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Kellogg's Has Bad Info On Their Website


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#1 floridanative

 
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:12 AM

I have heard that a few mainstream cereals are gluten free so I was perusing Kellogg's site to see if they had any. I went into a seach part of their site and put in 'gluten free' which brings up the question 'do you have any gluten free products'. That page lists three items I've never heard as gluten free. Below that they list Corn Pops and Rice Crispies and say these items may be suitable for people on restricted diets, depending on their gluten sensitivity. They state that there is malt (from barley) in one cereal and a small amount of wheat starch in the other. I do not think this information would be good for a newbie to read and I could not find another thread about Kellogg's so I thought it was worth mentioning.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:26 AM

I have done research on this too, since all the non-mainstream "gluten-free" cereals tasted like chalk or had a texture capable of inducing the gag reflex and are impossible to find (except online for a boatload of money for shipping)!

I eat Captain Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Trix. I have discovered that Cpt Crunch is gluten-free unless you are concerned about Oats cross contamination. I do not react to Capt Crunch. General Mills cereals often don't have "malt flavoring" (made from barley) and therefore are OK, if made only from corn or rice. Kellogs uses malt flavoring in everything. I can tolerate a bowl of Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes, Rice/Corn Crispix, Rice Crispies, but only once in a while.

I am fine with Captain Crunch or Lucky Charms most every day and I alternate them to make sure I won't react (in case one is worse than the other) .
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:33 AM

Thanks for the info on the kids cereals being gluten-free. Those are mosly too sweet for me though. But they might work as a sweet snack for me. I'm always looking for easy things to keep in baggies in case of emergency hunger when no safe food is in sight.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:35 AM

I have done research on this too, since all the non-mainstream "gluten-free" cereals tasted like chalk or had a texture capable of inducing the gag reflex and are impossible to find (except online for a boatload of money for shipping)!

I eat Captain Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Trix. I have discovered that Cpt Crunch is gluten-free unless you are concerned about Oats cross contamination. I do not react to Capt Crunch. General Mills cereals often don't have "malt flavoring" (made from barley) and therefore are OK, if made only from corn or rice. Kellogs uses malt flavoring in everything. I can tolerate a bowl of Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes, Rice/Corn Crispix, Rice Crispies, but only once in a while.

I am fine with Captain Crunch or Lucky Charms most every day and I alternate them to make sure I won't react (in case one is worse than the other) .

Are there any that aren't sweet? I just don't like sweet cereal, but plain puffed rice doesn't do much for me either. I miss Chex! And Cheerios!

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:42 AM

Are there any that aren't sweet? I just don't like sweet cereal, but plain puffed rice doesn't do much for me either. I miss Chex! And Cheerios!

Leah

Have you tried the Rice Crunchems, alternative for Chex cereal? They typically aren't in the "mainstream" grocery, but usually at a natural food store, wild oats etc. http://www.healthval...u...5&cat_id=11
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:43 AM

I eat Captain Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Trix. I have discovered that Cpt Crunch is gluten-free unless you are concerned about Oats cross contamination. I do not react to Capt Crunch. General Mills cereals often don't have "malt flavoring" (made from barley) and therefore are OK, if made only from corn or rice. Kellogs uses malt flavoring in everything. I can tolerate a bowl of Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes, Rice/Corn Crispix, Rice Crispies, but only once in a while.

I am fine with Captain Crunch or Lucky Charms most every day and I alternate them to make sure I won't react (in case one is worse than the other) .

You are eating gluten. You may be able to "tolerate" it, but it is still doing damage. Cancer causing damage. Think about that. Is it really worth some sugary cereal?!? Not in my opinion.

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:43 AM

I have done Cheerios, but again, because of the malt flavoring I can't do a lot nor everyday.

Rice Crispies is same thing and same for Rice/Corn Crispix.

I've only found Lucky Charms and Trix to be completely "safe"...........

It's probably because of all the sugar, that they don't need to use all the malt falvoring and starches for texture and flavor they believe is necessary.

Same goes for low-fat, "light", sugar-free etc. Many of those have gluten, where the full-fat, sugary versions do not (same reason). And that applies to all foods, not just cereal.

