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    Corn Pops and Other Unsafe, NON-Gluten-Free Breakfast Cereals

    Scott Adams
    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

      Here's a list of more than one hundred NON-gluten-free breakfast serials that are unsafe for people with celiac disease.

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    Celiac.com 01/12/2021 - We get a lot of questions about which breakfast cereals are gluten-free, and we recently made up a list of Cheerios and nearly one hundred gluten-free breakfast cereals

    Still, the questions keep coming, especially about some of the most popular cereals that are not gluten-free. The number of popular breakfast cereals that are not gluten-free is too long to count, but here are more than a hundred popular breakfast cereals that lots of folks wonder about, and wish were gluten-free. These cereals are not gluten-free, however, so be sure to avoid them if you have celiac disease.

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    As always, check labels and choose carefully.

    Unsafe NON-Gluten-Free Breakfast Cereals Include:

    • General Mills' Wheat Chex
    • Kellogg's Corn Pops - Despite the fact that Corn Pops are made from milled corn, the ingredients include wheat starch
    • Kellogg's Corn Flakes
    • Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats
    • Kellogg's Froot Loops
    • Kellogg's Honey Smacks
    • Quaker Oats' Cap'n Crunch

    NON-Gluten-Free General Mills cereals include:

    • Basic 4
    • Boo-Berry
    • Cascadian Farm
    • Cinnamon Toast Crunch
    • Cocoa Puffs
    • Cookie Crisp
    • Count Chocula
    • Fiber One
    • Franken-Berry
    • French Toast Crunch
    • Gold Flakes
    • Golden Grahams
    • Honey Nut Clusters
    • Kix
    • Morning Summit
    • Monsters
    • Oatmeal Crisp
    • Peanut Butter Toast Crunch
    • Raisin Nut Bran
    • Reese's Puffs
    • Total
    • Wheat Chex
    • Wheaties

    NON-Gluten-Free Kellogg's cereals include:

    • All-Bran: All-Bran Original, All-Bran Bran Buds, All-Bran Bran Flakes (UK), All-Bran Extra Fiber, All-Bran Guardian (Canada)
    • Apple Jacks
    • Apple Jacks Apple vs Cinnamon Limited Edition
    • Apple Jacks 72 Flavor Blast (Germany)
    • Bran Buds (New Zealand)
    • Bran Flakes
    • Chocos (India, Europe)
    • Chocolate Corn Flakes
    • Cinnabon
    • Cinnamon Mini Buns
    • Coco Pops Coco Rocks
    • Coco Pops Special Edition Challenger Spaceship
    • Coco Pops Crunchers
    • Coco Pops Mega Munchers
    • Coco Pops Moons and Stars
    • Cocoa Krispies or Coco Pops (also called Choco Pops in France, Choco Krispies in Portugal, Spain, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, Choco Krispis in Latin America)
    • Cocoa Flakes
    • Corn Flakes
    • Complete Wheat Bran Flakes/Bran Flakes
    • Corn Pops
    • Country Store
    • Cracklin' Oat Bran
    • Crispix
    • Crunch: Caramel Nut Crunch, Cran-Vanilla Crunch, Toasted Honey Crunch
    • Crunchy Nut (formerly Crunchy Nut Cornflakes)
    • Crunch Nut Bran
    • Cruncheroos
    • Disney cereals: Disney Hunny B's Honey-Graham, Disney Mickey's Magix, Disney Mud & Bugs, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney Princess
    • Donut Shop
    • Eggo
    • Extra (Muesli): Fruit and Nut, Fruit Magic, Nut Delight
    • Froot Loops: Froot Loops, Froot Loops 1⁄3 Less Sugar, Marshmallow Froot Loops, Froot Bloopers,
    • Frosted Flakes (Frosties outside of the US/Canada): Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Kellogg's Banana Frosted Flakes, Kellogg's Birthday Confetti Frosted Flakes, Kellogg's Cocoa Frosted Flakes, Less Sugar, Tony's Cinnamon Krunchers, Honey Nut
    • Fruit Harvest: Fruit Harvest Apple Cinnamon, Fruit Harvest Peach Strawberry, Fruit Harvest Strawberry Blueberry
    • Fruit 'n Fibre (not related to the Post cereal of the same name sold in the US)
    • Fruit Winders (UK)
    • Genmai Flakes (Japan)
    • Guardian (Australia, NZ, Canada)
    • Happy Inside: Bold Blueberry, Simply Strawberry, Coconut Crunch
    • Honey Loops (formerly Honey Nut Loops)
    • Honey Nut Corn Flakes
    • Jif Peanut Butter Cereal (US only)
    • Just Right: Just Right Original, Just Right Fruit & Nut, Just Right Just Grains, Just Right Tropical, Just Right Berry & Apple, Just Right Crunchy Blends – Cranberry, Almond & Sultana (Australia/NZ), Just Right Crunchy Blends – Apple, Date & Sultana (Australia/NZ)
    • Khampa Tsampa- Roasted Barley (Tibet)
    • Kombos
    • Krave
    • Komplete (Australia)
    • Low-Fat Granola: Low-Fat Granola, Low-Fat Granola with Raisins
    • Mini Max
    • Mini Swirlz
    • Mini-Wheats: Mini-Wheats Frosted Original, Mini-Wheats Frosted Bite Size, Mini-Wheats Frosted Maple & Brown Sugar, Mini-Wheats Raisin, Mini-Wheats Strawberry, Mini-Wheats Vanilla Creme, Mini-Wheats Strawberry Delight, Mini-Wheats Blackcurrant
    • Mueslix: Mueslix with Raisins, Dates & Almonds
    • Nutri-Grain
    • Nut Feast
    • Oat Bran: Cracklin' Oat Bran
    • Optivita
    • Pop-Tarts Bites: Frosted Strawberry, Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon
    • Raisin Bran/Sultana Bran: Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran Crunch, Sultana Bran (Australia/NZ), Sultana Bran Crunch (Australia/NZ)
    • Raisin Wheats
    • Rice Krispies/Rice Bubbles: Rice Krispies, Frosted Rice Krispies (Ricicles in the UK), Rice Bubbles, LCMs, Rice Krispies Cocoa (Canada only), Rice Crispies Multi-Grain Shapes, Rice Krispies Treats Cereal
    • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Chocolatey Almond cereal
    • Scooby-Doo cereal: Cinnamon Marshmallow Scooby-Doo! Cereal
    • Smart Start: Smart Start, Smart Start Soy Protein Cereal
    • Smorz
    • Special K: Special K, Special K low carb lifestyle, Special K Red Berries, Special K Vanilla Almond, Special K Honey & Almond (Australia), Special K Forest Berries (Australia), Special K Purple Berries (UK), Special K Light Muesli Mixed Berries & Apple (Australia/NZ), Special K Light Muesli Peach & Mango flavour (Australia/NZ), Special K Dark Chocolate (Belgium), Special K Milk Chocolate (Belgium), Special K Sustain (UK)
    • Spider-Man cereal: Spider-Man Spidey-Berry
    • SpongeBob SquarePants cereal
    • Strawberry Pops (South Africa)
    • Super Mario Cereal
    • Sustain: Sustain, Sustain Selection
    • Tresor (Europe)
    • Variety
    • Vector (Canada only)
    • Yeast bites with honey
    • Kringelz (formerly known as ZimZ!): mini cinnamon-flavored spirals. 

