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My daughter was sick all weekend. Just like the pre gluten-free days. We racked our brains trying to figure out the culprit. It was right in my cabinet. She had bought Rice Krispie Treats and told me they were gluten-free. She had looked at the label and it said "Contains: Wheat and Milk". It didn't list wheat so she thought she was in the clear. I could have sworn our neighbor who has Celiac said they were gluten-free so I didn't even LOOK at that damn box. Malt flavoring is the second ingredient on the label. d'oh! Texted my neighbor who said "those aren't gluten-free!!!!"

Well we figured it out so we both are relieved. She was so sick last night and she had two of them yesterday....she kept saying "no more gluten". We learned a valuable lesson!

It sucks being a newbie sometimes. At least we found it!

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Darn it, that sucks, but it does happen, and the good news is that you will never forget about Rice Krispie treats again!

My daughter and I have been at this 6 months and we had a similar issue about a month ago with her symptoms coming back and me not knowing why. It turned out that HyVee had stocked the gluten-full Applegate Farms chicken tenders where the gluten-free chicken nuggets used to be. Same color of writing on the box, and the HyVee tag underneath even said gluten free . . . barely looked at the box! I felt so awful. And I was NOT happy with HyVee, but it was still my responsibility. :(

Kellogg's does make gluten free Rice Krispies, though (it will say right on the front of the box -- not the regular ones!). Grab a box and some gluten-free marshmallows (I get Great Value or Kraft Jet Puffed) and you can make some treats together. :D

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I keep a box of Cocoa Pebbles cereal bars handy. They're great to grab as a quick snack or on my way out of the house. I keep telling myself I'll make my own Rice Krispies treats but I'm just not up to it lately.

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Thanks for both replies. I have the cocoa pebbles bars in my cupboard now. It was just so darn stupid.

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Thanks for both replies. I have the cocoa pebbles bars in my cupboard now. It was just so darn stupid.

You & The Kid are not the first to be fooled by Rice Kripsies and the Treats.. Corn Flakes are also a tricky adversary. And butterscotch chips....3 of us looked at those & still missed the word malt. :(

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Been there, done that. We ALL have! Be sure you check the labels every single time you buy something. Ingredients can change.

A friend brought over some mochi balls (ice cream in sticky rice) that he said were gluten-free. His wife is gluten-free so I figured he had checked. I ate a few, then checked the label. Wrong order. Check the label first, then eat! It turned out the company had changed the ingredients since he bought them last and added wheat flour. I had four days of anxiety for that mistake. :(

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I did that with Rice Krispie treats during my junior year of high school. I was attending a semester school program in a small town in Wisconsin, and the giris' house mother assured me they were gluten free. Nope!

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Trader Joes has a gluten-free, DF one. We loved them till we lost palm oil/coconut. :( That was a sad day here!

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Yep, someone at summer camp last May gave my youngest son two of those. My son was still shy about telling adults "NO" when it came to food(and he had fun eating them). The staff was not informed by the director that he was not to be fed anything of theirs(Yes the director assured me this wouldn't happen :( ). So mistakes happen and we all learned a lesson from it. My now 7 year old knows that it is alright to speak up for himself that he is not being disrespectful if he does and I learned to be more sympathetic with the staff, because they truely were not informed and it was an honest mistake.

I also glutened both my boys a few months ago when I gave them Allegra orally disentegrating tablets. I had called the manufacturer to see if any Allegra products were gluten free and they said all the pills were. I took that as the children's liquid wasn't safe. I couldn't find the children's pills so I got the ODT. Duh, not technally a "pill". I've been gluten free for over three years now and still managed to gluten the boys with the Allegra ODT. So don't beat yourself up. We all make mistakes. I hope she feels better soon!

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You can make these at home gluten free: All you need is the gluten free Rice Krispies that they sell now in stores, Kraft Jet Puffed marshmellows, and Land o' Lakes butter. Done and done! I've made them several times and no issues at all!

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Made the mistake myself a month ago. I assumed a rice cereal was gluten-free and the malt on the label just went right by me. Lesson learned.

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