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Hi, is Cocoa Puffs gluten free ?? reading mixed things about it, read the label and there is nothing on the box that should be gluten, I was told when my doughter was diagnosed that she could have that, but after reading about it Im having second thoughts, god, I hope it is gluten free, dont know how I should tell her if she cant have it :(

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Hi, is Cocoa Puffs gluten free ?? reading mixed things about it, read the label and there is nothing on the box that should be gluten, I was told when my doughter was diagnosed that she could have that, but after reading about it Im having second thoughts, god, I hope it is gluten free, dont know how I should tell her if she cant have it :(

http://www.generalmills.com/Home/Brands/Cereals/Big%20G%20Cereals/Brand%20Product%20List%20Page.aspx

According to their website cocoa puffs may contain wheat ingredients. I have included a link to the page where you can find a listing of the cereals. They do make some gluten free cereals and they will say gluten free on the box.

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Cocoa Pebbles and Fruit Pebbles are gluten free--you might consider buying them instead.

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i would assume that the corn flour, cornmeal, and rice bran oil could all be possibly contaminated. they're pretty iffy ingredients- and it seems like instead of making sure they're pure or tested at <20ppm.. they just label it: may contain wheat ingredients. and all the above may be processed on the same equipment.

just my guess.

the ingredients are pretty crappy... and some of us dont react well to corn at all...

dont know if your kid would like it- but sometimes i combine a rice gluten free cereal with certified gluten free oats or Udi's gluten free oat granola... some chopped pecans, and CHOCOLATE CHIPS.. & Hemp milk... maybe banana.. its' a pretty delish cereal :P

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dont know if your kid would like it- but sometimes i combine a rice gluten free cereal with certified gluten free oats or Udi's gluten free oat granola... some chopped pecans, and CHOCOLATE CHIPS.. & Hemp milk... maybe banana.. its' a pretty delish cereal :P

Good suggestions but if your new to the diet it would be a good idea to hold off on oat products for a bit as some of us react to them. After someone is well healed then challenge with the oats to be sure they are tolerated.

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This is a great substitute and has a much healthier ingredients list. Your daughter will love it.

EnviroKidz Organic Koala Crisp Cereal

Ingredients

Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cocoa, Chocolate Flavor, Sea Salt, Organic Molasses, and Rice Bran Extract.

Lots of grocery stores carry it or you can order it on-line. Just do an on-line search.

The ingredients for Cocoa Puffs are:

Ingredients

ngredients

Whole Grain Corn , Sugar , Rice Bran and , or Canola Oil , Corn Meal , Corn Syrup , Cocoa , Color Added , Salt , Tricalcium Phosphate , Fructose Trisodium Phosphate , Artificial Flavor , BHT , Vitamins and Minerals: Calcium Carbonate , Zinc , Iron , Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate) , A B Vitamin (Niacinamide) , Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) , Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) , Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Mononitrate) , Vitamin A (Palmitate) , A B Vitamin (Folic Acid) , Vitamin B12 , Vitamin D3

BHT has been banned as a preservative in food in the countries of Japan, Romania, Sweden and Australia. It has a bad reputation in dog foods and most people who have researched dog food ingredients try to avoid buying a dog food with it. In fact alot of the higher quality dog food companies don't use it any more as it is not considered acceptable. I was very surprised to see it on the Cocoa Puffs ingredients list.

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The problem is that in my country we dont have a large selection of gluten free grocerys, The only thing Ive seen is Cocoa Puffs, no Cocoa Pebbles and Fruit Pebbles where I live :(

It kind of makes things harder to be unable to to buy things

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BHT has been banned as a preservative in food in the countries of Japan, Romania, Sweden and Australia. It has a bad reputation in dog foods and most people who have researched dog food ingredients try to avoid buying a dog food with it. In fact alot of the higher quality dog food companies don't use it any more as it is not considered acceptable. I was very surprised to see it on the Cocoa Puffs ingredients list.

seriously?? i mean- i KNOW and believe how toxic it is - but i didnt know it was banned in some countries- i swear its in everything here- i KNOW it was in some of the candy i put out for halloween- cant remember if it was Reeces Peanut Butter cups, or Kitkats ????

that's interesting- i wonder if thats why in Japan- the kitkats are made by Nestle instead of Hershey.

and they taste way better too. (i did NOT know i had celiac while living in Japan).

its so scary what they put in our food :o

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I think General Mills is in the process of transitioning a lot of their cereals to gluten-free. They've been pulling out gluten ingredients and slowly moving different cereals to their own facilities. I spoke to the company about Kix last month and they said they had just moved it to its own production facility. I'm guessing because they want to put the "gluten-free" label on the box in the future.

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The problem is that in my country we dont have a large selection of gluten free grocerys, The only thing Ive seen is Cocoa Puffs, no Cocoa Pebbles and Fruit Pebbles where I live :(

It kind of makes things harder to be unable to to buy things

Kolla,

Many products have different ingredients in different countries. When I was in China I couldn't eat M&Ms since they had MSG in them. You might want to post your query on the international board to try and locate some folks from your country as they will give you more useful advice than folks like myself who assumed you were from the USA.

Best of luck,

Michelle

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