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Sorry if this is posted elsewhere but I couldn't find it. I know many don't do oats but if you do, has anyone had any problems with Kix cereal?

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Kix has wheat and oats in it...so don't eat !

ps--some Celiacs react to oats...and even if certain research is correct that some Celiacs can tolerate oats...they are almost always contaminated. so for now, most recommend, stay away from oats. i do not eat oats in any form.

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That is NOT gluten free. General Mills won't hide any gluten but I believe that label says wheat right in it. I looked the ingredients up and it had wheat and oats in the label.

Envirokidz has some gluten free cereals....the ones that are gluten free say it on the front of the box.

Also, Cocoa and Fruity Pebbles by Post are I believe some of the only ones I have found from a mainstream grocery store to be gluten free-they are sugar bombs though.

I'm with Jen about oats....a small percentage of celiacs react to the protein, avenin, in pure oats. But in the US oats are all pretty much contaminated so you should definitely avoid them. I also stay away completely from oats.

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My son loves teh Envirokids gluten-free Cerals, he currently hot for Gorrilla Munch :) Little pricy at $4ish per box (at my Kroger) but much better then most of the "sepecail gluten-free cerals"

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My son has no symptoms so he doesn't react and we'll be getting his bloodwork back in a week to see how we're doing with cross contamination issues. I was wondering because he has all his cereals but his 7 yr old sister was eating her KiX and reading the label and sure enough I don't see any ingredients that I would say no to.. what am I missing? It reads:

corn (whole grain corn, meal)whole grain oats, sugar, corn starch, corn syrup, salt, calcium carbonate, modified corn starch, dried corn syrup, trisodium phosphate, vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) added to preserve freshnesss. What am I missing? Where is the wheat?

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Where are you located? If you live out of the US--you may have a different Kix formula. The ones I've seen here say wheat starch as well as oats. Either way, I'd stay away. Hope you get results soon!

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I'm in New Jersey and thank you for your replies. I know how everyone feels about oats and if his numbers are marginal we'll revisit that decision. We went to a conference at Columbia and learned why oats my not be an issue but understand everyone's cross contamination concerns and certainly if he had any symptons, in a way, we'd have to be sooo careful. The KIX is just bugging me because is there anything other than oats thats a problem or just the oats?

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With what you wrote the ingredients contain whole grain oats which should cross it out right there for gluten because most of the time they are contaminated with wheat.

Maybe where you are located they have different ingredients though because all the ones I have seen say wheat starch in it.

I would definitely stay away from them though even with the ingredients you wrote because it clearly has at least oats in it.

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I am in the states and KIX says exactly what she wrote. whole grain oats but nothing about wheat. Maybe It's changed since last time you looked? . . . I am new to the diet and overlooked oats being contaminated so I have it in front of me.

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I am in the US - I have a box of Kix in my kitchen. There is NO wheat starch in it.

Of course, since there are oats.... we don't eat them. This is a box I'd purchased before DS1's blood test results in mid January.

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I do eat oats sometimes. However, I only eat oats from the gluten free oats company. Why? Because I know they have not been cc and have been tested. I stay away from oats in any other fashion. Which would include mainstream cereals that contain oats.

When doctors and other professionals talk about oats I am not sure if they realize the cc issues. Nor do I think they are endorsing celiacs to eat mainstream products that are made from oats. Just my humble opinion.

Hez

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I'm also looking at a box of berry berry kix, no wheat, no wheat starch.

I agree about the doctors saying oats are OK (mine did and he's pretty good - he diagnosed me with celiac in a fairly quick yet methodical way that left me comfortable with the gluten-free diet), but not being familiar enough with the cross contamination issues.

From what I've read, I don't see "oat gluten" as being a problem for the vast majority of celiacs. Nor did I buy the oats/cc thing at first, but am starting to reconsider it after learning about the crop rotation thing. I'm still eating oatmeal though for now, haven't had any obvious problems (I realize it's a risk and that there could be low level glutening without any symptoms).

What I think I may have had however, was a possible slight reaction to (and I can't be sure it was this and so am very reluctant to blame it) the quaker snacks rice chips. Twice I have had a possible reaction to one or more of their varieties, and I really like the cheese ones too damn it. Even though it may have had nothing to do with them, I've signed off on those things for now.

Those two times are the only celiac related GI issues (diarrheal & related illness- the only sympton I ever had) since going gluten-free 2 months ago.

best regards, lm

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Please note the original date on this post is from 2005, so the wheat part of the ingredients could certainly have changed in that time.

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I have a box of Kix cereal sitting here in front of me bought at a Colorado Safeway store October 13, 2009. The ingredients are listed below.

Ingredients: Corn Meal, Whole Grain Corn, Sugar, Corn Bran, Salt, Brown Sugar Syrup, Trisodium Phosphate, Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) Added to Preserve Freshness. Additional vitamins listed.

From what I've read online, General Mills reformulated Kix in 2009 so it does not have any gluten-containing ingredients, but does not market it as "gluten-free" since it is not on a dedicated gluten-free production line. (Although General Mills may fix this in the future, those who are extremely gluten sensitive will probably want to avoid it for now.) Check the box's ingredient list to make sure you are buying the new formulation.

I am going to add this to my list of safe cereals.

Ben

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It's nice to know that our old posts never die. They just hibernate for a few years before being re-awakened, so to speak.

I bought a box of Honey Kix last week. No gluten ingredients. To me, it tasted like slightly sweet cardboard. :o

I find Trix to be much more tasty. Not as good as Fruit Loops of course, but then what is.

best regards, lm

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It's nice to know that our old posts never die. They just hibernate for a few years before being re-awakened, so to speak.

I bought a box of Honey Kix last week. No gluten ingredients. To me, it tasted like slightly sweet cardboard. :o

I find Trix to be much more tasty. Not as good as Fruit Loops of course, but then what is.

best regards, lm

I too preferred the old taste of Kix even though that version is a no-no now...at least Trix has a better taste but seeing it without the fruit shapes still weirds me. But I can have it so I can't complain :lol:

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