Honey Nut Chex
Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:09 PM
I have seen that many people have had problems with the gluten-free Cinnamon Chex, but I was wondering if anyone has had trouble with the Honey Nut variety. I bought a box of these -- gluten-free in large letters on the box -- and have felt especially low every day I have eaten them (very fatigued and brain foggy -- my main debilitating symptom). I chalked this up, at the time, to the ups and downs of my continuing recovery (also very possible -- I'm only a few weeks gluten-free), but then I went on a trip and didn't eat them for 3 days, and felt MUCH better than usual. I returned today, ate some Honey Nut Chex for breakfast, and felt horrible again.
Just curious if anyone else has had this experience. Could be a coincidence, I know, but it seems possible to me that Chex has not completely worked out contamination issues yet, or perhaps something else is at work here.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:41 PM
Most often, dairy can be reintroduced down the road successfully.
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:49 PM
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 09:55 AM
I finally just quit buying Chex a few weeks ago, and we are both back to normal now. I am completely convinced it was the cereal. I'm bummed about it, but I'm happy to finally have figured out what the problem was.
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:54 AM
The thing I like about HNC, is they stay crispier longer in milk than the Corn Chex and Rice Chex.
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:04 AM
PS I also should have mentioned before that I have been using Almond Milk (which is great stuff!), so dairy was not my issue with the cereal.
Posted 09 August 2009 - 02:16 PM
My mom told me today, dad loves Honey Nut Chex and that he doesn't like Cinnamon Chex. He isn't real careful about what he eats though. He probably isn't a very sensitive type. I know they would make me sick, so I will not touch them. He wouldn't try the Choc Chex, he doesn't like chocolate. He and my youngest grandson eat Chex as snacks. The little guy toddles over to the dish, and takes it to great grandpa, backs up to him to be picked up. Then they share...when Trevor is done, grandpa is done, because Trevor puts the lid on the bowl. By the way, Trevor is my avatar.
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:28 PM
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:58 AM
I was really excited that I had cereal back in the morning....
I can promise you without a doubt that Rice Chex, Corn Chex, and Honey Kix are all gluten-free. I eat them everyday without incident.
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:57 AM
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:01 AM
I always have some protein with my cereal so I'll try to keep on the same routine over the next week.
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:18 AM
The Honey Nut Chex were ok at first. Then after a while I started noticing low grade stomach discomfort and a slight difference in uhm....bathroom activity. Didn't even think about it being the chex.
Cinnamon Chex are NO good for me; not for breakfast anyway. I get a terrible sugar high/crash from them.
I thought the Chocolate Chex were gross - very powdery and I don't love choking on cereal dust.
Regular Rice Chex with a tiny bit of cinnamon sugar for flavoring seem to be ok still. But they get boring after a while.
Honey Kix seem to be doing the same thing to me as the Honey Nut Chex.
I've decided to lay off all boxed cereal for a while and see what happens. I think I'm developing a sensitivity to corn, which would explain why the Rice Chex are tolerable and the others are not.
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