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Warning! Gm Cocoa Puffs Not gluten-free Any More!

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WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!!

I just got back form the grocery store, and I thought to double check the Cocao puffs after the annoucement that Trixis no longer gluten-free, and COCOA PUFFS ARE NO LONG GLUTEN FREE

:angry: Boxes Dated Apr 2007 list WHEAT both in the ingredients and the allergy statement line! :angry:

The boxes dated Febuary 2007 do not list Wheat!

My son loves them as a snack! I am REALY NOT HAPPY!


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I never knew Cocoa puffs were gluten-free. I eat Cocoa Pebbles, maybe your son would like them.

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Bummer, are you going to complain? It seems that some companies are trying to make life harder for little kids with celiac disease!


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I just sent this..

Around a year ago we learned that you made the awesome move to change your Cocoa Puffs and Trix cereal products to be wheat and gluten free. We spent months searching boxes in our stores till the first gluten free ones arrived. Finally there was a normal cereal that our son could safely eat, and he loves them. Today I went to the store with my three year old son, who was happily munching on a bag that we put some cocoa puffs in as a snack and found out that your change your formula again, this time adding gluten back in to the product meaning we can never again bring the cereal in to our household. Our son will be devastated when he our supply of cocoa puffs runs out.

I am sincerely disappointed in GM for this move. I am in the process now of spreading the word so that others will know to avoid your cereal, something you should have done yourself. Right now there are people thinking your cereal is still safe that will eat it and get violently ill because you decided to add gluten back, and destroy a good product with out any warning.

Did not know what else to say. I hope EVERYONE contacts them...

http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/cont...contact_us.aspx

Flood them with complaints about this and get the cereal back! :(


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I also think we should be working on Kellogg's and other companies to get malt extract out of Rice Krispie and Corn Flakes cereals. There is no reason why corn/rice based cereals need to have malt. Get an artificial malt for crying out loud.


Linda, Mom to Ty (11 years old)

Ty was diagnosed by blood test June 7/05

biopsy Aug 11/05, diagnosis confirmed Aug 18/05

Mom, Dad and big brother Celiac-free.

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Guest nini

man this just SUCKS... my daughter cried for hours when I told her Corn Nuggets from Kroger were no longer gluten-free, then when I told her that Trix were no longer gluten-free she didn't speak to me for hours... what will she do when I tell her that her Cocoa Puffs are no longer safe? Ugh this sucks.

I sent an e-mail I will boycott General Mills products altogether if this policy of excluding Celiacs continues. I explained that gluten (wheat, barley, rye, oats) is poison to us and they wouldn't sell a product with arsenic in it? would they?

:angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:

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man this just SUCKS... my daughter cried for hours when I told her Corn Nuggets from Kroger were no longer gluten-free, then when I told her that Trix were no longer gluten-free she didn't speak to me for hours... what will she do when I tell her that her Cocoa Puffs are no longer safe? Ugh this sucks.

I sent an e-mail I will boycott General Mills products altogether if this policy of excluding Celiacs continues. I explained that gluten (wheat, barley, rye, oats) is poison to us and they wouldn't sell a product with arsenic in it? would they?

:angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:

Yea Ive not told my son yet... I am hoping I'll find somthing to distract him form it.... :(


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Guest nini

it's just not fair... she already feels different from other kids and was so excited to find "normal" cereals that were safe for her... now this? Why?????

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Nini and Vincent--I'm sending an email, too. I'm not a cereal eater, but this is ridiculas! Seems they're going backward here...


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Guest nini

first Malt O Meal added wheat starch to their cereals that were previously safe, then Corn Nuggets, now back and forth with Trix and Cocoa Puffs... UGH...

Why can't these companies "get it" that they are excluding a HUGE portion of their customer base by doing this???

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It's probably the stupid "whole grains" fad, and I guess adding wheat starch back in makes it more whole grain. <_<


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I agree :angry: I sent them an e-mail too. I don't eat alot of cereal but these were great as just a put in a zip lock bag, take along chocolate fix. Why can't they leave stuff alone?????


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I agree :angry: I sent them an e-mail too. I don't eat alot of cereal but these were great as just a put in a zip lock bag, take along chocolate fix. Why can't they leave stuff alone?????

Well thats the stupid thing they already changed it once recently and took out the wheat startch... now they change again and put it back! :angry:


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AGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!

I am SOOOO mad!!! :angry: I LOVE the 75% Reduced Sugar Cocoa Puffs!

I will be sending an e-mail TOO! And I plan to tell them that they have turned me into a snapping turtle. THIS IS NOT FAIR!!!

Okay my tantrum is over....


~Turtle~

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This seems ridiculous to me...however, I got sick off of the "gluten-free" cocoa-puffs and trix so I just left them alone. I figured I'd go back later and try once they'd been considered gluten free for awhile, there goes that idea...I often wonder what justification these companies use for the wheat starch and the malt flavoring, if someone could just stick with a gluten free cereal, they'd make a good bit of money because I know we'd all buy in bulk!

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this is so annoying. I ate Rice Krispies the other day thinking that they were safe. Then I looked at the ingrediants and realized they weren't. :angry:

On a good note Dora is still gluten-free and it is a big hit around our house. ;) My one year old walks around saying Star Star Star :D


gluten-free since 2004!

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On a good note Dora is still gluten-free and it is a big hit around our house. ;) My one year old walks around saying Star Star Star :D

No such cereal here in the Great White North. We can't get any gluten-free mainstream cereal. Only stuff from the health food store.


Linda, Mom to Ty (11 years old)

Ty was diagnosed by blood test June 7/05

biopsy Aug 11/05, diagnosis confirmed Aug 18/05

Mom, Dad and big brother Celiac-free.

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Has anyone heard back from GM? I have not yet, but will post as soon as I do.

Also, I checked one grocery store here (SC) and so far the old "safe" boxes are still on the shelf...will look at Wal Mart when I get over there sometime next week.


~Turtle~

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Guest nini

Thank you for contacting us.

Your message is being forwarded to a Consumer Services Representative who will review your inquiry and reply. Please be assured that we will respond to you as quickly as we can.

General Mills Consumer Services

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Thank you for contacting us.

Your message is being forwarded to a Consumer Services Representative who will review your inquiry and reply. Please be assured that we will respond to you as quickly as we can.

General Mills Consumer Services

Same here. I hope ALOT of you are emailing them, I would love ot see them flooded with email over this.


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Thank you for contacting us.

Your message is being forwarded to a Consumer Services Representative who will review your inquiry and reply. Please be assured that we will respond to you as quickly as we can.

General Mills Consumer Services

YEP! That's what I got too!!!


~Turtle~

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