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New Kix Formula -- Without Oats!

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We're a bit behind in our town here. I was only able to find the Honey Kix - the others are still old packaging/old ingredients.

So I got a box of my usual Rice Chex and those Honey Kix. They made me horribly ill. One small bowl and I'm done with them. Not sure if it was cross-contamination or what but I spent the remainder of the day running to the bathroom every 20 minutes and with a seriously bloated tummy.

I think that I'll personally stick to the verified gluten-free items only. Not worth the agony of finding out something wasn't "clean" enough.

Bummer. I was really pumped about something new and different!

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I finally got a response from my email. It says Strawberrry Chex, but I had actually asked about the Strawberry Chex, Chocolate Lucky Charms, Honey Kix, and Berry Berry Kix in my original email:

Dear Valued Consumer:

Thank you for contacting General Mills regarding gluten in Chex strawberry cereal. This product is very new, it has not been verified at this time to be gluten free.

It is our goal to help our consumers determine whether or not they can include our products in their diet. To accurately accomplish this, we believe it is best to refer to the specific ingredients listed on each product package; and for this reason, we do not offer a gluten-free product list. However, we do understand that ingredients can be confusing, so we want to assure you if the ingredient label does not list wheat, barley, rye, oats or gluten containing ingredients sourced from these grains, then the product would be gluten-free. Sources of gluten are listed on the label even if the source of gluten is part of another ingredient (such as flavoring or spice). Because ingredients may vary from one package to another due to product reformulation, you should use the product′s ingredient label to provide you with current and accurate information.

Additional information regarding gluten may be obtained by contacting your health care professional or:

Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc.

PO Box 31700Omaha, NE 68131-0700

402-558-0600

Or toll free: 877-CSA-4-CSA (877-272-4272)

www.csaceliacs.org

We hope this information is helpful.

Sincerely, Vanessa J. Kelly

Consumer Services

We'll be sticking with just the Rice Chex until General Mills is willing to stand behind the others as gluten free. I have no proof, but my gut makes me feel like they've taken special steps with the Rice Chex to avoid cross contamination and they haven't done that with the other products.

I also found this woman's contact info at the bottom of their Rice Chex are Gluten Free press release. I emailed her as well. I tried calling twice but only got her voicemail.

Kim Harbinson

General Mills

763-764-4830

Kim.Harbinson@genmills.com

She might be a better person to get some real info from vs. the general customer service people.

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Put 'em in yer Chex Party Mix...yummers...tried it today!

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I finally found the Honey Kix in my middle-of-nowhere town and promptly ate two bowls. And promptly got sick - super bloated tummy, couldn't keep my eyes open, weepy, etc. So while they were tasty and it would be really nice to be able to buy a mainstream cereal, it's really just not worth it to me.

Sigh - guess I have to come up with a different way to save money on groceries <_<

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I have to say that I love General Mills! :lol: I just wish that I could find these cereals on the West Coast. We've never even seen Berry Kix in the grocery store.

Not sure if anyone pointed this out already but on the West Coast (at least in Southern California) I've bought Berry Berry Kix at Target. This is only in the large Targets that have a wider variety of cereals to choose from in the first place.

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ok so whats the deal with Trix. I brought up that they were gluten free in another posting and got attacked by some folks claiming that NEVER had they heard that they were gluten free.....based on this post alebit an older comment, they at one point at least were gluten free.

what's the consensus now?

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