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Does anyone out there eat Kix cereal and/or know the *official* gluten-free status of them??

As far as I've read online, General Mills will not label Kix gluten-free because they are not made in a separate facility, although they are made on separate lines than other products. The ingredient list appears safe, and I have eaten them, but I'm curious about others' experiences. I am a fairly sensitive Celiac, and want to be sure I'm not unintentionally harming my body!

Thanks!!

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A couple weeks ago, I called GM because the new box of Kix I had bought tasted very different from the others I'd eaten. The woman I spoke to said it's because they had moved Kix to a new facility and they were running into some kinks with the recipe. I asked if that meant they were going to give it gluten-free status since and she said she didn't know at that point. But it certainly seems like a possibility. I hope Kix gets the gluten-free label at some point

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A couple weeks ago, I called GM because the new box of Kix I had bought tasted very different from the others I'd eaten. The woman I spoke to said it's because they had moved Kix to a new facility and they were running into some kinks with the recipe. I asked if that meant they were going to give it gluten-free status since and she said she didn't know at that point. But it certainly seems like a possibility. I hope Kix gets the gluten-free label at some point — and that they figure out how to make the recipe properly.

I don't know if this answers your question or not. I went through a few boxes without problems until I ran into the new recipe ones. They didn't make me sick — they just tasted blah and cardboardy. I had planned on waiting a couple months and then trying them again.

For what it's worth, they sent me several coupons for their cereals. :)

Thanks for your response!! That's very interesting! I definitely noticed the change in the taste/look of Kix within the last couple weeks myself - exciting that the change could mean an official gluten-free label! I truly hope they get that gluten-free label and are able to perfect the recipe. I absolutely love Kix and they make me feel somewhat normal when buying "regular" cereal! (I guess it's the little things in life ;))

Like I said, I just don't want to be eating something that could cause pain and/or damage. I've also eaten a number of boxes without problems, but am ever-wary of any product that are not officially tested or labeled as gluten-free (I tend to make most of my food from scratch). Kix has really been my only exception to this rule...

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I ate some of the new recipe Kix, but got really sick (glutened) after doing so. Eat at your own risk. I'm staying away until they get the official "gluten free" label. GM is so good about being careful about labeling things gluten free that I trust them when they won't risk it to put the label on.

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I eat them in all flavors and haven't gotten sick from it and as I get older, I'm seemingly more sensitive!

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GlutenFreeKate - I definitely noticed more issues after the new recipe as well. And I think you're point is SO valid, and I really appreciated you articulating it:

"GM is so good about being careful about labeling things gluten free that I trust them when they won't risk it to put the label on."

Wow, it's so true that if a company is trustworthy in their labeling, they should be trusted not only the gluten-free label, but ALSO when their products are *not* labeled gluten-free. Thank you for the reminder and the moral support for helping me do what is best for my body and mind! Also, I *love* your signature -- too true: Nothing does taste better than feeling good. Even an extremely limited diet is insignificant in comparison to benefits of finally knowing a pain-free life.

Above all, thank you all for your posts! I appreciate your perspectives. I've removed the Kix from my diet for the time being, and am just crossing my fingers that General Mills can commit to a gluten-free label for the Kix cereals sometime in the near future! (And that they figure out the new recipe!)

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I just went to my local grocery to pick some up. Just had a bowl and now I'm sick:( I am a very sensitive celiac but I have been being more risky than I should the past few months when it comes to going gluten-free. It's my way to rebel. Battle with no win, right? So if you are sensitive, don't be a risk taker!

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so far so good for my son, but with these reviews I may quit buying them for awhile-I hope they get a gluten-free label soon.

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make sure you're not blaming the cereal when the ~milk~ might be the problem.

Found out the hard way, I just can't have that much milk at one sitting. :rolleyes:

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I bought some today in the commissary. I had a couple of bowls with milk. have some really bad gas, but I also take a low dose antibiotic which sometimes upsets my stomach. I hope that I can keep eating them.

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