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So What Was The Verdict On Rice Chex?

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Has anyone reacted to it? is it safe for celiacs?

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My sister and I eat it all the time with no problems. I know you're more sensitive than most, though, so I would say proceed with caution.

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so theres a chance its not 100% gluten free?

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Jason,

I have become very sensitive, and it doesn't bother me at all. My son eats it every day with no issues.

Janie

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so theres a chance its not 100% gluten free?

It says gluten-free on the box. It should be fine. I'm just saying, with all your problems, you may react even though it is gluten-free.

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My daughter has EE and Celiac. So this is a very sensitive person, with many sensitivities to food and environment. She has been complaining about the Rice Chex but not the Kroger brand Rice Bitz causing her pain after eating. The only difference we can find on the label is BHT. This is a new revelation and I am currently doing the research and food journal comparisons looking a lot closer at BHT.

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I used to eat Rice Chex every morning (successfully gluten-free), but since they made Corn Chex gluten-free, I now eat it every morning. I like it better, it's crispier, and have never had a problem with it.

For some strange reason, I suspect Honey Nut Chex may not sit well with my stomach. I don't suspect a gluten issue, it's something else. They are very hard, texture wise.

best regards, lm

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Rice Chex .... I can eat 'em by the boxfull. However, the equally gluten-free Corn Chex occasionally give me tummy troubles if I eat too many.

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I used to eat Rice Chex every morning (successfully gluten-free), but since they made Corn Chex gluten-free, I now eat it every morning. I like it better, it's crispier, and have never had a problem with it.

For some strange reason, I suspect Honey Nut Chex may not sit well with my stomach. I don't suspect a gluten issue, it's something else. They are very hard, texture wise.

best regards, lm

I can't handle the honey nut Chex or the Cinnamon (something like that) Chex, either. My sister can eat them just fine, but the last time I tried either I was VERY sick. I wish I could figure out what I was reacting to. No problems with Rice or Corn Chex, thankfully.

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i've been just fine eating it ... the box does say gluten free though ... not sure if there is another rice chex.

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Chex used to supposedly be gluten free, but they still contained malt. They took this out and the boxes that sayd Gluten Free on them are fine acording to the customer service at Chex. Incidentely, Vans waffles did the same thing and then they fixed the problem.

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NOTHING that you purchase that is not a single whole food which is then washed at home can be GUARANTEED 100% gluten free. This is an ideal that will never be met.

That said, I've had no problem with Rice Chex and Corn Chex.

Honey Nut Chex, Chocolate Chex, and Cinnamon Chex, despite being labeled gluten free have bothered me a bit. I could not in any way say that it was definitely gluten, however.

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I've been eating Rice Chex and Chocolate Chex with no problems.

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What about Frosted Mini-Wheats? I ate a bowl this morning. :unsure:

Just kidding. Obviously the name itself gives it away as a... NO!!!

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Very Funny Aura! You almost had me! :D:D:D

I have to say I had a reaction to the Strawberry & Cinnamon Rice Chex, but I'm not sure it was gluten either. And I tried them when I was first diagnosed so I'm not sure if I'll react to them right now or not. But I don't want to chance it. I'm feeling too good & I'd rather eat some whole food instead.

I really miss my old cereal loving days... :P

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I have only been on a gluten-free diet for 5 days. The first few days I made Chex a staple. The first few days I also felt worse than ever.

Today I felt pretty good for most of the day, and then this evening I had a bowl of Chex and almost immediately felt awful. Maybe I have a CC'ed box, maybe I react to something else in it, or maybe it's just a coincidence. Just wanted to give my experience so far.

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I have only been on a gluten-free diet for 5 days. The first few days I made Chex a staple. The first few days I also felt worse than ever.

Today I felt pretty good for most of the day, and then this evening I had a bowl of Chex and almost immediately felt awful. Maybe I have a CC'ed box, maybe I react to something else in it, or maybe it's just a coincidence. Just wanted to give my experience so far.

Hi Cricuteer,

You'll probably have better results if you cut out all processed foods at the start. The simpler the diet the better at the beginning. Another thing to consider is what kind of milk you put on the cereal, if any. Soy milk bothers some of us. And Rice Dream and other Dream milks are also a problem for some. But I would suggest you put the cereal on the shelf for a month at least. Also any bread or other processed foods. I think you'll be better off that way. Just a suggestion of course.

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Has anyone reacted to it? is it safe for celiacs?

WE love all the different Chex that are gluten free, especially the honey nut and cinnamon chex. We have never gotten sick from them! We appreciate General Mills for all of their gluten free items!

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Email their Customer Services. Ask if they have gluten/wheat on site or if there are any cross contamination issues.

Barkat UK have told me that their standard Cornflakes are gluten free but not nut free. Their Organic ones may have traces.

http://www.glutenfree-foods.co.uk/index.php

Good luck!

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Haven't visited this forum in some time, but I am so relieved to come here and find a conversation already happening about the Chex cereals. I am having bad reactions to the Corn Chex. After reading this thread, I realized I have to learn more about the BHT preservative, but I also wonder if the problem doesn't revolve around contamination in manufacture/packaging. The cereal box says nothing about how the cereal is processed.

Has anyone already looked at this angle. I am afraid to try the other Chex cereals now. I am finally pregnant (7 months...third try since our 10 year old son and the first success since going gluten and dairy free two years ago) and end up with terrible acid reflux and the chills when I eat these plus an absolutely scary mood swing/depression thing that takes over for a day or two. (I have never had your typical celiac symptoms.) It's just not safe for me, especially while pregnant.

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I noticed the box says "Gluten Free" for Rice Chex. I am going to give them a whirl, and add them to my foods to eat list since I see nobody has had an adverse reaction. I also been eating "Premio" Brand Sausage, and Kool-aid mix, which are both Gluten Free.

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If you have SIBO (Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth) you may have problems with the Honey Nut Chex and Chocolate Chex. With SIBO you also will have a fructose intolerance and should avoid honey (in the Honey Nut Chex) as well as fructose (or corn syrup) which is in the Chocolate Chex.

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I eat corn chex and honey nut chex all the time. In fact, there's a box of honey nut chex sitting on the floor next to my desk right now - it's one of my favourite snack foods.

That said, the rice chex made me so ill I thought I had a stomach virus. I stopped eating them (and everything, due to the sickness) and got better; when I started eating them again, I got sick all over again. The weird thing is, I don't throw up with gluten, just major D. With the rice chex, I didn't get much D, but was throwing up A LOT.

*shrug*

Something in the rice chex just doesn't agree with me.

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I make Trash mix with Rice Chex, Corn Chex,gluten-free Whole O's, Glutino Pretzles and nuts (using the old Chex mix recipe) and have no trouble except over stuffing myself.

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