    NON-Gluten-Free Post cereals include:

    • 100% Bran – currently only available in Canada
    • Alpha-Bits
    • Bran Flakes
    • Chips Ahoy!
    • Cinnamon Pebbles
    • Fruity Pebbles Xtreme
    • Golden Crisp
    • Golden Oreo O's
    • Good MOREnings Waffle Crunch
    • Grape-Nuts
    • Grape-Nuts Fit
    • Grape-Nuts Flakes
    • Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch
    • Great Grains Blueberry Morning
    • Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch
    • Great Grains Crunchy Pecans
    • Great Grains Digestive Blends – Berry Medley
    • Great Grains Digestive Blends – Vanilla
    • Great Grains Protein Blend – Cinnamon Hazelnut
    • Great Grains Protein Blend – Honey, Oats & Seeds
    • Great Grains Raisins, Dates & Pecans
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Honey Roasted
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Raisin Medley
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – with Almonds
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – with Cinnamon Bunches
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – with Real Strawberries
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – with Vanilla Bunches
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – with Pecan Bunches
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Fruit Blends – Banana Blueberry
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Fruit Blends – Peach Raspberry
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Greek – Honey Crunch
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Greek – Mixed Berry
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Tropical Blends – Mango Coconut
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Granola – Honey Roasted
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Granola – Raspberry
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Granola – Cinnamon
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Granola – Protein Chocolate
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Morning Energy – Chocolatey Almond Crunch
    • Honey Bunches of Oats – Morning Energy – Cinnamon Crunch
    • Honey Maid S'mores
    • Honeycomb
    • Oh's
    • Oreo O's
    • Raisin Bran
    • Sesame Street Cereal – Apple
    • Sesame Street Cereal - Blueberry
    • Sesame Street Cereal - Strawberry
    • Shredded Wheat (made by Nestlé and General Mills in the United Kingdom and Ireland)
    • Shredded Wheat – Original Spoon Size
    • Shredded Wheat – Honey Nut Spoon Size
    • Shredded Wheat – Wheat'N Bran Spoon Size
    • Shredded Wheat – Lightly Frosted Spoon Size
    • Shredded Wheat – Frosted Cinnamon Roll
    • Shredded Wheat – Frosted Mixed berry
    • Shredded Wheat – Frosted S'mores Bites
    • Shreddies – currently only available in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Germany (made by Nestlé and General Mills in the United Kingdom and Ireland)
    • Sour Patch Kids cereal

    NON-Gluten-Free Quaker cereals include:

    • Cap'n Crunch
    • Life cereal
    • Quisp
    • Mother's Natural Foods
    • Quaker 100% Natural Granola
    • Kretschmer Wheat Germ
    • Mr. T Cereal
    • Muffets ("The round shredded wheat")
    • Quaker Oatmeal Squares
    • Quaker Simply Granola[47]
    • Quaker Toasted Oatmeal
    • Quaker Oh's
    • Quaker Corn Bran
    • Quaker Oat Bran
    • Quaker Grits
    • Quaker Oatmeal
    • Quaker Instant Oatmeal
    • Quaker Puffed Rice
    • Quaker Puffed Wheat
    • Quaker Oatmeal with Dinosaur Eggs
    • Graham Bumpers
    • Coco Bumpers
    • King Vitaman

    Edited by Scott Adams


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  • About Me

    Scott Adams was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1994, and, due to the nearly total lack of information available at that time, was forced to become an expert on the disease in order to recover. In 1995 he launched the site that later became Celiac.com to help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives.  He is co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of the (formerly paper) newsletter Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. In 1998 he founded The Gluten-Free Mall which he sold in 2014. Celiac.com does not sell any products, and is 100% advertiser supported.

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