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Found New gluten-free Cereal Today!

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I was shopping this morning and I saw a new cereal on display. I checked it out, and it is gluten-free!!! It is "Disneys Little Einsteins Fruity Stars". There was another to. I don't remember the name of it cuz I didn't buy it. But it looked like Fruity rice crispies. They were both made by general mills. I was excited!

Just wanted to share so others can look for it for their kids! My dd loves it!

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Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.

DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.

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I am so excited! I LOVE cereal and I am so tired of eating the same stuff over and over. And I totally love cereal with marshmellows.


Jillian

Pearland, Tx by way of Lafayette, LA

Positive Biopsy - Dec 06

gluten-free - Jan 07

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Has anyone heard of a General Mills cereal called Kaboom? It's on their website and appears to be gluten free. It's a corn based cereal with marshmallows in it. Yum! It sounds great. I really miss my Lucky Charms. Is General Mills one of those companies that will list any and all gluten?


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Has anyone heard of a General Mills cereal called Kaboom? It's on their website and appears to be gluten free. It's a corn based cereal with marshmallows in it. Yum! It sounds great. I really miss my Lucky Charms. Is General Mills one of those companies that will list any and all gluten?

I was curious about this cereal for my kids - but it says it is made with oat - I thought oat flour was something to avoid?

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I was curious about this cereal for my kids - but it says it is made with oat - I thought oat flour was something to avoid?

There are no oats or oat flour listed as an ingredient on general Mills' website: http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/bran...spx?catID=50#... I've never seen Kaboom. I thought maybe it was one of the brand new cereals.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Has anyone heard of a General Mills cereal called Kaboom? It's on their website and appears to be gluten free. It's a corn based cereal with marshmallows in it. Yum! It sounds great. I really miss my Lucky Charms. Is General Mills one of those companies that will list any and all gluten?

I'm not sure about the cereal, but General Mills will list gluten ingredients. I LOVE the companies that do! The getting started list in my sig line (I know you don't need that) has a list of companies that do list gluten if that might be helpful.


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I think GM is a company that will disclose on the label if the flavorings are derived from gluten, but I sent them an e-mail just to check. Also, someone mentioned seeing oat in the ingredient listing for the Kaboom cereal, but I didn't read that. Perhaps I'm missing it? Did anyone else see oat int he ingredients?

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Hey that was pretty cool how you can just look at the ingredients... I saw no wheat in the KABOOM ingredinet list... It looks good. tooo ...

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They actually make Dora Cinnamon Stars too - I eat them in the morning! They are good and a good source of fiber - my 11 month old LOVES them...


Tritty (my childhood nickname....)

Age 31, Mommy of 3

Blood test positive for celiac 1/16/07

gluten-free since 1/16/07

Endoscopy 2/13/07 - small hiatal hernia, scalloped mucosa in 1st and 2nd part of duodenum, some erosion of the esophogus.

Two oldest kids - fine so far :)

My 17 mo old has eosinophilic esophogitis. Only showing milk allergy? So completely off dairy for time being to see if that is trigger...

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I bought both the Little Einsteins and the Mickey Mouse cereal the other day, it was on sale 1.60 a box. I opened Little Einsteins and it is very good.

I remember Kaboom from years ago, I believe I did see some recently, I'll let you know.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

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I bought both the Little Einsteins and the Mickey Mouse cereal the other day, it was on sale 1.60 a box. I opened Little Einsteins and it is very good.

I remember Kaboom from years ago, I believe I did see some recently, I'll let you know.

Amanda, if you see Kaboom anywhere near us, let me know! I'm dying to have a marshmallow cereal again. I really miss Lucky Charms. That was one of my favorites in my gluten days.

I bought the Mickey Mouse clubhouse cereal for Tori, but I haven't opened it yet. It just kind of looks like colored, flavored rice crispies without the malt flavoring.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Amanda, if you see Kaboom anywhere near us, let me know! I'm dying to have a marshmallow cereal again. I really miss Lucky Charms. That was one of my favorites in my gluten days.