I spend a lot of time reading labels on cereal boxes in the supermarket. They change all the time! Lucky Charms has recently changed (for the better), but previously had malt flavoring. Now it doesn't! So got to READ labels every shopping trip.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 07:08 AM

The only mainstream cerals that I have seen that are gluten-free are

POST Cocoa Pebbles
POST Fruity Pebbles
General Mills Cocoa Puffs (New boxes only)
General Mills Trix (New boxes only)

Some generic copies of the above are also gluten-free some are not.

Ceral that lists OATS, OAT FLOUR, etc is not gluten free, and just becuase YOU do not react is not a good reason to recomend them. Mainstream oats are KNOWN to be covered in wheat gluten (Note thats WHEAT GLUTEN, the oat protien is a sperate issue). There is no debate on that, and it has been proven with testing. Any one recomending them is puting everyone else at risk for sever damage and long term complications. Frankly it is darn uncarring and calous to continue to recomend ppl intentionaly eat known gluten sources like that.

Of course even with the safe brands/varities/etc CC is ALWAYS possible.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 07:18 AM

Quaker makes some of the cereals you mention, and they don't consider ANY of their products to be gluten-free. At all. Period. That includes rice cakes. It's because oats are grown in the same fields, transported in the same trucks, and stored in the same silos that gluten containing grains are. Here is a statement from their oatmeal FAQ:

Do oats contain gluten?

Because oats are grown, stored, transported in bulk, they may contain trace amounts of wheat, rye and barley. USDA grain standards allow a certain percentage of other grains to be present in the oats. Therefore, gluten may be found in oats, even if very small amounts of these other grains are present.





Malt flavoring is never safe, because it is made from barley. I agree with Vincent, just because you don't react to it, that is NOT a good reason to reccommend it to others. And are you sure you aren't reacting to it? Just because you don't feel symptoms does not mean that you aren't reacting.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:50 AM

The last time I looked at Lucky Charms, they had wheat listed at the tail end of the ingredients list. I'll have to see if that has changed.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 09:21 AM

The last time I looked at Lucky Charms, they had wheat listed at the tail end of the ingredients list. I'll have to see if that has changed.



Acording to thier website, there is no Wheat Starch listed, but Oats is the very first ingredient so it does not matter, they are not gluten-free
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 09:27 AM

Malt flavoring is ALMOST always from barley but not always. Althugh I always assume it is barley, malt can be made from any grain. In the past I've heard of a few products with corn malt, but I don't remember what they are now.

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 09:59 AM

Malt flavoring is ALMOST always from barley but not always. Althugh I always assume it is barley, malt can be made from any grain. In the past I've heard of a few products with corn malt, but I don't remember what they are now.

richard

My opinion is if it doesn't say the source of malt don't risk it .. and the same for other wheat barley derivatives.
Experience tells me that those who don't label it properly in the first case often either don't know or don't want to know ...

The same is true for oats ... Quakers are just being honest (good for them)
personally I think we should all just boycott as much as possible companies like kellogs who try and beat around the bush and buy whatever we can from companies like quaker/kraft ... firstly because you can at least trust them and secondly they deserve it .. we can't buy mmuch but we do tend to be very loyal customers.. once we find solmething we trust we tend to stick with them...

This makes stuff like CC really more important because if something is CC'd to a
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 12:58 PM

I was looking at cereal this morning at the grocery store, and I can't remember what kind, but it was either corn or rice based, I'm pretty sure it was a Kellogg's product - Crispix or something, and after the word malt flavouring it said in brackets corn (something I can't remember - corn sugar? corn flour?) and malted barley. Then at the end of the ingredient list in bold it said something about may contain soy. That leads me to believe that malt flavour CAN be made from something other than barley, but we will always assume barley. Cool that it said may contain soy, too bad they aren't on board with contains barley. One day, one day. Meanwhile, my son is getting pretty good at label "hearing". He asks if he can have something and I'll read off the ingredients and he'll say: yes, yes, yes, no. He only knows the "big 5" W, R, O, B/M, though. Not too bad for a 6 year old.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 01:15 PM

Have you tried the Rice Crunchems, alternative for Chex cereal? They typically aren't in the "mainstream" grocery, but usually at a natural food store, wild oats etc. http://www.healthval...u...5&cat_id=11

Haven't tried them, WILL look for them! Thanks!

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