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Rice Chex Is Now Gluten Free!

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I admit I am a chicken. I am also heartbroken that Wegmans has discontinued thier gluten-free cornflakes with strawberrys. Please if any of the supersensitive folks try this stuff, post back and tell us how it went. I am very leery of CC issues as I react really badly and hope this will really be safe.

I didn't know they discontinued the corn flakes, I still see them in the organic cereal aisle and in the regular cereal aisle...I just thought maybe they didn't stock them in the gluten-free aisle....so its official they are discontinued?

On a side note, I bought the rice chex last night, the words gluten free on the box almost brought me to tears...there is an awesome tropical chex mix recipe on the box and thats exciting.


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

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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That's funny, I was just at the store yesterday (before reading this topic) and was so excited to have found this new Rice Chex on the shelf! I'm eating a bowl with rice milk right now. Watch out for the generic version, that one still has barley malt extract (at least the one sold by my grocery store does).


gluten-free since 9/30/09

positive gene test 8/11/09

endoscopy 9/30/09 (awaiting results)

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If you are so inclined, please send a note to General Mills telling them you are appreciative of them taking this step. The more they hear from our community the more likely they are to make other products gluten-free.

http://consumercontacts.generalmills.com/C...s.com/corporate


-Colleen

Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)

13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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I didn't know they discontinued the corn flakes, I still see them in the organic cereal aisle and in the regular cereal aisle...I just thought maybe they didn't stock them in the gluten-free aisle....so its official they are discontinued?

On a side note, I bought the rice chex last night, the words gluten free on the box almost brought me to tears...there is an awesome tropical chex mix recipe on the box and thats exciting.

Yes, I called the company and they emailed me a response stating that they are working on 3 new cereals that will be out in January. If you still have them at your store buy as many as you can. The email didn't say the 3 new ones would be gluten-free but I sure do hope so.

I'll have to brave and look for the Rice Chex, I just hope it doesn't have soy.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Yes, I called the company and they emailed me a response stating that they are working on 3 new cereals that will be out in January. If you still have them at your store buy as many as you can. The email didn't say the 3 new ones would be gluten-free but I sure do hope so.

I'll have to brave and look for the Rice Chex, I just hope it doesn't have soy.

It doesn't list soy, I have the box at my desk as we are typing this. I might have to go to buy some.

I saw 2 of their new cereal which came our in Jan...and neither was gluten free. I might have to voice my disappointment to this....


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It doesn't list soy, I have the box at my desk as we are typing this. I might have to go to buy some.

I saw 2 of their new cereal which came our in Jan...and neither was gluten free. I might have to voice my disappointment to this....

Please do let them know, maybe if they hear from enough of us they will bring more of them in. I haven't even been able to get the Gorrilla Munch there now for weeks. Lots of those 'rock' cereals though that have to be soaked for an hour for my poor celiac teeth to handle them safely. GRRR

I did get brave and bought a box of the Chex, now I just have to get brave enough to try them. :D


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I ran out and bought a box of Rice Chex yesterday, starting out with a handful (don't want to be too crazy!). Today, I am okay, so I had a ton this afternoon instead of potato chips.

Can I tell ya - YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY.

The Lord does answer prayers. :P


Holly Joy

Neg blood test 2006

Life changed on diet - decided against biopsy

allergic to nuts and the environment (including all mold)

asthma, eczema, hypothyroid, celiac

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I called General Mills and they said it is only the 12.8oz box which is labeled gluten free, and those boxes (the ones labeled gluten free) do not contain gluten and don't have any possibility of cross contamination. But they wouldn't give any details about shared lines etc.

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I just got off the phone with General Mills. I was told that the Rice Chex that are labeled gluten-free are made on dedicated lines--and that if they wern't, they would carry a cross contamination warning, per their policy of not hiding any gluten ingredients.

She also invited me to take part in a consumer discussion about their products. I gave her my email address, and was told to expect an email soon.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I just got off the phone with General Mills. I was told that the Rice Chex that are labeled gluten-free are made on dedicated lines--and that if they wern't, they would carry a cross contamination warning, per their policy of not hiding any gluten ingredients.

She also invited me to take part in a consumer discussion about their products. I gave her my email address, and was told to expect an email soon.