I bought the Mickey Mouse clubhouse cereal for Tori, but I haven't opened it yet. It just kind of looks like colored, flavored rice crispies without the malt flavoring.

I will let you know, there are quite a few stores in Scranton that I shop at that carry different cereals you never see anywhere else.


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I'm not sure about the cereal, but General Mills will list gluten ingredients. I LOVE the companies that do! The getting started list in my sig line (I know you don't need that) has a list of companies that do list gluten if that might be helpful.

how sure are y'all about the cereals being safe? has anyone gotten some sort of response from GM? i'm just wary, and want to know before i get my hopes up :unsure:


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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There are actually 3 cereals in this new release from GM, 2 of which are gluten free. Little Einsteins Stars and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The Disney Princess Flakes are not gluten free!


Mom to 3 girls

DD1-diagnosed by allergist 10/2006

DD4 & DD9-diagnosed by Mom 01/2007

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You can order Kaboom through amazon...case of 4 boxes. For anyone who is in central Wisconsin area you can buy kaboom at Trig's.

http://www.amazon .com/General-Mills-KaBoom...5772969-7012628

Kaboom used to be made with oats...I checked general Mills website and box at Trigs and they have removed oats. Hmmm...General Mills must love us??!! WIll be interesting if they label gluten free if and when the new voluntary labeling goes through (not sure on status of tyhat right now???)

Someone above mentioned that one of the new disney cereals had oats. I do believe maybe she was right. I seen these at trigs at one time and put the box back because I thought there was something in it that celiacs can't have. I never rechecked box at store til this morning. Bought both...Little Einstiens are yummy. Nine grams of sugar...not bad for kid cereal!!!!! I remember seeing a post in another forum to that Dora for a spell wasn't Gluten Free.

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I might have to give into my husbands whining and go on a trip to the US for spring break for cereal LOL


Char

Emmah 4 years- Celiac , gluten-free October 2006

Leigh-Ann 7 Years- Gluten lite

Gary- possible celiac

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Has anyone had the new Kaboom formulation, since they eliminated the oats? Is it good? I'd like to order some from Amazon, but I don't want to go through all that if they taste like cardboard.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Someone above posted a link to General Mills and on that link was a list of cereals. I was looking at Cocoa Puffs because my son was heart broken when they put the wheat back in (I actually ran around to all of the supermarkets and bought as many boxes as I could before the new "wheat" boxes came on the shelves :ph34r: ). Anyway, the link showed the ingredients for Cocoa Puffs as being gluten free again (unless the link has old info.). The boxes I see on the shelves are still showing wheat but I wonder if a change is being made again. Anyone know for sure?

Nicole

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THE EINSTEIN STARS ARE GOOD!!!!!!!! THE BABY CAN EAT THEM.... WHAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YEAH CHEERS FROM THE CROWD..... No vomiting.... I am so happy and the mickey mouse one is the same .. yeah .... some one cares.

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I am sooo glad I saw this thread. We bought the Dora and Mickey cereal the other day and I just couldnt believe it was gluten free. I think I have read the box 50 times thinking I have over looked something my son cant have. lol. Paranoid about a cereal box.!

stef.

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:DThank you guys. My Kids love the Little enstins. They ate it this morrning and they were so happy. I think we sould all email or write and thank GM for making ceral for our kids. The more people writing in mybe they will make more cerals that are gluten free or at least keep the ones that are gluten free, gluten free. I am going to email today.

Thanks

Jodele


Jodele Fecal Antigliadin IgA 21 dx with Graves diease 10/06

Emily Has a positive blood test Negitive biopsy (she has gain 10 lb since gluten-free diet)

Melinda giong for testing

Katie going for testing

All gluten free 8/06

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My 2 year old son loves Coco Puffs. From what I can see, the ones that are 75% reduced sugar are gluten free. The full sugar ones still have wheat. I guess it's a better thing that the less sugar ones are gluten free. Has anyone else noticed the same thing? I haven't actually called on them.

Keri

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