla Chex Cereal! I also react to MSG very badlly. Eating

    Vanilla Chex Cereal would make me sick for 2 days. “Natural flavors” is code words for MSG. Please tell Vanilla Chex Cereal not to put MSG in their food.

    MSG is a neurotoxin used in baby food, vaccines, and pretty much any processed food. The neurotoxin excites certain brain cells to keep firing until they die. MSG is not something anyone should be eating.

  2. Barbaritamn says:

    I am beyond getting excited about any new gf product. I cannot eat

    Vanilla Chex Cereal! I also react to MSG very badlly. Eating

    Vanilla Chex Cereal would make me sick for 2 days. “Natural flavors” is code words for MSG. Please tell Vanilla Chex Cereal not to put MSG in their food.

    MSG is a neurotoxin used in baby food, vaccines, and pretty much any processed food. The neurotoxin excites certain brain cells to keep firing until they die. MSG is not something anyone should be eating.

  3. JeanA says:

    I really love all the g-f Chex cereals, and, yes!…I, too, love to mix them at breakfast! Another great use is as a stretcher to make my pricey but fantastic g-f granola last longer; the added bonus is that the granola in thw milk underneath keeps the Chex from getting soggy! :) I buy Love Grown Foods’ “Oat Clusters”, made in the Denver area. [Try their Apple and Walnut granola with Apple Cinnamon (or just Cinnamon) Chex on top — or their Cranberry and Almond with either Cinnamon or Vanilla Chex on top, or their Cocoa Goodness granola (YUM!) with Vanilla Chex on top. Soooo good!]
    The only problem is that I seem to get a gluten reaction from Vanilla Chex, which is very disappointing bc I love vanilla. Unlike another commenter, I do not believe Vanilla Chex contains hidden MSG; otherwise, I would have a guaranteed bad migraine every day after ingesting it. I do, however, get my sneaky but typical and many-symptomed gluten reaction every time I eat Vanilla Chex, including the horrible blisters of D.H. Its manufacturers claim they use real vanilla and not gluten-containing, artificial vanillan. The ingreds also list molasses (g-f) and not malt(gluten), so I have no idea what is causing it. Perhaps cross-contamination with their Wheat Chex during processing?? Anyone know?

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