Thank you for this.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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I looked today and at my store there are still the old boxes with barley malt extract :(

Hopefully we'll get the new ones soon- I'm excited!

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I just got off the phone with General Mills. I was told that the Rice Chex that are labeled gluten-free are made on dedicated lines--and that if they wern't, they would carry a cross contamination warning, per their policy of not hiding any gluten ingredients.

She also invited me to take part in a consumer discussion about their products. I gave her my email address, and was told to expect an email soon.

I sent them a grateful email yesterday, this is great for us!!!


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

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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ahhhhh bought TWO boxes at target last night.... had to be careful because the old boxes were right next to the new ones! but i'm so happy, and i'm having my first bowl with almond milk right now. yum! so nice to be able to get a good cereal in a normal size box for only $2.50ish.

major props to general mills!


Joe

Dx Crohn's Disease - December, 1993

Positive Blood Test - November, 2007

Positive Biopsy - December 21, 2007

Gluten Free since December 3, 2007

Crohn's Medication stopped on January 17, 2008

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ahhhhh bought TWO boxes at target last night.... had to be careful because the old boxes were right next to the new ones! but i'm so happy, and i'm having my first bowl with almond milk right now. yum! so nice to be able to get a good cereal in a normal size box for only $2.50ish.

major props to general mills!

I'm so happy to see this thread! I will look for these next time I'm at the store. :)


Mom of:

Carleigh~ 10 years old, allergic to wheat, milk, peanuts, strawberries, and many EAs. She is currently soy-light and egg-light ~ celiac testing inconclusive by allergist.

Gluten-Free since 10/05 She's a gymnast. : )

Nick ~ 13 years old with no known allergies.

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I bought my box today!!! I can't wait for breakfast tomorrow!! It might have to be a snack tonight after supper!! ha YEAH for general mills!!!

-Jessica :rolleyes:


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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OMG so excited!!!!


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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Please do let them know, maybe if they hear from enough of us they will bring more of them in. I haven't even been able to get the Gorrilla Munch there now for weeks. Lots of those 'rock' cereals though that have to be soaked for an hour for my poor celiac teeth to handle them safely. GRRR

I did get brave and bought a box of the Chex, now I just have to get brave enough to try them. :D

Raven-

Last night when I was at the store I bought the strawberry corn flakes....well I did not pay for them. We had several boxes left on the shelves but they were out of date, they were listed as Feb-08. The date is not easy to see and stamped in a way where I had difficulty judging what it was. Anyway, I took the box to the cashier and told them, I explained I heard it was discontinuing and I really wanted the box. They gave it to me for free....

I cannot imagine the cereal being bad, it is not opened...


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

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/bran...&itemID=131

is anyone worried about the MIXED TOCHOPEROLS VIT E's ..that it might have soy OR would we assume that it must be listed...........even tho cereal is gluten-free.

thanks judy


Judy in Southern CA

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I just got off the phone with General Mills. I was told that the Rice Chex that are labeled gluten-free are made on dedicated lines--and that if they wern't, they would carry a cross contamination warning, per their policy of not hiding any gluten ingredients.

She also invited me to take part in a consumer discussion about their products. I gave her my email address, and was told to expect an email soon.

hi

I just called also since they said they can't respond to emails at this time. Really nice lady told me if soy was used in the vit e's would be listed. Seems these will be safe lines but didn't get a 'dedicated line' answer per say.........but all 8 allergens would be listed under the ingred panel in larger letters.

was also ask to particpate in a consumer email discussion. So maybe if alot of us call, we can have some impact.

thanks Patti and for the rest of you.

Judy


Judy in Southern CA

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OMG that is so exciting. Woohoo, I can't wait to check out our store here, although I'm sure it will take a couple of weeks, lol.


~Melanie~

Mommy to:

Jonathan-10-02-2000, seasonal allergies and Asthma, taking Flovent, Claritin and Nasonex.

Owen-04-29-2005, GERD, 20mgs of Prilosec, 2.5mgs Zyrtec. Negative bloodwork and biopsies but great dietary response.

HLA-DQ 2,3 (Subtype 2,8) both celiac genes

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 24 Units

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 12 Units

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 18

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